Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country Albania
National selection
Selection processFestivali I Këngës 43
Selection date(s)Semi-finals
16 December 2004
17 December 2004
Final
18 December 2004
Selected entrantLedina Çelo
Selected song"Tomorrow I Go"
Finals performance
Final result16th, 53 points
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

The Albanian Final was held on December 18 at the Palace of Congress in Tirana, hosted by Huejda El Sajed & Leon Menkshi. Before the final there were 2 semi-finals. The winner was chosen by televoting (50%) and an "expert" jury (50%), but only the top 3 were announced. Ledina Çelo was chosen to represent Albania at Eurovision with the song "Nesër shkoj". The song a mixed modern World Music style with traditional Balkan influence. The song is written by Pandi Laco and composed by Adrian Hila.


Ledina Çelo was born on 9 February 1977 and is an Albanian singer who attended ‘Jordan Misja’ artistic school in 1996 and the Academy of Fine Arts, studying classic music, in 2004. In 2000 she won the final of the second series of ‘Star Academy’ in Paris. She competed in many festivals in Albania and has received a number of awards for her music. At Eurovision, Ledina performed the English version of her song titled Tomorrow I Go. Ledina wore a white and red dress as did her dancers with the fake white violins. She was also accompanied on stage with a male dancer wearing a traditional Albanian costume and beating a drum throughout the song. The song presentation involved Ledina pulling off red sheets to expose her dancers that dance around her and pretend to play their violins. At the end, the drummer wraps Ledina and her dancers together with a red ribbon. [1]

Festivali I Këngës 43[edit]

Festivali i Këngës 43
Dates
Final18 December
VenuePalace of Congresses, Tirana, Albania
Presenter(s)Hueyda El Saied & Leon Menkshi
Participants
Number of entries32
Vote
Voting system50% Jury & 50% Televote
Winning songLedina Çelo

Festivali i Këngës 43 took place in the Palace of Congresses in Tirana, Albania.[2] There were two semifinals (16 & 17 December 2004) and a final (18 December 2004).[3] This contest was used to select the second Eurovision Song Contest entry for Albania. 32 songs competed for the win but only 18 made it to the final. In the end, Ledina Çelo won the first prize and went on to represent Albania in Eurovision.[4] Luiz Ejlli was the runner up. The amount of points for each singer was not announced. Instead, only the Top 3 places were made public. The winner was determined by a 50% jury vote and 50% televote. The RTSH orchestra was present, but the option of playback was also available. Last year's winner Anjeza Shahini, and 2004 Eurovision Song Contest winner Ruslana made guest appearances.

Competing entries[edit]

