On Night 3 of Festivali i Këngës 61, she triumphantly rubbed her tummy and told Albania that she was six months pregnant. And moments afterwards, Albanian star Fifi cozied up with our Diego backstage in Tirana to explain that having a baby won’t interfere with her Eurovision dreams.
“I’m gonna give birth to my child on March, so it’s not gonna be a huge problem,” she says. “Plus my little baby is going to be a child from an artist and is, of course, gonna be raised really good.”
Her song “Stop” is a response to the bullying she endured from the media after fainting while a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother last year.
“It was hard for me because I fainted and everyone bullied me for that because they thought that I was acting and that was not true. I didn’t know back then, while I was inside, that that was happening.”
“After I fainted I thought that it would be better that I go out of this house. And then I left. And that was the best choice that I ever made. After I left I found the love of my life — maybe a couple of days after — and then my whole life changed. I started to be more positive and look at life from another angle.”
She isn’t here for criticism of the festival, or artists who think they’re above it.
“I think everybody should try once, FiK, because it’s a huge experience and I really enjoyed it,” she says. That’s despite enduring a very difficult opening night.
Thankfully, performing with an Albanian legend on Night 3 helped ease the pain — and paved the way for her to reveal her pregnancy to the nation.
“Even though on the first night I was sick with 38 C (100 F) temperature and I was, of course, pregnant and stuff and vomiting a lot — because my pregnancy was with vomiting — and I really wanted to keep quiet until there comes a day I’m gonna perform with Flori, as we did tonight, that I’m gonna say I am with child.”
It is super annoying how Wiwi promotes certain individuals over others. This was very objective and informative site days ago but right now is only slaying cheap divas. You need to have cheap fast song to be appraised by wiwi.
The thing is tho, why does Albina wants to perform with her Family
The sister – Beatriz – of 2nd place last year was also in Big Brother.
Did she win? Was she a good contestant?
The thing is that family isn’t that much perceived as “holy thing” in Western world as much as it is perceived in more traditional and conservative countries, so I’m not sure if people will relate to it so much.
I hope she wins 🙂
I don’t know, I didn’t receive Albina’s song so well. :/ It is more something Albanians could relate to rather than people in Europe.
She knows she has to win first, doesn’t she? Or is it the confirmation of the voting fixture? ?
Look at the video. Diego asks her “if” she wins.
Yawn! You’re pregnant… we get it. Using it for publicity is not cool. You’ll give birth 2 months before Eurovision. Vanna (Croatia 2001) gave birth 3 weeks before her performance and didn’t mention it.
Okay, first of all, Fifi is one of the biggest Popstars in Albania, of course she is Doing it Publicly because she has millions of fans. I dont Understand how you can compare Fifi with Vanna. It hass’t anything to do with using it in Publicity, it has something to do with telling it her fans in a Event that is important for her, maybe Even a lifechanging thing if she wins, because she will have the public vote in her Hand.?
What about Estonia 2013 and Malta 2016?
I hope not. Personally I hope Albania goes for something else than a powerballad
happened last year and the outcome was them managing to not qualifty in one of the weakest semis after a long time.makes absolute sense to turn back in powerballads.
No wonder she looked so large
“I’ll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.”
The two are not mutually exclusive, of course. There’s no reason for “large” to be an insult.