Back in December 2022, Albania selected its entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Albina and Familija Kelmendi won Festivali i Këngës 61 with the song ‘‘Duje”.
They won the first ever Albanian festival to be determined by public vote
You can watch the live performance of the song, as it was performed in ” Festivali i Këngës 61“:
A couple of months later we are now getting a revamped version and music video of the song. You can watch it here:
The revamped version suggests a slightly different production. The chorus is more melodical, with some keyboards playing. We can also hear oriental string elements in the chorus and the outro.
However, some of the electronic production of the song still survives with us, it is just a little bit more “cleaner”.
The video clip reflects the story in the song: In any family, there can be conflicts and arguments. However, we must stay united and support each other
Who Are Albina & Familja Kelmendi?
Albina Kelmendi was born in Kosovo. She is a 25 year old singer, who has studied clarinet and piano.
In 2014, she reached the final of “The Voice of Albania”, where she was mentored by Elsa Lila
Albina & Familja Kelmendi consist of Albina, her 3 siblings (Albin, Sidorela and Vesa) and their parents (Albana and Bujar)
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