Who is Jonida Maliqi? Meet the artist representing Albania in Eurovision 2019

 Jonida Maliqi, Albanians representer at Eurovision 2019 song contest
 Albania hopes to win the "Eurovision 2019", led by the singer Jonida Maliqi, who started her career at the age of 13. Albania tonight will make the 16th appearance at Eurovision after joining this musical competition since 2004.

Who is Jonida Maliqi?

Jonida is the familiar face of the showbizz world in Albania, which has competed in a variety of singing races. She graduated from the University of Arts in Tirana and studied violin and guitar.

At the age of 13, he debuted at the Albanian 'Song Festival' - a great race for the Albanian song with the "Children's Planet". The 36-year-old has released her first album in 2006, and was part of the 'Ten Commandments' theater, where she played the Juliet in the Albanian music version of Romeo and Juliet.

She became a television personality in 2016 when he appeared in the jury of "The Voice of Albania".

What does the song of Albania in Eurovision mean?

Jonida will be introduced to Eurovision with the song "Return to Earth", that will be sung in English. During an interview to the Eurovision Wiwibloggs fans, she explained the meaning of the text, revealing that has to do with the emigration of Albanians, especially with regard to the Kosovo War. It is written "for Albanians, immigrants, for all people around the world".

A video of Maliqi's performance at the 'Song Festival' is now online, giving viewers a brief glimpse of what's coming tonight.

Why was Jonida Maliqi elected to represent Albania?

After much effort, in December 2018, Jonida took part in the 57th edition of the Albanian 'Song Festival', and eventually won it. According to the rules of the show, this means that she became the country's representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.



Our singer is expected to perform tonight in the second semifinal of this race among the 18 countries, where only 10 of them will qualify for the grand finale of May 18.

Northern Macedonia, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy and Germany are the countries that have the right to vote for Albania as in these countries live a large part of Albanians. The voting will open immediately after all the songs have been completed. For 15 minutes, Albanians living in these countries can vote in the numbers shown on television.
Who is Jonida Maliqi? Meet the artist representing Albania in Eurovision 2019 Who is Jonida Maliqi? Meet the artist representing Albania in Eurovision 2019 Thursday, May 16, 2019 Rating: 5
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