Albanie 2004

Albania was represented by Anjeza Shahini and the song « The Image of You ». The Albanian National Final « Festivali i Këngës » took place on December 18, 19, and 20th, 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 December 20. 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

For the semi-finals, see Festivali i Këngës 42.
Singer Song Place
11 Mariza Ikonomi « Mbi urë » 2nd
12 Anjeza Shahini « Imazhi yt » 1st
14 Rosela Gjylbegu « Hirushja » 3rd

At Eurovision

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.

Points Awarded by Albania[1]

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

See also