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Albania
Flag of Albania
Broadcaster RTSH
Selection process
Appearances
Appearances 19 (11 finals)
Debut NVSC #1
Best result 1st: #19
Worst result Last: #07 SF
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#21) 12th
Highest ranking 6th
Lowest ranking 55th

Albania debuted in the first edition of the North Vision Song Contest with RTSH. It withdrew during the fourth edition and returned to the fifth with Klan TV. After They once again in the seventeenth edition, they returned in the 18th edition, changing again back to RTSH.

Contestants

Table key

     Winner
     Second place
     Third place
     Last place
     Did not qualify for the final
     Did not qualify from the pre-qualification round
Edn. Host city Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Flag of Hungary Budapest Kejsi Tola "Qiellin Do Ta Prek Me Ty" Failed to qualify 14 39
#02 Flag of Iceland Reykjavik Elhaida Dani "Sje Me" 19 83 5 83
#03 Flag of Switzerland Winterthur Blero feat. Astrit Stafaj "Summer Love" Failed to qualify 19 28
#04 Flag of Sweden Gothenburg Merland Kademi "Këtu fillon parajsa" Withdrew before the edition begun
#05 Flag of Denmark Aarhus Samanta feat. Eri On "All I Need" Failed to qualify 14 49
#06 Flag of Lebanon Beirut Miriam Cani "Pergjithmone" 22 87 6 85
#07 Flag of United Kingdom Liverpool Elvana Gjata "Kudo qe jam" Failed to qualify 23 19
#08 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo JEM "Zoom" Failed to qualify from P.Q.R.
#09 Flag of Norway Oslo Arilena "Aeroplan" 16 85 3 109
#10 Did not participate
#11 Flag of Ukraine Lviv Miriam Cani "Shiu Im" 13 116 2 109
#12 Flag of Denmark Herning Besa "Mbretëreshë" Failed to qualify 11 64
#13 Flag of Israel Tel Aviv Kejsi Tola "Iceberg" 8 140 5 83
#14 Flag of Kazakhstan Astana Elvana Gjata feat. Flori Mumajesi "Kuq e zi je ti" Failed to qualify 15 42
#15 Did not participate
#16 Flag of Israel Jerusalem Lindita Halimi "Cold World" Failed to qualify 16 27
#17 Did not participate
#18 Flag of Belgium Brussels Arilena "Vegim" 22 51 10 70
#19 Flag of Italy Turin Ronela Hajati "A do si kjo" 1 355 1 248
#20 Flag of Albania Tirana Genta Ismajli "Kishe" 15 203 Host
#21 Flag of Czech Republic Prague Juliana Pasha "Vullkan" Failed to qualify 12 124
#22 Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Edona Vatoci "Hala" 15 187 10 141
#23 Flag of Sweden Stockholm Arilena "I'm Sorry" To be decided

Albania in North Vision Song Contest

North Vision Song Contest 1

RTSH confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 1. It selected internally Kejsi Tola with her song "Qiellin Do Ta Prek Me Ty" (Going To Touch The Sky With You). The song participated in the second semifinal. It was placed 14th with 39 points and it didn't qualify to the final.

North Vision Song Contest 2

RTSH confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 2. The broadcaster decided to make a National Final to select the song. Its name was "Një melodi për Shqipërinë #1" (A melody for Albania). The winner was Elhaida Dani with her song "Sje Me" (You aren't more). The song participated in the first semifinal. It was placed 5th with 83 points and Albania qualified to the final for the first time. In the final, it took the 19th place with 83 points which remains their best place in the contest.

North Vision Song Contest 3

RTSH confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 3. It selected internally Blero feat. Astrit Stafaj with their song "Summer Love". The song participated in the second semifinal. It was placed 19th with 28 points and it didn't qualify to the final.

North Vision Song Contest 4

RTSH confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 4. It selected internally Merland Kademi with his song "Këtu Fillon Parajsa" (Paradise Begins Here). The broadcaster withdrew participation shortly after the Albanian song was revealed, due to lack of support from other countries surrounding their chosen song.

North Vision Song Contest 5

Klan TV confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 5, after RTSH withdrew from the contest. A new HoD was announced, too. It selected internally Samanta feat. Eri On with their song "All I Need". The song participated in the second semifinal. It was placed 14th with 49 points and it didn't qualify to the final.

North Vision Song Contest 6

Klan TV confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 6. It selected internally Miriam Cani with her song "Pergjithmone" (Forever). The song participated in the second semifinal. It was placed 6th with 85 points and it qualified to the final for the first time with the new HoD and second in Albania's history. In the final, it took the 22nd place with 87 points.

North Vision Song Contest 7

Klan TV confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 7. The broadcaster decided to return in a National Selection for NVSC. Its name was "Këngë e Shqipërisë 01" (Song of Albania). The famous American rapper B.o.B. participated in the National Final as a foreign act and came last. The winner was Elvana Gjata with her song "Kudo Qe Jam" (Wherever I Am). It participated in the second semifinal and it finished last with 19 points being the worst Albanian result in the history.

