Olta Boka

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Olta Boka
Albania, Olta Boka, semi-final, Eurovision 2008.jpg
Background information
Birth name Olta Boka
Born (1991-11-04) November 4, 1991 (age 22)
Origin Albania
Genres Pop, folk
Occupations musician
Instruments vocals
Years active 2007–present

Olta Boka (born November 4, 1991 in Tirana) is an Albanian singer who was chosen to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with her song "Zemrën e lamë peng".[1] She won the Albanian national final, called Festivali i Këngës, and competed in the second semifinal, on May 22 and won a place in the final on May 24 where she finished 17th out of 25 entrants with 55 points. She is the youngest singer to represent a country in the Eurovision Song Contest since the year 2004 with Lisa Andreas representing Cyprus at 16. Olta Boka has participated in "Ethet e së Premtes Mbrëma" (Friday Night Fever) show in Albania.

On top fest 11 edition Olta Boka was awarded with "top Albania Radio" price. With the same price was also awarded Erik Lloshi.

References[edit]

[2]

  1. ^ "Albania decided: Olta Boka to Belgrade!". 2007-12-07. 
  2. ^ Olta Boka wins "top Albania Radio Award
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Frederik Ndoci
with Hear My Plea
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2008
Succeeded by
Kejsi Tola
with Carry Me in Your Dreams