Festivali i Këngës 58 – Meet The Finalists

The semi finals of the 58th edition of Festivali I Këngës are now complete, and we now know the line up for Sunday’s final.

A total of 20 songs competed, and were judged entirely by a 5 person jury, with three international guests comprising of Greek songwriter, Dimitris Kontopoulos; Swedish producer, Christer Bjorkman and Head of Delegation for Iceland, Felix Bergsson. Together they chose the following acts to progress to the final

  • 1 – Arilena Ara – Shaj
  • 2 – Elvana Gjata – Me tana
  • 3 – Bojken Lako – Malaseen
  • 4 – Sara Bajraktari – Ajër
  • 5 – Kamela Islamaj – Më ngjyros
  • 6 – Era Rusi – Eja Merre
  • 7 – Valon Shehu – Kutia e Pandorës
  • 8 – Tiri Gjoci – Me gotën bosh
  • 9 – Robert Berisha – Ajo nuk është unë
  • 10 – Olta Boka – Botë për Dy 
  • 11- Albërie Hadërgjonaj – Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua
  • 12 – Gena – Shqiponja e lirë

The final will take place at Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana on Sunday evening, with the winner going on to represent Albania in Rotterdam.

We will of course be covering the show with a live blog once again, so join us on Sunday evening as our first entry for Rotterdam will be unveiled!

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