Albania: Meet The 20 Artists Confirmed For Festivali i Këngës 58

In case you haven’t noticed, the new season of the national finals across Europe has already started. While many countries are still handling the question of which mechanism will select their song for Rotterdam, there is one country that already taken us for the next level on its selection process.

Albanian 2020 representative will be chosen, like every year, through the traditional Festivali i Këngës (FiK). This is the same mechanism that selected the Albanian representative since they debut the Eurovision in 2004. Fest58 is about to take place later this year, probably in December. if you’ve asked yourself why 58, the answer to that because the famous Albanian festival has started way before the country entered the Eurovision, in Tirana 1962.

After a period of two weeks with a bunch of names rumored to participate in the 58th edition of the festival, the moment has finally arrived and the Albanian broadcaster RTSH has finally approved the list of 20 acts participating. Among the acts, Eurovision fans will probably remember Olta Boka who already represented Albania back in 2008 with “Zemren e lame peng”. joining her on sate we will also have Bojken Lako, Tiri Gjoci, and Genc Tukiqi returned for another shot.

The 20 participants are:

  • Albërie Hadërgjonaj
  • Aldo Bardhi
  • Arilena Ara
  • Bojken Lako
  • Devis Xherahu
  • Eli Fara & Stresi
  • Elvana Gjata
  • Era Rusi
  • Gena
  • Genc Tukiçi
  • Kanita Suma
  • Kamela Islamaj
  • Kastro Zizo
  • Olta Boka
  • Renis Gjoka
  • Robert Berisha
  • Sara Bajraktari
  • Tiri Gjoci
  • Valon Shehu
  • Wendi Mancaku


The dates and exact format details of Festivali i Kenges 58 will be announced later one this year.

Last year, in Tel-Aviv, Jonida Maliqi called her Albanian brothers/sisters to return to their land. “Ktheju Tokës” finished 17th in the show’s grand final.

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