Albania
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Albania

Full name
Republic of Albania
Capital
Tirana
Participations
16
First participation
2004 (Anjeza Shahini)
Victories
None
Hosts
Never hosted
Broadcasters
RTSH

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 2.8 million and the capital city is Tirana.

In 2004, Albania's first entry at Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Anjeza Shahini, finished 7th in the Grand Final. This remained the country's best result in the contest until 2012 when Rona Nishliu placed 5th.

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. Festivali i Këngës has been organised annually since 1962 and was first used for the 2004 Albanian Eurovision entry.

Jonida Maliqi

Jonida Maliqi

Ktheju tokës

Participation history

Anjeza Shahini
The Image Of You
qualified
Semi-Final
167 points 4th
Grand Final
106 points 7th
Ledina Celo
Tomorrow I Go
Grand Final
53 points 16th
Luiz Ejlli
Zjarr E Ftohtë
Semi-Final
58 points 14th
Aida & Frederik Ndoci
Hear My Plea
Semi-Final
49 points 17th
Olta Boka
Zemrën E Lamë Peng
qualified
Second Semi-Final
67 points 9th
Grand Final
55 points 17th
Kejsi Tola
Carry Me In Your Dreams
qualified
Second Semi-Final
73 points 7th
Grand Final
48 points 17th
Juliana Pasha
It's All About You
qualified
First Semi-Final
76 points 6th
Grand Final
62 points 16th
Aurela Gaçe
Feel The Passion
First Semi-Final
47 points 14th
Rona Nishliu
Suus
qualified
First Semi-Final
146 points 2nd
Grand Final
146 points 5th
Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko
Identitet
Second Semi-Final
31 points 15th
Hersi
One Night's Anger
First Semi-Final
22 points 15th
Elhaida Dani
I'm Alive
qualified
First Semi-Final
62 points 10th
Grand Final
34 points 17th
Eneda Tarifa
Fairytale
Second Semi-Final
45 points 16th
Lindita
World
First Semi-Final
76 points 14th
Eugent Bushpepa
Mall
qualified
First Semi-Final
162 points 8th
Grand Final
184 points 11th
Jonida Maliqi
Ktheju tokës
qualified
Second Semi-Final
96 points 9th
Grand Final
90 points 17th

Updates about 🇦🇱 Albania

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