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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 …

Anxhela Peristeri wins Festivali i Këngës and will represent Albania in 2021

After a 2+ hour extravaganza of music with 18 acts taking part in this year’s Festivali i Këngës, the Albanian representative in Eurovision 2021 has finally become clear; Anxhela Peristeri will fly to Rotterdam! This year’s show took place in the open air Sheshi Italia due to the ongoing pandemic, but that didn’t stop the Albanians putting on a fantastic …

TONIGHT: Festivali i Këngës 59 Final

Albania will become the first country to reveal their song for Eurovision 2021 tonight as the final of the annual Festivali i Këngës selection show takes place from 21:00 CET at the open-air Sheshi Italia, in Tirana, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This change will also see the first year of the competition without the traditional symphony orchestra as a …

“That was such a great show!” – Our forum’s reaction to night one of Festivali i Këngës 59

The opinions expressed in this article are of members of our forum, and do not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its writing staff. Where’s the best place to be on a national final night? Sat cosy in front of your TV with some snacks and possibly drinks? Well, of course, but where else? Social …

Albania: Finalists of Festivali i Këngës 59 confirmed by RTSH

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 …

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