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Jonida Maliqi

Jonida Maliqi will represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. She is a graduate of the University of Arts in Tirana and studied the violin and guitar. She won many prizes and awards, including the first place in several national children festivals in Albania and Albania's musical event Kënga Magjike.

Jonida Maliqi participated in the televised music competitions Top Fest and Festivali i Këngës in Albania and took part in various international festivals all over Europe. Jonida not only performs as a solo artist, but has also starred in various musicals in Albania. Besides being a singer, she is also a presenter, hosting several musical and dancing shows on Albanian television. With her 435,000 Instagram followers she is a well known influencer and fashion icon in her home country.

Lyrics of Ktheju tokës

Ti këndon edhe qan
Në duar lotët mbledh
I mban

Një ditë jeton
Në tjetrën vdes
Sa mall, pak shpresë
I vetëm, pa identitet

Ktheju tokës tënde
O njeri që zemrën le peng

Ktheju tokës tënde
Ti e di një zemër të pret

Një ditë jeton
Në tjetrën vdes
Sa mall, pak shpresë
I vetëm, pa identitet

Ktheju tokës tënde
O njeri që zemrën le peng

Ktheju tokës tënde
Ti e di një zemër të pret
You sing and cry
In hands, tears are gathered
You hold them

One day you live,
The next you die
So much nostalgia, so little hope
Alone, no identity

Return to your land
Oh man that let the heart hostage
Return to your land
You know there is a heart waiting for you

One day you live
The next you die
So much nostalgia, so little hope
Alone, no identity

Return to your land
Oh man that let the heart hostage
Return to your land
You know there is a heart waiting for you