Saimir Braho with Shtegëtar I Jetës Sime finished third, Miriam Cani & Alban Skenderaj with Ende Ka Shpresë second. Aurela Gaçe won the competition with the dramatic song Kënga Ime, which means My Song.
Gaçe (36) is a household name in Albania and won the Festivali i Këngës before in 1999 and 2001. Back then, Albania was not taking part yet in the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer lives in New York. Back in 2004, she performed the Albanian and US anthems at an event attended by former president Bill Clinton. She released five albums to date, the last one in 2008.