Hersiana Matmuja, the Albanian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, has released the official video of her entry “One Night’s Anger”. Hersi will be singing in English. She previously hinted that she would in our interview after the Albanian national selection. “I think I will sing it in English, but we’re still considering all the options,” she told me.

There were other clues in recent weeks. As we reported previously, her song was listed with an English-language title on the Eurovision.tv web site.

The videoclip was produced and filmed in Albania and showcases some beautiful Albanian scenery. Petrit Bozo directed the official video. Hersi has told me that she’s very pleased with the revamp and cannot wait to fly the Albanian flag in Copenhagen.

“One Night’s Anger” 

Lyrics

So say say say say you’ll be there when the words are done
Don’t give in your pride,
Keep calm and think twice

Free your mind from the doubts that are tickling
Free your heart, and let the peace enlighten your feelings
Sun will rise, and the light will be clearing
The tides of the night
keep calm and think twice

Say no, let go, night will fade and the day will glow
I know, you know, that the morning is brighter so
Please say say say say you’ll be there when the words are done
Don’t give in your pride
Let go and don’t cry

Free your mind from the doubts that are tickling
Free your heart, and let the peace enlighten your feelings
Sun will rise, and the light will be clearing
The tides of the night
Keep calm and think twice

Wait a tick tiny tick, you’ll forget it (just wanna make it right)
Wait a tick tiny tick, you’ll regret it (I want to let it out)
Anything isn’t it you want to get it,
Maybe tomorrow, will be late to get by

What do you think of ‘One Night’s Anger’? Please comment down below!

You can follow Hersiana Matmuja on Twitter @hersjanamatmuja and by liking her official Eurovision Facebook page here.

Stay tuned to WiwiBloggs.com for the latest news on Hersi’s journey to Copenhagen.

Ramadan is an Albanian-Australian correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ESCRamadanYou can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Ani Meshorer
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Pity not to see Albania in the final. I must admit a bit of bias though. I remember a few years ago, there was Rona Nishliu with the song “Suus”. I was so deeply moved and impressed by that, and by Rona as a person. If I had to choose my all time favourite Eurovision song it would either be Youddiph’s entry for Russia in the mid nineties, or Rona’s stunning song which in fact was way too good for Eurovision. Since I heard Rona, I sort of feel a bit of positive bias towards Albanian music. Even though I… Read more »

me
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me

hahah she has a little bit of Shakira in herself

Tural
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Tural

The song is great, so her voice… But my main concern is about her singing in English :(… I would prefer to hear it in ESC in Albanian… Its much more better than english version

Adele
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Adele

I love this song. I love her voice! Did you listen to her live acoustic performance? She’s so talented! She sings in lIric and pop music. Shakira would like to be like Hersi 😛
She deserves to be in top 5!

TEA
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TEA

Amazing voice, amazing song. Go albania Go hersi. You’ll be the winners

ardit
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jukl;

ardit
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ardit

nice song

Natalie
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Natalie

To me she sounds like fake Shakira…thumbs down.

Zolan
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Zolan

Wow, indeed.
The evidence is in. It’s pretty clear what their problem and strategy was, if not how they got it so wrong.

Alex
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Alex

The live performance of “me merr ne enderr” at the Albanian national final was also quite funny – how she was just standing there sort of clapping along during the instrumental part.

Alex
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Alex

Zolan,

Yeah, the staging for Albania 2009 was a disaster, and Kejsi was so awesome too. I think they just had no clue what to do with the bizarro Moscow stage but simply be bizarre. Boy, the jury did not care for that.

But oh man, you’ve never seen this video??? It is really something incredible. dailymotion dot com slash video/x9143k_kejsi-tola-carry-me-in-your-dreams_music for that.

