First entry for Rotterdam: Anxhela Peristeri sings ‘Karma’ for Albania

Anxhela Peristeri won Festivali i Këngës Photo: RTSH

The first song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam has been chosen. Anxhela Peristeri won festivali i Këngës in Albania with her song ‘Karma’ and will go to Rotterdam in May 2021.

The 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës took place from Monday 21 December to Wednesday 23 December in an outdoor venue at the ‘Sheshi Italia’ in Tirana. Two semi-final shows took place ahead of the live final which once again determined the Albanian Eurovision entry.

Anxhela Peristeri won festivali i Këngës in Albania with her song ‘Karma’:

Anxhela Peristeri released her first music album Anxhela për ju in 2004. For years she has been singing at concerts and performing at festivals including Kënga Magjike, Çmimet Kult, Netët e Klipit and YFSF where she has won various awards. Her first participation in Festivali i Këngës was in 2001. This year she returned for the second time and won with the song Karma.

Below you can see the results of the final of Festivali i Këngës in Albania. The broadcaster only announced the top 3:

1. Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
2. Sardi Strugaj – Kam me t’ba me kajt
3. Festina Mejzini – Kush je ti dashuri

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