EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018: ALBANIA - 'Mall' By Eugent Bushpepa

Eurovision 2018 – Albania

The Albania song is called ‘Mall and performed by Eugent Bushpepa.

ARTIST

Bushpepa joined Top Channel in 2006 as a singer, and since then he has been present in the Albanian music scene. He has slowly become one of the best known singers in Albania. His career started with the popular Albanian rock song ”Maska e Madheshtise”, released in 2007 during TOP FEST 4. In the same competition, he also participated with a rock band called Sunrise, performing their song “Engjell”. After the successful debut he continued to participate in other competitions and working on new music.

Bushpepa and his band supported the rock band Deep Purple during their concert in Albania in March 2007 as part of the Rapture of the Deep tour.

His international career was further highlighted when he was asked to be the support band for Duff McKagan on their Loaded band tour on 1 June 2011 in Tirana. During a traditional beer festival in Korçë on 18 August 2013, Bushpepa performed with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, the guitarist of Guns N’ Roses. In 2014 Eugent joined Darkology as their tour vocalist. The band supported Overkill in their Kill Fest 2014 tour around Europe.

SONG

‘Mall’ translates to English as ‘yearning’ and this song is about unrequited love. It was written by Eugent Bushpepa and will be performed in Albanian.

VIDEO

LIVE PERFORMANCE

OPINION

It starts off as a nice soft rock song and has a hint of the song ‘Caledonia’ by Dougie MacLean. Eugent has a really powerful voice and I really like the way the songs build up. I like it a lot but it will be interesting to see if the cut down version to 3 minutes will have as much of an impact.

PREDICTION

This will qualify and could be a real crowd pleaser finishing on the left hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

Original Lyrics: Albanian

Një pritje e gjatë, e ëmbël e zjarrtë
Ca hapa trokasin si zemër këtë natë
Unë ndjek ritmin e saj
Dy duar që zgjaten përpijnë në ngrohtësi
Ky mall që të djeg nuk njeh kufi as largësi

Asgjë në këtë botë nuk mund ta shprehë dot ndjesinë
Kur zemrat bashkohen dhe prapë rrahin si një

Dua të hesht në këtë natë i shtrirë në këtë shtrat
Ku ëndrrat hyjnore shërojnë çdo plagë
Të shoh portretin e saj
Momentet kalojnë, sekondat nuk falin
Orët pasojnë por ndjenjën se ndalin, jo

Si më magji hëna shikimet përpin
Më sjell vegimin tënd

Lot i patharë ndriçojë këtë natë
Sonte kumbo prej shpirtit pa fjalë
Vetëm një çast dhimbja të më ndalë

Ky lot i patharë një ditë do shterojë
Nga puthjet e zjarrta që ëndërroi
Në atë çast dhimbja do ndalojë

E ëmbël kjo jetë por nuk njeh kufi
Hërë na përkëdhel, hërë na krijon largësi
Ty të kam larg
Më bën të luftoj kur fuqitë kanë shteruar
Të ëndërroj edhe kur zgjuar jam

Si më magji hëna shikimet përpin
Sytë tanë puqën sërish edhe pse është fantazi
Jetën do ta fal ty

Lot i patharë ndriçojë këtë natë
Sonte kumbo prej shpirtit pa fjalë
Vetëm një çast dhimbja të më ndalë

Ky lot i patharë një ditë do shterojë
Nga puthjet e zjarrta që ëndërroi
Në atë çast dhimbja do ndalojë

Translated Lyrics: English

A long wait
sweet and fiery
A few steps beat like a heart tonight
I follow her rhythm
Two hands that guide feel the warmth
This yearning that burns doesn`t know boundaries nor distance

Nothing in this world can explain this feeling
when two hearts unite and beat like one

I want to hush tonight lay in this bed
where the divine dreams heal every wound.
To see her portrait
Moments pass by
seconds don`t forgive
hours go but they can`t stop the feeling, no

As by magic, the moon gazes our stares
it brings me your vision.

Undried tear, enlighten this night
resound today from the silent soul.
Just a moment the pain stops me
This undried tear will drain one day
from the fiery kisses it dreamed
at that moment the pain will stop.

Sweet this life, but it knows no boundaries
sometimes it caresses us, sometimes it separates us
I have you far away
You make me fight when my powers have given out
I dream of you even when I am awake

As by magic, the moon gazes our stares
our eyes meet again, even though it is a fantasy
I will give my life to you.

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