Elhaida Dani is 21 years old, comming from the northern part of Albania. She won the talent-show "Star Akademi" in 2009, and "Top Fest" in 2012. She has been singing since she was a little girl, and started playing the piano when she was six. She has been studying Musicology at the "University of Arts" in Tirana.
Since its debut in 2004, Albania has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest every year. Best result is a 5th place in 2012. Out of the 11 times Albania has participated, it has qualified for the final six times.