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Albania 2025: Preparations start for Festivali i Këngës 63

RTSH is already starting the preparations for the 63rd anniversary of Festivali i Këngës.  Since Albania started participating in the Eurovision Song Contest, the traditional Festivali i Këngës has been their national final.

Albania also wants to celebrate 20 years of Albanese participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.  During one of the evening galas (The nostalgia night), the competing artists sang Albanian tunes alongside other invited artists.

According to Albania commentator, Andri Xhahu the Nostalgia Night of the upcoming edition of Festivali i Këngës will be dedicated to the 20 songs that have represented Albania in Eurovision so far.

Festivali i Këngës 63 will be celebrated by the end of the year.  The winner of the Festival is expected to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2025

Source: RTSH

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Αlbania: Watch the additional footage from the Second Rehearsal of Besa!

Earlier today, Besa completed the second rehearsal with the song “Titan” on the stage of Eurovision 2024 in Malmo!

Just moments ago, Eurovisionalbania and RTSH published a 30 second official snippet of her second rehearsal that will be a part of today’s recap of all the countries that did a rehearsal today.

Enjoy the snippet below:

The Dress Rehearsal for Albania and the rest of Semi Final 2 is scheduled for Wednesday the 8th of May!

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Βesa: “Τhe revamp of my song will be in English!” | Exclusive Interview

This year’s Albanian representative Besa Kokëdhima spoke exclusively to Eurovisionfun about her preparations for this year’s contest, the new version of the song and her upcoming visit to Greece.

In her exclusive interview with Paschalis and Apostolis, Besa revealed that very soon she will be attending the first official Eurovision pre-party in Athens and is looking forward to meeting the Greek fans as she often visits both Athens and Thessaloniki as well as Halkidiki .

The revamp of her entry

“I wanted to work with people from different cultures for the new version of my song. So to better convey the message of the song we decided to have it all in English. The song has evolved and I want everyone to understand the message! I know it’s a risk to change the language but what could go wrong?”

Then she revealed to us that she has not officially started the preparations for her staging, but this time she is focusing on the creation of the video clip of the participation which will be officially released in the next period.

“Our time is very limited but we work day and night for the best result”

From this year’s entries, she singled out those of Denmark, France and Italy, while as her favorite entries from the Eurovision contest she mentioned those of Loreen and Elena Paparizou from 2005.

Finally, together with Besa we played our brand new game and of course she shared her wishes for the Eurovisionfun audience. Watch the full interview below:

We have nothing but to warmly thank this year’s representative of Albania and wish her success on the Malmo stage!