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Aurela Gaçe

Aurela Gace was born in Vlora on October 16th, 1974. She started singing at the age of 4, in the children’s festival in her native city of Vlora. From Festival to festival she continued to win different awards. She graduated with a degree in Drama, at the Academy of Arts in Tirana.

At the age of 19, she participated in the music festival on national TV in Tirana with her song Pegasus. Later on, she competed in the Spring Festival 94 and won the first award.

Aurela's real success began with her song Night in Fest 95. She also won the first prize in Fest 99 with her song S'jam Tribu, and in Fest 01 with her song I Feel.

She performed live concerts around Albania and released various albums from 1998 on. Aurela's style of singing varies from pop to folk. In 2002, Aurela moved in USA where she currently resides. She quickly gained popularity there, in the Albanian community.

Aurela’s comeback in the Albanian Song Festival, where she first started her career, was in 2005 as a special guest, and a year later she was awarded with the first prize in the Magic Song Festival with a song titled Open Yourself.

She is the winner of the last Albanian Radio Television Song Festival, and will represent Albania in Düsseldorf in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with her song Feel The Passion with the lyrics of Sokol Marsi, composed by Shpetim Saraci.

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Lyrics of Feel The Passion

Feel my heart Feel the words beat low
I sing my song and the eco flows
And wherever I go
I just want you to know
You’r the blood in my veins
and the love in my soul

You are my ware rippling in the sea
You drive my tears and you make me grieve
But wherever I go
I just want you to know
Oh sweet song of mine
I’m like an eagle in the open sky
I will never land I’m flying high


Let me share my song with you
Just feel the passion
Love the message shining through
A chain reaction
It brings my haven down to earth
And this is why
It drives me mad but it gives me life
I’m free to fly

And when I feel that I thirst for you
I’ll dab my lips with your morning dew
But wherever I go
I just want you to know
Sweet song live forever
And I’ll live with you