Eurovision 2017 – Albania’s Entry

Albania is sending Lindita with her entry World. Lindita Halimi, 27, is a singer-songwriter who rose to fame after winning the sixth edition of the competition Top Fest. In 2016 she won the Albanian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Festivali i Këngës, and will represent the country in Kyiv.

Lindita Halimi was born in Kosovo and began her singing career in 2003 when she was 14 years old. She studied music theory, vocal coaching and the piano. In 2007 she was a finalist in Albanian Idol, Lindita joined a band called Ngroba. She has won numerous awards over the years at a local, national and international level, including The Voice Awards in 2004, Best New Artist at Top Fest.

In 2009 Lindita started her career as a solo artist going on to win Top Fest in Albania. She has participated several times in the Albanian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Festivali i Këngës. In 2013 Lindita moved to the United States and participated in American Idol in 2016 where she finished in the top 25. She is working on her first English album and also speaks German, Spanish and Croatian.

Source: The Huffington Post

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