Albania: “My grand father was Greek, that’s why my name is Greek” | Anxhela Peristeri speaks at ERT!

In the news bulletin of ERT, the representative of Albania in Eurovision 2021, Anxhela Peristeri, was hosted. Among other things, she mentioned her Greek origin.

As she stated, in fluently Greek, the contest was for quite years one of her dreams and goals:

What you give you take. So we must do good to others in order to get something good. My composer and I thought every year to take part in FiK but we were always busy. This year, due to the pandemic, we had time to deal with and find a nice song between two or three that we wrote and went to the competition.

She even mentioned her origin and her relationship with Greece:

My grandfather was Greek, so my last name, Peristeri, is also Greek. I worked in Greece, I have collaborated with Paola, Antonis Remos, Valantis and Lena Papadopoulou. Albania is my homeland, I was born and raised here, I became famous here and people supported me and they still support me. Greece is a beautiful country that I adore, there I have most of my friends and I spent my best years.

You can watch all the interview in the video below:

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Albanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!

Anxhela Peristeri: “Karma will remain in Albanian for Eurovision” (Video)

Two days after her victory at FiK 59, Anxhela Peristeri opens her heart to Stella Gialetzi from the Eurovision Buddies, giving answers to everything. In which language will sing Karma in Rotterdam? What is her connection with Greece? What is the answer to all those who commented negatively on the results of the festival? What are her plans for her stage appearance in the competition? But let’s start from the beginning. Read more

Albania: The stage is being built for FiK 59 but its dates are still uncertain!

The construction of the FiK 59 stage started today in the Italy square of Tirana. So far, the Albanian public television RTSH has not officially confirmed the dates of the festival.

By December 26, RTSH sources say that FiK 59 will take place, although they have not yet finalized the deadlines, waiting to see the developments with the pandemic, the internal unrest that broke out in the last days due to the murder of a citizen by the police, but also the mood of the weather. Do not forget that FiK 59 will take place outdoors and the weather plays an important role in its smooth running.

However, the construction of the tent started today:

It was previously reported from unofficial sources that FiK 59 would take place this week. So far, however, RTSH has not confirmed such a thing.

We remind you that the contestants of FiK 59 are the following:

Hosts of FiK 59 will be Jonida Vokshi and Blendi Salaj.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all FiK 59 developments!

Albania: Festivali i Këngës 59 to be held on December 17, 18 and 19!

In less than a month we will officially know the first song of Eurovision 2021. As revealed in a tv interview by Era Rusi, one of the candidates of FiK 59, the annual Albanian song festival will take place on December 17, 18 and 19! Read more

Albania: Listen to the songs of Festivali i Këngës 59!

The first candidate songs for Eurovision 2021 are a fact! Albanian public television a few minutes ago posted on YouTube the candidate songs of the Festivali i Këngës 59.

26 contestants will claim victory at Festivali i Këngës 59, the Albanian festival through which the country’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest is selected.

Below you can listen to the candidate songs:

We remind you that the three-day, Festivali i Këngës 59 will take place in the last days of December, but in an open space for the first time. Specifically due to the pandemic, FiK will not take place in the established Congress Palace, but in the Italian Square of Tirana. Presenters of FiK 59 will be Jonida Vokshi and Blendi Salaj.

Source: RTSH

Albania: FiK 59 will be held outdoors!

The Albanian Public Television (RTSH) presented more details to the press today for FiK 59. What is most interesting is that due to the pandemic, it was decided that Festivali i Këngës 59 should not take place traditionally at the Congress Palace, but in the Square of Italy inTirana, outdoors.

Presenters of FiK 59 will be Jonida Vokshi and Blendi Salaj. As in previous years, the festival will last for three days, just with a slightly different structure this time. On the first night we will listen to all the candidate songs. On the second night, all the candidate songs will be presented again, but in their unplugged version. On the third night, all the songs that receive the green light from the jury, which this year will be composed only of Albanians, will compete for the victory.

In case the presence of the musicians of the orchestra is not possible, the performers will sing with the music of the orchestra pre-recorded. By November 10, all contestants, whose names have been announced, must submit the final versions of their songs. RTSH will then publish the candidate songs of FiK 59 on YouTube. That is, much earlier than in other years.

FiK 59 is expected to take place at the end of December, as usual. Until then, let us remember once again Arilena Ara and the song that gave her last year’s victory at FiK and with which she would represent Albania in Eurovision 2021:

Source: RTSH

Albania: Festivali i Këngës 59 participants revealed!

Recently, Eurovision Albania published exclusively the list of artists that will compete in the Festivali i Këngës 59, the national final of Albania for Eurovision 2021!

The deadline for submission of entries expired on October 2 and based on what the local media reported, on Friday, October 29, we expected the announcement of the finalists. Eurovision Albania, one day earlier, betrayed the surprise! Among the names we have almost all the rumored artists of the previous period, but also several who participated in previous FiK.


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Shortly after Eurovision Abania revealed the list, the country’s public television (RTSG) confirmed the news, giving us the titles of the songs. The jury that selected the 26 songs consisted of: Alma Bektashi, Jonida Maliqi, Agim Doçi, Klodian Qafoku and Eugent Bushpepa. With enough dose of eurostars as you can see.

FiK 59 is expected to take place at the end of December, as usual. The winner is selected by a jury, without the participation of the audience. Arilena Ara who was the winner of last year’s FiK is not participating again, so now we can officially say that we will not see her in the next Eurovision song contest.