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Albania: Selection Starts Tonight!


albaniaAlbania – Opened your presents? Eaten your Christmas dinner? Watched The Wizard of Oz (again)? Well what next to do on Christmas Day other than see Albania begin its selection of its representative for Eurovision 2016?! 

The first of the two semi-finals of the Albanian national selection, Festivali i Këngës (FiK), will take place tonight, with the second tomorrow night. 9 artists will go through each night. The artists that qualify for the final will be announced on Sunday around mid-day.

Hopefully you can watch online tonight and tomorrow here.

The first live webcast of the season on Eurovision.tv takes place on Sunday 27th December at 20.45 (CET). The act that is chosen on Sunday will be the one that goes to Stockholm next May, but the song could change.

Semifinal 1

  1. Egzon Pireci – ‘Triumf’
  2. Simbol – ‘Artiste’
  3. Voltan Prodani – ‘Dëgjoje këngën o atë’
  4. Adrian Lulgjuraj – ‘Jeto dhe ëndërro’
  5. Sigi Bastri – ‘Engjëll i lirë’
  6. Dilan Reka – ‘Buzëqesh’
  7. Luiz Ejlli – ‘Pa mbarim’
  8. Nilsa Hysi – ‘Asaj’
  9. Orgesa Zaimi – ‘Një shishe në oqean’
  10. Erga Halilaj – ‘Monolog’
  11. Florent Abrashi – ‘Të ndjek çdo hap’
  12. Teuta Kurti – ‘Në sytë e mi’
  13. Kozma Dushi – ‘Një kafe’
  14. Aslajdon Zaimaj – ‘Merrmë që sot’
  15. Egert Pano – ‘Mos ik’

Semi-final 2

  1. Kristi Popa – ‘Ajo çfarë ndjej’
  2. Rezarta Smaja & Klodian Kaçani – ‘Dashuri në përjetësi’
  3. Revolt Klan – ‘Dashurinë s’e gjejmë dot’
  4. Jozefina Simoni – ‘Një det me ty’
  5. Andi Tanko – ‘Dielli vazhdon të më ngrohë’
  6. Niku & Entela Zhula – ‘Muza’
  7. Genc Tukiçi – ‘Sa të dashuroj’
  8. Evans Rama – ‘Flakë’
  9. Besa Krasniqi – ‘Liroje zemrën’
  10. Enxhi Nasufi – ‘Infinit’
  11. Flaka Krelani – ‘S’je për mu’
  12. Renis Gjoka – ‘Ato që s’ti them dot’
  13. Lindi Islami – ‘Për një mrekulli’
  14. Eneda Tarifa – ‘Përrallë’
  15. Klajdi Musabelliu – ‘Ndodh edhe kështu’

Albania made it to the final last year with Elhaida Dani singing ‘I’m alive‘, who then finished in 17th place.

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  1. Eneda Tarifa : This is something Alex NYC would instantly appreciate. And the Diel ballad would help too. Huge applaud…

  2. Eneda did good live. I don’t think it’s going to win, but it would make a fine winner.

  3. Klajdi Musabelliu – ‘Ndodh edhe kështu’: the song is so old fashioned and his funny facial expressions are distracting.

  4. Eneda Tarifa did well by her song. It is so FiK.

  5. An underwhelming ending of the line-up

  6. Orgesa or Erga for me BY MILES!

  7. Klajdi is hilariously delusional. Every. Time. He. Competes.

    You could see the hosts just standing on the side, waiting for the crazy man to finish.

  8. The first semi had better stuff on offer, imo.

  9. Orgesa, Luiz or Eneda to the final. Erga should also be there.

    P.S. – the stage did not come across well this year.

  10. Qualifiers:
    Adrian Lulgjeraj
    Sigi Bastri
    Dilan Reka
    Luiz Ejlli
    Nilsa Hysi
    Erga Halilaj
    Florent Abrashi
    Teuta Kurti
    Kozma Dushi
    Aslajdon
    Egert Pano
    Kristi Popa (really?)
    Rezarta & Klodian
    Jozefina Simoni
    Genc Tukici
    Evans Rama
    Besa Krasniqi
    Enxhi Nasufi (huge applause)
    Flaka Krelani
    Renis Gjoka
    Lindi Islami
    Eneda Tarifa (big applause)

  11. So it seems the eliminated acts are :
    Semi 1 : Egzon Pireci, Simbol, Voltan Prodani, Orgesa Zaimi?!!!
    Semi 2 : Revolt Klan (again), Andi Tanko, Niku & Entela Zhula and Klajdi Musabelliu
    Of course FiK JURY SUCKS !

  12. Enxhi Nasufi or bust. Albania don’t mess it up for this song with a few tweaks can rule it out. And keep it Albanian, it will trascend.

  13. A shame that Orgesa Zaimi didn’t make it. I agree that Enxhi Nasufi seems like the probable winner from here, and I’m not unhappy about that.

  14. Well ‘Liroje zemrën’ was my favorite songs but the live performance wasn’t that great. I am guessing the winner will be Enxhi, Eneda or Flaka :P. I usually adore ESC screaming vocals lol but I’m not feeling Eneda’s song much so I’ll root for Enxhi and Flaka.

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