Albania: 30 songs have been selected

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As we already announced some weeks ago, the Albanian national finals will take place on three consecutive days, from 16th till 18th December 2004, in Albanian capital Tirana. could get hold of the names of the 30 composers whose song has been selected.

Albanian broadcaster RTSH will hold two semifinals with 15 songs each on 16th and 17th December 2004, followed by a final on 18th December. These are the names of the 30 composers whose song has been selected to take part in the Albanian national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005:

Adrian Hila
Agim Poshka
Agron Xhunga
Alfred Kaçinari
Aleksia Jani
Armend Rexhepagiq
Bardhyl Hysa
Çlirim Denaj
Edmond Zhulali
Edmond Rrapi
Endri Sina
Erion Sheme
Flamur Shehu
Gazmend Mullahi
Gramoz Kozeli
Joe Artid Fejzo
Julian Lekoçaj
Kujtim Prodani
Mark Luli
Nexhat Mujovi
Petrit Tërkuçi
Redon Makashi
Roland Guli
Saimir Braho
Sajmir Braho
Spartak Tili
Shefqet Hoxha
Shpëtim Saraçi
Valentin Veizi
Vladimir Kotani

Mr. Gezim Podgorica, director of Festivali i Kenges, now the Albanian Eurovision Song Contest selections, told that he is pleased to notice the return of successful composers in the 43rd edition of the contest. Podgorica thanks it to the participation of Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest as well as in the Mediterranean Song Contest. One of the selected composers is Edmond Zhulali, who wrote the first ever Albanian entry The image of you.

Among the singers to participate in this year's edition are Ledina Çelo, Jonida Maliqi, Agim Poshka, Rovena Stefa, Mariza Ikonomi, Shpat Kasapi, Kujtim Prodani, Kozma Dushi, Redon Makashi, Saimir Braho, Sajmir Çili and Luiz Ejlli, winner of Etheve 2004, the Albanian version of Idols.

Last year Anjeza Shahini won Etheve and confirmed her talent in the Albanian selections for the Eurovision Song Contest. In Istanbul she reached the 7th place with The image of you.

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