Albania makes its eighth appearance at Junior Eurovision in 2022. Representing the nation in Yerevan will be 11-year-old Kejtlin Gjata with “Pakëz Diell”, a song she wrote the lyrics for herself.
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Albania in Junior Eurovision 2022: Kejtlin Gjata with “Pakëz Diell”
Junior Fest 2022 was the competition used to select Albania’s act for Junior Eurovision. The grand final saw 18 young performers compete with the hope of securing the ticket to Yerevan. The result was determined by a three-person jury consisting of Kejsi Tola (Eurovision 2009), Efi Gjika (Junior Eurovision 2018) and Anna Gjebrea (Junior Eurovision 2021). In the end, it was Kejtlin Gjata who emerged as the winner.
Kejtlin hails from Durrës in Albania. A city by the coast, it means she’s used to being next to the sea and she enjoys this connection with nature.
The young singer draws musical inspiration from acts including Adele, Paloma Faith, and Josh Groban.
What do the “Pakëz Diell” lyrics mean?
“Pakëz Diell” translates to “A Little Bit of Sunshine” in English. Kejtlin sings about offering this small amount of light to someone in need during periods of darkness.
The verses set the scene for the arrival of night time. As the moon rises into the sky, Kejtlin confesses to the celestial body that she wishes the world would extinguish the fire of destruction that has consumed so many:
I pray for you, I would share the world with you
You feel me from beyond, the moon brings you closer
I want to confess to it an inner desire of mine
I want to ask the world to put out this fire
During the chorus, Kejtlin then offers her sunshine to another person she hopes to share a peaceful world with. She’s also willing to conserve her own life breath so that the individual in question can recover:
Oh I would love to share a little bit of sunshine with you
And each time you need me
I would give you my breath
“Pakëz Diell” lyrics – Kejtlin Gjata (Albania JESC 2022)
Lyircs: Kejtlin Gjata; Music: Endri Muça
Kur nata vjen, ashtu qetë nis e zbret ngadalë
When the night comes, and peacefully starts to rest
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