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Eugent Bushpepa

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Name:Eugent Bushpepa
Born:2-7-1984
Nationality:Albanian
   
National Finals:Festival i Këngës 2008, 2017
ESC Entries:Mall (2018)
   
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Biography

Eugent Bushpepa is an Albanian rock singer and songwriter. He was born in Rrëshen. He first came into contact with music at the age of 6, when he was involved with the band ‘Pioneri’ , and then expanded his musical activity by attending various festivals in Albania. He began taking fifth-guitar lessons. After graduating from high school, he moved to Bologna, Italy, to follow medical studies. In 2005, he returned to Albania, where he studied at the University of Tirana. At the same time, he performed as a singer in a tv show and since then he has remained active in the Albanian music scene. He achieved his first success in Albania through the song “Maska e Madhështisë” (2007), with which he participated in the 4th edition of Top Fest. He participated in Top Fest three more times, with the songs “Viktimë” (2010), “Udhëtari” (2012), “Pranë Finishit” (2015). In the same competition, he also participated with the group “Sunrise” where he sang the song “Ëngjëll”. In 2007, Bushpepa and his band opened for Deep Purple at their concert in Tirana. He also was a supporting act for the Duff McKagan band during their performance in Tirana. During the Beer Festival 2013 held in Korça, Bushpepa performed alongside Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Guns N ‘Roses guitarist.  In 2014, Eugent performed as a vocalist supporting the band Darkology during their tours, as well as with the band Overkill on their European tour. In 2017, Bushpepa participated in The Voice of Albania. In December 2017, he won the 56th Festival i Këngës with the song “Mall”. Herewith, he won the ticket to represent Albania in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2020, he released a single “Stay with me tonight”, which reached the number 1 spot in the Albanian charts.

Entries

Country:Albania
Year:2018
Language:Albanian
   
Artist:Eugent Bushpepa
Song:Mall
Lyrics:Eugent Bushpepa
Composer(s):Eugent Bushpepa
   
Backings:Greta Radovani
Erinda Agolli
Denis Hima
Besnik Nikolli
Gerti Himadi
Dancers:
Results Semi
Points:162
Position:8
Running order:3
   
Results 
Points:184
Position:11
Running order:12
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