The last three winners of Eurovision only got to the contest, after losing in a previous national final first. This year, many artists with a similar track record will try to follow in their footsteps. In this episode we highlight Lindita Halimi from Albania.
The Albanian song ‘Botë’ for Kiev had been translated into English and revamped for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Check out the new version of Lindita’s ‘World’ here.
Lindita will be translating her song Botë into English. She won Albania’s Festivali i Këngës final on the 23rd December and today, on the 26th December, she made the announcement to change the language of her song.
Lindita Halimi has won the 55th edition of the prestigious Festivali i Këngës in Albania. And with that victory, she has received a ticket for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.
In the next few hours, Albania will be first nation to choose its Eurovision 2017 participant ánd song in the final of Festivali i Këngës 55. You don’t have to miss anything and follow our liveblog by editor Sadie Trent here!
So after last night’s first semifinal, tonight twelve more acts will perform in the annual Festivali i Këngës, which will select Albania’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Last night twelve act performed and tonight twelve more will perform before the results [read more…]
Albania is on the way to decide their representative for Kiev through national music competition Festivali i Këngës. Today we saw the first semifinal, followed be the second semifinal tomorrow and the Grand Final on Friday. Twelve entries will compete at each semifinal with altogether only fourteen [read more…]
The dates of the 55th edition of Festivali i Këngës have been revealed by broadcaster RTSH, with the final taking place on Friday the 23rd December. Last year, the prestigious contest took place during Christmas.
Albania has released the names & song titles of the 24 participants in Festivali i Kenges. On the website of broadcaster RTSH you can find the competitors who will fight for the Albanian ticket to Eurovision 2017 in Kiev.
For the first time the Albanian public will have a say in who represents them at the Eurovision Song Contest. In the final of Festivali i Kenges 55, the winner will be decided by 60% professional jury voting and 40% public jury.