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

Albanian text

Kur nata vjen, ashtu qetë nis e zbret ngadalë
Hëna troket, si nje zanë përmbi xham
Dua t’i them, një dëshirë që brenda mbaj
Dua t’i them, shuaja botës ti këtë zjarr

Sa shumë e dua, pakëz diell me ty ta ndaj
Dhe sa herë të kesh nevojë ti për mua
Edhe frymën do ta jap

Lutem për ty, që çdo gjë bashkë në botë ta ndajmë
Nga larg më ndjen, edhe hëna të sjell pranë
Dua t’i them, një dëshirë që brenda mbaj
Dua t’i them, shuaja botës ti këtë zjarr

Sa shumë e dua, pakëz diell me ty ta ndaj
Dhe sa herë të kesh nevojë ti për mua
Edhe frymën do ta jap

Sa shumë e dua, pakëz diell me ty ta ndaj
Dhe sa herë të kesh nevojë ti për mua
Edhe frymën do ta jap

Sa shumë e dua, pakëz diell me ty ta ndaj
Dhe sa herë të kesh nevojë ti për mua
Edhe frymën do ta jap

… do ta jap
Edhe frymën do ta jap

English translation

When the night comes, and peacefully starts to rest
The moon clinks like a fairy on the glass
I want to confess to it an inner desire of mine
I want to ask the world to put out this fire

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

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

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

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

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

… I will save
Save my breath for you

Are you a fan of “Pakëz Diell” by Kejtlin Gjata? Do the lyrics resonate with you? Let us know in the comments below.

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Samira
Samira
1 month ago

Cute lyrics but unfortunately a god awful composition altogether. This screams ‘last place’ to me 🙁

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Okay, except for the “pray” mention. Who brainwashed this poor child?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I do very much appreciate that, and I put no fault at Kejtlin’s door whatsoever. It’s just this one word I don’t like, and even that could be just the English translation. What does “pray” mean?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Why would she want to pray, and to who? God? Religion should be made illegal for under eighteens. Parents and schools deluding innocent minds like that is abuse.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

No. Religion should be allowed, but indoctrination of babies should not. Let them make up their own minds when they grow up.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

She’s eleven, and she prays. That’s proof enough for me.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I will grant you absolution.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

You will get a big surprise when you die, just wait.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

No. It will be a nice surprise.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

The surprise will be that I, Jonas, am God. Now you’ve ruined it.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Cake is served at the end of mass. A bit flat and tasteless, but still. Glute-free also available. Do this in memory of me.

Donkey
Donkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

you’re a horrible person

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Donkey

I am? Oh dear, what a pity.

Blah
Blah
6 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Your comment only ruin this song beautiful meaning! just dont complain, who care about you hate god, teaching religion or pray anyway? dont be a child!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
2 months ago

I love this song very much and I love the Albanian language. I wish Kejtlin Gjata good luck in Yerevan and I will vote for her,

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

This comparison makes no sense, at all.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Ok lol if people think to compare a jesc act with an esc act is relevant….I thought it was not the same contest but 2 different, sorry my bad that’s true jesc is becoming esc 2.0 I had forgotten that.

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

I love this girl’s voice, the song is a simple pretty albanese ballad, last year Albania tried something different than usual for them, an uptempo danceable song and it didn’t work very well unfortunately so it’s legitimate imo for them to come back to something more on their roots, Albania is well known for its beautiful ballads. I wish her to enjoy this experience as much as she can. Good luck to Kejtlin!