Albania: Listen to the snippets of the 22 “Festivali i Këngës 57” entries
We are only some days away from the first national final for the Eurovision season 2018-19. Festivali i Këngës , the Albanian national selection is set to take place for the 57th time 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, through its official instagram account released 1 minute snippets of the competing songs. Listen below to the songs in the same running order they will appear on stage during the live show:
The list of competing acts and entries has as following:
- Bojken Lako – Jeto jeten
- Alar Band – Dashuria nuk mjafton
- Lidia Lufi – Rrefehem
- Kujtim Prodani – Babela
- Gjergj Leka – Besoj
- Dilan Reka – Karma
- Mirud – Nene
- Soni Malaj – Do vij
- Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokes
- Elton Deda – Qetesisht
- Elona Islamaj – Ne kete bote kalimtare
- Klodiana Vata – Mbremje e pafund
- Klint Çollaku – Me jete
- Artemisa Mithi dhe Febi Shkurti – Dua ta besoj
- Kelly – A me ndjen
- Bruno Pollogati – Nuk ka stop
- Marko Strazimiri dhe Imbro – Leyla
- Lorela Sejdini – Vetmi
- Eliza Hoxha – Pengu
- Eranda Libohova – 100 pyetje
- Aurel Thëllimi – Te dua ty
- Orgesa Zaimi – Hije
Notable that Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti replaced Vikena Kamenica with their song Naten e Mire, as the female act withdrew to an overloaded schedule that didn’t allow to followe the festival’s guidlines. On the other hand Orgesa Zaimi and Dilan Reka έχουν πάρει κι άλλες φορές μέρος κατά το παρελθόν.
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.