Albania: Rona Nishliu releases music video for cover of “Me lule t’bukra”

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Who doesn’t remember Rona Nishliu, who provided Albania with their best ever Eurovision result in 2012? Her successful music career continues across the Balkans and beyond and now sees the release of her latest music video for the single Me lule t’bukra (With beautiful flowers). 

Rona Nishliu brings on spring with her video clip! The song is not a new composition, but a cover of an older track from North Albania and becomes part of Rona’s second personal album, entitled MINDIL. The cover was rearranged by the quartet of the 32-year-old singer, “Rona Nishliu quartet“. Edon Ramadani played piano, Kiril Tufekcievski double bass, while Nesim Maxhuni took over the drums. The cover’s production is in memory of composer Tish Daija, who had initially penned the song.

The music video, which may be watched below, was directed by Alban Zogjani.

Rona Nishliu at Eurovision

Albania took part at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan and picked the Albanian-Kosovar singer Rona Nishliu as its representative, following her victory at their national selection event Festivali i Këngës 50. Rona defended the Albanian colors in Baku with her song Suus.

Her extraordinary vocal abilities were extensively discussed during the contest and eventually brought her to the 5th place of the final scoreboard, the best Eurovision result ever achieved by the country of the Balkans, since their debut in 2004. It’s noteworthy that she had collected exactly the same amount of points in both the first semi-final and the Grand Final (146 points).

Below you may recall her performance at the Grand Final of Eurovision 2012: