Miriam Cani
Background information
Born (1985-05-30) May 30, 1985 (age 36)
Elbasan, Albania
Genres Pop, soul
Occupations Singer, television host
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts Preluders, Alban Skënderaj
Website www.facebook.com/miriam.cani


Miriam Cani (born 30 May 1985 in Elbasan) is an Albanian-German singer and television host. At the age of six, she moved together with her family to Heidelberg, Germany were she soon attained German citizenship along with the rest of her family. She was a member of the successful German pop girl group Preluders. She hosted the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Cani made her first TV appearance in Germany in 1993 in the show "Interaktiv".

Popstar[edit | edit source]

In 2003, Miriam Cani along with 13 other participants auditioned for a spot in the German version of the talent show Popstars and in the end was voted one of the winner and became a member of the girl group Preluders.

Eurovision[edit | edit source]

She hosted the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Cani herself participated in the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany with the entry "Ende ka shpresë" in a duet with singer Alban Skënderaj.

Television[edit | edit source]

  • Festivali i Këngës 2009
  • Festivali i Këngës 2006
  • Das perfekte Promi-Dinner 2005
  • Popstars: Germany 2001
  • Interaktiv 1993


Singles[edit | edit source]

Own Eurovision Song Contest[edit | edit source]

Miriam Cani first participated, together with Alketa Vejsiul, in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 4, contest held in Košice, Slovakia. Their song "Don't surrender" represented Albania, country which competed in the second semi-final for a place in the Grand Final, unfortunately the song failed.

Miriam returned in the contest in Own Eurovision Song Contest 13, competition which took place in Warsaw, Poland. Together with Alban Skënderaj, they represented Kosovo. The country competed in the second semi-final, but unfortunately failed to reach the Grand Final.

Both, Miriam and Alban Skënderaj returned in the contest for Kosovo in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 22, contest held in Constanța, Romania. Their song "Somebody hurts" competed in the second semi-final, for a place in the Grand Final, the song succeded and went on to win the Grand Final.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tuna
with I asaj
Kosovo in Own Eurovision Song Contest
22
Succeeded by
Argjentina Ramosaj
with Shpirt i mbytur
Preceded by
Elvana Gjata
with Me ty
Kosovo in Own Eurovision Song Contest
13
Succeeded by
Leonora Jakupi
with Koha s'na fale
Preceded by
Adelina Tahiri
with Manipulator
Albania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
04
Succeeded by
Jehona Sopi
with Pervjetori
Preceded by
Romania.png Inna
with "More than friends"
Winner of Own Eurovision Song Contest
22
Succeeded by
Wales.png Ellie Goulding
with "Burn"
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