Albania: Festivali i Këngës running order and guest stars confirmed

We are just days away from the official start of Eurovision 2020 National Final season. Albania’s 58th annual Festivali i Këngës will be the first of the season to select its entrant to be sent to Rotterdam.

Previously, the songs were made available to the public through YouTube – and now we know the running order in which they will be performed across the two nights of semi-finals:

Semi-Final 1 – 19th December

  • Nadia & Genc Tukici – Ju flet Tirana
  • Sara Bajaktari – Ajer
  • Devis Xherahu – Bisedoj me Serenaten
  • Kanita – Ankth
  • Kamela Islamaj – Me Ngjyros
  • Bojken Lako – Malaseen
  • Elvana Gjata – Me Tana
  • Aldo Bardhi – Melodi
  • Renisi Gjoka – Loja
  • Alberie Hadergjonaj – Ku ta gjej dike ta dua

Semi-Final 2 – 20th December

  • Kastro Zizo – Asaj
  • Tiri Gjoci – Me goten bosh
  • Olta Boka – Bote per dy
  • Era Rusi – Eja merre
  • Wendi Mancaku – Ende
  • Robert Berisha – Ajo nuk eshte une
  • Gena – Shqiponja e Lire
  • Eli Fara dhe Stresi – Bohem
  • Arilena Ara – Shaj
  • Valon Sheku – Kutia e Pandores

Five songs from each of the semi-finals will advance to the Grand Final on Sunday, December 22nd.

Along with this news, we also have word that the span of shows will include some special international guest stars.

However, not only Albanian artists, but also 3 internationally renowned artists will climb the stage of the 58th Song Festival. Mahmood, who will light the first night, Giusi Ferrieri, who will lift the second night, and Eleni Foureira, who will donate a never-before-seen spectacle to an Albanian final night.

Eleni of “Fuego” will “land” in Tirana with all her staff attending the most important world events and will begin preparations for the final night. The singer of Albanian origin will not perform 3 or 6 minutes, but will perform a full 15 minutes of her most popular hits, including “Fuego”. The performance will be accompanied by a large body of dancers, with pyrotechnical effects and many other surprises you will learn on the night of December 22nd. If Eleni’s Eurovision performance impressed you, then this one at the Song Festival will be “Fuego” in the full sense of the word!

Full schedule:

  • Thursday 19th December – Semi-final 1, Mahmood performance
  • Friday 20th December – Semi-final 2, Giusy Ferriera performance
  • Sunday 22nd December – Grand Final, Eleni Foureira performance

Don’t forget to vote in our poll and let us know your favorites!

Festivali I Këngës 2019 - Semi-Final

Elvana Gjata – Me tana404
Arilena Ara – Shaj315
Kanita Suma – Ankth265
Era Rusi – Eja merre259
Sara Bajraktari – Ajër127
Wendi Mancaku – Ende122
Olta Boka –Botë për dy98
Gena – Shqiponja e lirë96
Eli Fara & Stresi – Bohemë88
Albërie Hadërgjonaj – Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua88
Kamela Islamaj – Më ngjyros80
Aldo Bardhi – Melodi73
Tiri Gjoci – Me gotën bosh72
Valon Shehu – Kutia e Pandorës69
Robert Berisha – Ajo nuk është unë66
Kastro Zizo – Asaj58
Bojken Lako – Malaseen49
Nadia & Genc Tukiçi – Ju flet Tirana47
Devis Xherahu – Bisedoj me serenatën34
Renis Gjoka – Loja26

Number of voters: 40
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