Suus

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Albania "Suus"
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 entry
Country Albania
Artist(s) Rona Nishliu
Language Albanian
Composer(s) Florent Boshnjaku
Lyricist(s) Rona Nishliu
Finals performance
Semi-final result 2nd
Semi-final points 146
Final result 5th
Final points 146
Appearance chronology
◄ "Feel the Passion" (2011)   
"Identitet" (2013) ►

"Suus" is a song by Kosovar singer Rona Nishliu, and used as the Albanian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The lyrics were written by Nishliu and the music was composed by Florent Boshnjaku.

Although the song is entirely in Albanian, the title is the Latin third person reflexive possessive pronoun suus, and can mean "his," "her," "its" or “their”; its official translation is "Personal" (Albanian: Personale; për veten).

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In December 2011, Rona Nishliu participated in the 50th Festivali i Këngës. She got through to the finals, where she finished in first place. She got the maximum twelve points from five judges out of seven.[1] After being crowned as the winner, Rona was chosen to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan.,[2][3] where she got second place in the semi-final with 146 points and 5th place in the finals with 146 points as well, making it the highest position for Albania in the contest.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a positive review from Will Adams from Huffington Post, who said that he was skeptical when he first heard the song but upon realizing that Nishliu was singing "qai" ("cry" in English), he said that "it really drove home the point that "Suus" is a deeply emotional ballad." Despite this, he did not predict that the song would fare well in the Grand Final scoreboard during the contest.[5]

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