And that’s why I love you… Oh-oh! The stunning Eneda Tarifa from Albania has just finished the first rehearsal of her song “Fairytale” at Eurovision 2016. The Albanian delegation have decided to opt for a much simpler presentation this year. Eneda spends the entire three minutes stationary on stage with minimal changing graphics around her.

The presentation begins with the camera focused on Eneda. As the camera pans out, the LED floor and wall is flushed in a delicate blue graphic. The blue graphic morphs into a gold graphic in the same pattern towards the middle of the song. And that’s about it.

The best part of the entire performance was Eneda’s live vocal. This is by far the best we’ve ever heard her sing and she slayed. She hit her high notes with precision and ease and she looked comfortable and confident on stage.

Albania may be challenged when it comes to qualifying for the final. Being placed between Georgia and Belgium – both of which were highly dynamic and memorable – may work to Eneda’s disadvantage. But she should be proud of her voice in particular.

Albania: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

Eneda’s “Fairytale”: Reviews and Reactions

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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Mei International
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Mei International

stop saying people slay when they do not in fact slay…in the slightest

Huh
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Huh

The stage performance is not what I expect to happen. But I want her to return soon.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Her voice is so good!
It is a shame about the song as she deserves to be in the final.

@Kane – Everybody slays. 😉
Apparently in order to be a Eurovision fan, there is a certain vocabulary one must use.

Leaf
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Leaf

I don’t mind this song…. Her voice is fantastic but that’s about it.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

What a pity, definitely the disappointment of the day. I still liked the song after the revamp, but with that staging they won’t get anywhere.
This won’t qualify, but due to televoting points from Macedonia, Serbia and Switzerland won’t come last.

MTD
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MTD

@Österrike – I like you. In no-homo way. Hahaha

hasa
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hasa

I agree. It’s one of the best vocals we’ve heard on rehearsal.

Shony
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Shony

Maybe too simple…we will see with better camera angles.

Alyss
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Alyss

LOL even WE albanians hate her song.

james
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james

@Österrike – LOL

SLAY SLAY REALNESS SLAY REALNESS QUEEN DIVA SLAY REALNESS

Österrike
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Österrike

I found an error. The headline should be “Eneda brings simplicity REALNESS to first rehearsal”

Fransman
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Fransman

No final…

NN
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NN

My prediction for final after first rehearsals and comments on many eurovison sites
100 % in final
1.Ukraine
2.Australia
3.Latvia
4.Serbia
5.Bulgaria

80% in final
6.Poland
7.Israel
8.Norway

Fight for 9 and 10 place between 4 countries
1.Belgium good draw to sing last thanks to SVT and EBU , uptempo song
2.Lithuania don t deseve to be in final, but they have Poland,Latvia,Georgia,Moldova ,Belarus, UK and Ireland to get many points from televote
3.Belarus
4.Georgia
I think that 9 place go to Belgium and 10 place to Lithuania thank to diaspora votes.
Not chance for final for Denmark,Slovenia, Ireland, Switzerland,Albania, Macedonia.

Kane
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Kane

oh good, another use of “slayed”.