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Albania: Festivali i Këngës 2019 dates announced

RTSH has revealed the dates for the next edition of the Albanian song festival. The 58th Festivali i Këngës will take place on December 19th, 20th and 22nd. 20 candidates will compete for three nights to represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

From all the submissions received, a jury panel, led by Zhani Ciko, selected the following entrants:

  1. Albërie Hadërgjonaj
  2. Aldo Bardhi
  3. Arilena Ara
  4. Bojken Lako
  5. Devis Xherahu
  6. Eli Fara & Stresi
  7. Elvana Gjata
  8. Era Rusi
  9. Gena
  10. Genc Tukiqi
  11. Kanita Suma
  12. Kamela Islamaj
  13. Kastro Zizo
  14. Olta Boka
  15. Renis Gjoka
  16. Robert Berisha
  17. Sara Bajraktari
  18. Tiri Gjoci
  19. Valon Shehu
  20. Wendi Mancaku

Among the candidates, we can find some former participants, such as Olta Boka, who represented Albania at Eurovision 2008, Bojken Lako, a veteran of Festivali i Këngës, and Wendi Mancaku, a young singer that took part at the Junior Eurovision national finals in 2012 and 2015.

The upcoming edition of Festivali i Këngës will be hosted by Alketa Vejsiu under the direction of Vera Grabocka.

Albania has made it through to the Eurovision Grand Final the last two editions, will they qualify for the third time in 2020?

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