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Albania: RTSH announces the running order for the first show of Festivali i Këngës 57

Just some days before the 57th edition of Festivali i Këngës, the Albanian national broadcaster RTSH announced the ruuning order for the first show.

As everything seems to be ready for the first show on the 20th of December in Tirana, the broadcaster revealed the running order for the first night of the festival. A total of 22 artists will compete in the upcoming Festivali i Këngës,which Albania uses as the mechanism to select its Eurovision entries. 

The running order of Show 1

The running order of the first show of Festivali i Këngës 57 has as following

1. Bojken Lako

2. Alar Band

3. Lidia Lufi

4. Kujtim Prodani

5. Gjergj Leka

6. Dilan Reka

7. Mirud

8. Soni Malaj

9. Jonida Maliqi

10. Elton Deda

11. Elona Islamaj

12. Klodiana Vata

13. Klint Çollaku

14. Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti

15. Kelly

16. Bruno Pollogati

17. Marko Strazimiri & Imbro

18. Lorela Sejdini

19. Eliza Hoxha

20. Eranda Libohova

21. Aurel Thëllimi

22. Orgesa Zaimi

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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

The Eurovision Story so far

In 2004 Albania debuted in the contest  with Anjeza Shahini with the entry “The Image of You”, which came 7th . The country hasn’t scored a victory yet in its 15 participations up to date. Its best result was achieved in 2012 with Rona Nishliu and her 5th placing in Baku with her song “Suus”

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.

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