Ronela Hajati Sekret Albania Eurovision 2022

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Albania, who have chosen Ronela Hajati with “Sekret”.

Are we loving Ronela’s sekret combination? Read on to find out!

Ronela Hajati – “Sekret” (Albania Eurovision 2022)

Review: Ronela Hajati – “Sekret”

William: Pumping and thumping, bumping and grinding — Albania’s Ronela takes us on a journey with this one. The song plays on Albanian tradition and reggaeton beats, creating a mind-bending journey that screams “medieval sex dungeon” at one turn, “contemporary club in Tirana” at another. The song doesn’t really get going until 40 seconds in — but Ronela is so mesmerising you’re drawn in and hooked well before that. We know she can sing. We know she can perform. Throw in proper staging and our girl will most definitely roar up the scoreboard.

Score: 9

Robyn: This year, we’re getting a lot of subdued songs, going for understated impact. Fortunately, Ronela isn’t taking that path and is serving the mighty and powerful “Sekret”. Nothing is spared, with trilingual lyrics, plenty of dance breaks, a delightfully melodic chorus and ample moments for Ronela to own the stage. It’s surely going to be one of the stand-out performances of the first semi-final, and all going well, should deliver similar might in the grand final.

Score: 8

Oliver: Ronela Hajati showcases some strong musical ideas, from catchy lead riffs to classic Balkan vocal lines. Unfortunately, throwing all the best fruit into a blender doesn’t always make a delicious smoothie. “Sekret” is three minutes of musical chaos. A huge proportion of the vocal line is loud, borderline irritating spoken word. There’s no singalong melody, no distinct drop, just a coalescence of harsh discordant sounds, accompanied by a mind-boggling visual story. Albania’s qualification streak is in jeopardy.

Score: 2.5

Sebastian: A real masterclass in taking a solid song, pairing it with a ravishing diva, and revamping it for the gods. “Sekret” is anything but – it’s a loud explosion of fire and ethnic beats, and, in 2022, has fast stood out beyond the pack. Ronela sells it with power and vigour, and her confidence explodes in a year where the ballad prevails heavily in Turin. This is one to watch, and could just deliver Albania’s best result of the last decade.

Score: 9.5

Deban: Charged with the potency of a hunk on viagra, this year’s Albanian entry spanks you HARD, and throws you on the dancefloor HARDER. Marrying Balkan sounds with infectious beats, Albania’s jet fuel is “Sekret” — and this all-consuming magic potion doesn’t hold back! It’s got melody, sass, movement, sex and noise in equal measure. Ronela Hajati — the powerhouse behind this entry — is a formidable performer. Watch out because she’s all charged up to SLAY on the Eurovision stage.

Score: 6.5

Albania Eurovision 2022 ranking

In the Eurovision 2022 Wiwi Jury, we have 18 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Angus: 7

Antranig: 9

Cinan: 9

Jonathan: 8

Josh: 8.5

Lucy: 7.5

Luis: 9

Natalie: 8

Pablo: 9

Renske: 7.5

Ron: 8.5

Suzanne: 5

Tom: 8

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 2.5 and a high of 9.5.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.97/10

What do you think of Albania’s Eurovision 2022 entry? Share your own score and review for Ronela Hajati’s “Sekret” below!

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Liam
Liam
1 month ago

Would you look at that every single word Oliver said was true and all you people did is mock and berate him for the truth

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
2 months ago

Albania has hardly been a favourite of mine, as I don’t really understand the type of music showcased in FiK, usually too dated for my taste. But this time is different. The song is a real bop, reggaeton meets chalga and helicopter hairography, it’s something we really need as of today. It’s energetic, unapologetic, noisy and very powerful. And she’s got such a positive vibe, she really gets you into the song and she’s got good ideas on how to put on a show. In a year full of slow and moody songs, be a Ronela. One of my votes… Read more »

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago

Toxic Polish trolls have raided the comment section. Nothing against the song I think it is one of the best this year.

