Elhaida Dani has been on a Eurovision rocky road but she’s remained resilient throughout. After three intense weeks, we finally have the Albanian entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

Elhaida Dani – “I’m Alive”

“I’m Alive” is composed by Zzap & Chriss with lyrics by Sokol Marsi. There is also an Albanian version of the song, and later there will be an Italian version. In four to five days you’ll be able to purchase the song on iTunes and hear it on Spotify. The video clip has been filmed in Tirana and has been produced by Pro Video Albania.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=55oWvZw3z-c

Elhaida will not be alone on the stage in Vienna. Three backing vocalists will be accompanying Miss Dani. Lindita Halimi, who competed in Festivali i Këngës 53 and ended up third, has translated the “I’m Alive” lyrics into English.

Promo tour

Elhaida Dani will be doing a promotional tour for the Eurovision Song Contest. We already know that she will be in Eurovision in Concert. It’s mostly likely she will also be at the Eurovision London Party and two other countries in Albania’s semi final. More info to come.

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Nancy
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Nancy

Go Albania Go Albania
If Albania dont win this year then I never watch eurovison

Sara
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This song is the best so impresive,and of course that deserve a place in final go go albania

Vladimir
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Vladimir

I think this is a great song, top 10 for me. Greetings from Serbia!

alessio
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alessio

love it …. and dhe winner is albaniaaaaaaaa ihhihihih

brunowskii
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brunowskii

far better than Diell….yes, can fight for top 10…. winner? seems a little bit difficult…

Olaalo
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Olaalo

The winner, just this.
Eurovision 2015 must be canceled, no chance for the others after this amazing masterpiece of Elhaida. Tirana 2016.
I’m not albanian, i’m swedish, but that’s the truth.

Chris
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Chris

A lovely voice but i have a huge problem with how this song is composed – a big mess. The song is just too tiring, sorry. Elhaid deserves a much better song.

enxh
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enxh

i love this song .Elhaida is winner of ETC

Lawrence Gibb
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Lawrence Gibb

And I’m off message again, I don’t mind this but it sounds rather ordinary to me. Same style and voice littering the charts.

Medice
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Medice

Excuse my little blunder there hehehe I mean Zzap and Chris of course!

Medice
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Medice

The best song in the competition as of right now, good job Zzak and Chris you put Albania on the map again. This is in my Top 5 for sure, it may be the best song Albania has put forth so far. Good job, Albania! 12 Points from Germany!

LeL
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LeL

One of the favorites entries to win the Eurovision this year!

PP
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PP

My TOP 38
1.Norway
2.Italy
3.Slovenia
4.Spain
5.Sweden
6.Serbia
7.Estonia
8.Iceland
9.The Netherlands
10.United Kingdom
11.Romania
12.Belgium
13.Greece
14.Malta
15.Israel
16.Belarus
17.Georgia
18.Denmark
19.Switzerland
20.Poland
21.Moldova
22.Azerbaijan
23.France
24.Austria
25.Cyprus
26.Portugal
27.Lithuania
28.Germany
29.Czech Republic
30.San Marino
31.Albania
32.Hungary
33.Russia
34.F.Y.R Macedonia
35.Ireland
36.Latvia
37.Armenia
38.Finland

PP
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PP

For me better is first song, and Lindita Halimi song who finished on second place on albanian festival.

Antranig Shokayan
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Elhaida’s voice is powerful – could totally see this getting Albania their best result, it’s a masterpiece. <3

Thales
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Thales

I liked it. And is really better than Diell. Her voice is amazing! One of the bests singers of this year

Pastora Soler haha!
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Pastora Soler haha!

Great change!! (it wasn’t difficult…)

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Definitely a better song – very modern and easy on the ears.

ct
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ct

Competent song, but no real stand-out. The final will be difficult for Albania.

Erin
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Erin

This song is beautiful from the inside and the outside because there’s a genuine down to earth human empathy and warmth that is conveyed in the soulful singing and in the clip’s storytelling. This is a more demanding song than your average entry this year because it’s not formulaic and doesn’t abide to any characteristic melodic mold. It may not be instantly catchy at first, but that’s part of its charm.

Alidea
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Alidea

Amaizing voice, music text! Harmonious song! Replayed already five times. Elhaida is simply magical in this song! I just wished she would sing it into Albanian instead.

MTD
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MTD

We need more songs like this in the grand ESC – fresh, modern, quality-wise excellent, super produced & current.

In my opinion, songs that have a similar background are – Sweden, Germany, Norway, Estonia. At this moment, everything else has some kind of “retro”/oldie feeling, not that that is bad, but it’s not “current”.

Ohi
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Ohi

Better than Diell? Yes. Winner? No

bastian
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bastian

I like this 🙂 feels a bit 90’s though. It is not a winner, but they should qualify with this and get a nice placing.

