Ahh, don’t you just love this time of year? The dark nights are cosy, everyone is in festive spirit and most importantly of all, the Eurovision selection season kicks off in a big way! We hope you are all ready for the next three months of drama!


Tonight, Albania becomes the first nation to select their entry in a live show for Lisbon, as is tradition. The perennial Festivali i Këngës takes place tonight hosted by Adi Kastra in the Palace of Congress in Tirana, Albania from 20:40 CET, and you can follow every twist and turn of the action tonight with our live coverage!

Tonight’s running order is as follows;

  1. Redon Makashi – Ekziston
  2. NA & Festina Mezini – Tjetër jetë
  3. Voltan Prodani – E pamundur
  4. Denisa Gjezo – Zemër ku je
  5. Tiri Gjoci – Orë e ndalur
  6. Orgesa Zaimi – Ngrije zërin
  7. Rezarta Smaja & Luiz Ejlli – Ra një yll
  8. Artemisa Mithi – E dua botën
  9. Manjola Nallbani – I njëjti qiell
  10. Inis Neziri – Piedestal
  11. Bojken Lako – Sytë e shpirtit
  12. Mariza Ikonomi – Unë
  13. Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
  14. Elton Deda – Fjalët

The competition will once again be decided by 100% jury, and you can follow all of the action wherever it suits you; HERE, HERE or HERE!

Of course, as usual, we will be on hand to guide you through tonight’s show so make sure you tune in to #escYOUnited later this evening for our unique take on the competition!

Who do #YOU want to see win Festivali i Këngës tonight? Share your thoughts with us on the forum HERE, or join the discussion below and on social media @escYOUnited!

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