A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Albanian delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Albanian rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about her first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Photos: EBU / THOMAS HANSES
Anxhela Peristeri was born on 24 March 1986 into an Albanian family of the Eastern Orthodox faith in the city of Korçë, then part of the People’s Republic of Albania, present Albania. Her grandfather is of Greek origin.
After graduating from high school in Tirana, Peristeri and her family moved to Greece. Describing her life in the latter country, she had stated that she experienced discrimination because of her Albanian origin. In December 2001, Peristeri unsuccessfully participated in the 40th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song “Vetëm ty të kam”.
Later that year, she entered the Miss Albania national pageant in Tirana. In June 2016, she emerged as the winner of the first season of Your Face Sounds Familiar. Later, in December 2016, she debuted at Kënga Magjike with the song “Genjështar”, finishing in the second place. Then in December 2017, she won the 19th edition of Kënga Magjike with the song “E Çmëndur”.
In October 2020, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) announced Anxhela as one of the contestants selected to compete in the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song Karma. Peristeri emerged victorious and was announced as Albania’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the contest’s organisers (NPO, NOS and AVROTROS) announced last january a final decision regarding the scenario that will ensure the health and safety of all people that will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. From all the initial four scenarios they considered at the beginning, the organisers have decided to implement ‘Scenario B’.
The health safety and protocols that will be followed match with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines for similar large-scale events such as sports competitions.
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Eurovision 2021 - Semi-Final 2
|Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears - Tout l’Univers||3631|
|San Marino: Senhit - Adrenalina||3161|
|Greece: Stefania Liberakakis - Last dance||2914|
|Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið - 10 Years||2573|
|Bulgaria: VICTORIA - Growing Up Is Getting Old||2465|
|Finland: Blind Channel - Dark Side||2160|
|Serbia: Hurricane - Loco Loco||1988|
|Moldova: Natalia Gordienko - Sugar||1501|
|Albania: Anxhela Peristeri - Karma||1345|
|Latvia: Samanta Tīna - The Moon Is Rising||1314|
|Portugal: The Black Mamba - Love Is On My Side||1188|
|Czech Republic: Benny Cristo - omaga||1071|
|Denmark: Fyr & Flamme - Øve Os På Hinanden||1007|
|Austria: Vincent Bueno - Amen||917|
|Estonia: Uku Suviste - The Lucky One||848|
|Poland: Rafał Brzozowski - The Ride||796|
|Georgia: Tornike Kipiani - You||411|
Number of voters: 447