“Ktheju Tokës” the Albanian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is currently undergoing a revamp ahead of the contest in May.
Jonida Maliqi’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 “Ktheju Tokës”, is currently undergoing a revamp ahead of this years competition. This song which won Festivali i Kenges is being rearranged by Enis Mullaj. Enis has had songs competing in Festivali i Kenges over the past five years.
Following her victory in Festivali i Këngës 57, Jonida Maliqi confirmed that “Ktheju tokës” will remain in Albanian for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Jonida will be hoping to replicate the success of Eugent Bushpepa. Eugent Bushpepa and his song “Mall” made it through to the final and went on to finish 11th with 184 points. They received 12 points in the jury vote from Azerbaijan and 12 points from the televote in Macedonia and Italy.
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.