Albania: Arilena Ara releases final version of Eurovision 2020 entry - "Fall From The Sky"

The final version of Albania's entry for Eurovision 2020 has just been released. "Shaj" was revamped and is now titled "Fall From The Sky"

Albania was the first country to hold their national selection by the end of December 2019 but one of the last countries to reveal the final version of their song.

Arilena Ara won the 58th edition of Festivali i Këngës and with it the honour of representing Albania in Rotterdam. It was later confirmed that "Shaj" would be going through a revamp and an English version was being discussed... Well, it happened.

The Albanian broadcaster, RTSH, has now unveiled the final version of the song that is now titled Fall From The Sky.

Albania 2020: Arilena Arana – "Fall From The Sky"

Arilena Ara

Arilena Ara is an Albanian singer who was born in the late 90s.

The singer rose to fame due to her victory in the Albanian version of The X Factor's second season in 2012. Only in 2014 she released her first single ("Aeroplan") that topped the charts in the country and was only the beginning for a serie of hit songs.

In 2016 Arilena managed to spawn a hit in Romania by hitting the top spot in Romanian Airplay 100 chart.

More recently, the singer has been a coach in the third edition of Albania's The Voice Kids.

Albania 2018: Eugent Bushpepa - "Mall"

Albania in Eurovision Song Contest

Since debuting in 2004, Albania has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest every year. Best result is a 5th place in 2012, where Rona Nishliu sang "Suus".

Albania 2018: Eugent Bushpepa - "Mall"

Out of the 16 times Albania has participated, they have qualified for the Grand final 9 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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