ALBANIA – Lindita Halimi, commonly known as simply Lindita, is a Kosovo-Albanian singer and songwriter. She rose to fame after winning the sixth edition of Top Fest with “Ëndërroja” (I dreamed).
In 2016, she participated in the final season of American Idol and also represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “World”, after winning Festivali i Këngës 55.
Recognized for her powerful and versatile vocal delivery ranges from screaming to opera singing, Lindita’s talent established her as an internationally acclaimed artist which is also highlighted by her collaborations with Stevie Wonder in 2013 and Valerie Simpson. She has also opened for the Backstreet Boys.
Linda Halimi was born in Viti, Kosovo. She took part in the third edition of Ethet (Albanian Idol) and reached the Top 10. She has participated in Top Fest twice. In 2006 she won the competition. She has released several singles, mostly ballads.
In 2013 she moved to the United States. In December 2014 she returned to take part in the 53rd edition of Festivali i Këngës, where she finished third. She won Festivali i Këngës 55 with the song “Botë”, and represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “World”.