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.
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