Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Albania
National selection
Selection process Festivali i Këngës 50
Selection date(s) Semi-final
26 December 2011
27 December 2011
Final
29 December 2011
Selected entrant Rona Nishliu
Selected song "Suus"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (2nd, 146 points)
Final result 5th, 146 points
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Albanian entry was selected through Festivali i Këngës, a national selection that consisted of two semifinals and a final, organised by the Albanian broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH). Rona Nishliu represented Albania with the song "Suus", which qualified from the first semi-final and went on to place 5th in the final, scoring 146 points.[1][2]

Festivali i Këngës 50[edit]

Festivali i Këngës 50
Semi-final(s) 26 December
27 December
Final 29 December 2011
Presenter(s) Enkeleida Zeko
Hygerta Sako
Nik Xhelilaj
Director Martin Leka
Broadcaster RTSH
Venue Pallati i Kongreseve, Tirana, Albania
Winning song Rona Nishliu - "Suus"
Voting system
100% Jury
Once again, the winner will be decided by a professional jury.
Number of entries 28
(14 in the first semi-final)
(14 in the second semi-final)
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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RTSH confirmed participation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in the show called "Historia nis këtu" (The Story Begins Here). This year's Festivali i Këngës had its 50th anniversary, and it was held in December 2011, as it is known as the "End of Year Festival".[3][4][5] The shows were hosted by Enkeleida Zeko, Hygerta Sako & Nik Xhelilaj. The guest of honor in Semi-Final 1 was Eddy Wata who sang "Señorita" and "I Love My People".

Participants[edit]

On 22 October 2011, RTSH revealed the participants of Festivali i Këngës 50[6] and on 17 December 2011, RTSH announced all song titles, lyric composers and music composers.[7]

Semi-Final 1[edit]

Draw Artist Song Lyricist / Composer
1 Gerta Mahmutaj "Pyete zemrën" Rozana Radi / Flamur Shehu
2 Entela Zhula "Ndjehem Bosh" Entela Zhula / Edmond Veizaj
3 Bashkim Alibali "Këngën time merr vehtë" Jorgo Papingji / Bashkim Alibali
4 Samanta Karavello "Zgjomë një tjetër ëndërr" Pandi Laço / Gent Myftaraj
5 Endri & Stefi Prifti "Iluzion" Timo Flloko / Voltan Prodani
6 Rona Nishliu "Suus" Rona Nishliu / Florent Boshnjaku
7 Rudina Delia "Më kërko" Rudina Delia / Luan Zhegu
8 Marjeta Billo "Vlen sa një jetë" Arben Duka / Klodian Qafoku
9 Claudio La Regina "Kur të pasha" Claudio La Regina / F. Scaravaglione
10 Herciana Matmuja "Aty ku më le" Agron Tufa / Shpëtim Kushta
11 Orinda Huta "Dorëzohem" Tyrin Hyska / Alban Kondi
12 Altin Goci "Kthehem prap" K. Shehu / Altin Goci
13 Elton Deda "Kristal" Sokol Marsi / Elton Deda
14 Evans Rama "Ti nuk mundesh" I. Hoxha / Fabian Asllani

Semi-Final 2[edit]

Draw Artist Song Lyricist / Composer
1 Toni Mehmetaj "Ëndrra e parë" Agim Doçi / Edmond Zhulali
2 Dr. Flori "Personale" Dr. Flori / Dr. Flori
3 Kamela Islamaj "Mbi yje" I. Sojli / Alban Male
4 Frederik Ndoci "Oh... jeta ime" Frederik Ndoci / Lejla Agolli
5 Marsida Saraçi "Eja më merr" Arbër Arapi / Enis Mullaj
6 Bojken Lako & Breza "Të zakonshëm" Bojken Lako / Bojken Lako
7 Sindi Berisha "Braktisur" P. Truja / Kristi Popa
8 Mariza Ikonomi "Më ler të të dua" Jorgo Papingji / Sokol Marsi
9 Kujtim Prodani "Digjem" A. Biba / Kujtim Prodani
10 Iris Hoxha "Pa ty" L. Shqiponja / Edmon Rrapi
11 Saimir Braho "Ajër" I. Kurti & Saimir Braho / Ilir Dangellia
12 Goldi Halili "Rroj për dashurinë" Agim Doçi / Fatrin Krajka
13 Xhensila Myrtezaj "Lulet mbledh për hënën" P. Papingji / Genti Lako
14 Elhaida Dani "Mijëra vjet" Sokol Marsi / Endri Sina

