Albania reveal the 24 acts for Festivali i Këngës

More national final news coming in today as RTSH have revealed which 24 acts will compete for the chance to represent Albania at Eurovision 2017. You can find who will take part at this year’s Festivali i Këngës below:

1. Albulena Jashari
“Fjalët ia lë zemrës”
Music: Marsela Çibukaj, Briz Musaraj
Lyrics: Gerald Xhari

2. Classic Boys
“Dashuria për jetën”
Music: Endri Sina
Lyrics: Saimir Braho

3. Dilan Reka
“Mos harro”
Music: Edmond Zhulali
Lyrics: Agim Doçi

4. Edea Demaliaj
“Besoj në ëndrra”
Music: Fabian Asllani
Lyrics: Edea Demaliaj

5. Edona Vatoci
“Mirëmëngjës”
Music: Edona Vatoci
Lyrics: Edona Vatoci

6. Elson Braha
“Edhe një herë”
Music: Adrian Hila
Lyrics: Pandi Laço

7. Erlind Zeraliu
“Dhimbja e gëzimit”
Music: Vasil Tole
Lyrics: Fatos Arapi

8. Fabiola Agalliu & Agnesa Çavolli
“Shkon e vjen”
Music: Sokol Marsi
Lyrics: Fabiola Agalliu

9. Festina Mejzini
“Atje lart”
Music: Eriona Rushiti
Lyrics: Eriona Rushiti

10. Flaka Krelani
“S’dua t’flas”
Music: Qëndrim Krelani
Lyrics: Qëndrim Krelani

11. Franc Koruni
“Macka”
Music: Franc Koruni
Music: Franc Koruni

12. Genc Salihu
“Këtu”
Music: Genc Salihu
Lyrics: Genc Salihu

13. Linda Halimi
“Bota”
Music: Klodian Qafoku
Lyrics: Gerald Xhari

14. Linda Rukaj
“Vija e lumit”
Music: Linda Rukaj
Lyrics: Linda Rukaj

15. Lorela
“Me ty”
Music: Alban Kondi
Lyrics: Turjan Hyska

16. LYNX
“Sot”
Music: LYNX
Lyrics: LYNX

17. Luka & Serxhio Hajdini
“Koha plaket”
Music: Serxhio Hajdini
Lyrics: Luka Hajdini

18. Neki Emra
“Dashuri dhe urrejtje”
Music: Neki Emra
Lyrics: Albatros Rexha

19. Orges Toçe
“Shi diamantësh”
Music: Orges Toçe
Lyrics: Orges Toçe

20. Rezarta Smaja
“Pse prite gjatë”
Music: Xhevdet Gashi
Lyrics: Arsim Bujaku

21. Tiri
“Më zgjo”
Music: Enis Mullaj
Lyrics: Sokol Marsi

22. Yll Limani
“Shiu”
Music: Yll Limani, Ilirjana Blakaj
Lyrics: Yll Limani, Ilirjana Blakaj

23. XUXI
“Metropol”
Music: Genti Lako
Lyrics: Ana Gramo

24. Xhesika Polo
“Eva jam unë”
Music: Marko Polo
Lyrics: Alex Seitaj

There are several acts that are returning from last year’s national selection; Dilan Reka, Flaka Krelani and Rezarta Smaja. This will be Both Flaka’s and Rezarta 5th attempt in the contest, and trying to represent Albania at Eurovision. The last time Rezarta took part, in 2015, she sang a duet with Klodian Kaçani called “Dashuri në përjetësi”, somewhat of a fan favourite at the time, it finished 4th in the Grand Final.

In the post on their official broadcaster website, RTSH, they stated that for the 55th edition of the music contest, Festivali i Këngës, they have a new format to reveal, which will restore the faith in the selection process for both the public and the artists/composers. The winner of the contest will go onto represent Albania at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv.

It will be the 14th time that Albania have competed at the Eurovision Song Contest since their debut in 2004 when they were represented by Anjeza Shahini and song “The Image Of You”. Last year, they were represented by Eneda Tarifa and song “Fairytale”, however it failed to make the grand final, finishing 16th with 45 points.

 



Source : RTSH

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