Albania kicked off their search for a Eurovision 2021 star last night as the annual Festivali i Këngës opened its first night in Tirana. While the second show of this year’s festival will take place this evening and see the 25 participating acts perform acoustic versions of their entries, the broadcaster RTSH has already revealed which 18 of these acts have been selected to perform in tomorrow’s final show.
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For those who are still with us, read on!
The 18 finalists of Festivali i Këngës 59 in alphabetical order are;
- Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
- Devis Xherahu – Peng
- Era Rusi – Zjarri im
- Evi Reçi – Tjerr
- Festina Mejzini – Kush je ti dashuri
- Florent Abrashi – Vajzë
- Gigliola Haveriku – E lirë
- Gjergj Kaçinari – Më jep jetë
- Inis Neziri – Pendesë
- Kamela Islamaj – Kujtimet s’kanë formë
- Kastro Zizo – Vallja e jetës
- Mirud – Nëse vdes
- Orgesa Zaimi – Valixhja e kujtimeve
- Rosela Gjylbegu – Vashëzo
- Sardi Strugaj – Kam me t’ba me kajt
- Viktor Tahiraj – Nënë
- Wendi Mancaku – Si ajo
- Xhesika Polo – Më mbron
The final of FiK 59 takes place tomorrow night (December 23rd) and will see a jury decide which act will represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, replacing Arilena Ara as the Albanian representative for the Dutch contest. Thus, we only have just over 24 hours to wait for the first song of the 2021 contest!
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