North Vision Song Contest 8

On 25th February, Klan TV confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 8. "Këngë e Shqipërisë 02" was decided to be held for the Albanian entry for a second time. Swedish-Albanian group JEM won the national selection and were therefore selected to represent Albania in the Pre-Qualification Round for North Vision Song Contest 8 held in Turkey. Albania recieved 12 points once from Montenegro, 59 points in total and was placed 6th. That means that it was non qualified to the semi-finals of the North Vision Song Contest 8.

North Vision Song Contest 9

Despite failing to qualify from the pre-qualifying round for the North Vision Song Contest 8, Klan TV confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 9. A third edition of "Këngë e Shqipërisë" took place and the winner was Arilena with the song "Aeroplan" (Aiplane) with a huge landslide of 94 points from the second place in the national final. The song participated in the first semi-final and qualified placing third. In the final, Albania performed 17th and recieved 85 points taking the 16th place.

North Vision Song Contest 10

Klan TV announced that Albania will have one edition's break due to financial difficulties but will return in the North Vision Song Contest 11 with a new HoD.

North Vision Song Contest 11

On 18th September, Klan TV confirmed the participation in North Vision Song Contest 11 with a new Albanian national selection called 5 Këngëtarë dhe 1 Fitues (5 singer and 1 winner). On 29th October, Klan TV announced that Miriam Cani is the winner of 5 Këngëtarë dhe 1 Fitues with 168 points for her and her song "Shiu Im".

In the final, Albania performed 16th and recieved 116 points taking the 13th place.

North Vision Song Contest 12

On 26th December, Klan TV announced that Besa Kokedhima is the winner of 5 Këngëtarë dhe 1 Fitues 02 with 174 points for her and her song "Mbretëreshë".

North Vision Song Contest 13

On 2nd March, Klan TV announced that Kejsi Tola will return to NVSC for Albania with her new song "Iceberg". The song does not have an official video, so it was created specifically for the competition with scenes from American TV series "Shameless", the two guys in the video are the actors Ian & Mickey.

North Vision Song Contest 14

On 1st May, Klan TV announced that the winner of 5 Këngëtarë dhe 1 Fitues 03 are Elvana Gjata & Flori Mumajesi with song "Kuq e zi je ti, they were in 3rd place for the international jury, but the two artists edged up in the 1st place thanks to the albanian jury, they have beaten off competition from Besa 1st and Enca 2nd for international jury.

North Vision Song Contest 15

The country withdrew from the competition due to changing broadcaster from RTSH to KlanTV.

North Vision Song Contest 16

The country returned and was represented by Lindita with her song "Cold World", failing to qualify to the final.

North Vision Song Contest 17

KlanTV revealed that the country won't continue to compete due to the bad results of the previous edition.

North Vision Song Contest 18

After KlanTv reassigned as broadcaster, RTSH returned. The country sent Arilena with her song "Vegim" qualifying to the final but finishing twenty-second in the final.

North Vision Song Contest 19

RTSH revealed that the country would compete once again. They were represented by Ronela Hajati and her song "A do si kjo" which managed to qualify and win the competitiong, marking Albania's first ever win to the contest.

North Vision Song Contest 20

After the win the country hosted the competition at Tirana, Albania. Genta Ismajli represented the country with her song "Kishe" coming fifteenth in the final.

North Vision Song Contest 21

The country was represented by Juliana Pasha and her song "Vullkan" failing to qualify to the final reaching the twelvth place.

North Vision Song Contest 22

RTSH gave the opportunity to a new artist Edona Vatoci to represent the country with her song "Hala". They qualified to the final and came fifteenth.

North Vision Song Contest 23

On September 2, 2017, the Head of the Albanian Delegation reassigned from his position, letting a new person take over the country. On the same day the new Head of Delegation, announced the confirmation of the country at the twenty-third North Vision Song Contest. On September 25th RTSH announced that Arilena will represent the country with her song "I'm Sorry".

Draw history

Albania has so far competed in a total of twenty-eight shows ‒ one pre-qualification round, seventeen semi-finals and nine finals.The country has mostly competed at the second semi-finals, usually at the middle spots. In the first semi-final is usually allocated at the second halves, while in the second semi-final in the first halves.

Edn. Entry Final SF1 SF2 PQR
#01 "Qiellin Do Ta Prek Me Ty" Failed to qualify 06 N/A
#02 "Sje Me" 07 11
#03 "Summer Love" Failed to qualify 15
#04 Did not compete
#05 "All I Need" Failed to qualify 18 N/A
#06 "Pergjithmone" 03 16
#07 "Kudo qe jam" Failed to qualify 04
#08 "Zoom" Failed to qualify 07
#09 "Aeroplan" 17 04
#10 Did not compete
#11 "Shiu Im" 16 19
#12 "Mbretëreshë" Failed to qualify 02
#13 "Iceberg" 09 10
#14 "Kuq e zi je ti" Failed to qualify 10 07
#15 Did not compete
#16 "Cold World" Failed to qualify 04
#17 Did not compete
#18 "Vegim" 01 04
#19 "A do si kjo" 23 10
#20 "Kishe" 21 Host
#21 "Vullkan" Failed to qualify 20
#22 "Hala" 16 06
#23 "I'm Sorry" 04 19


Betting Odds

Since the fourth edition, the betting odds are presented after the sneak peeks have been posted. They give a vague view on which countries are likely to win the competition. Albania's highest score at the betting odds have been sixth at the sixth edition.