Artist Song (English Translation) Songwriter(s)
Agim Poshka "Të kam, s'të kam" (I've Got You, I Haven't Got You) Agim Poshka
Aleksia Jani "Zotit" (Lord) Aleksia Jani (m), Arben Duka (l)
Aurel Thëllimi "Erë e marrë" (A Crazy Wind) Erion Sheme (m), Erben Duka (l)
Barbana Dini "Jeta këtu s'mbaron" (Life Goes On Here) Bardbyl Hysa (m), Dashamir Dini (l)
Besiana Mehmedi "Grafikë dashurie" (A Picture of Love) Nexhat Mujovi (m), Khton Nesturi (l)
Çlirim Denaj "Ti ike" (You Left) Çlirim Denaj (m), Jorgo Papingji (l)
Elsida Sinaj "Harresë kujtimesh" (Forgotten Memories) Roland Guli (m), Bujar Ferhati (l)
Estela Risto "Vështirë të flas, vështirë të puth" (Hard to Speak, Hard to Kiss) Agron Xhunga (m), Irma Kurti (l)
Joe Artid Fejzo "Me ty" (With You) Joe Artid Fejzo (m/l), Kliton Nesturi (l)
Floriana Muça "Përtej dashurisë" (Beyond Love) Mark Luli (m), Eljona Thamaraj (l)
Ingrid Jushi "Vetëm një natë" (Just One Night) Falmur Shebu (m), Arben Duka (l)
Jonida Maliqi "Frikem se më pëlqen" (I Am Afraid Because I Like) Adrian Hila (m), Pandi Laço (l)
Julian Lebkoçaj "Do të fal" (I Will Forgive) Julian Lebkoçaj
Klajdi Musabelli "Puthjen nuk ta kam harruar" (I Haven't Forgotten Your Kisses) Vladimir Kotani (m), Jorgo Papingji (l)
Kozma Dushi, Ermira Kola "Të bashkëjetoj më ty" (I Live with You) Petrit Terkuçi (m), Jorgo Papingji (l)
Kujtim Prodani "Jetën ndryshe e shikoj" (I See Life Differently) Kujtim Prodani (m), Arben Duka (l)
Ledina Çelo "Nesër shkoj" (I'm Going to Leave Tomorrow) Adrian Hila (m), Pandi Laço (l)
Luiz Ejlli "Hëna dhe yjet dashurojnë" (The Moon and the Stars Are Loving) Shpetim Saraci (m), Jorgo Papingji (l)
Luma, Nishliu, Kurti "Flakaresh" (Slap in the Face) Armend Rexhepagiq (m), Aida Baraku (l)
Mariza Ikonomi "Kur dashuron" (When You Love) Edmond Zhulali (m), Agim Doçi (l)
Marsida Saraçi "Më duaj gjatë" (Love Me Forever) Edmond Rrapi (m), Lejdi Shqiponja (l)
Monika Trungu "Ti më bën të pasur" (You Make Me Rich) Gazmend Mullhi (m), Arben Duka (l)
Olsa Spata "Pritje" (Waiting) Spartak Tili (m), Sokol Marsi (l)
Redon Makashi "Ndjej" (Sense) Redon Makashi (m), Timo Filoko (l)
Rosela Gjylbegu & Arbër Arapi "Pëshpëritje zemrash" (Heart Whispers) Shpetim Saraçi (m), Sokol Marsi (l)
Rovena Stefa "Kthehem prap" (I'm Coming Back) Alfred Kaçinari (m), Armand Trebicka (l)
Saimir Çili "Ëndërr e gjallë" (Dream Alive) Saimir Çili (m), Suela Kalaja (l)
Saimir & Enkela Braho "Përpara se ti të vish në këtë botë" (Before You Come to This World) Saimir Braho
Samanta Karavello "Buzëqeshja" (Smile) Valentin Veizi (m), Arben Duka (l)
Shpat Kasapi "Jam, kam të fal" (I Am, I Will Forgive) Gramoz Kozeli (m), Gjergj Jorgaqi (l)
Soni "Eja ne Ballkan" (Come to the Balkans) Shefqet Hoxha (m), Avni Qahili (l)
Tergita Gusta "Me ty, pa ty" (With You, Without You) Endri Sina (m), Pandi Laço (l)

Results[edit]

Draw Artist Song Rank Points
1 Kujtim Prodani Jetën Ndryshe E Shikoj N/A N/A
2 Redon Makashi Ndjenjë N/A N/A
3 Rovena Stefa Kthehem Prapë N/A N/A
4 Saimir Braho & Enkela Braho Përpara Se Ti Të Vish Në Këtë Botë N/A N/A
5 Joe Artid Fejzo Me Ty N/A N/A
6 Tergita Gusta Me Ty, Pa Ty N/A N/A
7 Marsida Saraçi Më Duaj Gjatë N/A N/A
8 Luiz Ejlli Hëna Dhe Yjet Dashurojnë 2 N/A
9 Julian Lekoçaj Do Të Fal N/A N/A
10 Mariza Ikonomi Kur Dashuron N/A N/A
11 Samanta Karavello Buzëqeshja N/A N/A
12 Ledina Çelo Nesër Shkoj 1 N/A
13 Jonida Maliqi Frikem Se Më Pëlqen 3 N/A
14 Klajdi Musabelliu Puthjen Nuk T'a Kam Harruar N/A N/A
15 Monika Trungu Ti Më Bën Të Pasur N/A N/A
16 Rosela Gjylbegu & Arbër Arapi Pëshpëritje Zemrash N/A N/A
17 Vesa Luma, Teuta Kurti & Rona Nishliu Flakareshë N/A N/A
18 Ingrid Jushi Vetëm Një Natë N/A N/A

