Albania, Eugent Bushpepa, 2

Fourteen blokes started the journey to become “Best male solo artist of Eurovision 2018“. And now, the results are in.

It’s the Albanian power house rocker, the one and only Eugent Bushpepa. And he won by quite a margin, taking 22% of all votes cast. In a distant second came Ukraine’s Mélovin. Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef wasn’t far behind in third.

It is clear that people were thirsty for some serious rock n’roll. And Eugent definitely serves plenty of that with his silky smooth voice, powerful performances, charm and a mild manner. The FiK winner might have entered the pre-party game a little later than many, but his presence still managed to sweep everyone off their feet.

His rock ballad “Mall” has become somewhat of a fan favourite. And we’re not surprised. The song is both catchy and melancholic with impeccable vocals. Everything one wants from a solid rock number.

Now it is time for Eugent to fly off to Lisbon and attempt to get the rest of Europe on board. He takes to the semi-final stage on 8 May.

We know what our wiwi-readers think of Eugent, but what about the rest of Europe? Will the viewers at home be as fascinated by him as those of us in the bubble? We’re simply dying to find out!  Maybe it is time for a Balkan country to host the contest again?

Poll results: Best male solo artist at Eurovision 2018

  1. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 22% (1.453 votes)
  2. Ukraine: Mélovin “Under the Ladder” 12% (809 votes)
  3. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef “Lie to Me” 10% (687 votes)
  4. Austria: César Sampson “Nobody but You” 9% (584 votes)
  5. Belarus: Alekseev “Forever” 8% (530 votes)
  6. Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” 7% (495 votes)
  7. Netherlands: Waylon “Outlaw In´Em” 6% (427 votes)
  8. Denmark: Rasmussen “Higher Ground” 5% (359 votes)
  9. Armenia: Sevak Khanegyan “Qami” 5% (345 votes)
  10. Germany: Michael Schulte “You Let Me Walk Alone” 5% (317 votes)
  11. Ireland: Ryan O´Shaughnessy “Together” 4% (249 votes)
  12. Norway: Alexander Rybak “That´s How You Write A Song” 2% (157 votes)
  13. Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovic “Inje” 2% (142 votes)
  14. Iceland: Ari Ólafsson “Our Choice” 2% (125 votes)

Total Votes: 6,679

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Hörnchen AT
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Hörnchen AT

Eugent you are amazing!
Wish you all the best – hopefully you get a decent place in the FINAL!

No to Racism
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No to Racism

It is truly sad how people can still be racists. I understand that they are just afraid of unknown, but such childish comment-attacks against other races are extremely cowardly! I feel truly sorry for people to be surrounded by such a racist pig and bigot. Thank God there are less and less idiots like this!

Nertili
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Nertili

Hey guys! Don’t be fooled by some guy who pretends to love Eugent and spreads hate throughout. Eugent said him himself that ESC is the brightest moment in his career, and never had the attittude that “he was doing ESC a favor to participate”. If you think these comments are praising Eugent they are instead making people hate him for nothing, so stop them please!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Exactly! I’ve had the same feeling too when I read those comments. It just didn’t make sense that they kept attacking even the people that support Eugent for no logical reason. I just wonder why they are doing this. Are they Albanian? Even though I’m sure it’s just one person commenting under different totally made up names and usernames. Please people don’t take those comments seriously!!!

loveeurovision
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loveeurovision

well said!thank you for making that clear.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

So the supposed love and happiness fest for Eugent became nothing but a bunch of snobs and hipsters that are so above pop and mainstream music disliking almost every song that has came to the Contest.

It’s funny how you can go to hate from love in just a few lines. I love “Mall” and it hope it qualifies, but then to throw sh*t on almost every other song or country that has went for pop or something different than strong vocalist ballads. That’s low.

And even if we we’re back to those days, Ireland would probably win all the times.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I agree with you completely. Some people have lost the whole point of the contest! I’ve seen mean, evil, racist comments that don’t make any sense at all! Eugent is great and amazing, but this doesn’t mean that everyone else is trash. It’s clear that some immature people fail to comprehend this.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Agreed. Whatever happened to the “friendly” aspect of the contest?
N.B. Albania is in my Top 10 this year.

Jo.
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Jo.

Yasss, Eugent here again!!!

Alex
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Alex

Tirana 2019!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

He deserves it! He’s the best performer and vocalist of this year and also a very kind and humble artist. I wish him all the best in Lisbon and he’s for sure gonna rock and give a wonderful show despite the result!

p.s: I really wished that the new website would have a filter for trolls! They’re becoming very annoying.

Josh
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Josh

These both shameful acts gonna be much higher than buspepa with won’t even qualify 😀

Clément
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Clément

Well deserved. I voted him.
Eugent is too good for Eurovision.

emma
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emma

I voted for Mélovin & Eugent. So glad to see them both in top 3.

loveeurovision
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loveeurovision

nice vocals,forgettable song

Jonathan B
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Jonathan B

I belong to the Eurovision’s senior audience (+30) and of course that my vote went to Eugent. He has no competitors in this lackluster edition comprising of lame Justin Bieber wannabes that even my seven-years-old daughter dislikes!

Hada
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Hada

As a 30 year old, am I a senior already? 🙁

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

We are Owllld… Ohh-oh-oh ohh-oh-oh ollld! 🙂

Kela
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Kela

Genti <3

Diana (UK)
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Diana (UK)

That’s how you win the Eurovision – no cheesy pop, no cheap PR, no stunts, no fireworks, no gimmicks, no fuss, no muss, just talent! I am already making plans for Albania 2019.

Simon
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Simon

i voted for Eugent and Mélovin as best male vocalists this year and i\m glad they make it, amazing artists:)

Joel
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Joel

Albania is the winner of Eurovision 2018! Let the hate flow!!!

Asci
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Asci

Wow. That’s… unexpected. Most people I know don’t like the song and it’s not exactly doing great in Youtube tops/views and basically everywhere except… Wiwibloggs polls? Congrats, though! it’s a cute song.

navsegda
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navsegda

not only here though, he won the chatvote not that long ago for example

NKG
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NKG

He deserves it, he is a wonderful vocalist and artist.

george bonev
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george bonev

He is one of my favorites . Can’t wait to hear him live in Lisbon!

Philip
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Philip

Great singer, boring song

Malin
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Malin

Out of topic, ABBA has reacently been working whith two new songs.

https://youtu.be/OlWX00ID86M

Malin
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Malin
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Malin

Alekseev was my favorite.
Good luck from Sweden