Albanian broadcaster RTSH has published a list of performers (alongside song titles) in “Festivali i Këngës 61”.
A total of 148 songs were submitted this year to the festival.
The professional committee has chosen 26 performers ( 4 bands, 22 solo performers):
- 2 Farm (Bandë muzikore) – Atomike (Eng: Atomic)
- Alban Kondi & Lorela Karoshi – Melodi (Eng: Melody)
- Albina Kelmendi – Duje (Eng: You Want)
- Anduel Kovaçi – Malli (Eng: Merchandise)
- Aris Bako – Sonte dua të jem me ty (Eng: Tonight I want to be with you).
- Melodajna Mancaku – Gjysma e zemrës sime (Eng: Half of my heart)
- Elsa Lila – Evita
- Enxhi Nasufi – Burrë (Eng: Man)
- Erma Mici – Kozmosi i dashurisë (Eng: Cosmos of love)
- Evi Reçi – Ma kthe (Eng: Give me back)
- Fabian Basha – Një gotë (Eng: A Glass)
- Fifi (Filloreta Raçi) – Stop
- Franc Koruni – Në pritje (Eng: Waiting)
- Genti Hoxha – Ajër (Eng: Air)
- Gjergj Kaçinari – Dje (Eng: Yesterday)
- Luna Causholli – Jetën ta fal (eng: I Forgive Life)
- LYNX – Nëse ke besim (Eng: If you believe)
- Manjola Nallbani – Dua (Eng: I Want)
- Permit of Stay – Fobia (Eng: Phobia)
- Petrit Çarkaxhiu – Emri yt mirësi (Eng: Your name is kindness)
- Rezearta Smaja – N’Eden (Eng: In Eden)
- Rovena Dilo – Motit (Eng: Weather)
- Sara Kapo – Para teje (Eng: Before you)
- Serxhio Hajdini – Vështirë (Eng: Difficult)
- Urban Band – Në çdo hap (Eng: At every step)
- Vanesa Soni – Aroma jonë (Eng: Our Fragrance)
“Festivali i Këngës 61” will be held in the mid-end of December 2022.
Arbana Osmani and Eduart Girshay will be in charge of organizing the festival this year.
The exact format is still unknown.
But we can probably expect 3 nights with elimination before the final.
Among the names we can find some familiar faces!
Rezearta Smaja competed in the festival several times.
Last year, she ended up in 3rd place with the song “E jemja nuse”:
Manjola Nallbani (FIK 28 winner, FIK 31 winner, FIK 32 winner, FIK 33, FIK 34, FIK 44, FIK 46, FIK 56, FIK 58)
Elsa Lila won “Festivali i Këngës 35 ” and “Festivali i Këngës 36“:
Melodajna Mancaku is the younger sister of Wendi Mancaku who competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 58 and 59:
Enxhi Nasufi competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 54 and 59:
Urban Band competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 60:
Evi Reçi competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 59 and 60:
Gjergj Kaçinari competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 59 and 60:
Franc Koruni competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 55 and 59:
LYNX competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 55 and 56:
Rovane Dilo competed in “Festivali i Këngës” 36 and 48 and won in “Festivali i Këngës 39″
Fifi (Filloreta Raçi) was one of the writers of “Ela” – the song that represented Cyprus at Eurovision 2022.
Let’s listen to one of her songs:
The songs will be revealed at a later date.
Which artist are you the most excited about?
Ronela Hajati represented Albania at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Sekret”.
She finished in 12th place in semi-final 1, and unfortunately didn’t make it to the final