Daniel_2015
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Daniel_2015

She has an amazing voice. The song didn’t make me hit the replay button after the first listen. Until May I’m sure I will listen to it again (unlike Finland or Hungary), and I’ll decide then what I think ;))

Edre
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Edre

I’m so glad Elhaida changed her song, this one is really stunning, it has an international vibe in it, and her vocals shine more than ever. It’s not all about screaming, but showing all she can do with both higher and lower notes. Plus, the song is really catchy, if Sweden sent a song like that, it would be a favourite..
It won’t probably be Tirana 2016, but I really hope she will qualify and end in the left part of the scoreboard, she absolutely deserves that!

Alex
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Alex

Awesome. Very, very good.

davved
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davved

boring ballad… predictable… albania get a grip!!

sweden is the winner this year!

Nott
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Nott

I absolutely adored Diell but this song is even better – what a talent, what an amazing voice and what a beautiful lady.
Albania is my biggest favourite to win this year, together with Belgium and Sweden.

jimm
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jimm

meh nothing speciall, i was hoping for an increscendo ballad to show all the power of elhaida vocals but no, maybe i’m the one who still prefer diell and albania and san marino now go straight to my bottom 5

euphoria1307
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euphoria1307

And Albania finally made the magic! This sounds like miles better than the Disney-ish ‘Dull’ – or was it ‘Diell’? Whatever. This sounds fresh, and Elhaida’s vocal skills can be appreciated lots more than on her FiK entry. Tons of luck Albania, you defo deserve a spot on the Grand Final!

swergiefan
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swergiefan

Wow a great soul song and her voice make it even better !! I think Albania will join Estonia&Slovenia in my top 3 /I love it from the first listening ..Go Albania you have really great chances to win with this song and this wonderful singer .Best of luck!

Leaf
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Leaf

Such a breath of fresh air …… The video is probably ending violence of women and equal pay rights … Which is meaningful and has finally been brought up publicly thanks to Patricia Arquette and her Oscar winning speach !!!
The Video is very Alicia Keys “SuperWoman” or LeAnn Rimes’s “Everybody’s someone”.
The song is without a doubt very catchy, engaging and contemporary so I cannot even imagine this not qualifying ….. Good Job Albania, we’ll be seeing you in the finals !!!

Nick
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Nick

WOW WOW WOW!! Albania!!

So much better than Diell, that song was just a big mess. Welcome back to the finals!

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Wow! I’m so impressed. Love this song. Straight into my top 10! Very upbeat, modern pop ballad that highlights her vocal range. Great job, Albania! 🙂 9/10!

Dar
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Dar

well done albania .. its in my top 10 .. sure qualifier now ..

Mar
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Mar

OMG, I love this so much, a million times better than Diell, straight up my top 5. Thank you Albania, there’s a spot in the final for you guys for sure.

Titaniumsparrow
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Titaniumsparrow

This is better then I thought it was going to be

albb jane
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LOVEEE IT
Elhaida you’re the bestt
The winner

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

Wow, I definitely prefer this to Diell (which wasnt too bad either). Nice video too. This definitely has potential in Semifinal1, which I view as the less competitve one (all the good ones are in #2)

Nikos
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Nikos

Great song and very radio-friendly so it can be a success even after the concert. And she is good live so I think Albania will be back in the finals this year

LucyEAPercy
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Oh i love Elhaida, i loved Diell, and i completely love this, it’s incredible. And we all know she can sing well live. Congrats Albania!

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

This is much much better than the first forgettable song. This is very now and very chartable, even in the UK!! Great beat, clear and nice lyrics, will show off her vocals, if she can reproduce the studio version. Simple, catchy and upbeat, I really like it. Hopefully it will stand out and should do well. It’s going on my top playlist.

Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love
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Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love

I personally preferred *Diel* instead…The english version of it though..
Her beautiful voice shined much more on this one than it does on *Alive*..
Anyway..

KUULA
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KUULA

IT WILL WIN
It deserves it
Finally i found my Winner
WOOOOOW

Piuk
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Piuk

I don’t like this song. Better than Diell but still a mix of cacophonus screams without a clear refrain. Just NO.

Daniel
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Daniel

For me, best Albania entry yet. However I don’t think it will do as well as Suus.

Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love ~ Gay Love Makes Us Feel *ALIVE*!
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Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love ~ Gay Love Makes Us Feel *ALIVE*!

Ok its not bad song but im not impressed..
It doesn’t stand out compared with *Diel*..
I was expecting to hear a better song indeed but this one is not any different..
Let down for me..
I really dunno if Albania can qualify to the final..

Martin C
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Martin C

Amazing entry Albania! This should definitely qualify for the final!