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.”

 

 

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Hannah
Hannah
4 months ago

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

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago

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.

Yudhistira Mahasena
4 months ago

#AlbanorNothing

Roodi
Roodi
4 months ago

#Ronelaornothing

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

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.

Roodi
Roodi
4 months ago

ok karen

SuRie's Stage Invader
SuRie's Stage Invader
4 months ago

Is it me or does Theje sound like Hungary’s 2019 entry

Anita
Anita
4 months ago

why didn’t provide a post for chatting about second evening of FiK? 🙁

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

As we talk about his look he isn’t so sexy to me tbh

Una
Una
4 months ago

Denis is singing his song. How’s the Eurovision nostalgia playing into the second night?

Edit: it looks like they are singing their songs in duets with previous FiK winners or artists who participated in Eurovision.

Last edited 4 months ago by Una
Nils
Nils
4 months ago

Will this song remain in Albanian language or in English at Eurovison, if selected ?

SuRie's Stage Invader
SuRie's Stage Invader
4 months ago

Is it me or does Theje sound a bit like Hungary’s 2019 entry

vetrina
vetrina
4 months ago

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.

vetrina
vetrina
4 months ago
Reply to  vetrina

correction “a bad ting”

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

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)

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

Then the same applies for Ronela

James
James
4 months ago

What about Roxen?

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

I love Theje, hopefully Alban will sing better tomorrow.

John
John
4 months ago

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.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  John

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.

trabzan
trabzan
4 months ago

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.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  trabzan

Sounds as bad sorry

Etienne
Etienne
4 months ago

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.

Ellie
Ellie
4 months ago

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.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

This performance could use 50% less cloth to be 100% more impactful

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
4 months ago

I hope he can perform well, we’ll see his pure musical talent tonight for the covers if I’ve understood correctly

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
4 months ago

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!

Paca
Paca
4 months ago

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.

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago
Reply to  Paca

But who’s the Michal?

Last edited 4 months ago by Azaad
Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

I shall put it differently. Alban and Mirud have power ballads with similar stories about broken love. Then, Albania have usually sent solo artists and the odd dancers/backings mostly with power ballads. A notable and fab exception that comes to mind is Eugent and his band.

Therefore Shenga, a group of three talented men vocally plus instruments, singing in a different language/dialect and a song that breaks the “traditional” mold of FiK winners, could be “Michal”!!

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

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.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Paca

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.

Sale
Sale
4 months ago

Love the song, but based on live performance Sekret should win

Rich
Rich
4 months ago

I love Theje (and I’m in love with Alban), but hearing the vocal in that video… oof.