November 16: First impression from Albania
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
THE STAGE IDEA
Mishela Rapo is proudly taking the stage this morning being the first to rehearse in this Junior Eurovision venture. She is performing alone on stage. Quite static for a song that should have some extra people on stage. She presents her song with her hands and the most amazing of all is her excellent vocal performance.
INFORMATION ABOUT MISHELA RAPO
Mishela Rapo was born on 15 December 2000 in Tirana, Albania. Her music career has started when she was only 8 years old when she competed for the first time at the “National Festival of Children in Shkodër” with the song “Jemi një, s’jemi dy” and won the prize for the “Best Debutation”. It was the first time for her to sing in a stage like that and it was succesful.
After this she was a part of a Talent-show in Albania, “Gjeniu i vogel 4”, where she sang live for 12 nights until the Final, and then she started studying at the National School of Music for Guitar. She has won the Second Prize for playing Guitar at the “Tirana Talent”. Some times later she won the First Prize to represent Albania at the “10.Turkish Olympiad” among 135 other countries. She held many concerts in some of the biggest cities of Turkey such as Istanbul, Ankara, and Van.
After the Olympiad she was a part of the “National Festival of Children” for the second time, and she won the First Prize singing “Pse u mërzit mami”. In 2012, she attempted to represent Albania in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song “Mama Mia (Te Amo)”, but did not win. Beside these competitions, Mishela sang in some other events too, such as the Musical “We will rock you” , and the “100 vjet muzikë” where she got invited two times. In 2013 she was a part of “The National Festival of Children” for the third time, when she won the Prize “Inva Mula” for a great career in Festivals with the song “Kam një ëndërr”.
In 2014 she attended “The First International Festival of Language and Culture” in Albania and in 2015 the Second one. In 2015 she got selected to represent Albania in Australia at the “International Festival of Language and Culture” among 18 countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Bulgaria, USA, Romania, Thailand etc. In May she won the “51. National Festival of Tirana” so on 21. November she’s going to represent Albania at the “Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015” with the song “Dambaje”