Albania decided: Kejsi Tola to Eurovision!

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Tonight, Albania was the first country to hold its national final for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Kejsi Tola won the 47th edition of the Festivali i kenges. With the song Më mërr në ëndërr (Take me into your dreams), she will be the sixth Albanian entrant in the competition.

20 songs were presented in the national final and a jury picked the winner. The song Më mërr në ëndërr was written by Edmond Zhulali andAgim Doçi, the team behind Anjeza Shahini's 2004 entry The image of you. Reaching 7th place in Istanbul, it remains the country's most successful entry to date.

Kejsi is a new artist, who comes from ETHET, the show Anjeza Sahini and Luis Ellis also started from.

The complete national final results are as follows:

  1. Kejsi Tola – Më mërr në ëndërr – 126 points
  2. Juliana Pasha & Luiz EjlliNje jetë – 119 points
  3. Group West Side FamilyJehonë – 118 points
  4. Besa Kokedhima – Ajer – 109 points
  5. Marjeta Billo – Era e tokës – 106 points
  6. Group Burn – Jam I Pari I Jettes Sime – 96 points
  7. Dorina GaruciDite 1 jetë – 92 points
  8. Adelina Thaci – Oret e fundit– 91 points
  9. Endri & Stefi PriftiTi bere faj – 91 points
  10. Evis MulaUnë jam dashuria – 91 points
  11. Erga Halilaj – Dikush mungon – 63 points
  12. Rovena Dilo & Gent BushpepaS'jam balade – 60 points
  13. Agim Poshka – Fajtor për ngrohjen globale- 56 points
  14. Vedat Ademi – Po me prite – 51 points
  15. Era Rusi – Shpirt i humbur – 50 points
  16. Soni Malaj – Zona zero- 44 points
  17. Emi Bogdo – Kur buzet henen e kafshojn – 43 points
  18. Kujtim Prodani – Nostalgji– 24 points
  19. Shpat Kasapi – Aromë mediterane- 22 points
  20. Julian Lekocaj – Nuk Je Ti- 17 points

You can watch Friday's song presentation below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNCVsCGWyU&ap=%2526fmt%3D18&rel=0

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