The singer Elhaida Dani was chosen to represent Albania in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest when she won the 53rd edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song “Diell” (Sun) in December 2014. Her song was changed to ‘I’m Alive’ earlier this year and we now take a closer look at it. Click to read on.
Last night saw Albanian representative Elhaida Dani take to Facebook to announce that the writer of the song ‘Diell’ had decided to withdraw the song for personal reasons. The bizarre announcement stated that ‘The author of the song ‘Diell’, for personal and irrevocable reasons, has decided to withdraw the song and unfortunately it will be impossible for me to perform it in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.’
The Albanian broadcaster RTSH has since chosen a replacement song named ‘I’m Alive’ and will debut soon.
What do you think of the decision to change songs? Do you think the author really withdrew, or did Albania think they had better chances with a new song? Let us know your thoughts below.