Albania: ”Festivali i Këngës 60” First Night Results

The Albanian broadcaster RTSH held the first show of ”Festivali i Këngës 60”.

The 4 hosts were: Kelvi Kadilli, Jonida Maliqi, Xhemi Shehu, and Isli Islami

20 artists performed their songs with an orchestra.
Among them were 14 established artists and 6 newcomers (emerging artists).

The 20 songs in the line-up in running order were:

  1. Kelly–“Meteor”
  2. Mirud–“Për dreq” (Eng: To hell)
  3. Urban Band–“Padrejtësi” (Eng: Injustice)
  4. Evi Reci–“Me duaj” (Eng: Love me)
  5. Kastro Zizo–“Kujë” (Eng: Where are you?)
  6. Ester Zahiri–“Hiena” (Eng: Hyena)
  7. Viola Zhemali–“Eja si erë” (Eng: Come as the wind)
  8. Eldis Arrnjeti–“Refuzoj” (Eng: I refuse)
  9. Kejsi Rustja–“Vallëzoj me ty” (Eng: I dance with you)
  10. Xhuliana Pjetra–“Baladë” (Eng: Ballad)
  11. Olimpia Smajlaj–“Dua” (Eng: I want)
  12. Shega–“Një” (Eng: One)
  13. Gjergj Kaçinari–“Në ëndërr mbete ti” (Eng: You remain in dreams)
  14. Denis Skura–“Pse nuk flet, mama?” (Eng: Mother, why don’t you speak?)
  15. Endri & Stefi–“Triumfi i jetës” (Eng: Triumph of Life)
  16. Janex–“Deluzional” (Eng: Delusional)
  17. Ronela Hajati–“Sekret” (Eng: Secret)
  18. Sajmir Çili–“Nën maskë” (Eng: under the mask)
  19. Rezarta Smaja–“E jemja nuse” (Eng: I’m a bride)
  20. Alban Ramosaj–“Theje” (Eng: Break it)

The 6 newcomers are:

  1. Ester Zahiri–“Hiena”
  2. Viola Zhemali–“Eja si erë”
  3. Eldis Arrnjeti–“Refuzoj
  4. Kejsi Rustja–“Vallëzoj me ty” 
  5. Xhuliana Pjetra–“Baladë”
  6. Olimpia Smajlaj–“Dua”

The jury of the Festivali i Këngës 60 are:

(Credit: Eurovision Albania)
  1. Anxhela Peristeri
  2. Agim Doçi
  3. Anxhela Faber
  4. Osman Mula
  5. Rozana Radi
  6. Olsa Toqi
  7. Olti Curri

The jury panel ranked the 6 emerging artists.
3 of them advanced for the next round, while the other 3 were eliminated.

The 3 eliminated artists are:

Viola Zhemali–“Eja si erë”

Kejsi Rustja–“Vallëzoj me ty” 

Xhuliana Pjetra–“Baladë”

All other 17 artists will perform tonight, on the 2nd night of the festival.

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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