Klinti Çollaku is considered as one of the best young singers in Albania, he won the sixth season of “The Voice of Albania” and so far he has released several songs and music videos while also he took part at musical festivals in Albania.
Hello Klinti, you rose to fame after you won sixth season of The Voice Albania back in 2017 how was that experience and how did it change your life?
I dreamed being on the voice since i was a kid and at 2017 I dedicated to participate to make my dream come true to win the voice of Albania. That was an amazing experience,an amazing journey which ended very well and people started knowing me more.
This is your second time competing at Festival i këngës, the first time was back in 2017 when you ended on 6th place with the song “Me Jetë”, a ballad, composed by Endrit Shani and lyrics were written by Pandi Laço which are also the ones behind your entry this year “Do t’ia dal” what inspired you to take part at the competition again?
This time is for a more powerful and meaningful reason,its because not only Albania but the whole world is going through a pandemic and the message that the song gives is “I will make it through no matter what” Its a message I need to hear and people need to hear. I love this song and I cant wait to perform it live.
When you participated both at Kënga Magjike and Festival i këngës you ended on 6th place will that change this year and if you win how would the chance to represent Albania at Eurovision make you feel?
It’s also my dream since I was a kid,I dont know why but I feel that not necessarily this time but one day I will be at the Eurovision Stage,because is you work for your dream and you really want it,you can get it!
What was the idea behind “Do t’ia dal” and what does it mean for you, are Endrit and Pandi the perfect team you will never change?
Its a big ballad with a big message,I explained at the second question how much it means to me.Endrit and Pandi are very similar to my taste in music thats why I collaborated with them two times but that doesn’t mean I will never change.
Can you tell us something about your performance?
I can only say that I will keep It simple and it will be very emotional.
The competition of this year’s Festival i këngës is so tough, which act do you see as the biggest competitor/like the most?
For real, I only compete with my self so I don’t want to give other names,because everyone is special in their own way.
What is your first memory related to Eurovision? Do you watch the show regularly and which song is your favourite?
I remember i was only 6 years old when Albania took part for the first time with Anjeza Shahini In Eurovision. That was the first time I watched Eurovision.
What do you do when you are not creating music and singing?
I just finished studying for Business And Management and Behind music everyday I study for new ways to help my family business, I go out with my friends,I go to gym etc.
What are your plans after Festival i këngës?
I will continue writing songs,i have a lot in archive so I cant wait to share them with the public.
Thank you so much for your time Klinti. We wish you the best of luck at Festivali i këngës.
You can listen to “Do t’ia dal” below
Don’t forget to vote for your favourite at Festival i këngës 59!
- Rosela Gjylbegu - Vashëzo 16%, 473 votes473 votes 16%473 votes - 16% of all votes
- Anxhela Peristeri - Karma 14%, 397 votes397 votes 14%397 votes - 14% of all votes
- Inis Neziri - Pendesë 12%, 359 votes359 votes 12%359 votes - 12% of all votes
- Era Rusi - Zjarri im 11%, 315 votes315 votes 11%315 votes - 11% of all votes
- Mirud - Nëse vdes 8%, 232 votes232 votes 8%232 votes - 8% of all votes
- Kastro Zizo - Vallja e jetës 8%, 229 votes229 votes 8%229 votes - 8% of all votes
- Orgesa Zaimi - Valixhja e kujtimeve 6%, 172 votes172 votes 6%172 votes - 6% of all votes
- Gigliola Haveriku - E lirë 5%, 160 votes160 votes 5%160 votes - 5% of all votes
- Xhesika Polo - Më mbron 5%, 138 votes138 votes 5%138 votes - 5% of all votes
- Gjergj Kaçinari - Më jep jetë 5%, 133 votes133 votes 5%133 votes - 5% of all votes
- Kamela Islamaj - Kujtimet s'kanë formë 2%, 69 votes69 votes 2%69 votes - 2% of all votes
- Evi Reçi - Tjerr 2%, 63 votes63 votes 2%63 votes - 2% of all votes
- Viktor Tahiraj - Nënë 2%, 53 votes53 votes 2%53 votes - 2% of all votes
- Wendi Mancaku - Vesi i shpirti tim 2%, 49 votes49 votes 2%49 votes - 2% of all votes
- Florent Abrashi - Vajzë 1%, 36 votes36 votes 1%36 votes - 1% of all votes
- Festina Mejzini - Kush je ti dashuri 1%, 22 votes22 votes 1%22 votes - 1% of all votes
- Sardi Strugaj - Kam me t'ba me kajt 1%, 22 votes22 votes 1%22 votes - 1% of all votes
- Devis Xherahu - Peng 0%, 11 votes11 votes11 votes - 0% of all votes
Let us know your impressions of “Do t’ia dal” by Klint Çollaku in the comments below and at our social media links!