Croatos
Croatos
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

Actually, they are serbian trolls bursting from jealousy! That’s uncivilised and sad but such are serbs.

Klev
Klev
2 months ago

the eurovisione jury is like a Suzanne ..? bo taste of good music ?

Channel
2 months ago

Oliver, you better fu.k offffff, tasteless

Well Played
Well Played
2 months ago

Thanks for the score Wiwiblogs! As for the hate comments or “that’s overrated” comments, Albania has been in top 6 for a long time in eurovision scoreboard, it has also been in top 10 most watched videos on Eurovision channel since January, about the prepartys Ronela slayed with her performances and the crowd went crazy for her. Now tell me do you really think this song is really overrated or it is overrated just because you personally don’t like it. As for the voting Ronela said it herself that she doesn’t care that much as she knows how it really… Read more »

Eglutt
Eglutt
2 months ago

this basic song got more point than lithuania, ok…

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 months ago

I thought the song is just okay. The fact that it is the only song in its category this year make it stand out very much among the other competitors. Well played, Albania.

Bella
Bella
2 months ago

While I think this is a great song, I have concerns about the live performance. During the national final she sounds like she’s screaming (mostly off key), and since then the revamp introduced even more shouty moments in the song.

I’m sure she’ll qualify and I hope she does well overall, I just hope the live performance doesn’t disappoint.

Licko
Licko
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

She has already given excellent live performances in all the preparties

yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
2 months ago

Wow a clear authentic ethnic bop! Sekret is definitely a song that will hype up and energise the whole stadium! Ronela is an immaculate perfomer and she will sure light up the stage…She has good chances to make it to the top 10 but i do think that 7.97 is a little high for the song when poland got such a low score…

Anhel
Anhel
2 months ago

I agree with Oliver. Can’t wait to see the outrage in two weeks.

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Anhel

Are you 13? Sorry, I should not offend a 13 years old who is clearly smarter than the lot of you

Twety-twenty-part2
Twety-twenty-part2
2 months ago

Let’s hope Ronela will one-up what Eleni left unfinished.

Licko
Licko
2 months ago

She will, because the song is a lot better and she doesn’t lack stage presence at all. She’s there to win it all guys.

Licko
Licko
2 months ago

You already commented like 4 times. What’s up with your rage? We got your opinion, you can go comment to what you like

Licko
Licko
2 months ago
Reply to  Licko

What is your favorite song this year?

Licko
Licko
2 months ago
Reply to  Licko

Great, now gtfo of this page.

Shay
Shay
2 months ago
Reply to  Licko

I don’t know if Aria likes any songs this year. They are copying and posting negative comments on every blog

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Shay

This polish troll is so annoying it is crazy

Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

Actually, I’m not that much into this kind of female “agressive” bop but the ethnic vibes are always a plus and they are always welcomed. I’m glad they have kept some parts in Albanian too. The song has a lot of potential for staging and her vocals are strong. Given the fact that there are just a bunch of uptempo songs, I’d say Albania is a sure qualifier. If “Sekret” had appeared 15 years before, it would have won or at least made it to the top 5. In fact, it kind of reminds me of Ruslana’s “Wild Dances” and… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Bronze star.

lop
lop
2 months ago

Lol this rating is ridiculous

ALESSIO MILANO
ALESSIO MILANO
2 months ago
don't be angry if your country got a lower score .... don't be a music expert
Gino
Gino
2 months ago
controversy is only good ... don't be angry if this song has a higher score than your country ... may the best win .... none of us are music experts
Benner
Benner
2 months ago

Für mich Absolute No. 1
Genau das was ich bei ESC brauche,
Albanien zum ersten mal mein Absolute Favorit ?
Grüße ??

