Expo Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
14, 16 & 18 May 2019

Albania - Eugent Bushpepa

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Eugent Bushpepa

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Eugent Bushpepa

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      Eugent Bushpepa born in 2July 1984 in Rrëshen, is an Albanian singer and songwriter. He is the representative of Albania in the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest after winning the 56th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song "Mall".
    Eugent or Gent Bushpepa started singing at an early age, after finishing high School he decides to leave Albania and live in Italy for few years. In 2006 and after his returning to Albania he started working as a singer on a Talk Show at Top Channel, based in Tirana, Albania.
    Year after year Gent become one of the best-known singers in Albania, his breakthrough was with the rock song “Maska e Madheshtise”, released in 2007 during Top Fest4. In the same competition he was also singed with the rock band Sunrise the song “Engjell”. But that was only the beginning, Eugent started making music and participating in several competitions and Festivals.
    Bushpepa made his own band and had the honour to support the historical band Deep Purple during their concert in Albania in March 2007 as part of the Rapture of the Deep tour. Four year later his international career highlited when he and his band supported Duff McKagan on their Loaded band tour in Tirana. In 2013 Eugent performed with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, the guitarist of Guns N' Roses in a beer festival in Korçë and one year later supported Overkill in their Kill Fest 2014 tour around Europe.
    Twenty two songs was participated this year at the 56th “Festivali i Këngës”, after two semi-finals Eugent won the Festival with the song “Mall”, a song that is written and composed by Bushpepa himself.
Albania will compete in the First half of the First Semi-Final at the 8 May in Lisbone.


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