Albania

Albania is traditionally one of the very first countries that chooses their representative for Eurovision - already in December, during the annual Festivali i Kengës, a national music event that has existed since 1962 and has also served as the national pre-selection for Eurovision since the country's first participation in 2004. Oftentimes the winning song gets shortened (to fit the three minute rule) and revamped, and in some cases the Albanian lyrics are translated to English.
Albania got through the semi-finals in ten of their seventeen participations - note that their first participation was in the same year the semi-final was introduced - so in more than half of the cases the country secured a place in the Grand Final. On two occasions Albania even made the top 10: first with their debut entry in 2004, when Anjeza Shahini got seventh with her song The image of you, and second in 2012, when Rona Nishliu landed on the fifth spot with her song Suus - Albania's most successful entry to date.

Performance

Entries 18
Average Performance 36.8%

Entries

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Ronela HajatiSekret
(Ronela Hajati)
12th
58
Anxhela PeristeriKarma
(Kledi Bahiti/Olti Curri)
21st
57
Arilena AraFall from the sky
(Darko Dimitrov/Lazar Cvetkovski/Lindon Berisha)
Jonida MaliqiKtheju tokës
(Eriona Rushiti)
17th
90
Eugent BushpepaMall
(Eugent Bushpepa)
11th
184
LinditaWorld
(Klodian Qafoku/Lindita/Big Basta)
14th
76
Eneda TarifaFairytale
(Olsa Toqi)
16th
45
Elhaida DaniI'm alive
(Arber Elshani/Kristijan Lekaj (Zzap'n'Chriss)/Sokol Marsi)
17th
34
HersiOne night's anger
(Gentian Lako/Jorgo Papingji)
15th
22
Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar SejkoIdentitet
(Bledar Sejko/Eda Sejko)
15th
31
Rona NishliuSuus
(Florent Boshnjaku/Rona Nishliu)
5th
146
Aurela GaçeFeel the passion
(Shpetim Saraci/Sokol Marsi)
14th
47
Juliana PashaIt's all about you
(Ardit Gjebrea/Pirro Çako)
16th
62
Kejsi TolaCarry me in your dreams
(Edmond Zhulali/Agim Doçi)
17th
48
Olta BokaZemrën e lamë peng
(Adrian Hila/Pandi Laço)
17th
55
Aida & Frederik NdociHear my plea
(Adrian Hila/Pandi Laço)
17th
49
Luiz EjlliZjarr e ftohtë
(Klodian Qafoku/Floran Kondi)
14th
58
Ledina CeloTomorrow I go
(Adrian Hila/Pandi Laço)
16th
53
Anjeza ShahiniThe image of you
(Edmon Zhulali/Agim Doçit)
7th
106

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