After a long night and 16 songs, we finally have a winner in Albania. The winner is Eugent Bushpepa with the song Mall. The winner from the RTSH broadcast was chosen by 100% jury vote.
The show started at 21:00 CET and lasted up until :00 CET, and was broadcast from the Palace of Congresses in Tirana. So it was a long night for performers, hosts and jury members. This show was at a much higher standard compared to previous years. Eugent breaks tradition from previous years, as the last 2 years have been solo females, so this song could do extremely well for Albania in Lisbon.
So Eugent placed 1st, then Redon Makashi placed 2nd and Iris Neziri placed 3rd. No jury scores are available at the moment, but those are the op 3 placings from the show tonight. You can find more information about the show in the live blog we published during the evening.
Eugent is a famous Albanian rock musician. He was born in 1984, but has not lived his whole life in Albania. He moved to Italy for several years before returning to Albania to host a talk show at Top Channel. On Top Show, he is a resident singer and covers many famous songs. To date he has no albums but 12 singles, and has won 4 top music awards in Albania. He is one of Albania’s top music stars.