Tonight, the second semi-final of Festival i Këngës 56 was held, in which another 11 acts took part and performed their entries live for the very first time.
This evening saw the saw the second semi-final of the Albanian national final, Festivali i Këngës (FiK) 56, take place live from the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana. All the finalists for tomorrow’s show have now been decided.
Tonight there was no opening act in comparison to last night’s first semi-final, which featured multiple interval acts.
The interval acts this evening were two former Eurovision participants; these were Aurela Gaçe (Albania 2011) and Kejsi Tola (Albania 2009), the latter of which performed with Flaka Krelani.
Your semi-final 2 favorites!
Before tonight’s show took place, we published an online poll in order for our ESCToday readers to let us know your favourite entries of the second semi-final! Here were the results:
- Inis Neziri – Piedestal (28.31%)
- Orgesa Zaimi – Ngrije zërin (18.7%)
- Xhesika Polo – Përjetë (12.99%)
- Artemisa Mithi – E dua botën (10.91%)
- Grupi Lynx – Vonë (8.31%)
- Grupi Na & Festina Mezini – Tjetër jetë (6.23%)
- Denisa Gjezo – Zemër ku je (3.64%)
- Ergi Bregu-Latifllari – Bum bum (3.12%)
- Tiri – Orë e ndalur (3.12%)
- Lorela – Pritëm edhe pak (2.86%)
- Grupi AkullthyesIit – Divorc (1.81%)
Orange indicates the artists who qualified to Saturday’s grand final.
The Festivali i Këngës 56 finalists
Tonight, the 14 finalists of Festivali i Këngës (FiK) 56 were announced from both semi-finals. Here they are:
- Artemisa Mithi – E dua botën
- Bojken Lako – Sytë e shpirtit
- Denisa Gjezo – Zemër ku je
- Elton Deda – Fjalët
- Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
- Grupi Na & Festina Mezini – Tjetër jetë
- Inis Neziri – Piedestal
- Manjola Nallbani – I njëjti qiell
- Mariza Ikonomi – Unë
- Orgesa Zaimi – Ngrije zërin
- Redon Makashi – Egziston
- Rezarta Smaja & Luiz Ejlli – Ra një yll
- Tiri – Orë e ndalur
- Voltan Prodani – E pamundur
It’s interesting to note that only 6 artists qualified from the second FiK semi-final, whilst 8 acts qualified from the first semi-final.
That means that David & Genc Tukiqi, Ergi Bregu-Latifllari, Evans Rama, Grupi AkullthyesIit, Grupi Lynx, Lorela, Stefi & Endri Prifti and Xhesika Polo have all failed to qualify to the final of the festival.