Albania

Take a look at Anxhela Peristeri’s first rehearsal from Albania

EBU / THOMAS HANSES

A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Albanian delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Here you can see a fragment of the first Albanian rehearsal:

Below you can see a gallery of images about her first contact with the stage and the cameras.

Photos: EBU / THOMAS HANSES

Anxhela Peristeri

Anxhela Peristeri was born on 24 March 1986 into an Albanian family of the Eastern Orthodox faith in the city of Korçë, then part of the People’s Republic of Albania, present Albania. Her grandfather is of Greek origin.

After graduating from high school in Tirana, Peristeri and her family moved to Greece. Describing her life in the latter country, she had stated that she experienced discrimination because of her Albanian origin. In December 2001, Peristeri unsuccessfully participated in the 40th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song “Vetëm ty të kam”.

Later that year, she entered the Miss Albania national pageant in Tirana. In June 2016, she emerged as the winner of the first season of Your Face Sounds Familiar. Later, in December 2016, she debuted at Kënga Magjike with the song “Genjështar”, finishing in the second place. Then in December 2017, she won the 19th edition of Kënga Magjike with the song “E Çmëndur”.

In October 2020, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) announced Anxhela as one of the contestants selected to compete in the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song Karma. Peristeri emerged victorious and was announced as Albania’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the contest’s organisers (NPO, NOS and AVROTROS) announced last january a final decision regarding the scenario that will ensure the health and safety of all people that will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. From all the initial four scenarios they considered at the beginning, the organisers have decided to implement ‘Scenario B’.

The health safety and protocols that will be followed match with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines for similar large-scale events such as sports competitions.

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Eurovision 2021 - Semi-Final 2

Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears - Tout l’Univers3631
San Marino: Senhit - Adrenalina3161
Greece: Stefania Liberakakis - Last dance2914
Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið - 10 Years2573
Bulgaria: VICTORIA - Growing Up Is Getting Old2465
Finland: Blind Channel - Dark Side2160
Serbia: Hurricane - Loco Loco1988
Moldova: Natalia Gordienko - Sugar1501
Albania: Anxhela Peristeri - Karma1345
Latvia: Samanta Tīna - The Moon Is Rising1314
Portugal: The Black Mamba - Love Is On My Side1188
Czech Republic: Benny Cristo - omaga1071
Denmark: Fyr & Flamme - Øve Os På Hinanden1007
Austria: Vincent Bueno - Amen917
Estonia: Uku Suviste - The Lucky One848
Poland: Rafał Brzozowski - The Ride796
Georgia: Tornike Kipiani - You411



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