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