Albania: Qualifiers from the first semifinal

Tonight in the first semifinal of Festivali i Këngës, 19 songs battled it out to fight for nine places in the final. A total of 8 from 16 of the ‘established acts’ could make it through, and they are:

01. Selami Kolonja – “Enderr Kosovoe” (Dream Kosovo)
02. Miriam Cani & Alban Skenderaj – “Ende ka shpresë” (There is still hope)
12. Dorina Garuci – “Mirëmbrëma ëngjëlli im” (Good evening, my angel)
03. Orges Toçe – “Mari” (Marie)
04. Kamela Islami -“Jetova per ty” (I lived for you)
15. Marsida Saraci – “Vetëm s’jemi në botë” (We are not alone in this world)
07. Dorian Nini – “Mirësevini ne Shqipëri” (Welcome to Albania)
13. Hersiana Matmuja – “Me cilin rri ti dashuri” (Who are you staying with, love?)

From the ‘newcomers’, the lucky qualifier was:
Maria Prifti- “Pasuri e pasurive (Wealth of the richest)