Despite being circulated online in recent hours, Albanian public broadcaster does not appear to be moving the dates of FiK 2019. The strong earthquake that struck the country and more than 50 deaths seemed to be the reason for the transfer of FiK 2019, which will also feature Albania’s next Eurovision 2020 representative for next month. But that is not the case.
As we have already seen through FiK’s Instagram account, live orchestra rehearsals have begun, which of course would not happen if the festival were held next month. But more importantly, to believe that the dates of FiK 2019 are not going to change, is the fact that the Greek author, whom we informed in a previous article that he was invited to be a member of the festival’s jury, has been informed of the dates already known and has arranged with him his travel tickets to Tirana.
Albanian public television, RTSH, therefore prepares for the Festivali i Kenges 58 in Tirana on December 19, 20 and 22 and the winner will represent Albania at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in May in Rotterdam. The innovation in the regulations compared to previous years is that this year the results will also be determined by an international committee, which has already invited important personalities to staff it.