Albania

#ALBANIA – Festivali i Këngës contestants announced!

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All aboard! The national selections are taking shape across Europe now and Albania’s TV RTSH is the latest broadcaster to release the names vying for Eurovision 2018 glory.

22 acts will take part in Festivali i Këngës, the Albanian national selection this December.  There will be 2 semi finals on both December 21st and 22nd, before the final on December 23rd. The winner of Festivali i Këngës will then represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon next May.

The 22 acts taking part in Festivali i Këngës are:

1. Inet Neziri – “Piedastal”
2. Lynx – “Vonë”
3. Rezarta Smaja & Luiz Ejlli – “Ra Nje Yll”
4. Orgesa Zaimi – “Ngrije Zërin”
5
. Artemisa Mithi – “E dua Botën”
6. Bojken Lako – “Sytë e Shpirtit”
7. Tahir Gjoci – “Orë e Ndaluar”
8. Manjola Nallbani – “Të Pandarë”
9. David & Genc Tuqici – “Tjetër Jëtë”
10. Grupi Na & Festina Mejzini – “I Njejti Ciell”
11. Mariza Ikonomi – “Unë”
12. Eugent Bushpepa – “Mall”
13. Redon Makashi – “Eksistoj”
14. Lorela Sejdini – “Pritën Edhe Pak”
15. Elton Deda – “Fjalët”
16. Ergi Bregu – “Bum Bum”
17. Endri & Stefi Prifti – “Mesazh”
18. Denisa Gjezo – “Zemër Ku Je”
19. Xhesika Polo – “Përjetë”
20. Evans Rama – “Gjurmët”
21. Akullthyesit – “Divorci”
22. Voltan Pordani – “Pse të Desha”

The last time we saw Albania in a Eurovision final was in Vienna in 2015. Is there a name here that can change Albania’s Eurovision luck and bring them back to the final?

Let us know what you think!

Author: James Scanlan

Source: ESCXtra

Image Source: Wikipedia

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