On the 18 March 2020, it was officially announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 had been cancelled, which means all these amazing songs won’t get their chance to shine on the Eurovision stage and some acts may not even get the chance to represent their country. Arilena Ara was chosen by the jury on the 58th edition of the Albanian national selection show Festival i Këngës to represent her country with the song “Shaj”, however, later, they have reinvented her ballad to “Fall From The Sky”. She hasn’t been confirmed as the act for 2021. As we await the 2021 contest, we will make sure that every song in the cancelled contest gets its time to shine, here on CelebMix.
Born in Shköder, 21 years old Ara has been singing since the age of 5 and has participated in many festivals and song competitions, eventually winning the second season of X-Factor Albania when she was only 14. Her first successful single “Aeroplan” was released in 2014 and was followed by her hit “Nentori”, gaining more than 100 million streams online. Recently, she became a coach for The Voice Kids Albania, replacing Eneda Tarifa.
“Fall From The Sky” is an English-language track, which was written by Michael Blue, Robert Stevenson, and Sam Schummer, and composed by Darko Dimitrov and Lazar Cvetkoski.
You Can Listen To Arilena Ara’s Song “Fall From The Sky” Which Would’ve Been Her Eurovision 2020 Song Here:
Albania was represented by Jonida Maliqi with the song “Ktheju Tokës” last year and has been placed 17th with a total of 90 points. Arilena Ara was set to perform “Fall From The Sky” in the second half of the second semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on 14 May.
Eurovision 2020 may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t listen to the songs, and it doesn’t mean we forget about the artists either. Join us here on CelebMix this year as we continue the Eurovision party in the coming months whilst we’re all staying at home, looking after ourselves, and doing our best to stop the coronavirus. So why not check out the other acts from this year who would’ve been on the Eurovision 2020 stage, such as Blas Cantó for Spain, Hooverphonic for Belgium, VICTORIA for Bulgaria, Sandro for Cyprus, Vincent Bueno for Austria, Arilena Ara for Albania, Tornike Kipiani for Georgia, Jeangu Macrooy for the Netherlands, Vasil for North Macedonia, Tom Leeb for France, Benny Cristo for the Czech Republic, Eden Alene for Israel, Stefania for Greece, Montaigne for Australia, Samanta Tina for Latvia, Diodato for Italy, Destiny Chukunyere for Malta, Roxen for Romania, THE ROOP for Lithuania, Ulrikke Brandstorp for Norway, Athena Manoukian for Armenia, Alicja Szemplinska for Poland, James Newman for the UK, Samira Efendi for Azerbaijan, Ana Soklic for Slovenia, Ben Dolic for Germany, Uku Suviste for Estonia, Daði og Gagnamagnið for Iceland, Natalie Gordienko for Moldova, Ben & Tan for Denmark, Roxen for Romania, Gjon’s Tears for Switzerland, Go_A for Ukraine, The Mamas for Sweden, VAL for Belarus, Senhit for San Marino, Damir Kedzo for Croatia, Lesley Roy for Ireland, Aksel for Finland, and Elisa for Portugal.
The 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest would have been hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals would have taken place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries would’ve competed in the contest.