JUNIOR EUROVISION 2021: Shining the spotlight on Anna Gjebrea from Albania and her song ‘Stand By You’!

December 6, 2021

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It's Anna Gjebrea who has the honour of representing Albania in Paris this year with her song Stand By You! Here is all the information you need on Anna and her song!

Who is Anna Grebrea?

Anna Gjebrea is 12 years old and was born on 26 January 2009 in Tirana, Albania. Her father Ardit Gjebrea is a well know Albanian singer/songwriter, producer and television presenter. The father/daughter duo released a duet “Per ty” in 2017.

How did she get selected?

After a one year absence, Albanian broadcaster RTSH announced in August 2021 that they would be returning in 2021. On 23 October 2021, Junior Fest 2021 was held, consisting of 19 acts all vying for the title, and the chance to represent Albania in Paris for the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Voting was done by a panel of jury members consisting of music industry professionals, and at the end of the show, Anna was announced as the winner.

Tell us about the song!

Stand By You is an upbeat, modern pop song with a very powerful message about standing up to bullying. In the song, Anna talks about being by her friend’s side, no matter what they may be going through.

The song was written and produced by Adam Watts, Gannin Arnold, Sanni M’Mairura and Endi Çuçi.

The music video for Stand By You was filmed in a local school in Tirana, and was shot, edited and published in just two days!

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Sing along to 'Stand By You': Lyrics

Albanian

Do te jem me ty dhe jo nuk do te le ne balte
Vetem me kerko dhe une dty do jem per pak
Ty te vetmuar sdua te te shoh
Jam ketu dhe me beso
Nese fryma do te mbahet ti duro dhe pak
Do te jem ne krah dhe prape ne do ja dalim bashke
Te trishtuar nuk dua te te shoh
Me ke dhe me beso

Jo mos ki frike kudo te jesh
Asgje nuk do ndali ne
Nese zemren ta ndaloj
Aty do jem te premtoj
Me vete do me kesh
Je me mua ti vetem qesh
Sa here do me kerkosh
Aty do jem te premtoj

Une aty do jem, jem, do te jem
Une aty do jem prane teje
Une aty do jem, jem, do te jem
Premtoj se aty do jem

When the clouds are holding in, I’ll be the light that shines
No, I’m never far away, always by your side
Anytime you can call my name
I’ll show up for you any day
You and I, we got nothing but history
Side to side, nothing better than you and me
We are one and we’re standing together
Light it up, here we go forever

Jo mos ki frike kudo te jesh
Asgje nuk do ndali ne
Nese zemren ta ndaloj
Aty do jem te premtoj
Me vete do me kesh
Je me mua ti vetem qesh
Sa here do me kerkosh
Aty do jem te premtoj

Une aty do jem, jem, do te jem
Une aty do jem prane teje
Une aty do jem, jem, do te jem
Premtoj se aty do jem

If someone hurts your heart
And you’re feeling really low
I’ll be there to pick up the pieces
I hope you know that I’ll never let go
Now I’m gonna stand, stand by you
I’ll never leave your side

No matter what may come your way
Call on me, I’ll be here to stay
Every time you know what I’ll do
I promise, I’ll stand by you
Me vete do me kesh
Je me mua ti vetem qesh
Sa here do me kerkosh
Aty do jem te premtoj

Une aty do jem, jem, do te jem
Une aty do jem prane teje
Une aty do jem, jem, do te jem
Premtoj se aty do jem

English translation

I will be with you and I will not let you fall
Just call me and I will be there
I don’t want to see you lonely
I’m here and believe me
If you can’t breathe just wait a little
I’ll be by your side and we’re gonna make it together
I don’t want to see you upset
You have me and believe me

Don’t be afraid wherever you are
Nobody can’t stop us
If your heart is broken
I will be there I promise
I’ll be by your side
You are with me just smile
Everytime you call me
I’ll be there I promise

I will be there, I will, I will
I will be by your side
I will be there, I will, I will
I promise I will be there

When the clouds are holding in then I’ll be the light that shines
No, I’m never far away, always by your side
Anytime you can call my name
I’ll show up for you any day
You and I, we got nothing but history
Side to side, now they madder that you and me
We are one and we’re standing together
Light it up, here we go forever

Don’t be afraid wherever you are
Nobody can’t stop us
If your heart is broken
I will be there I promise
I’ll be by your side
You are with me just smile
Everytime you call me
I’ll be there I promise

I will be there, I will, I will
I will be by your side
I will be there, I will, I will
I promise I will be there

If someone hurts your heart
And you’re feeling really low
I’ll be there to pick up the pieces
I hope you know that I’ll never let go
Now I’m gonna stand, stand by you
I’ll never leave your side

No matter what may come your way
Call on me, I’ll be here to stay
Everytime you know what I do
I promise, I’ll stand by you
I will be by your side
You are with me just smile
Everytime you call me
I’ll be there I promise

I will be there, I will, I will
I will be by your side
I will be there, I will, I will
I promise I will be there

Albania at Junior Eurovision

Albania have participated in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 6 times since their debut in 2012. Their best result came in 2015 with Mishela Rapo and her song Dambaje. 2021 marks their return after a one year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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