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Aurela Gace to “Feel the Passion” for Albania

Albania’s traditional Festivali i Këngës, annually held since 1962, is the platform to select the country’s Eurovision representative ever since Albania debuted at the Contest in 2004. This year, Aurela Gace, one of Albania’s biggest stars, came out the clear winner. With her song Feel The Passion, written by Shpetim Saraci & Sokol Marsi,  Aurela will perform in the 1st semi-final on 10th May at starting position #3. It’s Albania’s eigth entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Albania’s traditional Festivali i Këngës, annually held since 1962, is the platform to select the country’s Eurovision representative ever since Albania debuted at the Contest in 2004. This year, Aurela Gace, one of Albania’s biggest stars, came out the clear winner. With her song Feel The Passion, written by Shpetim Saraci & Sokol Marsi,  Aurela will perform in the 1st semi-final on 10th May at starting position #3. It’s Albania’s eigth entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.

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BIOGRAPHY

Aurela Gace, Albanian singer was born in Llakatund, Vlore in October 16, 1974. She started singing at the age of 4 and half, in a festival for children in her city Vlore. Throughout her childhood she participated and often won many children’s competitions for singing.Aurela was not too fond of school, and spent most of her time singing. Aurela had her own mind set, even during her younger years she often did the opposite of what people wanted her to do. Her mind was only focused on singing. Aurela was driven to become a singer. At the age of 19, she participated at the biggest music festival on national TV in Tirane. Four months later, she competed and won in the “Spring Festival 94”. Aurela’s real success began with her song “Nata” in “Fest 95”. From then on she won 2 first place prizes in “Fest 99” with her song “S’jam tribu” and in “Fest 01” with her song “Ndjej”. She won second place in “Fest 98” with the song “Fati yne shprese e marrezi”. Aurela also received 3rd place prizes in “Fest 96” with the song “Me jeten dashuruar” and in “Fest 98” with the song “E pafajshme jam”. Aurela also possessed acting abilities since she was a child, and this allowed her to win 3 special awards based on her interpretations of her songs in the festivals, and also a special award from Top Albania Radio.

Aurela to further promote her albums, she performed in 2 live solo concerts. They were held at “Pallati i Kongreseve” in Tirane, in 1998 and 2000. In 2000, Aurela proved that school for the arts was the right choice for her, and she graduated that year, with a degree in Drama, at the “Academy of Beautiful Arts” in Tirane. She released 2 albums in 1998, and in 2000 with 2 other albums. Aurela’s style of singing varies from pop to folk. In February 2002, Aurela decided to challenge herself, and experience a life in America. Aurela wondered why American-Albanians did not have much information on artists from Albania. As an ex-communism country, Albania was un-able to feed this high-technology with the proper information. For Aurela, America was a new start. She quickly gained popularity in the Albanian community due to her tremendous voice, and electrifying performances, starting from clubs, concerts all over the US, and private events. In 2004, Aurela performed both the Albanian and American national anthems, at an event with President Bill Clinton. Recently in March 2007, the well known photographer Fadil Berisha, organized a special concert, and chose Aurela, to pay a tribute, to legendary Albanian singers Vace Zela and Nexhmije Pagarusha. All the proceeds went to the honorees.

After 5 years, Aurela made the comeback of the year as a special guest in the festival where she started her career. A year later she went back only to win first prize on the well-known “Kenga Magjike” with a song titled “Hape Veten” wich turned out to be a huge hit.Currently Aurela resides in New York City but travels often to Albania to visit but also keek working there as well on new projects. She just released her sixth album titled “Mu Thane Syte”. God gave her a precious gift, the talent for singing. She hopes to reach other’s spirits by sharing her gift.

For more info please visit Aurela’s website at  http://www.aurelagace.com/

 

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  1. indeed good voice and good song, albania certainly in the finals

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