Albania: Xhejni Lito to replace Edona Vatoci at FiK 55 after disqualification

News are coming today from Albania as minor changes have been made to the final line-up for the 55th edition of “Festivali i Këngës”.

RTSH have announced the replacement of Edona Vatoci among the candidates as her song “Mirëmëngjes” was published prior to September 1. According to the Eurovision Song Contest rules, all the competing entries must not be published before the mentioned date. The decision has been made by mutual agreement between the organisation and the participant herself.

Edona Vatoci will be replaced by Xhejni Lito, who will perform “Pritja” composed by Indrit Lelos. The line-up for this year’s “Festivali i Këngës” looks as it follows:

  • Albulena Jashari – ‘Fjalët ia lë zemrës’
  • Classic Boys – ‘Dashuria për jetën’
  • Dilan Reka – ‘Mos harro’
  • Edea Demaliaj – ‘Besoj në ëndrra’
  • Elson Braha – ‘Edhe një herë’
  • Erlind Zeraliu – ‘Dhimbja e gëzimit’
  • Fabiola Agalliu & Agnesa Çavolli – ‘Shkon e vjen’
  • Festina Mejzini – ‘Atje lart’
  • Flaka Krelani – ‘S’dua t’flas’
  • Franc Koruni – ‘Macka’
  • Genc Salihu – ‘Këtu’
  • Linda Halimi – ‘Bota’
  • Linda Rukaj – ‘Vija e lumit’
  • Lorela – ‘Me ty’
  • LYNX – ‘Sot’
  • Luka & Serxhio Hajdini – ‘Koha plaket’
  • Neki Emra – ‘Dashuri dhe urrejtje’
  • Orges Toçe – ‘Shi diamantësh’
  • Rezarta Smaja – ‘Pse prite gjatë’
  • Tiri – ‘Më zgjo’
  • Yll Limani – ‘Shiu’
  • Xhejni Lito – ‘ Pritja ‘
  • XUXI – ‘Metropol’
  • Xhesika Polo – ‘Eva jam unë’

The Albanian music festival will take place on the following dates:

  • Semi Final 1 – December 21
  • Semi Final 2 – December 22
  • Grand Final – December 23

Stay tuned!

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

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