Sunday, 1 April 2012

ESC 2012, semi-final 1 - Albania

Rona Nishliu, born August 25, 1986 in Titova Mitrovica, Yugoslavia - present-day Kosovo is a Kosovo-Albanian singer and radio presenter.

Rona was raised in her birth town. At the age of thirteen her family moved to Pristina due the political issues in her hometown.

Rona was a contestant on Albanian Idol in 2004 and placed in the top five. She then worked on Radio Blue Sky in Pristina as a presenter. She became citizen of Albania on 12 January 2012 with a decree of the President of Albania Bamir Topi.

Rona will represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan after winning the national selection on December 29, 2011 with the entry Suus. She is the first singer born in Kosovo to represent Albania in the contest.

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