We’ve been building up to this for the last couple of days and now the time has come – the famous Festivali i Këngës final will take place in Tirana, Albania! As one of the more famous national finals in the calendar and formerly the first of the season, FiK holds a special place in many Eurovision fan’s hearts and tonight sees Albania decide their 12th Eurovision entrant through the contest.
Last night, nine songs qualified to give us the 18 finalists for tonight’s show. Kelly, Aurora, Ana Gramo and Enxi & Xhejn Kumrija failed to qualify from last night’s second semi-final and as a result the following songs will compete to represent Albania tonight (not draw order);
- Enver Petrovci – Të vranë bukuri
- Mersela Çibukaj – S’muj
- Erga Halilaj – Ti s’më njeh
- Saimir Braho – Kristal
- Kladji Musabelliu – Vetëm te ti besoj
- Besjana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj – Kështjella
- Estela Brahimllari – Kjo natë
- Lindita Halimi – S’të fal
- Venera Lumani – Dua të jetoj
- Jozefina Simoni – Mendje trazi
- Altin Goci – Rock për gjithë jetën
- Bojken Lako Band – Të ndjej
- Elhaida Dani – Të kërkoj
- Rezarta Smaja – Më rrëmbe
- Mjellma Berisha – Sot jetoj
- Emi Bogdo – Një femër
- Agim Poshka – Në rrugën tonë
- Gjergj Leka – Himn
The show will begin tonight at 20:45 CET and you can watch the events unfold tonight HERE. We at ESC United will be on hand to cover the proceedings tonight too.
Who do you want to win FiK 53? Let us know your favourites below or join the discussion on our forum!