Yesterday, RTSH unveiled all the final details in regards to Junior Fest 2017. The winner of the competition will go on to represent Albania in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The Junior Fest final will take place on September 30th at the Palace of Congresses which also plays host to Festivali i Këngës.
The sixteen acts taking part!
The deadline for submissions closed on September 1st. Now, RTSH has chosen 16 entries to take part in the live final. Therefore, find out all about the sixteen finalists below!
- Ajla Buzi – DJ Pom
(Music and lyrics: Amela Buzi, Klodian Qafoku)
- Alina Jani – Yjet
(Music and lyrics: Anxhela Llana, Armenda Gashi, Griseld Biçaku)
- Amela Agastra – Dance Up
(Music and lyrics: Eriona Rushiti, Enis Mullaj)
- Ana Kodra – Mos ma prekni pemën
(Music and lyrics: Jorgo Papingji, Kristi Popa)
- Argisa Sako – Ola
(Music and lyrics: Adrian Hila)
- Auron Ismaili – Shkolla e vjetër
(Music and lyrics: Florent Boshnjaku, Yll Limani)
- Diana Tahiri – Një sekret
(Music and lyrics: Artan Kastrati, Avni Qahili)
- Jana Shala – Si një melodi
(Music and lyrics: Enis Mullaj, Eriona Rushiti)
- Klaudia & Eliza Thartori – Garderoba
(Music and lyrics: Altin Goci)
- Kleanca Susaj – Melodi
(Music and lyrics: Albjon Velaj, Anxhela Llaha, Bojken Lako)
- Kristiana Veshaj – Profesioni
(Music and lyrics: Enis Mullaj)
- Sara Bajraktari – Flas me ëndrrën
(Music and lyrics: Diana Toçe, Gjergj Kaçinari, Mimoza Bici)
- Uendi Goga – Të japim ty një shpresë
(Music and lyrics: Briz Musaraj, Ilir Kazaferi)
- Valeria Cara – Kohën pas ta kthej
(Music and lyrics: Endrit Shani, Florian Zyka)
- Vivian Biaggioni – Si në përrallë
(Music and lyrics: Sokol Marsi)
- Vivian Kokeri – Historia që nuk flet
(Music and lyrics: Klodian Qafoku, Vivian Kokeri)
A few familiar names
Amongst the line-up are some familiar names. Yll Limani, writer of Auron Ismaili’s track, finished third in last December’s Festivali i Këngës which was won by Lindita. Talking of Lindita, her entry World was composed by Klodian Qafoku. Klodian is behind two of this year’s Junior Fest entries. Perhaps one of these entries will follow in Klesta Qehaja’s footsteps?
Will you be tuning into Junior Fest at the end of this month? Let us know in the comments below and watch RTSH’s official Junior Eurovision advert!