William: Unlike a lot of singers, Albania’s Elhaida Dani doesn’t need props or dancers: Her voice is more than enough to fill this giant stage! She had problems with her earpiece during her first run-through, and at times it seemed like her backing vocalists did too. But she generally seemed more confident and comfortable. She was giving us some fierce hairography — she moved from straight hair in her first rehearsal to curls today — and she thrust those arms and pivoted more freely. She also did a good job with that difficult high note. It still isn’t coming without strain, but it’s getting there. As ever the final minute was vigorous and deliberate: It’s the kind of force many divas promise, but few can deliver. During the first rehearsal the camera angles made this feel flat, but they’ve re-cut and re-focused and now this builds fabulously. 

Albania’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2015

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Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Vote for Albania!

Criticca
Criticca
5 years ago

I feel like there’s a secret rivalry between Albania and The Netherlands this year. I know the Dutch release their song only a few months before but I’m Alive feels like it was written to keep up with the trend(accoustic guitar elements) of the other song entries especially Walk Along’s catchy phrases. They both have the same simplicity in their stagings as well. I adore both songs though so my heart will definitely sink if only one of them qualifies..

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

I love the background
it’s kind of like Malta’s staging from MESC (which I adored)

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

It is definitely getting better with each practice! Elhaida seems to have gotten her voice under control and it is pretty close to being where it needs to be. As others said, the backing singers need to improve. I found them to be too loud in places and uncomfortable in others.

usernamedennis
usernamedennis
5 years ago

@lol, I agree! I do like the song, but it’s difficult to remember the actual song after one listen. I fear for her that especially with the live version, there is just no clear hook that will grab the majority of the eurovision audience. Try to sing the song after just one listen, I’d say that’s pretty impossible. It’s almost a struggle to listen to the song because there are so many melodic changes. Maybe it’s too difficult for eurovision..? Even though I am not a fan of the song, I think the clarity of Traincha’s voice really shines through… Read more »

Anne
Anne
5 years ago

I cannot describe how much i love this song and her voice.

Bronson
Bronson
5 years ago

I love this song but she is yet again making it really hard for me to continue doing so. The dress isn’t exactly great, the background singers sound off, and she struggles to hit the high note. I am not bashing on Elhaida but you’re a fool if you throw in a note you can’t hit for Eurovision. Things can go nasty if you don’t hit it.

Nevertheless, I’m still pretty sure she’s a shoe in to qualify, but at the moment victory doesn’t seem possible. Maybe a Top 10. Maybe.

lol
lol
5 years ago

am i the only one who thinks she will be this years kate ryan/Mei finegold/Anna bergendahl? i really have a feeling she will not qualify

guest
guest
5 years ago

every1 underestimate the fact that this song is the most difficult song to sing among the all songs of the ESC 2015,why you guys dont admit that Elhaida is the best singer out there without any shout of the doubt,slaying Elhaida wont do nothing but showing that any1 fears this fantastic singer that Eurovision has ever had,22 years old,beautiful,professional,powerful,skilled and a very very nice person,she should be showed RESPECT,Good Luck Elhaida!,you definitely deserve the TROPHY.

Illyric
Illyric
5 years ago

Winner, said it many times that she is incredible, i’ve heard her live. She hides so well her power till the semi final. Cheers. 🙂

384
384
5 years ago

Neither the stage, nor the backvocals don’t catch my eyes. but her vocal and her play with the cameras are awesome. good luck Albania

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Not sure about the outfit, but little by little she’s getting better. The staging is a bit dark but think it works, apart from the backing singers. Not convinced this is Top 10 yet though, perhaps just outside for me. Albania dropped 2 places in the betting since Sunday, that is not a good sign, but still definite qualifier.

George
George
5 years ago

It’s a Perfect High Note.
a Perfect Stage
a perfect Singer
a Perfect Song
and It’s not “IF” but she 100% its on top 3. And why not. The Winner.

wut
wut
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDfAUPvkELQ you can see her slaying on the official ESC-tv channel. That’s a winner quality, y’all.

Allen
Allen
5 years ago

Hm, will Albania qualify?! I have to admit I am little bit pesimistic about this. Although I really like this song and it was on my top 10 until now.

ct
ct
5 years ago

?he LED is utterly boring, her outfit looks like a sack, she is pacing up and down with nothing much to do, the backing vocals sound terrible and when the glass cracks in the bacground, so does her voice.

This is beginning to look more and more like a non-qualifier.

estonia
estonia
5 years ago

WINNER .

Nitzan
Nitzan
5 years ago

Such a forgettable staging, she really could be the shocking non qualifier despite her outstanding vocal qualities. It all just looks… dated. I hope I’m wrong.

esc1234
esc1234
5 years ago

Albania always had a problem with the staging. Even these 3 backing singers seem a bit awkward. I think they should have a stand for the mic because those moves seem a bit silly. All in all love the song, love elhaida.

wut
wut
5 years ago

it’s great. I wish the lighting were more dynamic in the beginning, but it’s also good as it is. She had some problems with her earpiece, yet she’s still managed to take me to church. Last minute is worthy of taking the trophy to Albania.

astrit
5 years ago

Elhaidaaa you are the best lovee youu
ALBANIA is defienetly the winner wowww what a voice
And guys they are here to sing and not to act top model or to wear beautiful dressess her voice is awesome her song is gorgeous she deserves to winn
#GoEli

Gu from USA
Gu from USA
5 years ago

Not a winner but she is good

OMFG…… Ninas full performance is coming up next :¥

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

She worked it out ….. Elhaida is really ALIVE and I am alive by just watching this, after Estonia this is my close second favorite for this semi final !!!!

Way to go girl !!!!!

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

She sounds AMAZING <3 In a perfect world, she would win and she has my vote! I love that she works the stage a lot better than most of the glam divas we have – when you have a lot of people standing still, her movement stands out <3

william Kosovo
william Kosovo
5 years ago

Amazing but those backing vocal are destroying the song. Hope the Albanian victory. Elhaida best perfomance till now about the live versions of the song.