LIVE: Festivali i Këngës 58, First Semi-final

This evening sees the National Final season for Eurovision 2020 get underway, with the first semi-final of the much-loved Albanian preselection ‘Festivali i Këngës’. ‘FiK’ of course predates Albania’s Eurovision debut, and this year sees it’s 58th Edition.

A total of 20 artists will be competing at Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana for the right to represent Albania in Rotterdam and in tonight’s show we will see the first ten of the hopefuls performing their entries. They are:

  • Genc Tukiçi and Nadia Tukiçi – ‘Ju Flet Tirana’
  • Sara Bajraktar – ‘Ajër’
  • Devis Xherahu – ‘Bisedoj me serenatën’
  • Kanita Suma – ‘Ankth’
  • Kamela Islamaj – ‘Më ngjyros’
  • Bojken Lako – ‘Malaseen’
  • Elvana Gjata – ‘Me Tana’
  • Aldo Bardhi – ‘Melodi’
  • Renis Gjoka – ‘Loja’
  • Albërie Hadërgjonaj – ‘Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua’

The result will be determined by a three-person jury comprising of Dimitris Kontopolous, Christer Bjorkman and Felix Bergsson

The show will begin at 20:30 CET and you can watch the show here http://www.rtklive.com/en/livestream/rtk1/. And on this very page you can follow our live blog which will share our thoughts on the competition.

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