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:
- Flaka Krelani – Osiris
- Xhejni Lito – Pritja
- Genc Salihu – Këtu
- Erlind Zeraliu – Dhimbja e gëzimit
- Xhesika Polo – Eva jam unë
- Festina Mejzini – Atje lart
- Edea Demaliaj – Besoj në ëndrra
- Neki Emra – Dashuri dhe urrejtje
- Yll Limani – Shiu
- Franc Koruni – Macka
- Orges Toçe – Shi diamantësh
- 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.