The second night of Festivali i Këngës 61 through which Albania’s representative for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool will be selected, has been completed. Overall, 26 artists will compete in the contest. The second night was also held in Pallati i Kongreseve at Tirana, where we heard the 13 remaining songs for the first time with a live orchestra and we watched the staging they suggest for the contest. Arbana Osmani is the presenter for FiK 61.
You can watch the performances of the second night at the links below:
- Melodajn Mancaku – “Gjysma e zemrës sime“
- Permit of stay – “Fobia“
- Arsi Bako – “Sonte dua të jem me ty“
- Gjergj Kaçinari – “Dje“
- Franc Koruni – “Në pritje“
- Petrit Çarkaxhiu – “Emri yt mirësi“
- Elsa Lila – “Evita“
- Gent Hoxha – “Ajër“
- Evi Reçi – “Ma kthe“
- Manjola Nallbani – “Dua“
- Lynx – “Nëse ke besim“
- Alban & Lore – “Melodi“
- Vanesa Sono – “Aroma jonë“
Unlike previous editions, at FiK 61 the first prize of Festivali i Këngës will be determined from the professional jury and from a special media jury seen for the first time, while the song that will represent Albania in Eurovision 2023 will be selected with the televoting through SMS.
Also, at the first night Arbana Osmani has presented the professional jury members for the Festival.
The professional jury is comprised of:
- Genc Saliu
- Alma Bektashi
- Zhani Ciko
- Rita Petro
- Elton Deda
The 5 new artists that progressed to the final, are:
- Melodajn Mancaku
- Erma Mici
- Vanesa Sono
- Urban Band
- Gent Hoxha
We remind you that tomorrow, at the third night, we are going to see duets singing adaptations from FiK’s history. Also, Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra will be the guests of the night.
The final of Festivali i Këngës 61 will be held on Thursday December 22nd at 22:00 EET where we are going to meet the next Albanian representative.
Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Albania’s participation in Eurovision 2023!