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Albania
Albania
Appearances 15 (8 finals)
First appearance 2004
Best result 5th (2012)
Worst result 17th SF (2007)
Albania debuted at the 2004 Contest 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.

Participants

Year Performer(s) Song Language 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 Failed to qualify 14 58
2007 Frederik Ndoci "Hear My Plea" English, Albanian Failed to qualify 17 49
2008 Olta Boka "Zemrën e lamë peng" Albanian 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 5 146 2 146
2013 Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko "Identitet" Failed to qualify 15 31
2014 Hersi Matmuja "One Night's Anger" English Failed to qualify 15 22
2015 Elhaida Dani "I'm Alive" 17 34 10 62
2016 Eneda Tarifa "Fairytale" Failed to qualify 16 45
2017 Lindita "World" Failed to qualify 14 76
2018 Eugent Bushpepa "Mall" Albanian 11 184 8 162

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