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Albania: First Semifinal Tomorrow


Albania – After Ukraine last week, it is time to head to Albania where the second national final of the season is about to take place with two semifinals on Thursday and Friday and a grand final on Saturday! Watch with us and comment live as the first semifinal takes place!

Technically, it’s not so much as a semifinal than a presentation of half the entries as Saturday all songs will be competing again. But tomorrow, Thursday the 26th, we will discover 8 of the competing entries to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Each singer will also get to do a duet with a guest singer and together they’ll perform an old FiK song.

First “semifinal”

  1. Luiz Ejlli (duet with Mira Konçi)
  2. Rezarta Smaja (duet with Elton Deda)
  3. Entela Zhula & Edmond Mancaku (duet with Altin Goci)
  4. Venera Lumani & Lindi Islami (duet with Olta Boka)
  5. Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija (duet with Redon Makashi)
  6. Renis Gjoka (duet with Kejsi Tola)
  7. Sajmir Braho (duet with Flaka Krelani)
  8. Herciana Matmuja (duet with Endri & Stefi Prifti)

Second “semifinal”

  1. Blerina Braka (duet with ?)
  2. Marjeta Billo (duet with Juliana Pasha)
  3. Xhejsi Jorgaqi (duet with Eranda Libohova)
  4. Klodian Kacani (duet with Rovena Dilo)
  5. Frederik Ndoci (duet with ?)
  6. Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj (duet with ?)
  7. Orges Toce (duet with ?)
  8. Lynx (duet with Eneda Tarifa)

Final running order

  1. Zemërimi i një nate (One night’s anger) – Herciana Matmuja
  2. Jam larg (I’m far away) – Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj
  3. Kthehu (Come back) – Luiz Ejlli
  4. Një ditë shprese (One hopeful day) – Frederik Ndoci
  5. Jeta në orën 4 (Life at 4 o’clock) – Orges Toce
  6. Me ty (With you) – Klodian Kacani
  7. Natë e pare (First night) – Venera Lumani & Lindi Islami
  8. Mikja ime (My friend) – Blerina Braka
  9. Ëndërrat janë ëndërra (Dreams are dreams) – Xhejsi Jorgaqi
  10. Kur qielli qan (When the sky cries) – Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija
  11. Princesha (The Princess) – Lynx
  12. Ti mungon (You’re missing) – Marjeta Billo
  13. Grua (Wife) – Sajmir Braho
  14. Në zemër (In the heart) – Rezarta Smaja
  15. Vetëm për ty (Only for you) – Entela Zhula & Edmond Mancaku
  16. Nuk e di (I don’t know) – Renis Gjoka

After a few issues with the hosts, RTSH has announced four total names: Marinela Meta and Xhesika Berberi, two beauty queens, will accompany Enkel Demi on stage for the semifinals and Enkel Demi will be joined by Klea Huta for the final. As for the juries they’ve also been announced: Agim Krajka (composer), Aleksander Lalo (composer), Bojken Lako (songwriter), Eriona Rushiti (composer), Hajg Zaharian (composer), Petrit Malaj (actor) and Xhevair Spahiu (songwriter).

You can watch it on this official webcast starting at 8:45 CET, but it usually doesn’t work/ We recommand this link (thanks dimitri for it)! The final will be broadcasted live on the official Eurovision.tv site! May the esc season continue!

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142 comments on “Albania: First Semifinal Tomorrow

  1. […] season is currently taking place, heading towards a grand final on Saturday! Read a full recap from semi 1 and get all the information to be ready for […]

  2. OK, this webcast can just burn in hell. How many times do I have to erase these ads until they disappear for good?

      • Yeah, and I never noticed because the whole shit stopped and I had to go through the dirty sex messages one more time. >:( Was it a recap in the end?

    • I would blame the EBU for this. They should be organized enough to offer official streams of all these shows (even pay streams; a one time charge to get all the nf’s and selections shows or sell them individually.) That way people don’t need to seek out links from nebulous sources.

      It’s 2014 soon, this isn’t hard to do today.

  3. GREAT
    (i need more time with Herci and Luiz)

    GOOD
    08 Herciana Matmuja – Zemërimi i një nate (maybe a tad too much? she IS good)
    01 Luiz Ejlli – Kthehu (execution perfection)

    AVERAGE
    03 Entela Zhula & Edmond Mancaku – Vetëm për ty (really good song, he is underwhelming though)
    07 Blerina Braka – Mikja ime (typical but there’s the edge to make it better than the usual)
    02 Rezarta Smaja – Në zemër (very typical FiK but in the end I enjoyed it enough)

    POOR
    06 Renis Gjoka – Mjegulla (good rock ballad for 1mn, and then very boring and typical and in the end he relies on his stardom in FiK, in ESC it wont be enough)
    05 Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija – Kur qielli qan (not awful but subpar in every aspect)
    04 Venera Lumani & Lindi Islami – Natë e pare (she’s too good vocally, shouty even, and he’s awful, so the contrast is wow, most mainstream and boring song of the night)

    AWFUL
    (none, the live orchestra often does the trick)

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