RTSH has published the acts that will compete at the Grand Final of the 58 Festivali i Këngës, which will take place on Sunday. 20 songs participated in the semifinals, but only 12 have won a ticket for the final show.
Among the contenders, a 5-member professional jury panel has decided that the following entries will take part at the Albania final:
- Albërie Hadërgjonaj – “Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua”
- Arilena Ara – “Shaj”
- Bojken Lako – “Malaseen”
- Elvana Gjata – “Me tana”
- Era Rusi – “Eja merre”
- Gena – “Shqiponja e lirë”
- Kamela Islamaj – “Më ngjyros”
- Olta Boka –“Botë për dy”
- Robert Berisha – “Ajo nuk është unë”
- Sara Bajraktari – “Ajër”
- Tiri Gjoci – “Me gotën bosh”
- Valon Shehu – “Kutia e Pandorës”
The results of Festivali I Këngës 2019 are up to a jury panel which features Albanian professionals and international members, Swedish producer Christer Björkman, Greek composer and songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos and the Icelandic Head of Delegation Felix Bergsson.
The Albanian broadcaster is back to a format with semifinals to select the 2020 Eurovision hopeful. Following the tradition, all the songs are performed live along with the orchestra conducted by Florent Boshnjaku.
Festivali I Këngës 2019 will conclude on Sunday 22 live at Tirana’s Palace of Congresses, where Eleni Foureira will perform as a guest of the show.
What do you think about the Albanian finalists? Have your favourites qualified?