The Albanian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2004, Anjeza Shahini, returned to her homeland after studying for 2 years in Vienna. In an interview with the Albanian newspaper Korrieri, the 20 year old singer talked about her stay in Austria and plans for the future. She also revealed that she'd like to represent her country one more time at the Eurovision Song Contest!
After her participationin the2004 Eurovision Song Contest, Anjeza left for Vienna to study pop, rock and jazz music at university. Anjeza stated: "I really had a great time in Austria; it was a great experience. I got the chance to work with several talented producers. However, now that I've finished my studies, I think it's time to start my musical career in Albania."
The return of Anjeza to Albania, came along with several invitations to participatein musical events. In November she will take part in the biggest Albanian music festival, Kenga Magjike. At the moment, Anjeza is finishing her new album and she's shootingthe videoclip for the first hit single, which should air on Albanian television within a couple of weeks.
Anjeza also revealed that she'd like to participatein Festivali i Kenges (popular Albanian music festival and the national selectionfor the Eurovision Song Contest at the same time) again in the future. "The Eurovision Song Contest was an amazing experience and to take part again might be an excellent chance to build up my musical career" says Anjeza. However, the Albanian singer hasn't confirmed her participation for December….yet!
Anjeza Shahini participated in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul. Her charming performance of the song The image of you led her toa 7th place, the best Albanian result ever.