Klaus Beqiri
Klaus Beqiri
2 months ago

The comments in here are disgusting. Ronela is a star and she deserves top 10 one of the best acts this year

Kalla
Kalla
2 months ago

Completely off topic, but for some reason wiwibloggs never write any coverage about the ticket sale. Has anyone have any idea what the seating plan is, little reluctant to buy tickets (which I will anyway if I’m lucky enough to get on in time) when it’s so unclear what the different rings and categories are. Preferably I want standing tickets, would people assume this is the ring 1 category 1? Or maybe if you don’t mind standing at the back (which I prefer, not as cramped) is this ring 1 category 2. Or maybe there is no standing tickets at… Read more »

Brede
Brede
2 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

I totally agree with you

EuroNerd
EuroNerd
2 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

There are no standing tickets

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
2 months ago

This is exactly the type of entry that comes to mind when you think of Wiwi, not surprised one bit that it ends up in their final top 5. They’ve actually done a decent job with their revamp for once tho it’s only around the middle of the pack in my ranking, still a bit of a mess but an entertaining one nonetheless. If last year’s results are any indication that’s where it will also probably finish once it gets to the final, ESC has fortunately moved on…

Klaus
Klaus
2 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

I disagree the song stands out and will make top 10

The truth
2 months ago

This is one of Albania’s best entries. I enjoyed how ethnic elements are blended into a contemporary melody. However having said that I still find it is somehow too chaotic and disjointed. It still misses that something which makes it really stand out and be memorable.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

Sure, this is chaotic. But I say it’s chaotic good. Every single element of this song is memorable on its own, though the transitions between them are a little weird. In any case, it seems like one of those entries that are more suited for a live performance and if the music video is an indication of Albania’s intentions, Ronela may turn up the heat in Turin. I fear the juries won’t react well towards it though. Especially in an eventual final, when Spain offers the sexy bop wrapped in a more professional package.  6.5/10

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’m very curious to see how Spain will do. Being it the only mainstream bop in the sexy diva style, they have a lot on their favor. So I won’t be surprised if it gets a top 5, or even a 3rd place like the one “She Got Me” achieved. On the other hand, if this one fails, maybe it’s a sign the Eurovision televote and the most traditional part of the fandom are indeed going separate ways. Though it hasn’t make to my top 10, I wouldn’t mind this getting from 7th to 10th. It would be a good… Read more »

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago

This fandom is toxic af. Wtf are these comments lmao. Cry more and go downvote me haha

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

Genuinely wtf? All I see is hate and toxicity here. Can people say their opinions without being jerks? Or you want to show your jealously so much because it is highly popular?

Flavia
Flavia
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

what’s with this tantrum you seem to be having? this fandom is toxic for what? having a different opinion to you. talk about “crying”, yet you’re the one who’s spit their dummy out over some opinions, touch some grass lmfao

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Flavia

What tantrum? I am saying it is better to say your opinion without being a jerk. I have no problem with the people who dont like the song. Besides, its funny that you tell me I am throwing a tantrum because of an opinion. Meanwhile this comment section alone is doing the same with some people’s average score and opinion. Oh and btw, I dont create 1000 accounts on wiwi just to comment nonsense. If you love grass so much, go outside and eat it, you sheep

roni
2 months ago

The favorites like Sweden Mahmood from Italy and Chanel from Spain they will lose their voices after rehearseals because they have weak voice. But Poland Uk and Albania have a big voices that jury will vote for them…

Jghtl
2 months ago
Reply to  roni

This comment is so funny, hope you’re not serious

Bella
Bella
2 months ago
Reply to  roni

Did you check Chanel on the Eurovision house concert, or her live performances at the pre-parties? The girl has pipes for days, on top of being an amazing performer.

I would understand this comment if we had never seen a live performance of SloMo, but Chanel has been touring Europe for all the pre-parties and she’s literally slayed every single performance. “Weak voice” is simply factually not true at all.

Sergio
Sergio
2 months ago

I think that this Song Is not food for a studio version but this Is WOW for a live show ….

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
2 months ago
Reply to  Sergio

she has already performed it live in 4 pre-parties.

