Eneda Tarifa was the very first Eurovision 2016 singer to reveal her song — and way back in December. Since then, and in the grand tradition of Albanian revamps, she has been busy tweaking and chopping the number to make it extra special for ESC. And today we’ve learned that the re-cut song — originally known as “Përrallë” — will premiere next week, on March 14. The video will be uploaded to Eurovision.tv’s official YouTube channel as well as the official RTSH YouTube channel.

Eneda is currently busy filming the official video, which is being shot and produced in Albania right now. The song title of the 2016 Albanian entry for Eurovision isn’t confirmed yet, but it will most likely be called “Fairytale Love”. Tarifa will be singing in English at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

Aiming high and ready to work, Eneda traveled to England to revamp her song at Woodstock Studios in London.

How to watch the song premiere

The song will be revealed on RTSH’s evening news at 20:00 CET, March 14. You can watch it on RTSH’s live stream.

Eneda Tarifa won Festivali i Këngës 54 back in December 2015 with Përrallë, making it her first win in the competition.

Moments after her win, our jury filmed their reaction. The jurors all noted the song’s great potential and thought a re-vamp could help her slay.

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Photos courtesy of Eneda Tarifa

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ESCaddict
ESCaddict
4 years ago

I love Albania’s song just the way it is but I understand it must be reworked to cut it to 3 minutes.

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

@Colin, well i think Netherlands, Latvia and Probably Malta as well

as my contenders

my vote will go to Malta, beautiful woman Ira Losco and forever in my heart with 7th wonder, she was robbed of a win in 2002

let’s hope she’ll have a good song this year

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

I love Perralle, so I hope they don’t change it too much…

Giogeo22
Giogeo22
4 years ago

I do really love Albania this year!! It’s one of my faves even to win semi final 2! Why not? Hope the revamped to be Fantastic and make this incredible song into a masterpiece! Much love ????

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Yes, Nicky91, I love Douwe’s song too and wouldn’t mind his win at all. We will wait and see.

And about Albania, as I said before, translations rarely work. First, she needs good English accent (something that costed Albania a lot in 2014, transforming good song into a ‘meh’ one.). Second, the lyrics need to fit both the original lyrics and the melody, which can be a strugle.

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

other countries give it up

Douwe Bob will win the song contest, so all other countries can just give up

World-Class Song Slow Down

Skandar
Skandar
4 years ago

I like Albania’s last entry (but I’m kinda disappointed with the performance tho). I like this year’s entry either. It is somehow getting stuck in my head. Revamp shouldn’t ruin it because without revamp it has been good already

Sergio
Sergio
4 years ago

Give us a break please.
We should make a petition also then about sending:
Edyta for Poland, Simone for Denmark, Stine Hole Ulla for Norway,
Saara Aalto for Finland, etc..

Steven
Steven
4 years ago

Hanging onto 10th for me still. Hoping the revamp will push it even higher

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Has to be in English!
No chance otherwise.

Juuseven
Juuseven
4 years ago

Please not in English!

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
4 years ago

I’ve been having high expectations since December until now. Përrallë is a good song with a very big potential and a marvellous voice, I really hope albanians will be able to exploit that potential to create a masterpiece… please Albania, don’t let me down like other countries did

RoboNL
RoboNL
4 years ago

Can’t be worse than the original.

MMs
MMs
4 years ago

*semi final 2 😛

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

Is this the first time an artist has dramatically changed their hair for ESC? From straight blonde hair at FiK54 to curly ginger hair for Eurovision!

MMs
MMs
4 years ago

It is still in my top 10 🙂 Albania has the power to slay semi final 1 😛

John
John
4 years ago

Still my favourite song so far, hope they don’t ruin it.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

i have high expectations! 😀