Jonida Maliqi is an Albanian singer, television host, media personality, philanthropist, style icon and entrepreneur.
Throughout her career, Maliqi has won six awards at Kënga Magjike and the first place in 2008. She is also a double winner of accolades at the Top Fest in 2006 and 2010 respectively. Maliqi played Bithia in the Albanian version of The Ten Commandments: The Musical and starred as Juliet in the Albanian theatre production of Roméo et Juliette. In 2012, she was appointed as the captain of her team at the Albanian version of the Dutch TV series I Love My Country whereas in 2014 she co-hosted the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars. In 2016, Maliqi appeared as a judge on the fifth season of The Voice of Albania and in 2018 she became the sixteenth representative of Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Maliqi is regarded as one of the most popular pop singers in the Albanian speaking world and is renowned for her unique vocal, patriotism, philanthropy, fashion sense and persona. A recognised style icon, she is referred to as a fashionista by the press and regularly graces the covers of fashion magazines alongside fronting for local and international luxury brands.
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