Tonight we will continue the annual Albanian musical festival ”Festivali i Këngës 60” in Tirana, Albania. Some Eurovision fans also name this period as FIKMAS.
This year the 60th edition of “Festivali i Këngës” and 17 hopefuls will try their luck to represent the nation at Eurovision 2022. .The show will be hosted by Ardit Gjebrea as the main host and guest hosts involved by Jonida Maliqi, Xhemi Shehu, Klevi Kadilli, and Isli Islami.
The remaining 17 acts will perform their intended songs for Eurovision in a modern way. That means the orchestra won’t be part of the evening.
The competing acts (in running order) are:
- Olimpia Smajlaj–“Dua” (Eng: I want)
- Denis Skura–“Pse nuk flet, mama?” (Eng: Mother, why don’t you speak?)
- Sajmir Çili–“Nën maskë” (Eng: under the mask)
- Ester Zahiri–“Hiena” (Eng: Hyena)
- Kastro Zizo–“Kujë” (Eng: Where are you?)
- Urban Band–“Padrejtësi” (Eng: Injustice)
- Gjergj Kaçinari–“Në ëndërr mbete ti” (Eng: You remain in dreams)
- Evi Reci–“Me duaj” (Eng: Love me)
- Mirud–“Për dreq” (Eng: To hell)
- Endri & Stefi–“Triumfi i jetës” (Eng: Triumph of Life)
- Ronela Hajati–“Sekret” (Eng: Secret)
- Shega–“Një” (Eng: One)
- Janex–“Deluzional” (Eng: Delusional)
- Alban Ramosaj–“Theje” (Eng: Break it)
- Eldis Arrnjeti–“Refuzoj” (Eng: I refuse)
- Rezarta Smaja–“E jemja nuse” (Eng: I’m a bride)
The jury of the Festivali i Këngës 60 are:
- Anxhela Peristeri
- Agim Doçi
- Anxhela Faber
- Osman Mula
- Rozana Radi
- Olsa Toqi
- Olti Curri
The winner of Festivali i Këngës 60 will be determined by 100% jury voting, and will represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
It is optional that the winner will revamp his/her song late on, as well as performing in the English language.
How To Watch?
When? 21:00 CET
Meanwhile, you can read the interview with one of Festivali i Këngës 60 act Janex
And watch our review of the Festivali i Këngës 60
You can read Doron’s review of all 20 acts
Links to the digital platform playlist