Semi Final 1[edit]

Draw Artist Song Finalist
1 Marsida Saraçi Më Duaj Gjatë YES
2 Julian Lekoçaj Do Të Fal YES
3 Stela Risto Vështirë Të Flas NO
4 Aleksia Jani Zotit NO
5 Soni Eja Në Ballkan NO
6 Aurel Thëllimi Erë E Marrë NO
7 Rovena Stefa Kthehem Prapë YES
8 Floriana Muça Përtej Dashurisë NO
9 Vesa Luma, Teuta Kurti & Rona Nishliu Flakareshë YES
10 Joe Artid Fejzo Me Ty YES
11 Besiana Mehmeti Grafikë Dashurie NO
12 Mariza Ikonomi Kur Dashuron YES
13 Klajdi Musabelliu Puthjen Nuk Ta Kam Harruar YES
14 Jonida Maliqi Frikem Se Më Pëlqen YES
15 Agim Poshka Të Kam, S'të Kam NO
16 Rosela Gjylbegu & Arbër Arapi Pëshperitje Zemrash YES

Semi Final 2[edit]

Draw Artist Song Finalist
1 Barbana Dini Jeta Këtu S'mbaron NO
2 Kujtim Prodani Jetën ndryshe e shikoj YES
3 Olsa Spata Pritje NO
4 Shpat Kasapi Jam, kam të fal NO
5 Monika Trungu Ti Më Bën Të Pasur YES
6 Samanta Karavello Buzëqeshje YES
7 Çlirim Denaj Ti Ike NO
8 Tergita Gusta Me Ty, Pa Ty YES
9 Luiz Ejlli Hëna Dhe Yjet Dashurojnë YES
10 Elsida Sinaj Harresë Kujtimesh NO
11 Sajmir Çili Ëndërr E Gjallë NO
12 Redon Makashi Ndjenjë YES
13 Ingrid Jushi Vetëm Një Natë YES
14 Kozma Dushi & Ermira Kola Të Bashkëjetoj Me Ty NO
15 Ledina Çelo Nesër Shkoj YES
16 Sajmir & Enkela Braho Para Se Të Vish Në Këtë Botë YES

Eurovision Result[edit]

ESC Edition Artist Song Language Semi Final Final
ESC 2005 Ledina Çelo Tomorrow I Go English Top 12 Previous Year 16 / 24

At Eurovision[edit]

Albania automatically qualified to the grand final, because it was on the top 12 last year,performed 8th, following Moldova and preceding the Cyprus Ledina came 16th with 53 points.As Albania failed to reach the top 11 in the final, the country was forced to compete in the semi-final of the 2006 Contest. The spokesperson who revealed Albania's votes for other countries was Zhani Ciko,director of the National Opera House.[5]

Points Awarded by Albania[6][edit]

Points Awarded to Albania[edit]

Points Awarded to Albania (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  2. ^ Nesër shkoj - Lejdina Çelo "Festivali 43 RTSH" Viti 2004 (përshkrimi) [Tomorrow I Go - Lejdina Çelo Festivali 43 RTSH Year 2004 (description)] on YouTube
  3. ^ Nesër shkoj - Lejdina Çelo "Festivali 43 RTSH" Viti 2004 (përshkrimi) [Tomorrow I Go - Lejdina Çelo Festivali 43 RTSH Year 2004 (description)] on YouTube
  4. ^ "Ledina Celo". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  5. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  6. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2005