Tonight is the night for Albania!

Tonight at 20:30 CET (scheduled, but at the nights of the semifinals we experienced a delay) the first national final of Eurovision 2020 starts: Festival i Këngës, the Albanian preselection. Twelve songs and artists will compete to win the 58th Festival i Këngës. One of the songs will represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The competing songs are: 

  • Malaseen, by Bojken Lako
  • Më ngjyros, by Kamela Islami
  • Ajër, by Sara Bajraktari
  • Me tana, by Elvana Gjata
  • Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua, by Albërie Hadergjonaj
  • Ajo nuk është unë, by Robert Berisha
  • Me gotën bosh, by Tiri Gjoci
  • Eja merre, by Era Rusi
  • Botë për dy, by Olta Boka
  • Kutia e Pandorës, by Valon Shehu
  • Shaj, by Arilena Ara
  • Shqiponja e lirë, by Gena

For Eurovision addicts, one familiar face will show up: Olta Boka. She represented Albania in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with “Zemrën e lamë peng”. Composer Adrian Hila and lyricist Pandi Laço wrote the songs for Albania in 2006, 2007 and 2008. This year, Adrian is responsible for “Ajër” and “Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua” while Pandi wrote the lyrics for “Me gotën bosh”. Former participant Eugent Bushpepa composed “Kutia e Pandorës”.

You can watch the final live if you like: RTSH and RTK have livestreams, but you can also watch the contest on facebook and youtube.

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