On September 30th, the Albanian Junior Eurovision national selection process, Junior Fest 2017, was due to take place at the Palace of Congresses in Tirana. However, it was revealed that the competition had been delayed. Nevertheless, it has been confirmed that Junior Fest 2017 will now be held on October 14th.
Two more weeks to wait
The date change was confirmed by RTSH to ESC+Plus yesterday. Albania’s head of delegation, Kleart Duraj, explains the situation:
“The RTSH website is not updated, the selection is on October 14th”
Sixteen entries to compete
Last month, RTSH revealed the sixteen entries that would be competing in the contest. For full details of every song, performer and songwriter, have a read of our article here.
The winner will follow in the footsteps of Klesta Qehaja who represented Albania in Valletta last year with the dramatic ballad Besoj. Klesta finished in 13th place with 38 points! Albania’s best Junior Eurovision finish came a year earlier. In Sofia, Mishela Rapo finished in an impressive fifth place with the irresistibly catchy Dambaje.
Are you looking forward to Junior Fest 2017? Furthermore, do you think Albania can score their first Eurovision victory? Let us know in the comments below!