The Image of You

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Albania "The Image of You"
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Edmond Zhulali
Lyricist(s)
Agim Doçi
Finals performance
Semi-final result
4th
Semi-final points
167
Final result
7th
Final points
106
Appearance chronology
"Tomorrow I Go" (2005) ►

"The Image of You" is a song recorded by Albanian singer Anjeza Shahini which was written by Agim Doçi and composed by Edmond Zhulali.

The song represented Albania in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey after winning the pre-selection competition Festivali i Këngës.[1] The country reached seventh place in a field of twenty-four scoring a total of 106 points remaining the country's best placement until 2012.[2]

Background[edit]

Composition[edit]

The song performed by Anjeza Shahini was written by Agim Doçi and produced by Edmond Zhulali for Shahini's participation in Festivali i Këngës. The song begins with the singer performing over a piano before it quickly builds to a moderately-paced dance number. The lyrics deals with the singer's feelings in what appears to be a whirlwind romance.

At Eurovision[edit]

Festivali i Këngës[edit]

The Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) organized the 42th edition of Festivali i Këngës in order to select Albania's entrant for the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. Anjeza Shahini qualified for the grand final during the second semi-final on 19 December and won the competition on 20 December 2003.

Istanbul[edit]

Anjeza Shahini performing during the grand final of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.

The 49th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Istanbul, Turkey and consisted of one semi-final on 12 May and the grand final on 15 May 2004.[3] Each participating country, except the host country and the Big 4, was required to qualify from the semi-final to compete for the grand final.[4] Albania participated in the contest for the first time and performed thirteenth in the semi-final following Lithuania and preceding Cyprus.[5]

Albania qualified for the grand final in fourth place with 167 points on 12 May 2004.[6] Soon after the semi-final, the country was scheduled to perform ninth in the grand final following Germany and preceding Ukraine.[7] It reached seventh place in a field of twenty-four with 106 points on 15 May 2004.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Istanbul 2004: Participants Anjeza Shahini". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Albania". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Istanbul 2004". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Rules". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Istanbul 2004: Semi Final". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Istanbul 2004: Semi-Final–Scoreboard". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Istanbul 2004: Grand Final". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Istanbul 2004: Grand Final–Detailed voting results". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 December 2019.