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Albania: Are these the detailed results of the televoting of Festivali i Këngës 62?

It’s almost a month since Albania’s famous music festival, Festivali i Këngës, has ended, and Besa Kokëdhima is now the country’s new representative at Eurovision 2024. Read more

Albania: The reason Elsa Lila did not win Festivali i Këngës 62!

The two FiK winners spoke with Alban Dudushi in the “3D” studio at RTSH yesterday, giving their thoughts regarding this year’s musical festival.

The 62nd edition’s winners were Besa Kokëdhima, who will represent Albania in Eurovision 2024 as the public vote winner, and Mal Retkoceri, who received the FIK 62 trophy from the jury.

Besa Kokëdhima revealed that she hasn’t performed in Albania for a long time, but with the song Zemrën N’dorë, she displayed a different side of her artistic personality.

It was several years since I did music in Albania. I’ve discovered a love that I never would have expected to feel. It goes without saying that people are yearning for both the artistic viewpoint I offer to the music industry and for what I’ve contributed to Albanian music. Consider it perhaps as an excess of nostalgia. The festival makes up for a void in my life. Bessa is who I am and always will be. However, the song also had developments and surprises, even though I didn’t want to start a trend because I’ve done this before. This song needed to be Bessa, it needed to be a new Bessa, and it needed to be something the crowd could relate to.

Mal Retkoceri, on the other hand, addressed the problem of showing his tongue while singing and acknowledged that he had only recently made the decision to begin recording music.

I spent zero euros on my performance. When no one was home, I attempted to record. Leaving them with a surprise was my intention, especially for my mother. It is a piece I wrote for my mum. I interpreted it as though it were her perspective. My sister gave me the mattress, which is a red blanket. My mother asked me, “Who wrote the lyrics?” right away. She was amazed when she found out that I had created it on my own. I told her that the song was written specifically for her after three or four days.

– Why not ? – I don’t know . We have the tongue, we can take it out and put it in. We have that ability as humans”, Mal replied with a laugh.

Along with the two winners, Zana Shuteriqi, a member of the jury, was also present and gave her thoughts regarding the events of the FIK 62 final.

Specifically, Zana Shuteriqi noted that the song’s professional aspects were the first thing the Festival judges considered

Expert panels shouldn’t make aesthetic judgments, instead they should address the prodessional aspects of the songs, which comprise many of its components. People are passionate about what they do, thus the judging panel needs to be objective in its interpretations.

Zana Shuteriqi also gave her thoughts on Elsa Lila’s song, stating that it bore similarities to the one from the previous year.

Despite all of her artistic achievements, Elsa Lila composed a song that was strikingly similar to the winning composition from the previous year. But compared to last year, it was even less successful. There’s not much of a difference between these songs, and Mars wasn’t as good as Evita. Thus, we made an effort to be as unbiased and professional as we could.

She concluded by discussing the assaults that she has been the target of.

Given that not everyone is fond of Mal Retkoceri, I accept criticism directed towards him. The jury was able to discern the festival’s essence, and it is the particular individuals chosen to do this. What more classic choices would you like us to make?

I want to praise Bojken Lako for his spirit, his attitude, and his intent of helping the organizers take one more step—or possibly many steps—after the first night was done. It’s not an issue of honor, the event as a whole introduced a highly empowering perspective.


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Source: RTSH

Albania: Besa Kokëdhima will represent the country in Eurovision 2024 with the song “Zemrën n’dorë”!

The great Albanian music festival, Festivali i Këngës 62 was just finished and the public has chosen Besa Kokëdhima, and the song “Zemrën n’dorë” to represent the country in Eurovision Song Contest 2024! Read more

Albania: This is the running order of the grand final of Festivali i Këngës 62!

Today is the final night of the Festivali i Këngës in RTSH where the winner of the 62nd edition will be chosen by the jury of 11 professional members.

Today, 22 singers will perform on stage, 8 of whom are new debut artists. But in the Eurovision race there will be all 31 participants of this edition and it will be the televisor’s vote that will determine Albania‘s representative in the European competition.

A while ago, RTSH announced the running order of the grand final of Festivali i Këngës 62!

