Country
🇦🇱 Albania
Song
Barbie
Written by
Hristina Gjika
Composed by
Efthimia Gjika
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Broadcaster
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Efi Gjika will represent Albania at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Barbie'.

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
  • English
Nuk kam sekrete Dhe të gjithëve do t'iu them Problemi që unë kam Një përgjigje nga ju pret Më thonë mua Barbie Mos këtu...e mos atje Por une ndryshe mendoj Nuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë. Jo jo... mos më drejto As një çast mos më gjyko Vehten s'dua ta mendoj Si një kukull që s'ka gojë. Jam vajzë çapkëne Si në shkollë dhe në shtëpi Sa herë që vetëm jam Unë e bëj ndonjë prapësi Më thonë mua Barbie Mos këtu...e mos atje Por une ndryshe mendoj Nuk jam frut e nuk jam vezë. Jo jo... mos më drejto As një çast mos më gjyko Vehten s'dua ta mendoj Si një kukull që s'ka gojë. Do not tell what to do I don't want to follow you Why you call me Barbie doll I am a smart girl overall
I’ve got no secrets Everyone listen to me What keeps me sleepless Is my desire to be free. Barbie is my given name Don’t do this, don’t do that But my brain is not a game I am not a fruit or a hat. No, no, don’t push me Never judge or play Don’t you see, can’t you see A silent doll I will not stay. I am a very sparkling girl When at home or in school I might look like a perfect pearl But I am not just a jewel.