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JESC2018

Efi Gjika

Barbie

Efi Gjika will represent Albania at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Barbie'.

Performance video

Preview video

The 10-year-old Efi is a multi-talent who can sing, compose, play the piano, act, dance ballet and paint very well. Her song ‘Barbie’ is a family affair; Efi composed the song herself and her mother Hristina wrote the lyrics.
At the age of 6, Efi started out in the performing arts. In Albania’s capital, Tirana, she acted in the children’s theatre version of Alice in Wonderland and she played various roles in other musicals at the children’s art school. She also performed as a singer and actress in the musical Frozen. For the past three years, she has been studying canto and has participated in the National Children Festival in Shkodra with the song Arkitektja. In the future, Efi is planning to release two more songs that she has already composed.
The lyrics for Barbie were inspired by the solid relationship between Efi and her 36-year-old mother Hristina. Hristina supports Efi through thick and thin. She makes sure that Efi does not miss a single opportunity to advance in life, giving Efi the life that Hristina’s parents were not able to give her. In Efi’s deep blue eyes Hristina can see the reflection of all the feelings and emotions that she never managed to fulfil.

Participation

The entry

Title
Barbie
Performed by
Efi Gjika
Written by
Hristina Gjika
Composed by
Efthimia Gjika
Broadcaster
RTSH

Lyrics of Barbie

Albanian (Original)

Nuk kam sekreteDhe të gjithëve do t'iu themProblemi që unë kamNjë përgjigje nga ju pret
Më thonë mua BarbieMos këtu...e mos atjePor une ndryshe mendojNuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë.
Jo jo... mos më drejtoAs një çast mos më gjykoVehten s'dua ta mendojSi një kukull që s'ka gojë.
Jam vajzë çapkëneSi në shkollë dhe në shtëpiSa herë që vetëm jamUnë e bëj ndonjë prapësi
Më thonë mua BarbieMos këtu...e mos atjePor une ndryshe mendojNuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë.
Jo jo... mos më drejtoAs një çast mos më gjykoVehten s'dua ta mendojSi një kukull që s'ka gojë.
Do not tell what to doI don't want to follow youWhy you call me Barbie dollI am a smart girl overall

English

I’ve got no secretsEveryone listen to meWhat keeps me sleeplessIs my desire to be free.
Barbie is my given nameDon’t do this, don’t do thatBut my brain is not a gameI am not a fruit or a hat.
No, no, don’t push meNever judge or playDon’t you see, can’t you seeA silent doll I will not stay.
I am a very sparkling girlWhen at home or in schoolI might look like a perfect pearlBut I am not just a jewel.

The entry

Title
Barbie
Performed by
Efi Gjika
Written by
Hristina Gjika
Composed by
Efthimia Gjika
Broadcaster
RTSH

Participation

Efi Gjika will represent Albania at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Barbie'.

Performance video

Preview video

The 10-year-old Efi is a multi-talent who can sing, compose, play the piano, act, dance ballet and paint very well. Her song ‘Barbie’ is a family affair; Efi composed the song herself and her mother Hristina wrote the lyrics.
At the age of 6, Efi started out in the performing arts. In Albania’s capital, Tirana, she acted in the children’s theatre version of Alice in Wonderland and she played various roles in other musicals at the children’s art school. She also performed as a singer and actress in the musical Frozen. For the past three years, she has been studying canto and has participated in the National Children Festival in Shkodra with the song Arkitektja. In the future, Efi is planning to release two more songs that she has already composed.
The lyrics for Barbie were inspired by the solid relationship between Efi and her 36-year-old mother Hristina. Hristina supports Efi through thick and thin. She makes sure that Efi does not miss a single opportunity to advance in life, giving Efi the life that Hristina’s parents were not able to give her. In Efi’s deep blue eyes Hristina can see the reflection of all the feelings and emotions that she never managed to fulfil.

Lyrics of Barbie

Albanian (Original)

Nuk kam sekreteDhe të gjithëve do t'iu themProblemi që unë kamNjë përgjigje nga ju pret
Më thonë mua BarbieMos këtu...e mos atjePor une ndryshe mendojNuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë.
Jo jo... mos më drejtoAs një çast mos më gjykoVehten s'dua ta mendojSi një kukull që s'ka gojë.
Jam vajzë çapkëneSi në shkollë dhe në shtëpiSa herë që vetëm jamUnë e bëj ndonjë prapësi
Më thonë mua BarbieMos këtu...e mos atjePor une ndryshe mendojNuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë.
Jo jo... mos më drejtoAs një çast mos më gjykoVehten s'dua ta mendojSi një kukull që s'ka gojë.
Do not tell what to doI don't want to follow youWhy you call me Barbie dollI am a smart girl overall

English

I’ve got no secretsEveryone listen to meWhat keeps me sleeplessIs my desire to be free.
Barbie is my given nameDon’t do this, don’t do thatBut my brain is not a gameI am not a fruit or a hat.
No, no, don’t push meNever judge or playDon’t you see, can’t you seeA silent doll I will not stay.
I am a very sparkling girlWhen at home or in schoolI might look like a perfect pearlBut I am not just a jewel.

The entry

Title
Barbie
Performed by
Efi Gjika
Written by
Hristina Gjika
Composed by
Efthimia Gjika
Broadcaster
RTSH

Efi Gjika will represent Albania at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Barbie'.

Performance video

Preview video

The 10-year-old Efi is a multi-talent who can sing, compose, play the piano, act, dance ballet and paint very well. Her song ‘Barbie’ is a family affair; Efi composed the song herself and her mother Hristina wrote the lyrics.
At the age of 6, Efi started out in the performing arts. In Albania’s capital, Tirana, she acted in the children’s theatre version of Alice in Wonderland and she played various roles in other musicals at the children’s art school. She also performed as a singer and actress in the musical Frozen. For the past three years, she has been studying canto and has participated in the National Children Festival in Shkodra with the song Arkitektja. In the future, Efi is planning to release two more songs that she has already composed.
The lyrics for Barbie were inspired by the solid relationship between Efi and her 36-year-old mother Hristina. Hristina supports Efi through thick and thin. She makes sure that Efi does not miss a single opportunity to advance in life, giving Efi the life that Hristina’s parents were not able to give her. In Efi’s deep blue eyes Hristina can see the reflection of all the feelings and emotions that she never managed to fulfil.

Lyrics of Barbie

Albanian (Original)

Nuk kam sekreteDhe të gjithëve do t'iu themProblemi që unë kamNjë përgjigje nga ju pret
Më thonë mua BarbieMos këtu...e mos atjePor une ndryshe mendojNuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë.
Jo jo... mos më drejtoAs një çast mos më gjykoVehten s'dua ta mendojSi një kukull që s'ka gojë.
Jam vajzë çapkëneSi në shkollë dhe në shtëpiSa herë që vetëm jamUnë e bëj ndonjë prapësi
Më thonë mua BarbieMos këtu...e mos atjePor une ndryshe mendojNuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë.
Jo jo... mos më drejtoAs një çast mos më gjykoVehten s'dua ta mendojSi një kukull që s'ka gojë.
Do not tell what to doI don't want to follow youWhy you call me Barbie dollI am a smart girl overall

English

I’ve got no secretsEveryone listen to meWhat keeps me sleeplessIs my desire to be free.
Barbie is my given nameDon’t do this, don’t do thatBut my brain is not a gameI am not a fruit or a hat.
No, no, don’t push meNever judge or playDon’t you see, can’t you seeA silent doll I will not stay.
I am a very sparkling girlWhen at home or in schoolI might look like a perfect pearlBut I am not just a jewel.

Participation