On December 22 she won the right to sing at Eurovision 2024 by topping the public poll at Festivali i Këngës 62.
And just weeks after fans got their first taste of “Zemrën n’dorë” (Heart in Hand), Besa Kokëdhima has confirmed she’ll be revamping the song.
Writing in the comments section of our YouTube reaction video, Besa made it clear she’s ready to do what it takes to elevate the song — and her chances of climbing the scoreboard in Malmö.
Responding to our criticism, she wrote: “Thank you babies!! Loved your reaction! Thank you for your kind words. You’re so cute. We’ll do our best on the revamp xx.”
Albania’s Besa Kokëdhima confirms “Zemrën n’dorë” revamp
Besa’s response shows that she’s open to criticism and ready to grow. She’s actively listening to feedback and ready to nip and tuck as needed.
Among other things, we suggested she create a more cohesive package — at the moment the balladry, rock and spoken word don’t quite cohere. We also suggested she move out of the grey zone by adding personality or some musical charisma. At the moment it’s just a bit too FiK-by-numbers.
Many of our readers have replied to our Instagram thread with their own suggestions.
“Keep it in Albanian!” @laurasiandixon writes. It’s a sentiment echoed by several others.
@esc_is_life suggested adding more ethnic instruments, while @j_shum999 said it’s not memorable enough. “More umph and some big notes needed….”
@tagihiragi wrote: “I really like the vibe the intro has, if they could continue that over to the rest of the song, I’d be psyched.”
What advice and suggestions do you have? Let us know down below…
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