Albania – Rona Nishliu has just won the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with her ballad “Suus“. She got 12 points from 5 of the judges, the other two awarded her 10 and 7 points. She was thus the runaway winner of the 50th edition of Festivali i Kenges and will be the 10th Albanian entrant at a Eurovision Song Contest. She also won the award for the best interpretation. Elton Deda came second to Rona with his song Kristal.
Nishliu is a Kosovo-Albanian singer and radio presenter. At age thirteen Rona and her family moved from the norther parts of Mitrovica to the now capital of Kosovo Prishtina. She officially began singing in 2004 when she entered the Albanian version of Pop Idol. Rona managed to place in the top 5. She has then worked on Radio Blue Sky in Prishtina as a radio presenter. Thus Kosovo will participate a bit in Eurovision as well.
Here is her performance of Suus in the semi-final: