It's Eugent Bushpepa to Lisbon with 'Mall' for Albania!

December 23, 2017



With Christmas nearly upon us, we have been treated to every Eurovision fans pre-Christmas treat, and as usual it comes from Albania in the form of the first song for Eurovision 2018!


Tonight was the final of the 56th edition of Festivali i Këngës - the three day music festival which ultimately selects the Albanian representative for Eurovision. 14 acts were present in the final, but the night belonged to Eugent who was handed victory with the song ''Mall''



As always the final of Festivali i Këngës a lengthy affair, with a number of interval acts and ad breaks, and as per usual the winner was decided by a professional jury, with no public vote.





Eugent was one of the favourites among fans in the lead up to FiK, and he was #TeamEurovoxx's pick for the title in our Top 5 video...




The songs competing (not in order of performance were):


Artemisa Mithi – E dua boten
Bojken Lako – Syte e shpirtit
Denisa Gjezo – Zemer ku je
Elton Deda – Fjalet
Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
Inis Neziri – Piedestal
Mariza Ikonomi – Une
Manjola Nallbani – I njejti qiell
Na & Festina Mejzini – Tjeter jete
Orgesa Zaimi – Ngrije zerin
Redon Makashi – Ekziston
Rezarta Smaja & Luiz Ejlli – Ra nje yll
Tiri Gjoci – Ore e ndalur
Voltan Prodani – E pamundur


So what do you think of the winner? Will Albania be back in the final at Lisbon after their recent failures? Are you loving this song? Don't forget to let us know below in the comments, or on our Twitter and Facebook pages! 



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