14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2004. The Albanian broadcaster, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH), has been the organizer of the Albanian Eurovision Song Contest entry since the country's debut. Albania has a population of 3.2 million and the capital city is Tirana.

In 2004, Albania's first entry at Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Anjeza Shahini, finished seventh in the Grand Final. This remained the country's best result in the contest until 2012 when Rona Nishliu placed fifth.
The Albanian national broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) uses the long-standing Albanian song contest, Festivali i Këngës, to select the Albanian Eurovision Song Contest entry. The competition has been organised every year since 1962 and in 2003 it was used to select the Albanian Eurovision entry for the following year.

Facts

First participation
2004 (Anjeza Shahini)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Albania
Capital
Tirana
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Istanbul 2004Anjeza ShahiniThe Image Of You
Grand Final1067
Semi-Final1674
Kyiv 2005Ledina CeloTomorrow I Go
Grand Final5316
Athens 2006Luiz EjlliZjarr E Ftohtë
Semi-Final5814
Helsinki 2007Aida & Frederik NdociHear My Plea
Semi-Final4917
Belgrade 2008Olta BokaZemrën E Lamë Peng
Grand Final5517
Second Semi-Final679
Moscow 2009Kejsi TolaCarry Me In Your Dreams
Second Semi-Final737
Grand Final4817
Oslo 2010Juliana PashaIt's All About You
Grand Final6216
First Semi-Final766
Düsseldorf 2011Aurela GaçeFeel The Passion
First Semi-Final4714
Baku 2012Rona NishliuSuus
First Semi-Final1462
Grand Final1465
Malmö 2013Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar SejkoIdentitet
Second Semi-Final3115
Copenhagen 2014HersiOne Night's Anger
First Semi-Final2215
Vienna 2015Elhaida DaniI'm Alive
First Semi-Final6210
Grand Final3417
Stockholm 2016Eneda TarifaFairytale
Second Semi-Final4516
Kyiv 2017LinditaWorld
First Semi-Final7614
Lisbon 2018Eugent BushpepaMall
First Semi-Final1628
Grand Final18411

Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2004. The Albanian broadcaster, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH), has been the organizer of the Albanian Eurovision Song Contest entry since the country's debut. Albania has a population of 3.2 million and the capital city is Tirana.

In 2004, Albania's first entry at Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Anjeza Shahini, finished seventh in the Grand Final. This remained the country's best result in the contest until 2012 when Rona Nishliu placed fifth.
The Albanian national broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) uses the long-standing Albanian song contest, Festivali i Këngës, to select the Albanian Eurovision Song Contest entry. The competition has been organised every year since 1962 and in 2003 it was used to select the Albanian Eurovision entry for the following year.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Albania
Capital
Tirana

Facts

First participation
2004 (Anjeza Shahini)
Victories
None
Hosts
None
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Istanbul 2004Anjeza ShahiniThe Image Of You
Grand Final1067
Semi-Final1674
Kyiv 2005Ledina CeloTomorrow I Go
Grand Final5316
Athens 2006Luiz EjlliZjarr E Ftohtë
Semi-Final5814
Helsinki 2007Aida & Frederik NdociHear My Plea
Semi-Final4917
Belgrade 2008Olta BokaZemrën E Lamë Peng
Grand Final5517
Second Semi-Final679
Moscow 2009Kejsi TolaCarry Me In Your Dreams
Second Semi-Final737
Grand Final4817
Oslo 2010Juliana PashaIt's All About You
Grand Final6216
First Semi-Final766
Düsseldorf 2011Aurela GaçeFeel The Passion
First Semi-Final4714
Baku 2012Rona NishliuSuus
First Semi-Final1462
Grand Final1465
Malmö 2013Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar SejkoIdentitet
Second Semi-Final3115
Copenhagen 2014HersiOne Night's Anger
First Semi-Final2215
Vienna 2015Elhaida DaniI'm Alive
First Semi-Final6210
Grand Final3417
Stockholm 2016Eneda TarifaFairytale
Second Semi-Final4516
Kyiv 2017LinditaWorld
First Semi-Final7614
Lisbon 2018Eugent BushpepaMall
First Semi-Final1628
Grand Final18411

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Albania
Capital
Tirana

Facts

First participation
2004 (Anjeza Shahini)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2004. The Albanian broadcaster, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH), has been the organizer of the Albanian Eurovision Song Contest entry since the country's debut. Albania has a population of 3.2 million and the capital city is Tirana.

In 2004, Albania's first entry at Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Anjeza Shahini, finished seventh in the Grand Final. This remained the country's best result in the contest until 2012 when Rona Nishliu placed fifth.
The Albanian national broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) uses the long-standing Albanian song contest, Festivali i Këngës, to select the Albanian Eurovision Song Contest entry. The competition has been organised every year since 1962 and in 2003 it was used to select the Albanian Eurovision entry for the following year.
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Istanbul 2004Anjeza ShahiniThe Image Of You
Grand Final1067
Semi-Final1674
Kyiv 2005Ledina CeloTomorrow I Go
Grand Final5316
Athens 2006Luiz EjlliZjarr E Ftohtë
Semi-Final5814
Helsinki 2007Aida & Frederik NdociHear My Plea
Semi-Final4917
Belgrade 2008Olta BokaZemrën E Lamë Peng
Grand Final5517
Second Semi-Final679
Moscow 2009Kejsi TolaCarry Me In Your Dreams
Second Semi-Final737
Grand Final4817
Oslo 2010Juliana PashaIt's All About You
Grand Final6216
First Semi-Final766
Düsseldorf 2011Aurela GaçeFeel The Passion
First Semi-Final4714
Baku 2012Rona NishliuSuus
First Semi-Final1462
Grand Final1465
Malmö 2013Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar SejkoIdentitet
Second Semi-Final3115
Copenhagen 2014HersiOne Night's Anger
First Semi-Final2215
Vienna 2015Elhaida DaniI'm Alive
First Semi-Final6210
Grand Final3417
Stockholm 2016Eneda TarifaFairytale
Second Semi-Final4516
Kyiv 2017LinditaWorld
First Semi-Final7614
Lisbon 2018Eugent BushpepaMall
First Semi-Final1628
Grand Final18411