Albania has been breaking all sorts of traditions this year. First it wasn’t the first country to selection its Eurovision song, and when it did it decided to say bye to the ballads by going uptempo.

And now, after months of working out the precise language and sound she wants to take to Eurovision, Ronela Hajati is poised to release the revamp of her song “Sekret”. The revamped version and the music video will be published on the 4th of March.

For the revamp, Ronela worked with the well-known producer and songwriter Raoul Lionel Chen, better known known as Diztortion. He is famous for his work with Stylo G, Lethal Bizzle, Tinie Tempah and Sigma.

The Eurovision version of the song will not be completely in English — it will also contain Albanian and Spanish lyrics.

On Twitter, Ronela recently made it clear that she’s not bothered that some people are upset she’ll be singing mostly in English. 

“For everyone who’s asking me why ‘SEKRET’ is in English: Cause I like it better like that and it’s my song! Thank you, bye!”

For the videoclip, Ronela has worked with famous Albanian producer and TV host Ledion Lico.

In the video, Ronela will portray an Albanian queen who stares down some big challenges and endures mental turmoil. During the video Albanian actor Florian Agalliu will join her as she remembers the past — and confronts a secret…  

In her recent interviews Ronela has said that for the video clip and her Eurovision performance, she will pursue different concepts from her National Final performance. While at Festivali i Kenges she was performing as a warrior, in her videoclip she will be playing an Albanian queen who goes mad after learning her secret is going to be revealed…and taken away from her. 

Ronela Hajati will be performing in the first half of the First-Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

What are you expecting from the revamp? Will the revamp help you fall in love again with the “Sekret” of Ronela Hajati?

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Eric
Eric
2 years ago

Gutted to hear this as I love the Albanian version. The version including English in the FiK final sounded a bit hamfisted and didn’t pack the same punch for me. I’m worried the song will lose its edge with the translation but I’ll cross my fingers the update is strong. It’s been my favorite winner so far and I want it to place highly!

Last edited 2 years ago by Eric
voix
voix
2 years ago

i pray to the eurovision god that they stage this well and she brings the best result ever for albania. She freaking deserves it

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 years ago

I think this is very unique occasion to see what we always wanted to see: Albania sending ethnic bop, and it’s in Spanish too! I think Albania could pull Bulgaria 2016 result if staged well, this year seems to be weaker compared to previous years and Albanian song stands out so far.

Last edited 2 years ago by Eurovision fan
ESC Stan
ESC Stan
2 years ago

To all the haters: she gets to bring the song she wants and you get to vote for it. Its that simple.

Karl
Karl
2 years ago

Well, there goes one song that I used to really like. I liked the full 100% Albanian studio version before FiK. Then she ruined it with the English.

Most bilingual/multilingual songs are cringe. Just stick to one language. I wish she would have kept it in Albanian.

Disappointed :/

Kaija
Kaija
2 years ago
Reply to  Karl

You haven’t even heard it, drama queen

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 years ago
Reply to  Karl

Wait until the song is out before you pass judgment. It could turn out good or bad.

Nicomro
Nicomro
2 years ago
Reply to  Karl

And multilangual songs are nice move to be a bit more understood by the whole Europe. That s not a bad thing nor a cringy thing. France and Ukraine 2016, Romania 2015, France 2017 and 2019, Italy 2012, Bulgaria 2016 to à less extent, Israël 2014
All examples of not cringy songs.
But there were cringy attempts. France 2020 is the best one i think haha

Allaine
Allaine
2 years ago

I think she likes it a lot, – reading her on twitter. She watchs lot of spanish content on Tv and she can speak it a little bit.

Vale
Vale
2 years ago

The verses in Albanian were so beautiful. Stil I didn’t like the rap parts and also the tacky hair dance. Maybe, Alban Ramosa with Theje would have better chances.

Little Miss Sassy
Little Miss Sassy
2 years ago
Reply to  Vale

Lol. No

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 years ago

New wiwipoll: what Spanish word will be included on new version?
1- fuego
2- loco
3- corasón
4- una servesa por favor.

Ressay
Ressay
2 years ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

1. Fuego
2. Loco
3. Corazón
4. Una cerveza por favor
5. Suave
6. Despacito
7. Llámame mi bebe

Nicolas
Nicolas
2 years ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

“Secret of fuego” the new revamp title ?

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Conmigo
Contigo
Chiquitita
Abrazame
Sueltame
Enamorandome
Secreto
Mundo
Reina
Rey
Vamos
Salsa
Jugar

Nicomro
Nicomro
2 years ago
Reply to  James

How could yall forget “bailar” or “vida” hahhaa

Last edited 2 years ago by Nicomro
ete sech
ete sech
2 years ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

How could y’all forget “caliente” and “mi amor”? Jajaja

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

¡Bienvenidos a Cancún!

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

‘taco, tamale, yeah that’s my mood’

Irishfan
Irishfan
2 years ago

I loved this from the moment I heard it and it remains my favourite.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

wow it looks like she will have a breakdown after the results in May, she does not take criticism.

Donkey
Donkey
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

nah I disagree. This is her experience so she is allowed to do whatever she wants to her song. The language will not affect the overall quality of the song so she can change it if she wants

ete sech
ete sech
2 years ago

I’m very intrigued with Ronela’s revamp, I feel like it’s a hit-or-miss situation but she looks very happy with her work so I trust everything’s alright! 🙂

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

The original Albanian FIK version was already so good. I am concerned if she’s even able to top it. Can’t wait to hear the English version to finally be able to give a full opinion. I just hope she didn’t make it worse. lol

Barrie
Barrie
2 years ago

She gives me LIFE!

Azuro
Azuro
2 years ago

Well Said Ronela

ffgsg
ffgsg
2 years ago

completely off topic:

all russian broadcoasters left ebu
say goodbye to russia 🙁

Little Miss Sassy
Little Miss Sassy
2 years ago
Reply to  ffgsg

Woohooooooo

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago

Spanish is also an international language…

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Eurofans love the ”slay, Queen” type of bangers, and this year we are likely getting two of actual quality – Albania and Spain! This could be very cool!

Vale
Vale
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Why do you talk on behalf of all Eurovision fans? You should talk just for yourself. For the ‘slay, Queen’ attitude is just enough to watch Drag Race. Music is something different.

Allaine
Allaine
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I WOULD LOVE a collaboration between Ronela and Chanel

beccaboo1212
2 years ago

Well, at least there’s still some Albanian lyrics. But Spanish? Neat!

Wonderer
Wonderer
2 years ago

When did everyone become so obsessed with the Spanish language?

Roelof M
Roelof M
2 years ago

She has been in my top 3 ever since she won FiK so I’m excited but also nervous. The instrumental changes soundes great in the snippet, but I’m not so sure about the Spanish lyrics.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

The hair in that photo is reminding me a bit of yara sofia style hair lol but i am so excited for the revamp. Albania is always good at revamps

Nikki
Nikki
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

I was literally the same. What’s Yara doing there? ? At least we know what the designer had on the background while working on the design.

finnished
finnished
2 years ago

The snippets sound spectacular. I’m ready for something BIG!

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

quipu style

esc_fl
esc_fl
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

I was just about to comment this lol

Gianluca
Gianluca
2 years ago

Watch out on this one… potential winner here

kir
kir
2 years ago

The world needs a mad queen not a mad dictator.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 years ago

I’m so hyped. Any dutchies know if it’s possible to use betting odds websites from the netherlands? I want to put some money on this

Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Please don’t. You can’t win.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 years ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Give me the money and if she wins we will be both happy.