Saturday, December 28, 2013

Albania - One Night's Anger - Hersi Matmuja

Promo image from Hersi's Facebook
15 - 22 pts in semi 1
Herciana (Hersi) Matmuja won the 52nd Festivali i Këngës in Albania with the song Zemërimi I Një Natë (Anger of the night).
The song is written by Jorgo Papingji and Genti Lako.
For Eurovision an English version with a new arrangement is recorded. The Eurovision version is titled One Night's Anger.
Watch and listen here at the official Youtube channel
A promo set with cdsingle and DVD is issued. According to the inner sleeve it includes
CD :
- Zemërimi I Një Natë - original Albanian 3:33
- One Night's Anger - Instrumental 3:00
- One Night's Anger - Karaoke 3:00
- One Night's Anger - Official 3:00
- One Night's Anger - Unplugged 3:03
One Night's Anger - Video
and the 5 same songs.
But in fact both discs have the five songs in mp3 (192) format and no video is included.

One Night's Anger - Eurovision version
- on the official Copenhagen 2CD
Zemërimi I Një Natë - original Albanian
- promo cds
One Nights Anger - First English version, slightly different intro
- video clip.
One Night's Anger - Unplugged 3:03
One Night's Anger - Instrumental 3:00
- unplugged and instrumental on promo cds
One Night's Anger - Karaoke
- on the official karaoke album, digital release, promo

pic from TVSH 
Zemërimi I Një Natë is the fourth Festivali i Këngës entry for the singer:
Last year Hersi ended third in the Albanian competition with Kush Ta Dha Këtë Emër (Who gave you this name).
In December 2010 she participated with Me Cilin Rri Ti Dashuri (Stay with the one you love) and finished 11th.
In 2006 Ah Jetë, Oh Jetë (Ah life, Oh life) ended 10th in the FiK final.

More Albania
Hairy Rockers Adrian Lulgjuraj and Bledar Sejko failed to reach the final in 2013, but 2012 saw the best result for Albania ever: Rona Nishliu took her stunning Suus to the 5th spot in the final.
Festivali I Këngës veteran Aurela Gaçe got stuck in the Eurovision semi in 2011 but both Juliana Pasha (16th in 2010) and Kejsi Tola (17th in 2009) made it to the final.

Links and sources
Herciana's FB
Thanks to Jean-François and to Elona Malosmani at RTSH.

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