Albania: Listen To “Festivali i Këngës 60” Entries

The moment of truth is here: Albanian broadcaster RTSH has just revealed the song of “Festivali Këngës 60“.
The traditional annual music festival will be used as the national selection for Eurovision 2022.

The 20 competing songs are:

Alban Ramosaj – “Theje” (Break it)

Denis Skura – “Pse nuk flet, mama?” (Mother, Why Don’t you Speak?)

Eldis Arrnjeti – “Refuzoj” (I Refuse)

Evi Reci – “Me duaj” (Love me)

Endri & Stefi – “Triumfi i jetës” (The triumph of life)

Ester Zahiri – “Hijena” (Hyena)

Gjergj Kaçinari – “Në ëndërr mbete ti” (You Remain in Dreams)

Janex – “Deluzional” (Delusional)

Kastro Zizo – “Kujë” (Where are you?)

Kelly – “Meteor”

Kejsi Rustja – “Vallëzoj me ty” (I dance with you)

Mirud – “Për dreq” (To hell)

Olimpia Smajlaj – “Dua” (I want)

Rezarta Smaja – “E jemja nuse” (I am a bride)

Ronela Hajati – “Sekret” (Secret)

Sajmir Çili – “Nën maskë” (Under the mask)

Shega – “Një” (One)

Urban Band – “Padrejtësi” (Injustice)

Viola Zhemali – “Eja si erë” (Come as the wind)

Xhuliana Pjetra – “Baladë” (Ballad)

The festival will include 3 shows:

  • The first night will be held on Monday the 27th of December 2021
  • The second night will be held on Tuesday the 28th of December 2021
  • The grand final will be held on Wednesday the 29th of December 2021

In a few years, the performances were split into 2 semi-finals (the 2 first nights of the festival).
Afterward, the qualifiers from each night qualified for the final.
However, in other years (like the last edition), all the contenders performed in all 3 shows.
The second night was dedicated to acoustic versions of the songs.

Last year, 18 out of 24 artists qualified for the final. The results were determined by jury voting.

This year, all participants will perform on each one of the 3 nights.
The format will be:

Night 1 (27th of December) – Contestants Night
Night 2 (28th of December) – Nostaligia Night
Night 3 (29th of December) – Eurovision Night

Who will carry the Albanian flag at Eurovision 2022?
Which song is your favorite one?
Who will be the winner of “Festivali i Këngës 60” ?

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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