#ESC22: Albania’s Eurovision Story So Far

On the lead up to the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is been held in Turin, we are looking back at the countries participating in the Contest and their histories – past and present. Today we continue with Albania’s story.

Albania debuted at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, in Istanbul, Turkey. Anjeza Shahini participated with “The Image of You”, finishing in 7th place and 106 points.

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Albania have cracked the Top 5 once. Rona Nishliu represented Albania at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, in Baku, Azerbaijan. She participated with “Suus”, finishing in 5th place and 146 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Anxhela Peristeri represented Albania at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She participated with “Karma”, finishing in 21st place and 57 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Ronela Hajati will represent Albania at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, in Turin, Italy. She will perform “Sekret”. Will she take Albania’s first victory?

Video: YouTube/EBU

We will be back tomorrow with Bulgaria’s Eurovision story. Let us know what you think about Ukraine and the Eurovision Song Contest – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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