He stands alone on the FiK 60 stage, but his voice carries the power of an army. And on Night One of Albania’s Eurovision selection, all of the country was listening as Alban Ramosaj performed his entry “Theje”.
“It’s actually about — long story short — a breakup and how this individual, me in this case, lets himself be played just because they love them. Out of love they forgive and keep an eye closed and pretend not to hear a word or two.”
It’s a story of his own life.
“I always write based on my own life and this is not an exclusion.”
What was he feeling as we spoke, just an hour before his performance?
“I’m not feeling anything,” he says. “This is like a dream. I’m numb. But seriously, there has been a lot of work that went into making tonight’s night possible through a lot of technical difficulties, a lot of ups and downs, but I can honestly say that today everything is stable and going to go well.”
Does doing well only mean winning?
“Not necessarily. My main goal is to enjoy my own performance, to be happy with what I deliver. The rest is just bonuses that come along.”
He has nothing but gratitude for all of you watching, liking and commenting.
“As usual I want to thank…all the audience and everyone who supports me and shows me love. I am truly honoured and humbled and blessed to have such positivity coming my way, especially in times of need like today. Thank you everyone for watching and for all the love.”
Alban or Ronela, whoever wins i’ll be happy with the result. In terms of quality, “Theje” IS the better one. “Sekret” fans don’t come for me
Alban had like one or two sentences with bad vocals and ESC fans instantly think he can’t sing..
Sure he started off poorly, but in majority of his song his vocals were amazing.
During the bad vocals, Alban was probably nervous or, if the rumors are true, he had technical issues with his earbuds.
Alban is my big favorite his song Theje is very beautiful. I hope he will win FIK and go to Italy, hope to keep his song in Albanian.
Is it me or does Theje sound like Hungary’s 2019 entry
@William Lee Adams why didn’t provide a post for chatting about second evening of FiK? 🙁
As we talk about his look he isn’t so sexy to me tbh
Will this song remain in Albanian language or in English at Eurovison, if selected ?
Is it me or does Theje sound a bit like Hungary’s 2019 entry
ppl support him only bcoz he’s smoking hot, which is not necessarily a but thing in ESC, he may end up with a ticket to the Grand Final and a decent placing.
correction “a bad ting”
idk why people are still worried about lackluster vocals when at esc they now allow pre-recorded backing vocals loud enough for you not to hear the singer’s actual voice (see: fallen angel and mata hari)
Then the same applies for Ronela
What about Roxen?
I love Theje, hopefully Alban will sing better tomorrow.
He kept touching his ‘in-ears’ during the performance. Something was obviously off technically. He mentioned to William that there were tech issues during rehearsals. Maybe they can clean it up for the Final.
Yeah, I noticed that too. I hope they’ll be able to fix that for the final night so It wouldn’t hurt his chances to do well.
If you listen to him via phone record of course sounds painful. You should watch it on youtube in original live contest record. He was on point.
Sounds as bad sorry
His voice is ok (the song is very difficult). For me this is the best song in the selection. I don’t understand a word but he gives me goosebumps.
It’s unfortunate as this is perhaps the best song in the selection, but this performance was hard to listen to. The demands of this song are beyond what his voice is able to safely deliver.
This performance could use 50% less cloth to be 100% more impactful
I hope he can perform well, we’ll see his pure musical talent tonight for the covers if I’ve understood correctly
His vocals are not on par, listening to this live it is absolutely awful. Kills the song, This is the best song of the FIK 60 collection, however as it stands he has no chance in Turin if this is selected, the studio version is very good. I am hoping he can sing and the poor vocals are a result of poor sound in the venue. As it stands its a no chance whats so ever!
He has the most beatiful song, but i have Margaret “Cool me down” vibes… After watching the live performance, he suffers a lot, and the staging and his outfit are not the best idea for this song.
But who’s the Michal?
If by that you mean “The Voice”, then probably Rezarta, Denis or Eldis. I don’t seen any of them winning, though. In that case, probably Ronela. At this point, I consider both Alban and Ronela as frontrunners. And both were good yesterday. All the best to the performers in Albania.
Been watching FiK for some time now and I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of the time, there has always been a lot of strong disconnect with the stylings of many of the artists taking part to the song and to the performance.
Love the song, but based on live performance Sekret should win
I love Theje (and I’m in love with Alban), but hearing the vocal in that video… oof.