Albania will stage a new edition of Festivali i Këngës in December and the winner of the competition will represent Albania at Eurovision 2021. Meaning Arilena Ari has not been chosen internal after winning the Albanian preselection for the cancelled contest in 2020.
We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.
Albania has presented the revamp of ‘Shaj’, the song by Arilena Ara with which she won Festivali i Këngës in December. The English version of the song is called ‘Fall from the sky’ and will be used at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Arilena Ara emerged victorious in the 2019 Festivali i Këngës final. With her song “Shaj”, she won the right to represent Albania in Eurovision 2020.
Tonight (Sunday 22nd December) we will have our first Eurovision national final of the season from Alabnia. All the songs were released in advance of the semi finals, and the grand final will be taking place at Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana, and hosting the [read more…]
The Albanian music festival, Festivali i Këngës 58 begins tonight (19th of December) with the first semi final. There will be 10 songs selected in total across the 2 semi finals, the second semi final will be held Friday night the 20th of December. In [read more…]
Olta Boka is one of the participating artists at Festivali i Këngës in Albania. She previously won that competition and took part at Eurovision in 2008.
Eurovision 2019 is the year of jury darlings. No less than 9 times this preselection season, a song won without the support of the televoters. ESCDaily introduces them all to you in the build-up to Tel Aviv, moving on with Jonida Maliqi from Albania.
The EBU has uploaded videos of all the 41 participating song of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In the footage, we can now hear the updated versions of the songs from Hungary, Albania and Moldova.
After a mammoth Grand Final from the Palace of Congress, Jonida Maliqi was victorious and will be representing Albania in Tel Aviv in May. The winning song is called “Ktheju tokës”.