Hannah
Hannah
2 months ago

I love Ronela’s live performance she is going to SLAY on the Eurovision stage. I don’t like the re-vamp as much as the original as it loses some elements that made it authentic but she more than makes up for that on stage – 7/10 – Put this after some sad girl ballads and this will destroy them in the public vote. I think Ronela is more charismatic than Chanel.

Licko
Licko
2 months ago

Contrary to the popular opinion, i think this will get lots of points from the juries. Juries don’t get impressed by long notes or screams. The song is unique, and i watched a lot of music professionals on youtube praising it (melo participants included, it was the favorite of Medina and Tone)

Jghtl
2 months ago
Reply to  Licko

Albania is always underrated with the juries, even with the jury bait songs. Don’t think this year will be exception

Hannah
Hannah
2 months ago
Reply to  Licko

Juries are impressed by composition and instrumental and Groot said he wasn’t that impressed as it’s a song that relies more on attitude and rhythm and could be more cohesive and he wanted more. The re-vamp has taken out most of the authentic instruments and replaced them with digitised sounds which took away elements that were good in the original and it’s choppier and more abrupt. Ronela is great though.

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
2 months ago
Reply to  Hannah

Who is Groot?

MuzUz
MuzUz
2 months ago

Italian media are oftentimes hinting on Albania’s victory. Eurovision Winners are per-determined by the EBU anyway, but even so, this would be a well-deserved victory. And, of course, Italians love and support their Albanian brothers, so yeah!

Jghtl
2 months ago
Reply to  MuzUz

Maybe next year, crossing fingers

Twety-twenty-part2
Twety-twenty-part2
2 months ago
Reply to  MuzUz

Link?

Azan
Azan
2 months ago

I’m confused as to why everyone is bashing this now when it was a favourite like a day before!? Personally, this will most likely qualify, and I like it! It’s very danceable, feels very unique, and Ronela has pretty good vocals and knows how to energise the crowd. However, it really depends on the live performances if this gets top 10 or not

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Azan

It is mostly toxic eurofans with fake accounts who just came here for the first time to spread toxicity. Ive been seeing comments such as Albania is overrated. Thats what tells you about the low IQ of these fans

Rafs
Rafs
2 months ago
Reply to  Azan

A favourite where? In your living room?

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Rafs

Sounds like you are the one who has been living in his living room.

Rafs
Rafs
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

Of course I live there, it’s a part of my house. And let me tell I feel much more comfortable in here than in your dellusional bubble of tackiness.

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Rafs

Delusional bubble hahahahahahahahahahaha. What loads of nonsense you are going to say else?

Klaus
Klaus
2 months ago
Reply to  Rafs

Are you joking? This is clearly a fan fav for the top 10

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago

Dark horse alert. Song is great, love the drama and ethnicity., and we know she can deliver live. A great performance and this could surprise. This is top 10 material in the final at least

Lil Krumpy
2 months ago

17.Albania – It’s dynamic, ethnic, epic. There’s a lot of instrumental parts and they bring the vibes. The elements were there, they polished it, and now it shines.

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

There’s parts about this song I love, parts about it I despise. It’s such a mixed bag for me that I never know what really to think of this. Positives first; Ronela is a really good live performer and she belts out her notes like no one else. The ethnic elements to the song are cool. The negatives though, is that the revamp threw every bit of what used to be solid production, out of the window and into the nearby pond. It’s SO all over the place I can’t listen to the instrumental parts in the song anymore. I… Read more »

Scott
Scott
2 months ago

Every year it seems , Albania cops a lot of criticism for its entries- I am never sure why- maybe it’s because they are always one of the first to put out their selected song. In addition every year they seem to try really hard to put their all into their selected entry. Good for them. I love their entry this year- it’s everything that we can expect from a Dancing Diva act. It’s catchy, it’s a little bit kitsch but let’s be honest here- like it or not, it’s easily identifiable as an ESC entry and that’s a good… Read more »

Tobi with an I
Tobi with an I
2 months ago

The Score is a a little bit too high in my opinion.
I would give it an 7.5/10

ESCLOU
ESCLOU
2 months ago

8.5/10 Finally! The Albanian bop we have been waiting for! Sekret’s original version was already pretty good, but the revamp made Sekret 10x better. This song has everything an ESC banger needs: traditional sounds/instruments, a good vocal, drama and an artist with personality! Ronela is easily the artist with the biggest personality this year, I love her!