Running Order of Festivali i Këngës 62

  1. Kastro Zizo – “2073
  2. Mal Retkoceri – “Çmendur
  3. Erina & The Elementals – “Jetën n’skaj
  4. Melodajn Mancaku – “Nuk jemi më
  5. Tiri Gjoci – “Në ëndërr
  6. Kleansa Susaj – “Pikturë
  7. Irma Lepuri – “Më prit
  8. Festina Mejzini – “Melos
  9. Eldis Arrnjeti – “Një kujtim
  10. Martina Serreqi – “Vetëm ty
  11. Besa Krasniqi – “Esenciale
  12. Sergio Hajdini – “Uragan
  13. Olimpia Smajlaj – “Saj
  14. Anduel Kovaci – “Nan
  15. Michela Paluca – “Për veten
  16. Peter Pan kuartet – “Një herë
  17. Besa Kokëdhima – “Zemrën n’dorë
  18. Arsi Bako – “Zgjohu
  19. Elsa Lila – “Mars
  20. Andi Tanko – “Herë pas here
  21. Shpat Deda – “S’mund t’fitoj pa ty
  22. Big Basta & Vesa Luma – “Mbinatyrale

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.

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Albania: Tonight the grand final 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 finishes in Tirana. Festivali i Këngës 62 resumes in a few hours from now for a fourth consecutive day, 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 third day of the Festival by clicking HERE.

Format

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.

Grand Final

As mentioned above, tonight is the Grand Final of the 62nd great celebration of Albanian music, in which the participants will perform for the second time the songs they presented during the first two days of FiK. The 31 artists who will perform on stage tonight are:

The 22 artists who continue and claim the victory of the FiK and we will see in the grand finale are:

  1. Besa Kokëdhima – “Zemrën n’dorë”
  2. Mal Retkoceri – “Çmendur
  3. Eldis Arrnjeti – “Një kujtim”
  4. Shpat Deda – “S’mund t’fitoj pa ty”
  5. Peter Pan Quartet – “Edhe nje here”
  6. Festina Mejzini – “Melos”
  7. Kastro Zizo – “2073”
  8. Melodajn Mancaku – “Nuk jemi ne”
  9. Andi Tanko – “Herë pas here”
  10. Sergio Hajdini – “Uragan”
  11. Olimpia Smajlaj – “Asaj”
  12. Big Basta and Vesa Luma – “Mbinatyrale”
  13. Elsa Lila – “Mars
  14. Michela Paluca – “Për veten”
  15. Anduel Kovaci – “Nan’”
  16. Irma Lepuri – “Me prit”
  17. Erina and the Elementals – “Jetën n’skaj”
  18. Kleansa Susaj – “Pikturë”
  19. Arsi Bako – Zgjohu
  20. Tiri Gjoci – Në ëndërr”
  21. Besa Krasniqi – Esenciale
  22. Martina Serreqi – Vetëm ty”

All 31 artists of FiK 62 still have the possibility to represent Albania because the decision will be made only by the televoting.

  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.

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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.

Format

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!

Albania: Tonight the second 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 first day of the Festival by clicking HERE.

Format

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.

First Semi-Final

As mentioned above, the second semi-final of the 62nd great celebration of Albanian music will take place tonight. The artists who will perform tonight on the stage of Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana are:

  1. Big Basta dhe Vesa Luma – «Mbinatyrale»
  2. Elsa Lila – «Mars»
  3. Jasmina Hako – «Ti»
  4. Michela Paluca – «Për Veten»
  5. Anduel Kovaci – «Nane’»
  6. Kleansa Susaj – «Pikturë»
  7. Eden Baja – «Ajër»
  8. Erina dhe The Elementals – «Jetën N’skaj»
  9. Irma Lepuri – «Më Prit»
  10. Arsi Bako – «Zgjohu»
  11. Tiri Gjoci – «Në Ëndërr»
  12. Besa Krasniqi – «Esenciale»
  13. Bledi Kaso – «Çdo Gjë Mbaroi»
  14. Troy Band – «Horizonti I Ëndrrave»
  15. Martina Serreqi – «Vetëm Ty»

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

The second 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!

Albania: Watch snippets from the rehearsals for the first night of FiK 62!

A preview of the 16 competing songs that will perform on the opening night of Festivali i Këngës 62, the Albanian national selection, have just been released. The clips are, in fact, snippets from yesterday’s rehearsals.

Check out, the snippets from yesterday’s rehearsal of the sixteen artists who will participate in the first night of FIK 62 (links are attached to the song titles):

  1. Stivi Ushe – “Askush Si Ty”
  2. Besa Kokëdhima – “Zemrën N’dorë”
  3. Mal Retkoceri – “Çmendur»
  4. Eldis Arnjeti – «Një Kujtim» a>
  5. Shpat Deda – «S’mund T’fitoj Pa Ty»
  6. Jehona Ponari – «Evol»
  7. Peter Pan Quartet – «Edhe Një Herë»
  8. Festina Mejzini – «Melos»
  9. Kastro Zizo – «2073»
  10. Luan Durmishi – «Përsëritja»
  11. Melodajn Mancaku – «Nuk Jemi Ne»< /span>
  12. Olsi Ballta – “Unh
  13. Andi Tanko – «Herë Pas Here»
  14. Sergio Hajdinifdq – «Uragan»
  15. Santino de Bartolo – «Dua Të Rri Me Ty»
  16. Olimpia Smajlaj – «Asaj»

Festivali i Këngës 62 commences tonight at 20:30 (CET) and you can watch it via this link.

