The 2016 national selection season kicks off this evening with the first semi-final of the Albanian national selection, Festivali i Këngës 54. But which 9 acts will qualify to Sunday’s final?
The first semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 54 (FiK 54) will be hosted by Pandi Laço, Gresa Pallaska and Blerta Tafani at the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana. A total of 15 acts will compete in tonight’s show, but only 9 will qualify to the final of the event this coming Sunday.
How to watch
Semi-final 1 of FiK 54 will air at 20:45 CET and is available to watch via the following channels:
- TVSH HD
- Live webcast via rtsh.al
Festivali i Këngës 54: Semi-final 1 participants
- Egzon Pireci – Triumf
- Symbol – Artiste
- Voltan Prodani – Dëgjoje këngën o atë
- Adrian Lulgjuraj – Jeto dhe ëndërro
- Sigi Bastri – Engjëll i lire
- Dilan Reka – Buzëqesh
- Luiz Ejlli – Pa mbarim
- Nilsa Hysi – Asaj
- Orgesa Zaimi – Një shishe në oqean
- Erga Halilaj – Monolog
- Florent Abrashi – Të ndjek çdo hap
- Teuta Kurti – Në sytë e mi
- Kozma Dushi – Një kafe
- Aslajdon Zaimaj – Merrmë që sot
- Egert Pano – Mos ik
Here you can listen to all of the FiK 54 entries, or below is a short recap of tonight’s entries.
Tonight’s 9 qualifiers will join the semi-final 2 qualifiers from tomorrow night, therefore a total of 18 acts will compete in the final of FiK 54. The list of finalists will be revealed on Sunday around midday. As with previous years, the winner will be decided via a jury vote.
Festivali i Këngës 54 dates
- 25/12: Semi-final 1 (15 participants, 9 qualifiers)
- 26/12: Semi-final 1 (15 participants, 9 qualifiers)
- 27/12: Grand final (18 finalists)