We are only some days away from the first national final for the Eurovision season 2018-19. Festivali i Këngës 57 , the Albanian  national selection is set to take place on December 20 -22. 

In this year’s edition of  Festivali i Këngës a total of 22 entries will be competing to win the golden ticket that leads to Tel Aviv next May. The Albanian national broadcaster, RTSH, after giving us a small taste of the competing songs, released today the full version of the 22 entries. Take a look below and draw your own conclusions on this year’s competing songs:

  1. Bojken Lako – Jeto jetën
  2. Alar Band – Dashuria nuk mjafto
  3. Lidia Lufi – Rrëfehem
  4. Kujtim Prodani – Babela
  5. Gjergj Leka – Një ditë tjetër
  6. Dilan Reka – Karma
  7. Mirud – Nënë
  8. Soni Malaj – Më e fortë
  9. Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
  10. Elton Deda – Qetësisht
  11. Elona Islamaj – Në këtë botë kalmitarë
  12. Klodiana Vata – Mbrëmje e pafund
  13. Klint Çollaku – Me jetë
  14. Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti – Dua ta besoj
  15. Kelly – A më ndjen
  16. Bruno Pollogati – Nuk ka stop
  17. Marko Strazimiri & Imbro – Leyla
  18. Lorela Sejdini – Vetmi
  19. Eliza Hoxha – Peng
  20. Eranda Libohova – 100 pyetje
  21. Aurel Thëllimi – Të dua ty
  22. Orgesa Zaimi – Hije

During the first night of the festival, December 20,  the acts will perform their entries live with the Albanian National Symphonic Orchestra . Festivali i Kenges will unfold in a three day program which will include two semi final shows with 11 acts each one and a grand final.  These are the confirmed Festivali i Këngës 57 dates:

  • Show 1 – 20 December 2018
  • Show 2 – 21 December 2018
  • Grand Final – 22 December 2018

In 2018 Eugent Bushpepa won the Festival i Këngës 2017 with his entry Mall and represented the country in Lisbon, where he finished in the 11th place in the Grand Final.

Stay tuned on the INFE Network for more news about the Festival i Këngës and Albania’s national selection for Eurovision 2019.