Zolan
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Zolan

Well Alex, since you mention titles, here’s a little rant that I wasn’t going to post. I maintain that they should have changed the *title* and not the language. Song titles are usually translated by commentators for their audience. “One Night’s Anger,” is ripe for misunderstanding, and doesn’t capture the point of the song at all. Lyrics will always be foreign to someone, whichever language is chosen, so you can’t use them to explain the title. Now, “Carry Me in Your Dreams.” Graaaaaah! That song was brilliant, and Kejsi was amazing. Then, an inexplicable outbreak of disastrously ill-advised staging. And… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Haha Zolan I didn’t even notice the last two lines. Wow.

The title of “Carry Me In Your Dreams” has met its match, finally… but not the music video! (Does anyone remember Kejsi’s video? It was so unintentionally funny, they were embarrassed enough to have it deleted from Youtube after the contest.)

Zolan
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Zolan

It’s a different song, and I like both. Albanian would have been nice, but it was their call to make. The lyrics are tolerable considering they seemingly just translated Albanian expressions directly to English (which has its own charm). “keep your breath” = “hold your tongue” etc. “Keep calm and think twice” is the important part, and they got that right. “Don’t give in TO pride” is more typical. (“Don’t yeild to your pride” would also work) The last two lines are of course hopeless. As music, the English works just fine. Perhaps because the artist isn’t deaf. The new… Read more »

ALLY
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ALLY

AHA! <3 I am so gland to hear positive words about my mother tongue :P. Anyway Yes, I Albania is beautiful…. AHA "don't give in your pride" is an Albania saying lol … In other words by that we mean do not let YOUR negative thoughts … get you down..
ANYWAYS YOU ARE RIGHT … I GUESS ENGLISH IS NOT THE WRITERS FRIST LANGUAGE… I WONDER WHO WROTE THE ENGLISH LYRICS??
**** DON'T LET YOUR PRIDE TO INFLUENCE YOU IN THIS DECISION***

Kaiser
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Kaiser

WTF? Get out, Albania!

Robyn
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Robyn

Damn. The Albanian lyrics seemed to flow so perfectly with the melody (and it’s really strong, memorable melody). But in English the words fit awkwardly with some odd scanning. I still like the song (and the Shakira sound gives it some more character) but it has lost some of its appeal in translation.

Alex
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Alex

“Don’t give in your pride” – not quite correct there, eh?

Yeah, I’d also prefer Albanian, with a more orchestral (but still uptempo) arrangement. It’s still one of the best songs this year.

Melissa J
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I’m glad they kept the original meaning as much as they could, but I miss the full orchestral arrangement that gave it a darker and elegant edge. I think being sung in Albanian would have helped it stand out more, as the added effect of the language was truly beautiful. Ah well. I still like the song.

Oti
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Oti

About pronunciation don’t worry!It can be fixed while singing live on semi finals.As by the clip we can say it’s not the best she can do but that doesn’t matter.The most important thing is the song which after this revamp it still has the same meaning!Go Hersi

ENygma
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ENygma

It is a great song in Albanian, however English translation, as usual, didn’t work. On the upside; the main theme is the same, it didn’t mangle it’s meaning like Macedonia, Hersi is still a great singer and video is nice. On the downside: Hersi obviosly struggles with English pronounciation, which makes her swallow syllables and seams weird. Also, while sense is the same, it is different. SUGGESTION: Is it time to put a petition on a ban of translations in official versions? I mean, enough is enough. This year, almost no other language than English can be heard and those… Read more »

Liam
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Liam

I think both versions have there ups and downs. But I think this one has more layering to it and more content.

Go Hersi!

Ainhoa
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Ainhoa

I like Hersi, and the song but in english is worse than in albanian, and I say it because I speak albanian fluently, also english, and the song sounds better in albanian. So please Hersi, change your mind and sing it in albanian, or 50/50 at least. Kenga jote eshte me e mire ne gjuhen shqipe, me e forte! Te lutem, mendo edhe pak dhe ndrysho gjuhen per Eurosongun!

