Again an early start for Albania! The country's national final will take place on three consecutive days, from 16th till 18th December 2004, in capital Tirana. Albanian broadcaster RTSH has chosen to hold two semifinals with 15 songs each, followed by a final on 18th December.
Earlier, OGAE Albania already informed us that the participant's list published by several other Eurovision sites was fake. Although there are some strong indications saying that not only Albanian singers will participate in the national final, but also singers from Kosovo and FYR Macedonia, the official list of participants will only be available in December.
Albania is directly qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, thanks to Anjeza Shahini, who finished 7th this year in Istanbul with the song The image of you.