The team that will be joining Eugent Bushpepa on stage at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been revealed this evening.
The singers and musicians joining Eugent Bushpepa on stage in Lisbon have been revealed this evening. Eugent is set to be joined by two backing singers; Greta Radovani (Backing singer in 2017) and Erinda Agolli (Backing singer at Festivali i Kenges). He will also be joined by;
- Denis Hima – Guitarist
- Besnik Nikolli – Bass guitarist
- Gerti Hima – Drums
Eugent is a rock singer/songwriter from Rrëshen, Albania. He first sang at Festivali i Këngës in 2008 in a duet with Rovena Dilo, where they placed 12th out of 20 artists. He is a notable presence on the Albanian music scene, having competed in several competitions and performances throughout the years. Notably, he supported bands such as Deep Purple, and has performed with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron Thal.
“Mall” will be performed in the 1st semi final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to take place in Lisbon this May.
Source: Eurovision Albania
Albania made their debut at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004, the same year the televised semi final was originally introduced to the competition. Albania succeeded in their first showing with Anjeza Shahini’s “The Image of You”, sailing through the semi final in 4th place and eventually landing in a respectable 7th place at the grand final. Albania have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest every single year since their debut, making 2018 their 15th appearance. Since the success in their original attempt, they have reach the grand final a further six times. They bettered their 2004 score in 2012 with Rona Nishliu’s song “Suus” who finished the contest in fifth place with 146 Points, their first time reaching the top 5 and their best placing to date.