Timselvision
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Timselvision

I kinda like it, but I prefer Albanian 🙂

Ohi
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Ohi

That video is comically terrible

Panos
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Panos

I m lost…
The video clip is awful… Where is the elegance that I was expected??
And the Albanian version was ffffffaaaaaarrrrr better…. Additionally, her english are reaaaaaally BAD.! The instrument is Ok, but the lyrics are just WTF!
Bring back the Albanian..
With love for the ORIGINAL song.. from the RISED UP GREECE!! 😉

Panos
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Panos

I m lost…
The video clip is awful… Where is the elegance that I was expected??
And the Albanian version was ffffffaaaaaarrrrr better…. Additionally, her english are reaaaaaally BAD.! The instrument is Ok, but the lyrics are just WTF!
Bring back the Albanian..
With love for the song.. from the RISED UP GREECE!! 😉

Erk
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Erk

Noo Albanian version is much better than this and live performance much better than record.

Thiefo
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Thiefo

Zemërimi i një nate was my top favourite from the start, and not even the latest selections made me change my mind. Albania was going to be my favourite country this year. I’ve listened to the original song so many times that now this new version sounds so weird, so out of place. I admit the change was huge in the instrumental side, but I know I can get used to it, but what I’m going to miss the most is the albanian language, it sounded so beautiful in albanian! Anyway, Albania is still my favourite, I guess I just… Read more »

Easpag
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Easpag

Oh dear. An ok song in Albanian, but in English? Sorry, Hersi, you won’t qualify now.

Miksi
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Averageeeeeeeeeee :O

SinSin
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SinSin

The song was better in albanian (tbh its so bland I dont even care whats it about). The video is abysmal quality wise. Voice like shakira or not – better luck next time, Albania.

D
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D

I actually really do love it. And she does sound like Shakira. Mariko from Georgia sounds like Shakira too so that’s a bit strange 😛 . The bridge is still my favourite part and Albania is such a beautiful country.

yogafire
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yogafire

sounds weird in english and arrangement is better in original version … facepalm albania….

Krs
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Krs

Review of Malta video (since this site wont’ publish it)

http://www.eyeskreen.com/firelight-coming-home-music-video-review/

Diane
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Diane

The composition is great, the lyrics is great as well, but I doubt the arrangement.. It’s kind of dry to me. But good luck Albania, just keep sending original songs 😀

mlebacc14
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mlebacc14

I still love this. One of the most original songs this year.

Tony
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Tony

:O It`s true, she sounds like Shakira a LOT!

ALLY
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ALLY

Aha! She does sound like Shakira…. 🙂 Yeh she needs to do better with pronunciations of the workds… well she has some time to work on that …. and I am sure she will … and yes this did kill the song making it in ENGLISH… AYWAYS SHE IS MORE POWERFUL IN ALBANIAN… BUT I LIKE THE ENGLISH LYRICS A LOT… LETS SEE IF SHE WILL IMPROVE UNTIL MAY… AND HERSIST FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ARE NOT WORKING FOR ME MOST OF THE TIMEEEE. BUT I HAVE A TOTAL RESPECT ….. FOR HERSI <3

Kyle
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Kyle

The 10% of the lyrics that I could understand were just bad. Why do these countries have to go for the most boring, generic, sappy lyrics when they translate their songs? And it sounds like she is really forcing these english words into an albanian lyrical pattern. The song was bad enough in Albanian, but English was really a mistake.

sopon
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sopon

Now it has no chance of qualifying. The Albanian was helping the melody and made the song unique, but the English lyrics suck. Change it back to Albanian!

Mex
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Mex

I must admit that I had problems understanding her English skills. But, for me, her voice/English sound a lot similar to Shakira’s. Don’t know why.

As for the song, I don’t like. Not even a little bit.

Peter
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Peter

She Sounds Like Shakira

Pixy
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Pixy

Interesting))

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I love it Now i can understand better

SJ
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SJ

Big mistake for decide to sing in english language instead on albanian language.