The 61st edition of Festivali i Këngës, the Albanian festival through which the country’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest is selected, will take place in December. Changes to the festival are expected, for example the addition of televoting to determine the final result, but are not officially confirmed yet.
When it comes to participants, an artist which regularly takes part in the contest revealed that he will not return this year. MIRUD, who participated 8 times in FiK, tweeted about his decision:
I won’t be participating in FIK this year due to my other obligations with another festival l have already signed a contract with. I will still go to ESC though for another country. 🔥💪🏼 I’m very excited to share further news with you all 🤍
— MIRUD (@MIRUDOFFICIAL) October 1, 2022
There is no information as with which country MIRUD has signed a contract. There are comments online that San Marino is the country that he is referring to, however on the list of countries that participants of Una Voce Per San Marino come from, Albania is not mentioned.
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