Today a lot of Albanian websites have announced the news about the winner of Festivali i Këngës 59 being chosen, the announcement was quickly spreading among a lot of portals which claimed that Anxhela Peristeri won the contest thanks to the jury votes and was selected to represent Albania in “Eurovision”. According to them, the jury consisted of Shefqet Aliu, Osman Mula, Spartak Tili, Erjon Sheme, Ruzhdi Keraj, Miron Kotani, Jaho Margjekaj, Kozma Dushi, Enver Shëngjergji, At Spiro Katundi and Rudolf Marku and they gave 322 points to “Karma” sung by Anxhela Peristeri. Second place went to “Nënë” by Viktor Tahiraj with 266 points and third to “Më jep jetë” by Gjergj Kaçinari with 245 points, while “Zjarri im” by Era Rusi finished last with 0 points. On the following links you can find the news here, also here and last but not least this one with several more which claimed the same.
Martin Leka from RTSH has explained that it is impossible for the winner to be announced now and that all the information provided by those portals is fake.
It is impossible for the winner to come out when the festival has not taken place yet. I am clarifying that the Festivali i Këngës will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th of December. Everything is done for personal interests, by people who are trying to lower the figure of the festival created for years. The jury is not the one published in the media, the names are different.Martin Leka
Festivali i Këngës will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th of December for the first time without the orchestra and it will be held nearby “Italy” Square in Tirana, on open, instead at it’s traditional venue Congress Palace. There will be 26 artists which will perform their songs for a chance to be the next Albanian representative at Eurovision. Playlist is available here.
You can vote for your favourites below.
- Rosela Gjylbegu - Vashëzo 16%, 473 votes473 votes 16%473 votes - 16% of all votes
- Anxhela Peristeri - Karma 14%, 397 votes397 votes 14%397 votes - 14% of all votes
- Inis Neziri - Pendesë 12%, 359 votes359 votes 12%359 votes - 12% of all votes
- Era Rusi - Zjarri im 11%, 315 votes315 votes 11%315 votes - 11% of all votes
- Mirud - Nëse vdes 8%, 232 votes232 votes 8%232 votes - 8% of all votes
- Kastro Zizo - Vallja e jetës 8%, 229 votes229 votes 8%229 votes - 8% of all votes
- Orgesa Zaimi - Valixhja e kujtimeve 6%, 172 votes172 votes 6%172 votes - 6% of all votes
- Gigliola Haveriku - E lirë 5%, 160 votes160 votes 5%160 votes - 5% of all votes
- Xhesika Polo - Më mbron 5%, 138 votes138 votes 5%138 votes - 5% of all votes
- Gjergj Kaçinari - Më jep jetë 5%, 133 votes133 votes 5%133 votes - 5% of all votes
- Kamela Islamaj - Kujtimet s'kanë formë 2%, 69 votes69 votes 2%69 votes - 2% of all votes
- Evi Reçi - Tjerr 2%, 63 votes63 votes 2%63 votes - 2% of all votes
- Viktor Tahiraj - Nënë 2%, 53 votes53 votes 2%53 votes - 2% of all votes
- Wendi Mancaku - Vesi i shpirti tim 2%, 49 votes49 votes 2%49 votes - 2% of all votes
- Florent Abrashi - Vajzë 1%, 36 votes36 votes 1%36 votes - 1% of all votes
- Festina Mejzini - Kush je ti dashuri 1%, 22 votes22 votes 1%22 votes - 1% of all votes
- Sardi Strugaj - Kam me t'ba me kajt 1%, 22 votes22 votes 1%22 votes - 1% of all votes
- Devis Xherahu - Peng 0%, 11 votes11 votes11 votes - 0% of all votes
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