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Albania 2014 | ESC Reporter


 

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  • Herciana Matmuja, aka Hersi, began her singing career at age 8. She spent her childhood competing in festivals and talent shows. Despite not having a ton of popularity in Albania at the time, Hersi competed in several years of the Albanian music festival, Festivali i Këngës.
    Aside from performing, Hersi studied at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in the world, where she acquired a classical music training.


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    Hersi has been an avid participant of Festivali i Këngës, a music festival that doubles as Albania’s selection show for Eurovision.

    She first competed in the show in 2006, where she received the 10th place. After a four-year break, Hersi returned in 2010 and ended up 11th. In 2011, she returned and ended up as one of the artists with the dreaded “nul points.”

    In 2012, things turned around and she landed at 3rd place with her song “Kush ta dha këtë emër?” Her success led to her return in 2013 when she entered the song “Zemërimi i një nate.” Hersi won the votes of the jury and was announced as the Albanian entry for Eurovision 2014. Since her victory, her entry has be made into an English version “One Night’s Anger.” It will be this version that will be performed in Copenhagen.


  • Say no, let go, keep your breath, as the anger flows
    I Know, you know, words can hurt, you’ll regret them though
    So say say say say you’ll be there when the words are done
    Don’t give in your pride,
    Keep calm and think twice

    Chorus: Free your mind from the doubts that are tickling
    Free your heart, and let the peace enlighten your feelings
    Sun will rise, and the light will be clearing
    The tides of the night
    keep calm and think twice

    Say no, let go, night will fade and the day will glow
    I know, you know, that the morning is brighter so
    Please say say say say you’ll be there when the words are done
    Don’t give in your pride
    Let go and don’t cry

    Chorus: Free your mind from the doubts that are tickling
    Free your heart, and let the peace enlighten your feelings
    Sun will rise, and the light will be clearing
    The tides of the night
    Keep calm and think twice

    Chorus: Wait a tick tiny tick, you’ll regret it (just wanna say it right)
    Wait a tick tiny tick; you’ll forget it (I want to let it out)
    Anything isn’t it you want to get it,
    Maybe tomorrow, will be late to get by

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“This time, I have bigger expectations”

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