Luiz Ejlli

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Luiz Ejlli
Born (1985-07-12) July 12, 1985 (age 32)
Shkodra, Albania
Origin Albania
Genres Pop-folk, Pop, Ethnic
Years active 2004–present

Luiz Ejlli (born July 12, 1985) is an Albanian singer.


Luiz Ejlli was born in Shkodra and between 1991 and 2002 he attended the "Prenk Jakova" secondary school in Shkodra. In 1995, he won the Best Voice Prize in "Child National Festival" in Shkodra. In 1998, he participated as a soloist in the "Gold Repertoire Chorus" in Shkodra. In 1999, he was a tenor soloist in "Prenk Jakova" polyphonic chorus in Shkodra.

Luiz came to fame in Albania when he participated and won the Albanian version of Idol in Tirana. After his win, he participated in the 43rd Albanian TV Music Festival, Festivali i Këngës, which also acts as the Albanian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. He ended in second place with the song "Hëna Dhe Yjet Dashurojnë" (The Moon and the Stars Are Loving). Luiz participated in the Eurovision selection once again in 2005 and won with the song "Zjarr e ftohtë" (Fire and cold), which represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006,[1] but failed to make it past the semi-final stage.

Ejlli was the first male contestant to represent Albania and the first with a song in Albanian. Ejlli was employed as a cultural attaché at Albanian embassy in Paris.[2]


Festivali i Këngës

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 "Zjarr e ftohtë" First Prize Won

Kënga Magjike

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 "Sa shite zemren (with Juliana Pasha)" First Prize Won


  1. ^ Και η Αλβανία θα εκπροσωπηθεί από... (in Greek). Forthnet. 19 December 2005. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mbi ç’kritere është emëruar dhëndri i Jozefina Topallit në ambasadë?", Tema Online, 2012-02-06 (in Albanian)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ledina Çelo
with Tomorrow I Go
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Frederik Ndoci
with Hear My Plea

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