Albanian debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004. It started out well as Anjeza Shahini finished 7th in the debut year. But after that the country has had its struggles with several times not reaching the final. This includes the past two years, and as such pressure is on this year's representative Elhaida Dani
Albania's best Eurovision placement came in 2012 where Rona Nishliu came 5th with the song Suus.