It’s the final night of the annual Festivali i Këngës as the Albanian showpiece’s 60th festival comes to a conclusion in Tirana! 17 acts are competing in tonight’s showcase, with one act being selected to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
This evening’s show is the culmination of three days of competition, with three newcomer acts eliminated from the competition on the first act, and three newcomers joining the 14 established artists in tonight’s final. The show will be taking place as always in the iconic Pallati i Kongreseve near central Tirana, with hosting duties falling to Eurovision 2009 composer Ardit Gjebrea, Isli Islami, 2019 representative Jonida Maliqi, Kelvi Kadilli and Xhemi Shehu.
The seventeen acts in the running to win FiK 60 and represent Albania in Turin are (in running order);
- Olimpia Smajlaj – Dua
- Denis Skura – Pse nuk flet, mama?
- Kelly – Meteor
- Sajmir Çili – Nën maskë
- Ester Zahiri – Hiena
- Kastro Zizo – Kujë
- Urban Band – Padrejtësi
- Gjergj Kaçinari – Në ëndërr mbete ti
- Evi Reçi – Me duaj
- Mirud – Për dreq
- Endri & Stefi – Triumfi i jetës
- Ronela Hajati – Sekret
- Shega – Një
- Janex – Deluzional
- Eldis Arrnjeti – Refuzoj
- Alban Ramosaj – Theje
- Rezarta Smaja – E jemja nuse
The winner of tonight’s festival will be decided by the jury panel, consisting of Anxhela Peristeri (Eurovision 2021), Agim Doçi, Anxhela Faber, Osman Mula, Rozana Radi (Kënga Magjike winner 2016), Olsa Toqi and Olti Curri.
Who are the favourites to win?
Most signs point towards one of either Ronela Hajati or Alban Ramosaj taking the victory, with Ronela the overwhelming favourite in our poll. Everything can change in the unique circumstances of Festivali i Këngës however!
How can I watch?
The show will begin from 21:00 CET and can be watched LIVE from RTSH’s website HERE.
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