Albania: Festivali i Kenges 58 final on December 22nd

Albania’s public broadcaster, RTSH, has announced the dates of the Festivali i Kenges 58, the country’s national final for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Specifically, the two semifinals will take place on December 19th and 20th, while the Grand Final, where we will also learn Albania’s 17th Eurovision Song Contest representative, will take place on December 22nd. Alketa Vejsiu will be the host of Festivali i Kenges 58.

The 20 candidates for the Festivali i Kenges to claim the Rotterdam ticket are:

1. Albërie Hadërgjonaj
2. Aldo Bardhi
3. Arilena Ara
4. Bojken Lako
5. Devis Xherahu
6. Eli Fara & Stresi
7. Elvana Gjata
8. Era Rusi
9. Gena
10. Genc Tukiqi
11. Kanita Suma
12. Kamela Islamaj
13. Kastro Zizo
14. Olta Boka
15. Renis Gjoka
16. Robert Berisha
17. Sara Bajraktari
18. Tiri Gjoci
19. Valon Shehu
20. Wendi Mancaku

Elvana Gjata, a successful singer in her home country, Arilena Ara who has become well known in with the song  “Nentori“, as well as Olta Boka who represented her country at Eurovision 2008, occupying the 17thte place stand out among the candidates.

This year in Tel Aviv, Jonida Maliqi with “Ktheju Land”, the song she won at FiK 2018, brought Albania to the final, finishing 17th with 90 points.

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