Albania: Festivali i Këngës Finalists Revealed

albaniaAlbania – The 24 finalists of Festivali i Këngës 55 have been revealed. There are less finalists this year ad the public get to vote as wells an expert jury. As usual there are a few faces we’ve seen before trying again to represent their country… 

Known names are Dilan Reka (2016), Flaka Krelani (2016), Orges Toce (2011), Lindita (2014), Rezarta Smaja (2013, 2014, 2015) and the band Lynx (2013, 2014).

Here are all the finalists and their songs:

  • Albulena Jashari – “Fjalët ia lë zemrës” (The heart leaves)
  • Classic Boys – “Dashuria për jetën” (Love for life)
  • Dilan Reka – “Mos harro” (Don’t forget)
  • Edea Demaliaj – “Besoj në ëndrra” (I believe in dreams)
  • Edona Vatoci – “Mirëmëngjës” (Good morning)  withdrawn, released to early
  • Elson Braha – “Edhe një herë” (One more time)
  • Erlind Zeraliu – “Dhimbja e gëzimit” (Pain and joy)
  • Fabiola Agalliu & Agnesa Çavolli – “Shkon e vjen” (It comes and goes)
  • Festina Mejzini – “Atje lart” (Up there)
  • Flaka Krelani – “S’dua t’flas” (I don’t want to talk)
  • Franc Koruni – “Macka
  • Genc Salihu – “Këtu” (Here)
  • Linda “Lindita” Halimi – “World
  • Linda Rukaj – “Vija e lumit” (River line)
  • Lorela – “Me ty” (With you)
  • LYNX – “Sot” (Today)
  • Luka & Serxhio Hajdini – “Koha plaket” (Old time)
  • Neki Emra – “Dashuri dhe urrejtje” (Love and hate)
  • Orges Toçe – “Shi diamantësh” (Rain diamond)
  • Rezarta Smaja – “Pse prite gjatë” (Why wait long)
  • Tiri – “Më zgjo” (Wake me up)
  • Yll Limani – “Shiu” (Rain)
  • XUXI– “Metropol
  • Xhesika Polo – “Eva jam unë” (I am Eve)

You can also follow news on Festivali i Këngës 55 at their official Facebook page here.

Source: RTSH

16 comments on “Albania: Festivali i Këngës Finalists Revealed

  1. I enjoy the live music and the solemn attitude featured in FiK. Good luck!

  2. It may be that I don’t really follow FiK closely (too dated for my taste) but I only recognize two names on this list. Flaka Krelani and Rezarta Smaja. Let’s see what will be on offer this year.

    Good luck !

  3. Albania brings one great entry to the table every 4 years or so in FiK! So we’ll see, still waiting for a Rona follow up…

  4. So it’s soon time for some dashuri and electric guitar solos!

  5. for your info, how here in Spain how much Diana Navarro is appreciated, here as much they mentioned in Spanish, and how much they mentioned her as a potential singer to represent Spain :-)

  6. I meant Teresa Raval and Diana Navarro, sorry!

  7. There are reports that the racist homophobic idiot Jacques Houdek is in negotiations with the croatian broadcaster…The influence of the new conservative regressive government start to show everywhere..ugh.

  8. Good luck Albania….

  9. Edona Vatoci has withdrawn as her song was released before the deadline

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