Albania – Aurela Gace has confirmed on her website that her Eurovision entry “Kenga ime” will, as expected, be translated into English for the performance in Düsseldorf. Gace will fly to Los Angeles to record the new version. They are considering to leave the chorus in Albanian tough. Since Albania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest the winner of the traditional and popular “Festivali i Këngës” was sent to Eurovision. All songs in this festival have to be performed in Albanian. For the Eurovision stage, however, the songs are usually translated into English.
A video will also be shot to promote the song. It will probably be released in the middle of March. Albania will compete in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 10. In our own pre-Eurovision competition “The Eurovision Knockout 2011” Albania will compete in Heat 14 against Sweden, Belgium and Malta