Born in Shköder, Arilena Ara (21) has been singing since the age of 5 and, as a kid, participated in many festivals and song competitions, eventually winning X Factor Albania at the age of 14.
In 2014, Arilena released her first successful single Aeroplan, and 2 years later, she participated at the Kenga Magjike festival with the song Nentori where she won the Best Ballad Award. The song went on to become a hit, even beyond Albania, accumulating well more than 100 million streams online.
Arilena is the winner of several international awards and has performed hundreds of live shows in the last few years. Most recently, Arilena was one of the coaches in The Voice Of Albania.