• Eneda Tarifa: Albania's 2016 Eurovision entry (Source Eurovision.tv) (Eurovision)Source: Eurovision
Albania's Eneda Tarifa will sing 'Fairytale' at SEMI-FINAL 2 of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
Chris Zeiher

7 Apr 2016 - 5:06 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2016 - 2:51 PM

Actress/TV Host/Singer Eneda Tarifa is a household name in Albania and neighbouring Kosovo and her victory at the Festivali I Kenges proved a very popular one across the region.

“Fairytale” was recently translated into English from Albanian and with this change it has lost little sprinkle of its magic. There's always time to flip it back Eneda! And she'd better deliver on the beautiful Albanian musical motifs.

Tarifa’s profile across the Balkans may assist in her gathering enough points to get out of this Semi-Final but that too may prove to be a Fairytale.   

Watch Eneda Tarifa's official video for 'Fairytale':

Four Questions with Eneda Tarifa

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
  1.  Way of singing which is a bit special (with exclamations) that makes the song sound different
  2.  The beat which is sensual, well mixed with light Albanian motives 
  3.   Backing vocals are important in the song which gives a populist element to the whole
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
  1. I was not sure if I would sing the song because it was a challenge for me
  2. I gave up participating in different song contests. I returned after six years
  3. I studied philosophy and sociology. My everyday job is TV host. I'm a mum of a three years old daughter
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

I drink water with lime and I do warm up exercises for my voice 20 minutes before going on stage.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It is important because the audience is the biggest ever for my career. The show is fantastic, well organised and I was warned by other artists that have participated before that this was a very impressive organisation, an experience that you should try at least once in your life if you are a singer. Last but not least, to represent my country, Albania, which I love.

Watch Eneda's video interview

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The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend - Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Grand Final Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from 5am on Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May.

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