Albania: Festivali i Këngës Line-Up Revealed

Albanian broadcaster RTSH have now published the list of competing artists and songs for this year’s Festivali i Këngës, with the winner to represent Albania at Eurovision in 2021.

This year marks the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës, which has doubled as the Eurovision selection since Albania’s debut at the contest in 2004. The upcoming contest will feature 26 artists, which are as follows:

  • Peng– Devis Xherahu
  • Valixhja e kujtimeve– Orgesa Zaimi
  • Kush je ti dashuri– Festina Mejzini
  • E morën botën– Franc Koruni
  • Pendesë– Inis Neziri
  • Kam me t’ba me kajt– Sardi Strugaj
  • Më jep jetë– Gjergj Kaçinari
  • Nëse vdes– Durim Morina (Mirudi)
  • Tjerr– Evi Reçi
  • Vashëzo– Rosela Gjylbegu
  • Vallja e jetës– Klevis Bega (Kastro Ziso)
  • Do t’ja dal– Klinti Çollaku
  • Karma– Anxhela Peristeri
  • Si ajo– Wendi Mancaku
  • Ty– Fatos Shabani
  • Vajzë– Florent Abrashi
  • Njësoj– Enxhi Nasufi
  • Ajo vajza– Kamela Islamaj
  • Zjarri im– Era Rusi
  • Jo– Erikson Lloshi
  • Më mbron– Xhesika Polo
  • Ora e jetës– Manjola Nallbani
  • E lirë– Giliola Haveriku
  • Nënë– Viktor Tahiraj
  • Vendi im– Agim Poshka
  • Meteor– Stefan Marena

The selection is set to take place in December and will feature two semi-finals and a final. Arilena Ara was set to represent Albania at Eurovision 2020 with the song Fall From The Sky, however the contest was cancelled.

Watch the planned Eurovision performance of Fall From The Sky below:

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