The song that Wendi Mancaku will perform at the Festivali i Këngës #59 has been released. It is called Vesi i shpirti tim (The habit of my soul). The song is a delightful laid back, and soulful track, with nice instrumentation with charming vocals by Wendi.
Vesi i shpirti tim is composed by Wendi Mancaku (music) and Rozana Radi (lyrics).
Wendi took part in Festivali i Këngës #58 with Ende (Still) and she had considerable success by winning the Best New Artist award at the 2018 Kenga Magjike festival. Wendi performed her song Endrra Ime (My dream).
The Festivali i Këngës #59 will take place between 17 December 2020 to 26 December 2020.
Jonida Maliqi will soon take the stage at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest representing Albania with Ktheju tokës. The important backing vocalists have been officially announced today. There are the names who will be on the stage as part of the Albanian team with Jonida. They are Wendi Mancaku, Artemisa Mithi and Tiri Gjoci.
Wendi has had success in the important Kënga Magjike festival, where she won Best New Artist.
Artemisa has competed twice at the with E dua botën and the duet with Febi Shkurti – Dua ta besoj. She was a contestant on The Voice of Albania.
Tiri has recorded two hit songs – Më zgjo and Orë e ndalur. He was a popular contestant on The Voice of Albania.
Ktheju tokës is composed by Eriona Rushiti.
You can see the official video for Ktheju tokës and see Wendi, Artemisa and Tiri also perform on the stage.
Wendi Mancaku is another talented young singer to emerge from Albania. She has already much success in festivals and events in her country.
She began her success trail in 2010 at part of the group Yllkat and won the first prize at the Top Channel show Nje kenge per ty. In the same year she took the second prize the Festivalin e tiranes per femije and also took the runner up prize at Shkodres per femije.
In 2011 Wendi performed with her father at the Top Fest 9 competition and more success in 2012 at Festivalin e 49 te tiranes and Festivalin e shkodres and also took part in Festivalin eurosong junior. She also won first prize at The MAMS as an actress and her singer.
In 2013 Wendi finished as runner up in The Voice Kids of Albania and took part again in the Festivalin eurosong junior with Vanesa Sono with the song Jeto and finished in third place.
Musical talent runs in the family as Wendi’s father is a music composer and her younger sister, Melodajna, is also a singer and maybe we will see her in Junior Eurovision events in Albania in the near future.
Check out some videos of Wendi below. Included is a very interesting clip for Eurovision fans from 2015 of Wendi with Inis Neziri and Vanesa Sono as guests doing a medley at Festivali i Këngës #56