Albania: Tonight the third night of Festivali i Këngës 62!

December cannot be December without Festivali i Këngës and so, tonight, the 62nd edition of the celebration of Albanian music continues in Tirana. Festivali i Këngës 62 resumes in a few hours from now, being the means to determine Albania’s representative at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmö in May. You can read what happened on last night’s second day of the Festival by clicking HERE.


Festivali i Këngës 62 will last four days, with the 31 participants competing over the next four nights for six prizes, one of which is directly related to Albania’s representation at Eurovision in Malmö a few months from now.

On the first (Tuesday) and second (Wednesday) nights will feature the semi-finals of the festival, on the third night (Thursday) the so-called “Nostalgia Night” will take place, while the festival will culminate on Friday with the Grand Final.

Like last year, FiK 62 will have two separate winners. The winner of the jury vote will be crowned as the winner of the festival and the winner of the public vote will be chosen as the country’s representative in Malmö.

The jury will consist of 11 members who will award 6 different prizes based on artistic criteria and the winner of the festival.

Nostalgia Night

As mentioned above, the “Nostalgia Night“ of the 62nd great celebration of Albanian music will take place tonight, and is dedicated to classic hits of the Festival as well as of Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest. Thus, the 31 participants who performed their songs in the previous two days will take the stage at the FiK show. Those are:

  1. Stivi Ushe “Askush si ty”
  2. Besa Kokëdhima“Zemrën n’dorë”
  3. Mal Retkoceri“Çmendur
  4. Eldis Arrnjeti “Një kujtim”
  5. Shpat Deda“S’mund t’fitoj pa ty”
  6. Jehona Ponari“Evol”
  7. Peter Pan Quartet“Edhe nje here”
  8. Festina Mejzini“Melos”
  9. Kastro Zizo“2073”
  10. Luan Durmishi“Përsëritja”
  11. Melodajn Mancaku“Nuk jemi ne”
  12. Olsi Ballta“Unë”
  13. Andi Tanko “Herë pas here”
  14. Sergio Hajdini“Uragan”
  15. Santino De Bartolo“Dua të rri me ty”
  16. Olimpia Smajlaj“Asaj”
  17. Big Basta and Vesa Luma – “Mbinatyrale”
  18. Elsa Lila – “Mars
  19. Jasmina Hako – “Ti”
  20. Michela Paluca – “Për veten”
  21. Anduel Kovaci“Nan’”
  22. Irma Lepuri – “Me prit”
  23. Eden Baja – Ajër
  24. Erina and the Elementals – “Jetën n’skaj”
  25. Kleansa Susaj – “Pikturë”
  26. Arsi Bako – Zgjohu
  27. Tiri Gjoci – Në ëndërr”
  28. Besa Krasniqi – Esenciale
  29. Bledi Kaso – “Çdo gjë mbaroi”
  30. Troy Band – “Horizonti i ëndrrave”
  31. Martina Serreqi – Vetëm ty”

The presenters of FiK 62 are Adriana Matoshi, Kledi Kadiu, Xhuliano Dule and Krisa Çaushi.

The third night of Festivali i Këngës 62 starts at 20:30 (CET) and you can watch it by clicking HERE.

Last year’s winners of the public vote were Albina & Familja Kelmendi with their song “Duje“, earning the right to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool. Albina & Familja Kelmendi again brought their country to the Grand Final, finishing in tenth place in the public vote and in twenty-second place overall.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

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