Yes, we’ve reached that time of year once again! It’s a very merry FiKmas from Albania, hoping to bring some Eurovision light to the end of a dark year with Festivali i Këngës 59. In Tirana, the show must go on!
Tonight will see the first semi-final show of this year’s selection show with the 25 participants performing their entries for the first time. Unfortunately, Manjola Nallbani and her entry “Ora e jetës” has had to withdraw from this year’s competition having contracted COVID-19.
The remaining participants in this year’s Festivali i Këngës, shown in tonight’s draw order, are;
- Devis Xherahu – Peng
- Orgesa Zaimi – Valixhja e kujtimeve
- Festina Mejzini – Kush je ti dashuri
- Franc Koruni – E morën botën
- Inis Neziri – Pendesë
- Sardi Strugaj – Kam me t’ba me kajt
- Gjergj Kaçinari – Më jep jetë
- Mirud – Nëse vdes
- Evi Reçi – Tjerr
- Rosela Gjylbegu – Vashëzo
- Kastro Zizo – Vallja e jetës
- Klint Çollaku – Do t’ja dal
- Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
- Wendi Mancaku – Si ajo
- Fatos Shabani – Ty
- Florent Abrashi – Vajzë
- Enxhi Nasufi – Njësoj
- Kamela Islamaj – Kujtimet s’kanë formë
- Era Rusi – Zjarri im
- Erik Lloshi – Jo
- Xhesika Polo – Më mbron
- Giliola Haveriku – E lirë
- Viktor Tahiraj – Nënë
- Agim Poshka – Vendi im
- Stefan Marena – Meteor
The second semi-final show tomorrow evening will see all participants perform acoustic versions of their entries. Both of the shows’ performances have been pre-recorded due to the ongoing pandemic. Actress Jonida Vokshi and TV presenter Blendi Salaj will host all of this year’s shows of Festivali i Këngës.
Tonight’s show begins at 20:30 CET, and #YOU can follow all of the action LIVE from this time on RTSH’s live stream HERE.
Who are #YOU most excited for in this year’s FiK? Who should represent Albania in Eurovision 2021? Share your thoughts with us and join the conversation with other fans on our forum HERE, or below in the comments and on social media!