Tonight: Fest57 kicks off in Albania

Today the 57th edition of the Albanian music festival begins in Tirana with the first show, which will feature 22 original songs performed with the traditional FiK orchestra. All the candidates will compete at the final of the competition, so the first and second shows will serve as a way to showcase the tracks in both orchestral and Eurovision versions.

You can find the running order of performances and listen to the songs below:

  1. Bojken Lako — “Jeto jetën
  2. Alar Band — “Dashuria nuk mjafton
  3. Lidia Lufi — “Rrëfehem
  4. Kujtim Prodani — “Babela
  5. Gjergj Leka — “Një ditë tjetër
  6. Dilan Reka — “Karma
  7. Mirud — “Nënë
  8. Soni Malaj — “Më e fortë
  9. Jonida Maliqi — “Ktheju tokës
  10. Elton Deda — “Qetësisht
  11. Elona Islamaj — “Në këtë botë kalimtare
  12. Klodiana Vata — “Mbrëmje e pafund
  13. Klinti Collaku — “Me jetë
  14. Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti — “Dua ta besoj
  15. Kelly — “A më ndjen
  16. Bruno Pollogati — “Nuk ka stop
  17. Marko Strazimiri & Imbro — “Leyla
  18. Lorela Sejdini — “Vetmi
  19. Eliza Hoxha — “Peng
  20. Eranda Libohova — “100 pyetje
  21. Aurel Thellimi — “Të dua ty
  22. Orgesa Zaimi — “Hije

At today’s show, all songs will be performed with the traditional FiK orchestra. Tomorrow, we will get to hear the songs again but this time with a Eurovision style arrangement.  The contestants will also make use of staging concepts during that show.  A winner will then be decided on December 22. This is the first time Albania will use the idea of having the FiK contestants think of the ultimate Eurovision presentation.

You can watch the first show of Fest57, hosted by Viktor Zhusti and Ana Golja, live at 20.45 CET here.

Festivali I Këngës në RTSH 2018
Jonida Maliqi - Ktheju tokës
Orgesa Zaimi - Hije
Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti - Dua ta besoj
Soni Malaj - Më e fortë
Dilan Reka - Karma
Marko Strazimiri & Imbro - Leyla
Lidia Lufi - Rrëfehem
Eranda Libohova -100 pyetje
Eliza Hoxha - Pengu
Klinti Collaku - Me jetë
Alar Band -Dashuria nuk mjafton
Bojken Lako - Jeto jetën
Gjergj Leka - Një ditë tjetër
Elton Deda - Qetësisht
Number of voters: 27
Albania, eurovision, Eurovision 2019

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