Serbian
Serbian
2 months ago

So, Poland got 6.34, and on the other side we have Albania with 7.97. ?????? No words needed!!!

Klaus
Klaus
2 months ago
Reply to  Serbian

Well Albania is better

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Serbian

“Serbian”. No words needed indeed

now that i see the light
now that i see the light
2 months ago

7.97 for this ? Well i’m not going to be sad when this gets 16th place in the final.

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago

We dont care about you either

yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

Maybe you should just calm down..It’s his opinion, respect it..

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  yeahyeahfire

Well are you all not doing the same crying like kids on Wiwi’s opinion?

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
2 months ago

Among all these negative comments, I think Ronela’s score is deserved. Albania is my 6th place this year. It’s a great ethnic bop, and I’m sure Ronela will be amazing on stage

Pykawr
Pykawr
2 months ago

Lmao. Extremely overrate. This song has a lot of awkward pauses that could easily hurt their score.

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Pykawr

Hahahahahahaha

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

Lmao, this won’t even be in top 10. It’s almost rehearsals time! Get ready for some favourites like Albania, Poland and Austria to flop .

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

And are you the Nostradamus who is so sure they will flop???

Filip
Filip
2 months ago

A little bit Overrated imo, the song is not really that good. It might do well with the televote, but i can already tell that the juries will not like this so much

Licko
Licko
2 months ago
Reply to  Filip

Juries dislike generic bops but this is something totally different

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Licko

Yeah its not generic at all. Its chaotic and messy but in a good way. People see “woman singing an upbeat song” and immediately think its generic

Kaiser
Kaiser
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

WTF hahahahaha imagine downvoting someone for such a harmless opinion. When i say esc fandom is a toxic mess people cry like babies

Alessio Milano
Alessio Milano
2 months ago

every year oliver and susan give a low score to albania …. this year is not acceptable

Kredential
Kredential
2 months ago

IMO, this is the one to watch this year – a real dark horse. If the staging and vocals are on point, a top 10 finish is on lock, and finishing higher wouldn’t be out of the question. I’m a little tired of it since it’s been out for 4 months and I’ve played it to death, but this is still a solid 8.5/10.

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

A bit of a flop for me and Ronela sounds quite aggressive

Jghtl
2 months ago

Isn’t this a bit too high?

Just wonder
2 months ago

7.97 come on!!! This is a joke

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

Rather high rating but it doesn’t really matter since this is an absolute BOP! Qauality ethnic and uptempo, probably the best of the uptempo entries this year! Both Albanian and English lyrics, I LOVE THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN THE DANCE BREAK AT THE BEGGINING OF THE SONG AND AFTER THE CHORUS! And Ronela’s charisma elevates the song even more live. My 13TH place, with an 8.5/10 RATING! 🙂
An ACTUALLY high quality ethno-pop!

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

*ethno-pop entry (forgot to finish my last sentence)

oli
oli
2 months ago

Yass. I love this. Albania and Spain are the divas I need this year.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
2 months ago

19 years after Sertab’s magical victory of Turkey and the ESC community is still desperately trying to find the next ethno-Pop Diva, not noticing that the world has moved on… even if the song is chaotic, as Oliver says, or non-entity, in my words. For long now has Albania been choosing form over substance and no year has it been more like that than this year. I listened to it and watch the performance now many times in the hope to find a glimpse of the gold that everybody is seeing in it, but failing miserably at it… Maybe it’s… Read more »

pmsbm
pmsbm
2 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Yep… Agree with you there’s not too much to it. Frankly I can see it being a surprise NQ.

raylee
raylee
2 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

sooo mad at Turkey for bringing that current to ESC . They dropped the bomb and then left