Three nights, 22 finalists, 1 winner!

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Albania has finally picked its entry for Eurovision 2016. Eneda Tarifa won Festivali i Këngës 54 with the song “Përrallë.  Rezarta Smaja and Klodian Kaçani won the special Eurosig Award from Eurosig, an Albanian insurance company and a FiK54 sponsor.

Festivali i Këngës 54: Results

1. Eneda Tarifa

2. Aslaidon Zaimaj

3. Flaka Krelani

4. Rezarta Smaja & Klodian Kaçani

5. Enxhi Nasufi

6. Nilsa Hysi

7. Dilan Reka

8. Teuta Kurti

9. Renis Gjoka

10. Evans Rama

Albania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 12 times since its debut in 2004. The Albanian broadcaster, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH), has been the organiser of the Albanian Eurovision entry since the country’s debut in the contest and has used the long-standing Albanian song contest, Festivali i Këngës, to select the Albanian Eurovision entry.

In 2004, Albania’s first entry at Eurovision, Anjeza Shahini, finished seventh in the final. This remained the country’s best result in the contest until 2012, when Rona Nishliu placed fifth.

Last year Elhaida Dani represented the country with the song ‘I’m Alive’ taking the 17th place with a total of 34 points