FIK 62 will be hosted by Adriana Matoshi, Kledi Kadiu, Xhuliano Dule and Krisa Çaushi .

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.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all developments regarding Albania’s participation in Eurovision 2024!

Source: Eurovision National Finals 2

Albania: Festivali i Këngës 62 begins tonight!

December cannot be December without Festivali i Këngës and so, tonight, the 62nd edition of the celebration of Albanian music begins in Tirana. Festivali i Këngës 62 kicks off 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.

Format

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.

First Semi-Final

As mentioned above, the first semi-final of the 62nd great celebration of Albanian music will take place tonight. The artists who will perform tonight on the stage of Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana are:

  1. Stivi Ushe – «Askush Si Ty»
  2. Besa Kokëdhima – «Zemrën N’dorë»
  3. Mal Retkoceri – «Çmendur»
  4. Eldis Arnjeti – «Një Kujtim»
  5. Shpat Deda – «S’mund T’fitoj Pa Ty»
  6. Jehona Ponari – «Evol»
  7. Peter Pan Quartet – «Edhe Një Herë»
  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 Hajdinifdq – «Uragan»
  15. Santino de Bartolo – «Dua Të Rri Me Ty»
  16. Olimpia Smajlaj – «Asaj»

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

The first 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!

Albania: Eden Baja will replace Sardi Strugaj in Festivali i Këngës 62!

A bit more than a week seperates us from the final of Festivali i Këngës 62. RTSH, the public broadcaster of Albania, is going to broadcast the most impostant musical event in the country for four consecutive nights.

After Sardi Strugaj announced his withdrawal from the festival, the public broadcaster just confirmed that Eden Baja, with her song “Ajër”, will take his place in the second night of the festival. The song is taking the seventh spot in the running order of the second semi-final of the festival in December 20.

This is not the only change in the competitors of this year’s festival. A few days ago, Kejsi Tola, the winner of 2008 festival and Albania’s representative in Eurovision 2009, who was about to perform “Vallëzoj Me Dritën“ in FiK 62, announced her withdrawal as well. We also read about the withdrawal of Samanta Karavella and her song “N’majë”. The two singers were replaced by Irma Lepuri and PeterPan Quartet.

Festivali i Këngës 62 will take place with 31 artists

A total of 31 artists were shortlisted for FiK 62. Samanta’s and Kejsi Tola’s acts were replaced by the newcomers Irma Lepuri and PeterPan Quartet, while Sardi Strugaj’s replacement was just found.

First Night (December 19)

  1. Stivi Ushe – Askush si ty
  2. Besa Kokëdhima – Zemën n’Dorë
  3. Mal Retkoceri – Çmendur
  4. Eldis Arrnjeti – Një kujtim
  5. Shpat Deda – S’mund t’jetoj pa ty
  6. Jehona Ponari – Evol
  7. PeterPan Quartet
  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 herë
  14. Sergio Hajdini – Uragan
  15. Santino De Bartolo – Dua të rri me ty
  16. Olimpia Smajlaj – Asaj

Second Night (December 20)

  1. Big Basta and Vesa Luma – Mbinatyrale
  2. Elsa Lila – Mars
  3. Jasmina Hako – Ti
  4. Michela Paluca – Për veten
  5. Anduel Kovaçi – Nan’
  6. Irma Lepori
  7. Erina and the Elementals – Jetën n’skaj
  8. Kleansa Susaj – Pikturë
  9. Arsi Bako – Zgjohu
  10. Tiri Gjoci – Në ëndërr
  11. Besa Krasniqi – Esenciale
  12. Bledi Kaso – Çdo gjë mbaroi
  13. Troy – Horizonti i ëndrrave
  14. Martina Serreqi – Vetëm ty

Just like last year, FiK 62 will have two separate winners. The winner of the jury voting will be crowned as the winner of the festival and the winner of the public vote will be the chosen one for the Albanian representation in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 62nd edition of FiK will take place from December 19 to December 22, 2023 at Pallati i Kongresseve in Tirana. Last year’s winners of the public vote were Albina & Familja Kelmendi with their song “Duje”, gaining the right to represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool. Albina & Familja Kelmendi brought their country back to the Grand Final, finishing tenth in the public vote and twenty-second overall.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Albanian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Source: escplus.es