Post Eurovision Depression may be setting in, but fear not! The Junior Eurovision 2015 season has just begun, with Albania becoming the first country to select their representative for November’s contest – Mishela Rapo with “Dambaje”.
Mishela Rapo “Dambaje”
The Albanian broadcaster, RTSH, opted for a national selection using the “Festivali i 51-të I Kënges për Fëmije” format. The show took place earlier this evening in the nation’s capital Tirana. Fourteen acts performed before a five person jury, which included former Eurovision stars Olta Boka (2008) and Juliana Pasha (2010).
After several interval acts, including a special performance of “Carry me in your dreams” by Albania’s 2009 representative, Kejsi Tola, the jury decided that Mishela would be the country’s second ever Junior Eurovision representative. “Jeto” performed by Wendi Mancaku & Vanesa Sono finished second while “Hëna – çapkënia” by Dario Zela came third.
It was second time lucky for Mishela, who also tried to represent the country in 2012. Then she was beaten byIgzidora Gjeta with “Kam Një Këngë Vetëm Për Ju”, who finished 12th overall. Can she do better this time round in Sofia?