Edition Placement Score Actual result Difference
#04 Did not compete
#05 22nd 19.50€ 14th (SF) -16
#06 6th 10€ 22nd -16
#07 24th 4.36 23rd (SF) -26
#08 N/A 4th (PQR) N/A
#09 11th 3.51 16th -6
#10 Did not compete
#11 11th 3.57 13th -2
#12 17th 4.09 11th (SF) -9
#13 41st 4.58 8th +33
#14 40th 4.63 15th (SF) +5
#15 Did not compete
#16 29th 4.71 16th (SF) -11
#17 Did not compete
#18 31st 4.78 22nd +9
#19 13th 3.80 1st +12
#20 23rd 4.20 15th +8
#21 23rd 4.25 12th (SF) -6
#22 39th 5.41 15th +24
#23 18th 3.59

Hostings

Albania has hosted one edition of the contest: the twentieth edition.

Edition Location Venue Presenters
#20 Tirana Arena Kombëtare Alban Skënderaj, Alketa Vejsiu and Eneda Tarifa

Commentators and spokespersons

Edition(s) Final television commentator Semi-finals television commmentator Radio commentator Spokesperson Broadcaster
#01 Blerim Destani Blerim Destani & Andri Xhahu Andri Xhahu N/A RTSH
#02 N/A
#03 N/A
#04 Did not participate
#05 Rona Nishliu KlanTV
#06 Emir Bajrami
#07 Miriam Cani
#08 Did not vote
#09 Amanda Lajlac
#10 Did not participate
#11 Alban Skenderaj
#12 Venera Lumani
#13 Kida Latifi
#14 Besa Kokëdhima
#15 Did not participate
#16 Andri Xhahu
#17 Did not participate RTSH
#18 Eneda Tarifa
#19 Angela Martini
#20 Besim Dina
#21 Alketa Vejsiu
#22 N/A
#23 Miriam Cani


Other contests

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The contest takes place during the actual contest, usually during the final of the respective edition. It is not an televised event, but only through YouTube. In order for an OGAN fan club to participate in the contest, it is required to have a public national selection held for the respective edition. Every OGAN club can only have one entry. The song can be only selected internally and cannot be changed after it was selected. The selected song must be from the final of the selection unless the selection has not the format of the semi-finals and final.

Albania has never won OGAN, until now. Their best result is third achieving at the eigth edition. OGAN Albania has never hosted the event.

Edn Host Artist Song Place Points Place in National Selection
#08 Flag of Sweden Sweden Miriam Cani "Labirint" 3 104 2nd
#09 Flag of Norway Norway Besa "Tatuazh Në Zemër" 9 67
Did not participate in the tenth edition
#11 Flag of Norway Norway Seldi Qalliu "Digjet Ballkani" 11 71 2nd
#12 Flag of Norway Norway Sara "Nje puthje" 21 23
Did not participate in the thirteenth edition
#14 Flag of Armenia Armenia Besa "#14" 16 32 2nd
Did not participate in the fifteenth edition
Did not participate in the sixteenth edition
Did not participate in the seventeenth edition
#18 Flag of Denmark Denmark Janex "Shadows & Lights" 20 20 2nd
#19 Flag of Sweden Sweden Megi Laska "Your Love" 13 54
Did not participate in the twentieth edition
#21 Flag of Denmark Denmark Xhesika Polo "Fati jemi ne" 20 20 2nd
Did not participate in the twenty-second edition
Did not participate in the twenty-third edition


Junior North Vision Song Contest

The contest is only for European artists under the age of 16. RTSH has made only internal selections, so far. Kanita Suma was the first representantive of Albania. Albania's best result is one first place (with Kanita Suma).

Edn Host city Artist Song Place Points Semi Points
#03 Flag of Finland Mariehamn Kanita "No One Can Stop Me Now" 3 101 No Semi-Finals
#04 Flag of Romania Cluj-Napoca Jona Zeneli "Deshirat e Jones" 15 48
#05 Flag of Netherlands Amsterdam Albion Rexhaj "Vitamina" 13 38
Did not participate in the sixth edition
#07 Flag of Andorra Andorra la Vella Floriani Beqiri "E Di Qe Don" 6 79
#08 Flag of Ukraine Kiev Kanita Suma "Young & Reckless" 1 145
#09 Flag of Albania Tirana Doruntina Kurteshi "Tina Balerina" 15 7
#10 Flag of Sweden Malmö Endri "Ikim" 16 64 8 67


Balkan Music Bash

The contest is held between the Balkan countries that are members of the North Broadcasting Union. Albania debuted in the first edition and got the seventh place out of twelve countries.

Edn Host City Artist Song Place Points
#01 Flag of Bulgaria Varna Seldi Qalliu "Balkan Style" 7 53
Did not participate in the second edition


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