Albania: Festivali i Këngës 55 begins today, check the First Semi-Final acts!

The Albanian national selection for Eurovision kicks off today with the First Semi-Final being held live from the Palace of Congress in Tirana. Festivali i Këngës 55 will see a total of 24 acts competing for the trophy and, consequently, the right to represent Albania in Kyiv.

These are the 12 acts that will perform at the First Semi-Final of the Albanian music festival:

  1. Flaka Krelani – Osiris
  2. Xhejni Lito – Pritja
  3. Genc Salihu – Këtu
  4. Erlind Zeraliu – Dhimbja e gëzimit
  5. Xhesika Polo – Eva jam unë
  6. Festina Mejzini – Atje lart
  7. Edea Demaliaj – Besoj në ëndrra
  8. Neki Emra – Dashuri dhe urrejtje
  9. Yll Limani – Shiu
  10. Franc Koruni – Macka
  11. Orges Toçe – Shi diamantësh
  12. LYNX – Sot

As in previous editions, 7 candidates from each semi-final will make it through to the Grand Final which is set to take place on Friday. This year, however, the decision will be made by a mix of professional jury panel and public vote. Tomorrow the remaining 12 candidates will compete for a place at the Grand Final, where 14 acts will compete.

You can watch the First Semi-Final of the 55 Festivali i Këngës, hosted by Ledina Çelo and Kasem Hoxha, at 20.30 CET by clicking here.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016
  • Hollac16

    Can you please tell us the source for which songs that will participate in tonight’s semi-final? No other ESC website has managed to find out this, so it would gladly be nice if you could add a source. Please.

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