The next artist to feature in our “Who Is” series for the Junior Eurovision 2018 season is Efi Gjika from Albania.
Efi Gjika was chosen to represent Albania at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus after she won Junior Fest 2018. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
Ten-year-old Efi Gjika was born on 29th September 2008. Over the past few years, the young singer has made appearances both on stage and on TV, as seen on her Instagram page. Her participation at Junior Fest earlier this year is her most notable achievement, as Efi and fifteen other artists took to the stage, vying to represent their country. In the end, Efi was chosen by a professional jury to represent Albania with her song “Barbi”.
Albania first debuted in the Junior Eurovision Contest in 2012, and to date have had 4 entries. The country is still yet to win the contest, and their best result was in 2015, when Mishela Rapo performed her song “Dambaje”, which scored a total of 93 points and ended on 5th place. Albania’s worst result occurred in their debut in 2013, where Klesta Qehaja and her song “Besoj” placed 13th with 38 points. Albania were absent from the contest in 2013 and 2014, before returning again in 2015.