Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Albania
National selection
Selection process Festivali I Këngës 46
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
14 December 2007
15 December 2007
Final
16 December 2007
Selected entrant Olta Boka
Selected song "Zemrën e lamë peng"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (9th, 67 points)
Final result 16th, 55 points
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Albania selected their entry for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest on December 16, 2007 in the Festivali I Këngës competition. The winner was Olta Boka with the song "Zemrën e lamë peng" (Hearts Trapped In Time), she represented Albania in Belgrade on May 22 where she participated in the second semi-final and won a place in the final.

Festivali I Këngës 46[edit]

For the full results, see Festivali I Këngës 46.
Draw Singer Song Points Place
1 Manjola Nallbani "Kjo botë merr frymë nga dashuria" 27 7
2 Produkt 28 "30 sekonda" 3 15
3 Eneida Tarifa "E para letër" 11 10
4 Mariza Ikonomi "Mall i tretur" 20 9
5 Greta Koçi "Natën të kërkova" 35 6
6 Flaka Krelani & Doruntina Disha "Jeta kërkon dashuri" 57 2
7 Mira Konçi & Redon Makashi "Nën një qiell" 37 5
8 Kthjellu "Dhoma" 9 11
9 Kozma Dushi "Tatuazh në kujtesë" 1 16
10 Devis Xherahu "Endacaku" 0 17
11 Teuta Kurti "Qyteti i dashurisë" 3 14
12 Samanta Karavello "Pse u harrua dashuria" 23 8
13 Juliana Pasha "Një qiell të ri" 54 3
14 Agim Poshka "Kujt i them të dua" 8 12
15 Jonida Maliqi "S'ka fajtor në dashuri" 36 4
16 Olta Boka "Zemrën e lamë peng" 67 1
17 Rosela Gjylbegu "Po lind një yll" 8 13

Spokespersons[edit]

For the 2008 contest the spokesperson for the Albania broadcast was Leon Menkshi.[1][unreliable source?]

At Eurovision[edit]

Olta Boka finished 9th with 67 points in the second semi-final, thus qualifying for the final

In the final, she performed 3rd following United Kingdom and preceding Germany, finishing in 17th place with 55 points.

Points Awarded by Albania[2][edit]

Points Awarded to Albania (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Albania (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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