Chris: Elhaida’s first rehearsal was a bit hit-and-miss for me. The song and the staging didn’t really come together until the final minute or so – Elhaida just seemed unsure of what she was doing, some of which could have been down to problems with her in-ear on her first runthrough. She’s looking gorgeous in a black dress with a cape which really channels Loreen with some of the cut out sections. Elhaida managed to hit the high note that she has struggled with at some of the tour performances as well which bodes well for the night, even when she seemed to be resting her vocals for later on. Undoubtedly this will qualify, but I’m not sure if this is a semi final (or Eurovision) winner at this point.

Albania’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015

Padraig: It’s been a mixed day for Elhaida. Her first run through appeared to be rife with technical hitches, and she was visibly frustrated. She kept fiddling with her earpiece, and failed to hit those all important high notes. Second time round things were much smoother, and the vocals were on point. Camera angles still need some work, and the cloak ensemble looks a bit odd. This still has the potential to do well, but I think a win can be ruled out.

Elhaida Dani: Reviews and Reactions

The lovely @elhaidadani93 was on point and she hit that high note. Slay Elhaida slay! #eurovision

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Elhaida Dani: interview

Elhaida Dani at Albania’s Meet and Greet

Photo: Courtesy Andres Putting (EBU)

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ELHAIDA FAN
ELHAIDA FAN
5 years ago

She’s going to disappoint everyone. I’m so sad for her fist rehersahal.
Last year albania has the best voice ever and this year so rumors for Elhajda and she’s not so good as I expected. 🙁

Frank21
Frank21
5 years ago

THe background is absolutely a copy from Spain 2012,the dress is horrible, and the song in live so so, i am not sure this go to cualify, i have doubts

Bronson
Bronson
5 years ago

This is my favourite song and I love it, but her vocals are making it really hard for me to stay optimistic this song has a chance of winning. She hasn’t delivered one pitch perfect performance yet, and that dress is awful. I’m sorry Elhaida, but if you don’t step up your game, you may lose a fan.

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

That’s my favourite LED so far. Come on Elhaida, pull it together already!

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

If there is a chink in your vocals (as there was in the clip), you’re not qualifying

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Extremely disappointing, it’s all wrong.

golo94
golo94
5 years ago

One question: the background is the same as spain 2012? I think so…

Amerivision
Amerivision
5 years ago

Just going to wait until the 2nd rehearsal for this. It’s one of my favorite songs this year and don’t want to be spoiled by the 1st impression video.

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Her high vocals made me a bit shaky. Was expecting that she could pull it off a bit better anyhow. I don’t care about her costume, though. I’ll give her a benefit of the doubt in the second dress rehearsal and in the semi.

Anfrufrafrafra
5 years ago

Those backing vocals are horrendous.

Nitzan
Nitzan
5 years ago

I love Elhaida and think she is the real thing. But unfortunately I have one word for the song and presentation: Forgettable. It’s a banal ESC presentation and does not emphasize her artistic quality. I hope this doesn’t flop.

Maltish
Maltish
5 years ago

Still don’t think she can reach that high note and by the time the semi comes she’ll probably be vocally tired. The staging is simple and it definitely doesn’t hurt her chances of maybe getting a top 5 finish.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

I love how all the comments here are either complete LOVE or complete hate. There seems to be nobody on the fence with her lmao.

Louis
Louis
5 years ago

Come on everybody, we all can see and hear that Albania will NOT qualify this year, The song is probably the most forgettable one from semi 1, and her voice is too often out of tune.. Elhaida is lovely but that’s not enough to qualify.

MalteseTimpana
MalteseTimpana
5 years ago

THE QUEEN! Slay Elhaida! She has to win, Love from Malta. Good luck Elhaida

sweety
sweety
5 years ago

hmmmmm totally expected , she didn’t bring anything new to the contest.
sorry albania

David
David
5 years ago

In Spain, “Albania” is TT hahaha Spain loves Albania!

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

@ct

they should keep it minimal and that is what they did, just some backing singers, gorgeous background and a gorgeous young talented lady singing her heart out …… What more do you want, a helicopter disco ball ? I think we have enough KITSCH with Moldova and Serbia already.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

I think that cape looks spectacular, she looks so majestic <3

ct
ct
5 years ago

Really nothing special from this video or the reviews I’ve read so far. And realistically I don’t know what anyone could do to stage a song like this, really not fit for a live performance setting.

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

crap

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

I am alive cos she is ALIVE !!!!

Albania ruled the stage today, amazing vocals and her costume is to die for ….. I believe this is undeniably gorgeous and a sure qualifier … Good JOB ELHAIDA

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Elhaida is spectacular in every way <3 As is her song and this performance. LOVING THIS! <3

Will be spamming votes to her and Loic on the 19th! <3

Background looks impeccable in this too!