Watch now: The second semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 58 in Albania

by Stefano Casellini 1,784 views

Good evening Tirana! Did you have a good show last night? We very much hope so, because the Albanian Song Festival Festivali i Këngës goes live for the second night in a row with the second semi-final. Up for grabs are some more spots for this Sunday’s Grand Final.

The winner of Festivali i Këngës 58 will represent Albania at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next May. A total of 20 acts were selected to compete. 10 jumped on stage last night during the first semi-final. Last night Italian star Mahmood delighted the audience with a guest-appearance.

Tonight it will be the turn of another prominent Italian singer: Giusy Ferreri.

The participants

Tonight, the Palace of Congresses of Tirana will offer 10 more acts to the audience. This is their running order:

  1. Kastro Zizo – Asaj
  2. Tiri GjociMe gotën bosh
  3. Olta Boka – Botë për dy
  4. Era Rusi – Eja Merre
  5. Wendi Mancaku – Ende
  6. Robert Berisha Aju nuk është unë
  7. Gena Shqiponja e lirë
  8. Eli Fara and Stresi – Bohem
  9. Arilena Ara – Shaj
  10. Valon Shehu – Kutia e Pandorës

How to watch

The second semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 58 starts tonight at 20:30 CET and you may follow the show live on:

Festivali i Këngës 58

At the end of the night, we will find out the complete line-up for the Grand Final on Sunday, as all qualifiers from both semi-final evenings will be revealed. The overall winner of Albania’s national selection will be decided solely by an expert jury. Host for the three nights is Alketa Vejsiu.

What are you favourite acts to advance to this Sunday’s final? Let us know with a comment below!

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