Ledina Celo, who will be representing Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, will sing Tomorrow I go, the English version of her winning song in the Albanian national final entitled Neser shkoj. Unlike last year, the Albanian entry will be presented by a professional video clip.
Tomorrow I go
As Ledina Celo earlier told in an interview with esctoday.com, her song will be performed in English. Tomorrow I go is the title of her song for Kiev. Sidorela Risto wrote the English lyrics to Neser shkoj, a song that had been composed by Adrian Hila and written by Pandi Laco. Composer Adrian Hila also remixed the song to its three minutes Eurovision version.
“There has been a good combination regarding the language, accent and phrases. The first moment I read the lyrics, it was comfortable to sing it,” explains Ledina Celo. Speaking about the upcoming event, Albania's Ledina Celo says that she is anxious about the performance there. “I want to make a good performance. Unfortunately, I will not have back up singers, as I chose the dancers to be with me on stage,” she adds.
A professional video clip
Unlike last year, the Albanian entry has a professional video clip. The traditional and modern aspects co-exist in the new video clip of the song, a mixture of traditional Albanian costumes and traditional elements and the modern rhythms. “There were two or three rooms where the video clip has been shot. It gives the atmosphere of a room, where the bride stays before her wedding ceremony. The girl is preparing herself according to the tradition, speaking with her mother and thinking of her future, that expects her after the wedding“, Ledina Celo explains the content of the video.
The costumes have been created by the well-known Albanian fashion designer Enada At Nikolla. Ledina Celo wears a costume, traditional for the Northern Albanian area. “The traditional costume is part of the ancient traditions when the family says goodbye to the girl, bride. I chose the costumes from Northern
Albania. At the very beginning all seemed weird, as I haven't tried it before, but very soon I felt comfortable and I think it suits me.”
Ledina Celo in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest
Ledina Celo won the Albanian National Song Contest (Festivali I Kenges ne RTSH) in December 2004 with her song Neser shkoj. According to the rules, the winner of this event represents Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest. Celo is the second Albanian to represent the country in Eurovision, after the performance of Anjeza Shahini with the song The image of you, last year in Turkey.
Ledina Celo is currently working on her new album and dedicating herself to her act to be performed in the final of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.