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Albania
Albania
Appearances 15 (8 finals) (ESC)
5 (JESC)
First appearance 2004 (ESC)
2012 (JESC)
Best result 5th (2012) (ESC)
5th {2015) (JESC)
Worst result 17th SF (2007) (ESC)
Last: 2012 (JESC)
Albania has participated in the Contest 15 times since it debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul with Anjeza Shahini as their debut entrant. They have participated every year since then but have failed to qualify for the final seven times as of 2018. Their best result to date came at the 2012 Contest when Rona Nishliu qualified for the final and finished in 5th place with her song "Suus".

Since then they have qualified twice for the final, in 2015 and 2018, with the latter giving them their best result since 2012.

The country made its debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Amsterdam, finishing in last place.  They withdrew for the next two Contests before participating in the next four.  Their best result to date came on their debut when entrant Mishela Rapo finished in 5th place with her entry "Dambaje".


Participants

Eurovision Song Contest

Year Performer(s) Song Language Translation Final Points Semi Points
2004 Anjeza Shahini "The Image of You" English - 7 106 4 167
2005 Ledina Çelo "Tomorrow I Go" - 16 53 Top 12 Previous Year
2006 Luiz Ejlli "Zjarr e ftohtë" Albanian Fire and cold Failed to qualify 14 58
2007 Frederik Ndoci "Hear My Plea" English, Albanian - 17 49
2008 Olta Boka "Zemrën e lamë peng" Albanian Hearts trapped in time 17 55 9 67
2009 Kejsi Tola "Carry Me in Your Dreams" English - 17 48 7 73
2010 Juliana Pasha "It's All About You" - 16 62 6 76
2011 Aurela Gaçe "Feel the Passion" English, Albanian - Failed to qualify 14 47
2012 Rona Nishliu "Suus" Albanian Personal 5 146 2 146
2013 Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko "Identitet" Identity Failed to qualify 15 31
2014 Hersi Matmuja "One Night's Anger" English - 15 22
2015 Elhaida Dani "I'm Alive" - 17 34 10 62
2016 Eneda Tarifa "Fairytale" - Failed to qualify 16 45
2017 Lindita "World" - 14 76
2018 Eugent Bushpepa "Mall" Albanian Yearning 11 184 8 162
2019 Jonida Maliqi "Ktheju tokës" Return to the Land

Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Year Performer(s) Song Language Translation Final Points
2012 Igzidora Gjeta "Kam një këngë vetëm për ju" Albanian I have a song just for you 12 35
Did not compete in 2013 and 2014
2015 Mishela Rapo "Dambaje" Albanian, English, Imaginary - 5 93
2016 Klesta Qehaja "Besoj" Albanian, English I believe 13 38
2017 Ana Kodra "Don't Touch My Tree"" 13 67
2018 Efi Gjika "Barby" Barbie 17 44
Eurovision Song Contest
Winning Songs
RefrainNet als toenDors, mon amourEen beetjeTom PillibiNous les amoureuxUn premier amourDanseviseNon ho l'etàPoupée de cire, poupée de sonMerci, chériePuppet on a StringLa, La, LaVivo cantandoBoom Bang-a-BangDe troubadourUn jour, un enfantAll Kinds of EverythingUn banc, un arbre, une rueAprès toiTu te reconnaîtrasWaterlooDing-a-DongSave Your Kisses For MeL'oiseau et l'enfantA-Ba-Ni-BiHallelujahWhat's Another YearMaking Your Mind UpEin bißchen FriedenSi la vie est cadeauDiggi-Loo Diggi-LeyLa det swingeJ'aime la vieHold Me NowNe partez pas sans moiRock MeInsieme: 1992Fångad av en stormvindWhy Me?In Your EyesRock 'n' Roll KidsNocturneThe VoiceLove Shine a LightDivaTake Me to Your HeavenFly on the Wings of LoveEverybodyI WannaEvery Way That I CanWild DancesMy Number OneHard Rock HallelujahMolitvaBelieveFairytaleSatelliteRunning ScaredEuphoriaOnly TeardropsRise Like a PhoenixHeroes1944Amar pelos doisToy
Contests
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Countries
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Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Winning Songs
"Ti si moja prva ljubav" • "Antes muerta que sencilla" • "My vmeste" • "Vesenniy Jazz" • "S druz'yami" • "Bzz.." • "Click Clack" • "Mama" • "Candy Music" • "Nebo" • "The Start" • "Tu primo grande amore" • "Not My Soul" • "Mzeo" • "Wings" • "Anyone I Want to Be"
Contests
20032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Countries
AlbaniaArmeniaAustraliaAzerbaijanBelarusBelgiumBulgariaCroatiaCyprusDenmarkFranceGeorgiaGreeceIrelandIsraelItalyKazakhstanLatviaLithuaniaNorth MacedoniaMaltaMoldovaMontenegroThe NetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSan MarinoSerbiaSerbia and MontenegroSloveniaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandUnited KingdomUkraineWales