Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Historical Support Strength
In my opinion, Albania will comfortably achieve qualification and should attract plenty of mid-points from Western leaning nations.
Having had her original song pulled by the composer, Elhaida retreated to the US to work on a new song. Tonight I’m Alive was made public.
Elhaida will perform I’m Alive in second half of semi-final 1.
I’m Alive is tamer, yet more radio-friendly than her previous song, Diell. What it lacks in the big moments, it adds with its contemporary arrangement and greater western appeal.
Thankfully they’ve given I’m Alive a big ending to showcase Elhaida’s stellar vocals – that should ensure Albania earns recognition from the juries.
Albania are not hugely represented in semi-final 1, but they can at least call upon a few allies and a plumb second-half draw to help their qualification cause. In my opinion, they will comfortably achieve qualification and should attract plenty of mid-points from Western leaning nations. Going into the final, I could see Elhaida get 12th-18th, though I’m hoping for better from what is a well written song.
Are Albania on your qualification list?
- Qualification History
- Final Performance
Highest score: 146 (2012 – Rona Nishliu, Suus)
Lowest score: 22 (2014 – Hersi, One Night’s Anger)
Average semi-final finishing position: 10th
Average semi-final score: 75 points
Average final position: 13th
Average final score: 78 points
Italy – 12.0
FYR Macedonia – 11.3
Greece – 9.4
Switzerland – 8.5
Montenegro – 8.4
San Marino – 7.8
Austria – 6.3