Olta Boka (born 13 September 1991)[1] is an Albanian singer. She represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Zemrën e lamë peng", after winning Festivali i Këngës 46.[2]

Olta Boka
Background information
Born (1991-09-13) 13 September 1991 (age 32)
Tirana, Albania
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2001–present

Career edit

Olta Boka was born in Tirana. She started singing at a very young age. She has participated in the talent shows: "Gjeniu i vogël" where she won the Best Performer award, and also in "Ethet e së premtes mbrëma" (Albanian version of Idols).[3]

She rose to fame after winning Festivali i Këngës in 2007, giving her the right to represent Albania in Eurovision Song Contest the next year.[4] She competed in the second semi-final on May 22, and won a place in the final on May 24, where she finished 17th out of 25 entrants with 55 points. She is the youngest singer to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest.[5]

She has won several awards in the major musical event Kënga Magjike.[1] She has also won the "Top Albania Radio Award" in Top Fest 11.[6] In 2013, Boka played the role of Esmeralda in the Albanian version of Notre Dame de Paris musical.[7] A year later, she participated in TV Klan's dancing competition "Dance With Me" and won four prizes, alongside actor Devis Muka.[8][9][10]

Discography edit

  • 2001: Të dy prindërit i dua
  • 2007: Zemrën e lamë peng
  • 2009: S'duhet të dua
  • 2009: Jepu me zemër
  • 2010: Mbete një brengë
  • 2011: Anna
  • 2013: E fundit tango
  • 2014: Ti më ke mua (ft. Erik Lloshi)
  • 2014: Parfumi i tij
  • 2016: Rri edhe pak
  • 2017: Atij/asaj (ft. Stiv Boka)

Awards edit

Kënga Magjike

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 "Jepu me zemër" AMC Prize Won
2010 "Mbete një brengë" Best Ballad Won
2011 "Anna" AMC Prize Won
2013 "E fundit tango" Best Performance Won

Top Fest

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 "Ti më ke mua" (ft. Erik Lloshi) Top Albania Radio Award Won

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Olta Boka Biography" (in Albanian). Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Olta Boka to represent Albania in Eurovision". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Si kanë ndryshuar këngëtaret e Etheve" (in Albanian). Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Olta Boka (Albania) message". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Olta Boka". eurovision.tv. Archived from the original on 2023-03-26. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  6. ^ "Lista e fituesve të Top Fest 11" (in Albanian). Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Notre Dame de Paris". 9 November 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Çiftet e Dance With Me" (in Albanian). 20 September 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Eurovision's Olta Boka take to the stage in Dance With Me". 8 October 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Çmimi Albtelecom u fitua nga Olta dhe Devisi" (in Albanian). Retrieved March 27, 2018.

Also: edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2008
Succeeded by