And here they are! The 14 finalists set to compete in tomorrow’s last Festivali i Këngës 55 show have been revealed, but who will go on to represent Albania at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest?
Over the course of 2 evenings, 2 semi-finals have taken place at the Palace of Congresses in Tirana which saw the 24 participants perform for a place in tomorrow’s Grand Final of Festivali i Këngës (FiK) 55.
Following the last performance of the second semi-final, it was down to a combined jury and, for the first time, a public vote to decide which 14 acts should qualify to Friday’s finale; 7 acts from each semi-final. The public votes which were received were worth double that of a jury member.
Festivali i Këngës 55 finalists
- Dilan Reka – Mos harro
- Edea Demaliaj – Besoj në ëndrra
- Fabiola Agalliu & Agnesa Çavolli – Shkon e vjen
- Flaka Krelani – Osiris
- Franc Koruni – Macka
- Genc Salihu – Këtu
- Lindita Halimi – Botë
- Lorela – Me ty
- LYNX – Sot
- Orges Toçe – Shi diamantësh
- Rezarta Smaja – Pse prite gjatë
- Xhesika Polo – Eva jam unë
- XUXI – Metropol
- Yll Limani – Shiu
The fourteen qualifiers will compete in tomorrow’s Grand Final of FiK 55 in which each of the acts will perform their entries live for a second time.
It’ll once again be down to a combined jury-public vote to decide who will reign victorious in FiK 55 and become the next Albanian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Kyiv.