Herciana Matmuja has won Festivali i Këngës 52, the Albanian national selection for Eurovision 2014, with her song “Zemërimi i një nate.”
Herciana has a strong voice, but the song isn’t that memorable. I’m trying to hum it right now and I cannot remember it. It’s not a power ballad. It’s more of a lullaby on steroids. But given Albania’s history at the contest, the song will be completely re-worked by the time Eurovision rolls around. It’ll have a dance beat and Herciana will have undergone a major makeover (not that she needs it — she’s lovely).
The jurors tonight were hilarious. I’m fairly certain their average age was 92. Let’s have some images. They are obviously in touch with pop music.
I was really into the dead animal on this lady’s jacket.
Here’s Herciana collecting some flowers after her win. She was really emotional, y’all.
And just before her encore….
Another highlight of the evening was this lady’s eyebrows. LOL. She was a vampire with a voice, y’all.
1. Zemërimi i një nate (One night’s anger) – Herciana Matmuja
2. Me ty (With you) – Klodian Kacani
3. Grua (Wife) – Sajmir Braho
Did the right woman win in Albania? Who would you have selected for Eurovision 2014?
Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.