Manjola Nallbani will not compete in Festivali i Kenges next week!

The 59th edition of Festivali i Kenges is set to take place from Monday until Wednesday next week. A total of 26 artists have been selected to compete in this year’s festival, where the winner is going to represent Albania in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, however one of these 26 will not be competing after all – Manjola Nallbani.

As we reported earlier, Manjola Nallbani was infected with COVID-19 earlier this month, which stopped her preparations for the festival, and she did not attend the rehearsals. RTSH has now confirmed to ESCBubble that due to the virus, she is no longer going to participate in this year’s Festivali i Kenges, leaving 25 acts in the run to represent Albania in Eurovision.

Manjola was set to compete with the song “Ora e jetës”, written by Eriona Rushiti, and this song was now also taken off of RTSH’s official Youtube channel.

Which of the remaining 25 acts are your personal favorites? Let us know by voting in our poll right here:

Vote for YOUR favorites in the 59th Festivali i Kenges! (vote for up to five songs)
  • Rosela Gjylbegu - Vashëzo 16%, 473 votes
    473 votes 16%
    473 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Anxhela Peristeri - Karma 14%, 397 votes
    397 votes 14%
    397 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Inis Neziri - Pendesë 12%, 359 votes
    359 votes 12%
    359 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Era Rusi - Zjarri im 11%, 315 votes
    315 votes 11%
    315 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Mirud - Nëse vdes 8%, 232 votes
    232 votes 8%
    232 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Kastro Zizo - Vallja e jetës 8%, 229 votes
    229 votes 8%
    229 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Orgesa Zaimi - Valixhja e kujtimeve 6%, 172 votes
    172 votes 6%
    172 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Gigliola Haveriku - E lirë 5%, 160 votes
    160 votes 5%
    160 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Xhesika Polo - Më mbron 5%, 138 votes
    138 votes 5%
    138 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Gjergj Kaçinari - Më jep jetë 5%, 133 votes
    133 votes 5%
    133 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Kamela Islamaj - Kujtimet s'kanë formë 2%, 69 votes
    69 votes 2%
    69 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Evi Reçi - Tjerr 2%, 63 votes
    63 votes 2%
    63 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Viktor Tahiraj - Nënë 2%, 53 votes
    53 votes 2%
    53 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Wendi Mancaku - Vesi i shpirti tim 2%, 49 votes
    49 votes 2%
    49 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Florent Abrashi - Vajzë 1%, 36 votes
    36 votes 1%
    36 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Festina Mejzini - Kush je ti dashuri 1%, 22 votes
    22 votes 1%
    22 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sardi Strugaj - Kam me t'ba me kajt 1%, 22 votes
    22 votes 1%
    22 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Devis Xherahu - Peng 0%, 11 votes
    11 votes
    11 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 2933
Voters: 1286
November 19, 2020 - December 23, 2020
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