Elhaida Dani is an Albanian singer. She rose to fame in her homeland as the winner of the reality shows Star Academy in 2009 and Top Fest in 2012. She also holds the honor of being the very first winner of The Voice of Italy, winning the final with over 70% of the public vote.
She represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 after winning the 53rd edition of the Festivali i Këngës. She was originally going to perform a song called Diell, however on 23 February 2015 it was announced that the song had been withdrawn by the composer. Dani went on to perform the song I'm Alive at the Eurovision final where it finished in 17th place with 34 points.