On Saturday evening she performed her Eurovision 2017 song “World” in front of a sold-out crowd inside Amsterdam’s Melkweg, wowing them with her barely-there outfit and nuclear voice that could have literally brought the roof down.
And now wiwibloggs can exclusively reveal that Miss Lindita Halimi will have even more vocal power at her disposal at Eurovision in the form of four backing vocalists: Gjergj Kaçinari, Denisa Xhemnica, Anxhelo Miho and Greta Radovani.
Albania’s Head of Delegation Kleart Duraj confirmed the news and brimmed with confidence when discussing their diverse abilities and backgrounds, which bring harmony in the musical sense and in the spirit of this year’s theme #CelebrateDiversity.
Lindita’s Eurovision backing vocalists
It takes a big voice to keep up with Lindita, so Albania’s RTSH have had to choose very wisely.
Albanian fans may recognize Gjergj Kaçinari, as he has participated in a number of festivals in Albania, including the much talked about Kënga Magjike. Music flows from his voice and his fingers: He previously participated in “Festivali i Kenges” — Albania’s traditional music festival and Eurovision selection show — as a pianist.
Denisa Xhemnica is also a veteran of the talent show circuit, having competed in both Kenga Magjike and Top Fest (which Lindita won in 2006 with the song “Ëndërroja”).
Denisa’s 15-year-career has also included a long stint on the well-known show “E Diell” where she was part of the show’s band.
You may remember that Lindita recently performed a jazz version of her Eurovision entry on the same show.
Countless Eurovision stars got their start on X Factor. And so it goes for Anxhelo Miho, who participated in the first season of Albanian X Factor in 2012.
He managed to stick around for ten weeks, so he knows a thing or two about televised spectacle and primetime, live TV slayage.
Greta Radovani is known primarily as a violist. But she also knows how to work those lungs, having served as a backing vocalist for Eneda Tarifa when she won Festivali i Kenges with Përallë at the end of 2015.