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Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004

Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Country   Albania
National selection
Selection process Festivali i Këngës 42
Selection date(s) Semi-finals

18 December 2003

19 December 2003

Final

20 December 2003
Selected entrant Anjeza Shahini
Selected song "The Image of You"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (4th, 169 points)
Final result 7th, 106 points
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Albania was represented by Anjeza Shahini and the song "The Image of You". The Albanian National Final "Festivali i Këngës" took place on 18, 19 and 20 December 2003 at the Palace of Congress in Tirana, hosted by Adi Krasta and Ledina Çelo. Twenty-nine songs were presented in the Albanian language and divided into two semi-finals. Eleven songs from the first semi-final and seven songs from the second semi-final qualified for the competition on 20 December. Out of the eighteen songs competing in the final night, Anjeza Shahini was declared the winner with the song "Imazhi Yt".

At Eurovision, Anjeza sang a new version of the song, which was now in English and was reduced to three minutes. The tempo of the song was faster in its Eurovision form. During the semi-final Anjeza wore a light purple dress while her back-up singers wore teal shirts with white pants. Anjeza moved on to the final and was one of two performers from the semi-finals to change their appearance during the final. For the final, Anjeza wore a red and black short dress.

Festivali i Këngës 42 [ edit ]

For the semi-finals, see Festivali i Këngës 42.
Draw Singer Song Place
1 Arbër Arapi "Bota ime"
2 Kujtim Prodani "Ju të dashurat e mia" 4-5
3 Anisa Dervina "Sytë e zemrës"
4 Françesk Radi "Syri i saj po më verbon"
5 Rudi & Ingrid Jushi "Me ty" 4-5
6 Edmond Mancaku "Trill vjeshte"
7 Evis Mula "E dashuruar"
8 Kozma Dushi "E nesërmja tjetër kujt i takon"
9 Klajdi Musabelliu "Një shpresë për jetën time"
10 Rovena Dilo "Njëmijë zemra"
11 Mariza Ikonomi "Mbi urë" 2
12 Anjeza Shahini "Imazhi yt" 1
13 Eneda Tarifa "Qëndroj"
14 Rosela Gjylbegu "Hirushja" 3
15 Ermiona Lekbello "Ç'punë ke ti me dashurinë"
16 Orges Toçe "Eja"
17 Voltan Prodani "Kthehu dhe kujto"
18 Andi Kongo "Sikur të rroja sa kjo botë"

At Eurovision [ edit ]

For the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, a semi-final round was introduced in order to accommodate the influx of nations that wanted to compete. Albania made its debut and competed in the first semi-final of the 2004 Contest. In the semifinal she performed thirteenth, following Lithuania and preceding Cyprus. She advanced to the final placing fourth with 167 points. In the final she performed ninth, following Germany and preceding Ukraine. At the end of the voting Albania placed seventh with 106 points, getting 12 points from Macedonia.Meaning that Albania automatically qualified for the final in the 2005 contest.

Points awarded by Albania[1] [ edit ]

Points awarded to Albania (semi-final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Albania (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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