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Albania Eurovision 2018 odds

Eugent Bushpepa will represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 which will take place from 8 to 12 May in Lisbon. He was the first singer of the event to reveal his song in December, but it was also the last, to reveal the final three-minute version of his track. The initial version of his song, in fact, lasted more than four minutes. With this change, a more effective and impactful piece was created.

Eugent’s career began officially in 2007, with the publication of the rock song “Maska and Madhështisë” on the occasion of the participation in the fourth edition of the Top Fest . In March of the same year, with his band he acted as a support to the rock group Deep Purple during the stage in Albania of their tour. Among the most important highlights of his career is the performance with Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, guitarist of Guns N'Roses, at Oktoberfest in Korçë. Last year he took part in the 50th edition of the Festival della Canzone , the main Albanian music festival. 

Towards the end of last year, Eugent won Albania’s national selection final (Festivali i Këngës 56) for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. As the winner of the competition, he will be heading off to Lisbon in May to represent Albania at the 2018 contest. He won the competition with the song “Mall” which means “Yearning” in English, and it became the first song of the 2018 contest to be revealed. At the time of the song’s release, it was four and a half minutes long which is too long for Eurovision and therefore had to be revamped. Fast forward a few months and the revamped version of “Mall” is here, cut down in length from the original but still in Albanian, much to fans delight.

The search for the 2018 representative started out with 70 entries submitted for the event. RTSH – Albania’s official broadcaster – gathered the 22 best ones and divided those into two semi finals. This will be the first time Albania will be represented by a man since 2013 when Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko represented the country with “Identitet”.

Although Eugent has released many singles in his career, he is yet to release an album.

2018 marked the 15th year that the competition has been used to determine who would represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer was chosen by a professional jury, beating out a number of successful and well-loved performers.

Eugent Bushpepa, the 2018 Albanian travelled to Portugal recently in order to film his Eurovision 2018 postard. The Albanian postcard has been filmed in the picturesque Portuguese city of Aveiro on the shores of the Aveiro River. The Albanian postacard will depict Eugent Bushpepa sailing on the Aveiro River aboard a moliçeiro and enjoying the sights and sounds of Aveiro. Eugent will be seen visiting  fishermen’s dwellings, fish warehouses, the salt mines of Aveiro and the unique historical buildings of the city. He will be experiencing the day to day activities of the city’s inhabitants.

Odds on Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Will Albania qualify for the final?

Odd unit: EU | UK | US
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odds
Lowest
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No1.161.16
Yes4.504.50
Betway
1.16
4.50

Will Albania finish in the top 10 at Eurovision Song Contest 2018?

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odds
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No1.071.07
Yes7.007.00
Betway
1.07
7.00