Final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Lyricist / Composer Points Place
1 Bojken Lako & Breza "Të zakonshëm" Bojken Lako / Bojken Lako 18 10
2 Saimir Braho "Ajër" I. Kurti & Saimir Braho / Ilir Dangellia 50 3
3 Marjeta Billo "Vlen sa një jetë" Arben Duka / Klodian Qafoku 0 14
4 Herciana Matmuja "Aty ku më le" Agron Tufa / Shpëtim Kushta 0 14
5 Xhensila Myrtezaj "Lulet mbledh për hënën" P. Papingji / Genti Lako 8 13
6 Toni Mehmetaj "Ëndrra e parë" Agim Doçi / Edmond Zhulali 10 12
7 Iris Hoxha "Pa ty" L. Shqiponja / Edmon Rrapi 19 9
8 Gerta Mahmutaj "Pyete zemrën" Rozana Radi / Flamur Shehu 0 14
9 Bashkim Alibali "Këngën time merr vehtë" Jorgo Papingji / Bashkim Alibali 0 14
10 Altin Goci "Kthehem prap" K. Shehu / Altin Goci 38 5
11 Elton Deda "Kristal" Sokol Marsi / Elton Deda 55 2
12 Endri & Stefi Prifti "Iluzion" Timo Flloko / Voltan Prodani 25 6
13 Rona Nishliu "Suus" Rona Nishliu / Florent Boshnjaku 77 1
14 Kamela Islamaj "Mbi yje" I. Sojli / Alban Male 25 6
15 Frederik Ndoci "Oh... jeta ime" Frederik Ndoci / Lejla Agolli 0 14
16 Mariza Ikonomi "Më ler të të dua" Jorgo Papingji / Sokol Marsi 13 11
17 Elhaida Dani "Mijëra vjet" Sokol Marsi / Endri Sina 0 14
18 Rudina Delia "Më kërko" Rudina Delia / Luan Zhegu 0 14
19 Samanta Karavello "Zgjomë një tjetër ëndërr" Pandi Laço / Gent Myftaraj 47 4
20 Dr. Flori "Personale" Dr. Flori / Dr. Flori 21 8

At Eurovision[edit]

During the Semi-Final Allocation draw which was held on 25 January 2012, it was announced Albania were scheduled to compete in the first half of the first semi-final on 22 May.[8] On 20 March 2012 the Running Order draw was held, which determined the order of which the participants performed. Albania performed 5th in the first semi-final and has advanced to the final for the second time in 3 years.[9]

The telecast of the first semifinal was delayed by more than 2 hours due to breaking news coverage of the Qafa e Vishës bus accident. As a result, Albania used its jury votes during the first semifinal and in the final on 26 May.

Points Awarded by Albania[10][edit]

Points Awarded to Albania[edit]

Semi-Final 1[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (29 December 2011). "Rona Nishliu to represent Albania!". 
  3. ^ Link, Alb (2011-05-14). "Eurosong, Gace nuk hyn ne finale (Albanian)". Alblink. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2011-10-02). "Albania: FiK 50 to span over 4 nights!". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2011-09-25). "Albania: No confirmation yet for Eurovision 2012". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Hondal, Victor (2011-10-22). "Exclusive: Participants for Festivali i Këngës revealed". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2011-12-17). "Exclusive: FiK song titles and lyricists announced". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Insignia exchange and semifinal allocation draw.". EscToday.com. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 2012 Running Order draw revealed!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2012
  11. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (1), Eurovision
  12. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final, Eurovision