ALBANIA – Anxhela Peristeri is an established Albanian singer, songwriter and model from the city of Korçë in the east of the country.
This is Anxhela’s second attempt at representing her nation at the Eurovision Song Contest, having entered Festivali i Këngës (“Albanian Song Festival”) back in 2001.
Between attempts, the singer found success in X Factor Greece, Your Face Sounds Familiar and Kënga Magjike (another popular Albanian song contest, which she won in 2017 with the song E Çmëndu).
In October 2020, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) announced Anxhela as one of the contestants selected to compete in the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song Karma. Peristeri emerged victoriously and was announced as Albania’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.