Lindita appears to be saving revealing her final costume choice for a later date, as she performed in this rehearsal wearing a bright pink jacket and jeans. Going by previous performances, she is likely to be wearing an elegant mermaid-style dress.
Lindita placed in eighth position in day 1 of ESCToday’s Daily Press Poll 2017, having received a total of 9 points from across 35 press voters.
How did Albania rank in day 1 of ESCToday’s Press Poll 2017? Follow our live video with the full results from today’s rehearsals!
Live link with Lindita following her first day of rehearsals and conferences in Kyiv!
“I really love the sound, I love the stage. I’m so excited to be here! I’m loving Ukraine; beautiful city, beautiful people, amazing hospitality.”
Posted by Lindita on Sunday, April 30, 2017
Lindita posts following her first meet & greet session in Kyiv
Backstage and Rehearsal:
Snippet of rehearsal:
Lindita’s team is live broadcasting the rehearsal on Facebook (including a full rehearsal of Georgia):
Lindita prepares for her first rehearsal in her hotel:
Check out the gallery of Lindita’s first rehearsal:
During her Meet & Greet with the organizers and press after her first rehearsal, Lindita stated that she got to know about the Eurovision Song Contest when her country debuted in 2004.
She stated that she finds Eurovision as a big step in her career and she will learn a lot about professionalism.
Lindita also stated that her best friends amongst all the Eurovision participants is the Montenegrin hopeful Slavko, who also rehearses today. Lindita had only good words to say about him during her visit to Montenegro a few weeks ago.
The most significant part of Albania’s performance is the backdrop which is styled as the preview video of World, along with a ticking clock on the floor. It is the best part of the overall performance as Lindita’s voice isn’t as strong as it is in the studio version.
Four hardly noticeable backing singers are spread at the back in a very Albanian way (reminds of Aurela Gaçe in 2011).