Except it wasn't. The songwriters of Diell decided that they didn't want their song to go to Eurovision after all thanks very much, which left Elhaida without a song until "I'm Alive" came along! It's such a shame, as "Diell" really showed of Elhaida's vocals (she won the Voice in Italy) whereas to me, "I'm Alive" pales in comparison. Have a look and listen of it here:
Let's check out the views of our esteemed panel:
Asta Bjorndottir: "Brilliant singer but the song isn‘t doing much for me... Not yet at least and in Eurovision there needs to be that instant attraction. Let‘s wait and see how this will look and sound on stage."
Hasse Skoldebjer: "Ai ai ai....this song does nothing for me. 3/10."
Annemieke Kelleter: "She really has a good voice but this song is just screamy and boring imo. Still miss the song she originally qualified with... A LOT!"
Adam and Charlotte Lane: "One of Albania’s better entries. Not strong enough to hold its own in the competition. Not a winner, but a contender. 4/10."
So it looks like Albania missed a trick in ditching Diell! But what do YOU think? Leave a comment to let us know! :D