Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Jonida Maliqi

Jonida Maliqi

Ktheju tokës

Jonida Maliqi

Ktheju tokës

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.

Preview video

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.

Participation

The entry

Title
Ktheju tokës
Performed by
Jonida Maliqi
Written by
Eriona Rushiti
Composed by
Eriona Rushiti
Broadcaster
RTSH

Lyrics of Ktheju tokës

Albanian (Original)

Ti këndon edhe qanNë duar lotët mbledhI mban
Një ditë jetonNë tjetrën vdesSa mall, pak shpresëI vetëm, pa identitet
Ktheju tokës tëndeO njeri që zemrën le peng
Ktheju tokës tëndeTi e di një zemër të pret
Një ditë jetonNë tjetrën vdesSa mall, pak shpresë I vetëm, pa identitet
Ktheju tokës tëndeO njeri që zemrën le peng
Ktheju tokës tëndeTi e di një zemër të pret

English

You sing and cryIn hands, tears are gatheredYou hold them
One day you live,The next you dieSo much nostalgia, so little hopeAlone, no identity
Return to your landOh man that let the heart hostageReturn to your landYou know there is a heart waiting for you
One day you liveThe next you dieSo much nostalgia, so little hopeAlone, no identity
Return to your landOh man that let the heart hostageReturn to your landYou know there is a heart waiting for you

The entry

Title
Ktheju tokës
Performed by
Jonida Maliqi
Written by
Eriona Rushiti
Composed by
Eriona Rushiti
Broadcaster
RTSH

Participation

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.

Preview video

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

Albanian (Original)

Ti këndon edhe qanNë duar lotët mbledhI mban
Një ditë jetonNë tjetrën vdesSa mall, pak shpresëI vetëm, pa identitet
Ktheju tokës tëndeO njeri që zemrën le peng
Ktheju tokës tëndeTi e di një zemër të pret
Një ditë jetonNë tjetrën vdesSa mall, pak shpresë I vetëm, pa identitet
Ktheju tokës tëndeO njeri që zemrën le peng
Ktheju tokës tëndeTi e di një zemër të pret

English

You sing and cryIn hands, tears are gatheredYou hold them
One day you live,The next you dieSo much nostalgia, so little hopeAlone, no identity
Return to your landOh man that let the heart hostageReturn to your landYou know there is a heart waiting for you
One day you liveThe next you dieSo much nostalgia, so little hopeAlone, no identity
Return to your landOh man that let the heart hostageReturn to your landYou know there is a heart waiting for you

The entry

Title
Ktheju tokës
Performed by
Jonida Maliqi
Written by
Eriona Rushiti
Composed by
Eriona Rushiti
Broadcaster
RTSH

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.

Preview video

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

Albanian (Original)

Ti këndon edhe qanNë duar lotët mbledhI mban
Një ditë jetonNë tjetrën vdesSa mall, pak shpresëI vetëm, pa identitet
Ktheju tokës tëndeO njeri që zemrën le peng
Ktheju tokës tëndeTi e di një zemër të pret
Një ditë jetonNë tjetrën vdesSa mall, pak shpresë I vetëm, pa identitet
Ktheju tokës tëndeO njeri që zemrën le peng
Ktheju tokës tëndeTi e di një zemër të pret

English

You sing and cryIn hands, tears are gatheredYou hold them
One day you live,The next you dieSo much nostalgia, so little hopeAlone, no identity
Return to your landOh man that let the heart hostageReturn to your landYou know there is a heart waiting for you
One day you liveThe next you dieSo much nostalgia, so little hopeAlone, no identity
Return to your landOh man that let the heart hostageReturn to your landYou know there is a heart waiting for you

Participation