Eneda Tarifa

Eneda Tarifa (born 31 March 1982) is an Albanian singer, actress and television host. She represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, after winning the 54th edition of Festivali i Këngës.

Eneda Tarifa
Tarifa at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Background information
Also known asEneida Tarifa
Born (1982-03-31) 31 March 1982 (age 39)
Tirana, Albania
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actress
  • television host
Years active1997–present
LabelsOnima

Life and careerEdit

Tarifa was born in Tirana, Albania on 30 March 1982. She began her career in 2001, participating in Kënga Magjike with the song "Ika larg". In 2002, she participated at Festivali i Këngës 42 with the song "Qëndroj", and managed to qualify to the final. In 2006, Tarifa took part in Kënga Magjike with the song "Rreth zjarrit tënd", and finished 4th in the competition with 154 points.[1] She was also awarded the Çesk Zadeja Prize. The following year, Tarifa took part in Festivali i Këngës 46 with the song "E para letër". In the final, she was awarded 11 points and placed tenth out of seventeen. In 2008, she participated in Kënga Magjike again with the song "Zëri im" and earned 577 points.[1] In 2010, she competed in Top Fest 2010 with the song "Me veten". She went on to win the competition, and later worked as a host on the television program Portokalli on Top Channel for many years.[2]

After a hiatus, Tarifa returned to Festivali i Këngës in 2015 with the song "Përrallë". She went on to win the competition, representing Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.[3][4] She performed her song on May 12, 2016 on the second semi-final of the competition, but didn't make it to the final.[5]

In 2018, she was a judge on The Voice Kids Albania 2 with Ledion Liço being the host and the other judges being Miriam Cani and Aleksandër & Renis Gjoka (duo).[6] In January 2019 announced that she will present the second season of Top Talent in Top Channel.

Personal lifeEdit

Tarifa is married to musician Erjon Zaloshnja.[7] In 2013, they had a daughter together named Aria.[8]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
ALB
[9]
"Yjet e shpresës"
(with Sajmir Çili)
1997 N/A Non-album singles
"A jeni ju si une" 2000
"Ika larg" 2001
"Qëndroj" 2003
"Sytë nga ti" 2005
"Rreth zjarrit tënd" 2006
"Mos harro" 2007
"E para letër"
"Nuk mund të marrësh"
(featuring Produkt 28)
2008
"Zëri im"
"Thurje"
"Me vetën" 2010
"Fairytale" 2016
"Nuk ja vlen" 2018
"Ma zgjat dorën" 2019
"Dashuri Siberiane" 2020
"Për ty" 2021 1
"Udhëkryq"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kënga Magjike History". Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 28 Dec 2015.
  2. ^ "Eneda Tarifa Biography". Retrieved 28 Dec 2015.
  3. ^ "Eneda Tarifa to represent Albania with a "Fairytale"". Eurovision.tv. 28 Dec 2015.
  4. ^ "Eneida Tarifa fituese e Fest 54" (in Albanian). Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH). 28 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Stockholm 2016: Second Semi-Final Scoreboard". European Broadcasting Union. 12 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 August 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Eneda Tarifa trajnere në The Voice Kids" (in Albanian). Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Eneda Tarifa pret një fëmijë" (in Albanian). Teksteshqip. 19 May 2012. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Eneda Tarifa bëhet nënë, vjen në jetë Aria" (in Albanian). Teksteshqip. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013.
  9. ^ Note: "The Top List" are the charts conducted by Top Channel since December 2015. For peak positions in Albania:
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Elhaida Dani
with "I'm Alive"
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by
Lindita
with "World"