The deadline for the submission of the songs for Festivali i Kenges 49 has been extended by RTSH, the Albanian national broadcaster.
Only 2 months left till the Albanian national final, Festivali i Këngës 49. The semi-finals of the 49th edition of Festivali i Këngës will be held on December 23rd and 24th. The grand final will take place on the 25th of December.
The deadline for the submission of the songs was 20th October but RTSH has extended this deadline till 6th November. With this extension RTSH gives the singers who are participating in the other popular music festival, Kënga Magjike, more time to work on their songs.
So far onlythe following singershave officially confirmed their participation, Linda Halimi, Besiana Mehmedi and Dorina Garuci.
It is also being discussed but not officially confirmed yet thatthe very well known Albanian singer Besa Kokëdhimais expected toparticipate again in Festivali i Këngës. Besa was fans favourite in 2008 when she entered for the first time Festivali I Këngës. She finished 4th with her spiritual ballade Ajër. Last year Besaalso plannedto take part again but she withdrew before the contest. Besides that Besa is no strange to Eurovision fans as she she also took part in the Romanian national final 2009 with the song Nothing gonna change.
Besa Kokëdhima – Ajër (FiK 2008)
Besa Kokëdhima – Versus (English version)
If u want to listen more songs by Besa Kokedhima, visit Besa's official fanpage on facebok.