Almost a month ago, Junior Fest 2023, the Albanian selection process for Junior Eurovision took place. After the decision of a jury panel, Viola Gjyzeli was crowned as the winner with her song “Bota Ime” and will therefore represent the nation in Nice.
Behind Viola’s song, “Bota Ime”, there is a well-known to Eurovision fans lyricist, Eriona Rushiti. Eriona Rushiti has also written Ktheju Tokës (Eurovision 2019 Albania) and Duje (Eurovision 2023 Albania).
The official video of “Bota Ime” was released a while ago via the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel.
You can watch the official video of “Bota Ime” below:
Who is Viola Gjyzeli?
Viola, who was born in Italy to Albanian parents, initially showed her interest for performing at the age of seven, when she entered and won a children’s song contest in her birthplace of Durrës. That first award was only the beginning of the young girl’s journey as she worked towards her dream of becoming a professional singer over the next few years. Except singing, Viola also enjoys playing sports, such as basketball and ping-pong.
The 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Nice, France, on the 26th of November, following Lissandro’s win last year in Yerevan.
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