In a few minutes, the first semifinal of Albania’s music festival Festivali i Këngës 58 takes place, with its winner representing the country at the Eurovision song contest. Alketa Vejsiu will be the host of the evening, which will be broadcasted live from the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana.
A total of 20 contestants are competing for the victory and the Albanian representation in Rotterdam. There are ten candidates in each semifinal. Listen to today’s participants below:
- Nadia and Genc Tukiçi – Ju flet Tirana
- Sara Bajraktari – Ajër
- Devis Xherahu – Bisedoj me serenatën
- Kanita Suma – Ankth
- Kamela Islamaj – Më ngjyros
- Bojken Lako – Malaseen
- Elvana Gjata – Me tana
- Aldo Bardhi – Melodi
- Renis Gjoka – Loja
- Albërie Hadërgjonaj – Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua
The jury panel of the Festivali i Këngës 58, made up of music professionals, will be the one to decide who will qualify for the grand finale on December 22. As you may remember –you were only briefed by EurovisionFun- the panel, this year, consists of international music experts.
Tonight’s guest will be this year’s Italian representative Mahmood, who performed “Soldi” and took second place in the final!
The first semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 58 will start at 20:30 CET time and you can watch it HERE.