Watch now: Semi-final 1 of Festivali i Këngës 55

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Albania’s search for their Eurovision 2017 representative begins this evening with the first semi-final of the country’s national selection, Festivali i Këngës 55.

Hosted this evening by duo Ledina Çelo and Kasem Hoxha live from the Palace of Congresses in Tirana, tonight sees the first semi-final of Festivali i Këngës (FiK) 55 in which half of the selection participants will compete for a place in Friday’s Grand Final.

How to watch

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Semi-final 1 of FiK 55 will air from 20:30 CET on the following channels:

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Tonight’s show

Tonight sees the first 12 acts performing their entries publicly for the very first time, singing for a place in Friday’s FiK Grand Final. Although the 24 FiK participants were revealed earlier this year, it currently remains unknown which acts will perform in each of the semi-finals.

The remaining 12 acts will perform in tomorrow’s second semi-final, where it will then be down to a mixed jury made up of professional and public members to decide which acts should move forward to the Grand Final on Friday 23 December.

In total, it is believed that 14 acts will perform in the Grand Final of FiK 55, with the winner going on to represent Albania at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 14 finalists are expected to be revealed following the conclusion of the 2 semi-finals.

FiK 55 participants

  • Albulena JashariFjalët ia lë zemrës
  • Classic BoysDashuria për jetën
  • Dilan RekaMos harro
  • Edea DemaliajBesoj në ëndrra
  • Elson BrahaEdhe një herë
  • Erlind ZeraliuDhimbja e gëzimit
  • Fabiola Agalliu & Agnesa ÇavolliShkon e vjen
  • Festina MejziniAtje lart
  • Flaka Krelani – Osiris
  • Franc KoruniMacka
  • Genc SalihuKëtu
  • Linda HalimiBotë
  • Linda RukajVija e lumit
  • LorelaMe ty
  • LYNXSot
  • Luka & Serxhio HajdiniKoha plaket
  • Neki EmraDashuri dhe urrejtje
  • Orges ToçeShi diamantësh
  • Rezarta SmajaPse prite gjatë
  • TiriMë zgjo
  • Xhejni LitoShkon e vjen
  • Xhesika PoloEva jam unë
  • XUXIMetropol
  • Yll LimaniShiu
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