Elhaida Dani wins FiK at her second attempt

The three-night long Festivali i Këngës culminated on Sunday night in Albania. 18 acts had qualified to the final and the winner was determined By a seven-member jury.

The jury consisted of Agim Doçi, Rona Nishliu, David Tukiçi, Genc Dashi, Evi Reçi, Alida Hisku and Fatos Baxhaku.

When the results were announced, it was clear that the 21-year old singer Elhaida Dani had won the festival. Her entry is called ‘Diell’ which means sun. The song is composed by Aldo Shllaku, Viola Trebicka and Sokol Mars.

1. Elhaida Dani – Diell (82 points)
2. Bojken Lako Band – Të ndjej (62 pts)
3. Lindita Halimi – S’të fal (45 pts)
4. Besiana Mehmedi & Shkodran Tolaj – Kështjella (31 pts)
5. Marsela Çibukaj – S’muj (28 pts)
6. Gjergj Leka – Himn (24 pts)
7. Rezarta Smaja – Më rrëmbe (23 pts)
8. Mjellma Berisha – Sot jetoj (22 pts)
9. Venera Lumani – Dua të jetoj (20 pts)
10. Emi Bogdo – Një femër (18 pts)
11. Erga Halilaj – Ti s’më njeh (15 pts)
=12. Enver Petrovci – Të vranë bukuri (12 pts)
=12.Jozefina Simoni – Mendje trazi (12 pts)
14. Altin Goci – Rock për gjithë jetën (9 pts)
15. Saimir Braho – Kristal (3 pts)
=16. Klajdi Musabelliu – Vetëm te ti besoj (0 pt)
=16. Estela Brahimllari – Kjo natë (0 pt)
=16. Agim Poshka – Në rrugën tonë (0 pt)

Elhaida won the local Star Academy -talent contest at the age of 16 in 2009. A couple of years later she entered Festivali i Këngës for the first time but didn’t reach the top. In 2013 she won the Italian The Voice.

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