Rotterdam 2021

🇦🇱 Entries for Festivali i Këngës 59 are released

As we are getting closer to Decemeber, we are getting closer to Fikmas. With just over a month to go, RTSH has now released the official entries, that will be competing in next month’s Festivali i Këngës.

You are able to now listen to the 26 songs competing in this year’s competition in the playlist below:

Festivali i Këngës 59

The entries and the artists competing at the 2020 edition of Festivali i Këngës 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
  • Kujtimet s’kanë formë- 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

Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest

Albania debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004 and has participated every year since. Anjeza Shahini was the first to fly the country’s flag at the contest with her song ‘The Image of You‘. She finished in 7th place with 106 points. 

Over the years, Albania qualified for the final on 8 occasions. So far, their best result is Rona Nishliu’s 5th place achieved in Baku in 2012 with her iconic ballad ‘Suus‘. 

In 2020, Albania was due to be represented by Arilena Ara, with her song ‘Fall From the Sky‘. She had controversially won Festivali i Kenges 58 with “Shaj” the previous December, which had been translated for the contest. It was set to participate in the second semi-final of the 2020 contest prior to the contest’s cancellation.

Which entry would you like to see Albania send to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the news in the upcoming months.

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