Albania: Festivali i Këngës 58 Dates Announced

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.

The Twenty acts announced a few days ago will perform their entries on two semi-finals and a final show on December 19-20-22. On the grand finals night (December 22, 2019) we will all be known with the artists and the song that will represent Albania in Rotterdam.

  • 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

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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