That was quick! RTSH, the Albanian national broadcaster, has become the first channel to officially open submissions for their competition Festivali i Këngës 57, the winner of which will most probably go on to represent the country at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s been less than a week since the final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest took place in the host capital of Lisbon, in which Israel was crowned the winner of the 63rd edition with Netta and her song Toy.
Albania managed to receive their first qualification since 2015 in Lisbon, finishing in 11th position at the Grand Final with Eugent Bushpepa and his entry Mall.
Albania in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2018
Call for participants
Only a matter of days after their success in Lisbon, the Albanian national broadcaster – RTSH – has launched the search for their next representative, opening invitations for artists across the country to come and compete in the country’s annual festival, Festivali i Këngës.
Promo for Festivali i Këngës 57
With the motto “Eja në Festival” (Come to the festival), RTSH is now looking for artists, new and legendary, to participate in the 57th edition of the festival, the winner of which will most probably be invited to compete at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest as Albania’s next representative.
Submissions close next month
RTSH has opened submissions until the 30 June in which all details should be sent to the Albanian broadcaster. More details will be released via RTSH’s official website in due course.
Festivali i Këngës 57 details
To date, RTSH has yet to confirm Albania’s participation at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, with further details expected in the month to come.