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Albina Kelmendi has won the Festivali i Kenges public vote and will compete at Eurovision 2023

Tonight we saw the second national final of the Eurovision 2023 season come to an official close. A total of 21 finalists took to the stage in Tirana’s Palace of Congresses for Festivali i Këngës 61 and represent their country in Liverpool this coming May. Five of the ten emerging artists from the semi-finals were eliminated after the second night. …

Albania: Recap of Night 1 & 2 of Festivali i Këngës

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Albania is currently underway with their annual music festival, known as Festivali i Këngës. An annual Christmas tradition some might even say, which has been held since 1962, and this year it celebrates it’s 61st edition of the contest, and so far, we’ve halfway there. Festivali i Këngës 2023 – Night 1 …

Albania: RTSH Reveals 26 Artists for Festivali i Këngës 61

Albanian broadcaster RTSH revealed the lineup for Festivali i Këngës 61. The competition’s line-up includes solo artists, groups, big names and newcomers. The artists and songs are: 2 Farm: Atomike (Atomic) Alban Kondi & Lorela Karoshi: Melodi (Melody) Albina Kelmendi: Duje (Love It) Anduel Kovaçi: Malli (Yearn) Arsi Bako: Sonte dua të jem me ty (Tonight with You) Melodajna Mancaku: …

Albania: RTSH opened their song submission window for Festivali i Këngës 61

1, 2, 3 Ta Marrsha! Albanian broadcaster RTSH have just opened the applications for the 61st editions of Festivali i Këngës! In the past years, the winner of the festival will also represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest, but doesn’t mention if it also will be used as their selection process for ESC in 2023. The announcement was accompanied …

Merry FiKmas! Who is YOUR favourite Albanian hopeful?

In many parts of Europe and the Western world, it’s Christmas! And what better way to celebrate Christmas for Eurovision fans than to look forward to the impending greatest Albanian show, Festivali i Këngës? In the competition’s landmark 60th edition, one of Europe’s oldest and proudest music competitions shows no signs of slowing down, with another 20 acts ready to …

Janex: “I think people are tired of hearing the same stories over and over again”

Albania’s Festivali i Këngës is set to begin on December 27th, taking place once again within the Pallati i Kongreseve. One of the 20 artists announced for the festival is Janex, a music producer and indie-pop singer from Albania who currently resides in New York. Together we spoke about how she first got into music and the industry, what songwriting …

Albania: All 20 songs for FiK60 have been released!

Nothing say happy holidays like FiKmas, and this year is no exception to that. While Albania may not be the first roster of songs we’ve received this year (that goes to Estonia’s Eesti Laul), Eurovision fans are extremely excited to watch the traditional kick-off show for the National Final season. Earlier last month, Albanian broadcaster RTSH revealed the list of …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës 60 participants announced

The participants of the 60th edition of Festivali i Këngës have been announced! In an Instagram post today, OGAE Albania announced that 20 songs will be taking part in the contest. The list of performers includes FiK 59 participants Kastro Zizo, Mirud, Gjergj Kacirani and Evi Reci amongst the 10 returnees to the Festival of Song, who will be joined …

Albania: Mirud released new version of “Nëse Vdes” with Xhesika Polo

Fellow Festivali i Këngës 59 participants Mirud and Xhesika Polo have collaborated on the former’s entry “Nëse Vdes”, with Mirud releasing this duet today. The Albanian singers took part separately in Albania’s selection for Eurovision 2021, with Xhesika performing “Më mbron”, and while neither of the performers finished in the top three on the final night, they certainly captured hearts …

Albania: Our forum’s reaction to Anxhela Peristeri’s FiK win

The opinions expressed in this article are those of members of our forum, and do not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its staff. On Wednesday, Albania became the first country to show their hand for Eurovision 2021, as Anxhela Peristeri emerged triumphant in Festivali i Këngës 59 to be selected as the Albanian hopeful …

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