Good evening everyone, and welcome to our live blog of the first evening of the 57th Festivali i Kenges – Albania’s traditional festival which also serves to select their entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
In tonight’s show 22 artists are going to present their songs. In this rolling blog we will be listening to the songs for the first time, and letting you know our comments on both songs and performances. Feel free to interact with us, ask us questions both here and on Twitter @ESCBubble. The show is set to start at 20:45 CET, and a live online broadcast should be available here. You can also follow our live blog right here: