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Anjeza Shahini

ALBANIA 2004

The original Albanian Eurovision Queen. Anjeza made history by being the first person ever to represent Albania!

Anjeza Shahini was born in Tirana the capital of Albania. In 2003, by the age of 16-year-old, Anjeza won the first edition of Friday Night Fever, the Albanian version of Pop Idol. In December of the same year, along with 29 other singers, she competed at the three-day RTSH song festival (Festivali I Këngës 42) at the Tirana Palace of Congress with the song "Imazhi yt", a synthesized pop tune.

 

After two preliminary rounds, Anjeza reached the final on 20 December, at the end of which, hosts Adi Krasta and Ledina Çelo presented her as the winner of the combined jury and televote. That meant she would represent Albania in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey, in Albania's debut year in the competition.

For the ESC finals, a three-minute English version of the song entitled 'The Image of You' was created. (The original song was four and a half minutes in length). Anjeza sang in the semi-final of ESC on 12th of May 2004, and finished fourth out of twenty-two. This top-ten finish, secured Anjeza a place in the final where on 15th of May she competed with contestants from twenty-four other countries and finished seventh with a total of 106 points!

Since Eurovision, Anjeza has won countless music awards and accolades in Albania, releasing several singles and albums and we are delighted to showcase her at the second EuroStarz concert!

The Image of You

How strange the feeling in your soul
When love invades your very being
Another "me" or so I'm told
And life takes on another meaning

Day after day, I go through the motions
Stumbling my way, life is a blur
Slave of my love, of my emotions
You're in my eyes, you're in my heart

One kiss, one heart, in time
A kiss, the moment, is mine

I close my eyes, I breathe
I'm queen of the world of make believe

You make me feel, a little crazy
You make me see, your tears are true
You make my days and nights so hazy
You make me feel the image of you

You make me feel, a little crazy
You make me see, your tears are true
You make my days and nights so hazy
You make me feel the image of you

You make me feel, a little crazy
You make me see

One kiss, one heart, in time
A kiss, the moment, is mine

I close my eyes, I breathe
I'm queen of the world of make believe

You make me feel, a little crazy
You make me see, your tears are true
You make my days and nights so hazy
You make me feel the image of you

You make me feel, a little crazy
You make me see, your tears are true
You make my days and nights so hazy
You make me feel the image of you

You make me feel, a little crazy
You make me see, your tears are true
You make me feel, image of you

I know, it's just, a dream
I feel, l love, this life
I know, it's just, a dream
I feel, l love, this life