Efi Gjika  won Junior Fest Albania 2018 and will be the act to represent Albania at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 next November in Minsk. Efi won the national final performing her song “Barby”

A total of 16 acts competed in tonight’s national final for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The winner was determined by a professional jury.

  1. “Melodi pranverore” (Spring melody) – Hera Hysi (Music: Diana Ziu/Lyrics: Mimoza Bici)
  2. “Mbremje feste (Night Party) – Emmi Rushiti (Music: A. Kaloshi /Lyrics: Irma Kurti)
  3. “Sot” (Today) – Kristiana Veshaj (Music & lyrics: Vasil Cuni)
  4. “Barby” -Efi Gjika (Music: Efi Gjika/Lyrics: Hristina Gjika)
  5. “Happy”- Jasmina Hako (Music & lyrics: Adrian Hila)
  6. “Me tinguj fantazi” (With fantasy melody) – Sindi Goga (Music & lyrics: Arber Kocllari)
  7. Çdo gjë do dashuri” (Everything needs love) – Iris Sula & Samanta Qoshku (Music Edmond Rrapi/Lyrics: Leidi Shqiponja)
  8. “Panorama” – Era Rakipllari (Music: Endrit Fusha/Lyrics: Mishela Rapo)
  9. “Bote e re” (New world) – Merlin Xhai (Music: Endrit Shani/Lyrics: Florican Zyko)
  10. “Eshtë koha” (It’s time) – Laura Boriçi (Music & lyrics: Armand Broshka)
  11. “Ylberi im” (My rainbow) – Iris Dollani (Music & lyrics: Enis Mullai)
  12. “Ylim” (My star) – Sajana Kodheli (Music: Gjergj Kaçinari Lyrics: Ana Kaçinari)
  13. “Prindër ju lutem” (Parent, please) – Ana Kodra (Music & lyrics: Eriona Rushiti)
  14. “Enderroj” (I dream) – Melodian Mancala (Music: Uendi Mancaku/Lyrics: Etmond Mancala)
  15. “Ditari” (Diary) – Speranca Bregasi (Music & lyrics: Alban Male)
  16. “Olellin dhe yjet i dua” (The sky and stars love) – Uendi Goga (Music: Jetmir Mehmeti/Lyrics: Suela Tuka)

The show wasn’t aired by RTSH but will be broadcast in the near future. Below you can watch Efi’s winning performance:

The Junior Eurovision Story  so Far

Albania first debuted in the Junior Eurovision Contest in 2012. The country were absent from the contest in 2013 and 2014, before returning again in 2015.The country hasn’t scored victory yet but its best result is in 2015, when Mishela Rapo performed her song Dambaje, which finished in 5th place.