Albanian broadcaster RTSH have just announced the participants for Junior Fest 2017!
This will be a national final serving to select the song that will be representing the country in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi in Georgia later this year. In RTSH’s own words:
This production, organized by Albanian Public Radio Television, will come with a whole new formula, in the form of a spectacular show[…].
The submission period closed on the first day of this month, September 1, while the festival itself will be held on this month’s last day: the 30th of September.
These are the contestants, among which Ana Kodra with the same song she won Festivali i Këngës për Fëmijë (Song Festival for Children) with at the beginning of June. (M indicates who made the music, L the lyrics and P stands for production):
01. Ajla Buzi – DJ Pom (M&L: Amela Buzi, p: Klodian Qafoku)
02. Alina Jani – Yjet (Stardom) (m: Anxhela Llana, l: Armenda Gashi, p: Griseld Biçaku)
03. Amela Agastra – Dance Up (m&l: Eriona Rushiti, p: Enis Mullaj)
04. Ana Kodra – Mos ma prekni pemën (Do Not Touch the Tree) (m: Kristi Popa, l: Jorgo Papingji, p: Kristi Popa)
05. Argisa Sako – Ola (m,l&p: Adrian Hila)
06. Auron Ismaili – Shkolla e vjetër (Old School) (l: Yll Limani, m&p: Florent Boshnjaku)
07. Diana Tahiri – Një sekret (A Secret) (l: Avni Qahili, m&p: Artan Kastrati)
08. Jana Shala – Si një melodi (Like a Melody) (l: Eriona Rushiti, m&p: Enis Mullaj)
09. Klaudia & Eliza Thartori – Garderoba (Wardrobe) (ml&p: Altin Goci)
10. Kleanca Susaj – Melodi (Melody) (m: Bojken Lako, l: Anxhela Llaha, p: Albjon Velaj)
11. Kristiana Veshaj – Profesioni (Profession) (ml&p: Enis Mullaj)
12. Sara Bajraktari – Flas me ëndrrën (I Speak with Dreams) (m: Diana Toçe, l: Mimoza Bici, p: Gjergj Kaçinari)
13. Uendi Goga – Të japim ty një shpresë (Let’s give you hope) (l: Ilir Kazaferi, m&p: Briz Musaraj)
14. Valeria Cara – Kohën pas ta kthej (Time to return) (l: Florian Zyka, m&p: Endrit Shani)
15. Vivian Biaggioni – Si në përrallë (In the Fairytale) (ml&p: Sokol Marsi)
16. Vivian Kokeri – Historia që nuk flet (History Does not Speak) (m&l: Vivian Kokeri, p: Klodian Qafoku)
RTSH also made a video to advertise the contest:
The festival will be held on September 30 at the Congress Palace in Tirana and will be delivering the Albanian entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 26th of November.