Albania made their Eurovision debut in 2004, with Anjeza Shahini performing The Image of You. The country placed inside the top 12 non-Big Four entries that year, meaning auto-qualification for the 2005 Contest. They have participated in every contest since their debut.
The country failed to qualify in both 2006 and 2007, but Olta Boka brought them back into the final in 2008. In 2012, Albania was represented by Rona Nishliu, and not only winning the Barbara Dex Award of that year, she placed Albania inside the top five - giving them their best placing yet.
Albania's worst placing was in 2014, with One Night's Anger.
The country has sent songs in Albanian and English, although more recently has chosen to translate their songs into English in time for the contest. The Albanian National Selection requires songs to be performed in Albanian. However, non-qualifications in 2016 and 2017 resulted in a switch back to Albanian for the 2018 contest, where they qualified for the final and finished 11th.
|2004||Anjeza Shahini||The Image of You||English||7||106||4||167|
|2005||Ledina Çelo||Tomorrow I Go||16||53||Top 12 in 2004|
|2006||Luiz Ejlli||Zjarr e ftohtë||Albanian||--||--||14||58|
|2007||Frederik Ndoci||Hear My Plea||English, Albanian||--||--||17||49|
|2008||Olta Boka||Zemrën e lamë peng||Albanian||17||55||9||67|
|2009||Kejsi Tola||Carry Me in Your Dreams||English||17||48||7||73|
|2010||Juliana Pasha||It's All About You||16||62||6||76|
|2011||Aurela Gaçe||Feel the Passion||--||--||14||47|
|2013||Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko||Identitet||--||--||15||31|
|2014||Hersiana Matmuja||One Night's Anger||English||--||--||15||22|
|2015||Elhaida Dani||I'm Alive||17||34||10||62|
|2019||Jonida Maliqi||Ktheju tokës||17||90||9||96|