The second semi-final of the 51st edition of the Albanian national music festival, Festivali i Këngës will take place tonight in Tirana. 13 acts will compete for a place in the final, including the country’s representative in 2004, Anjeza Shahini. The show will start at 20:30 CET and will be hosted by Enkel Demi and Floriana Garo.
How to watch?
- Live on RTSH @ 20:30 CET
- Live on Radio Tirana 20:30 CET
- Webcast of RTSH (official)
- Webcast (not official)
The following acts will compete in tonight’s show. Only 9 acts will make it to the final.
- Arjan Dredhasi – Fluturim i lirë
- Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko – Identitet
- Hersi Matmuja – Kush ta dha këtë emër
- LYNX – Si ty askush
- Entela Zhula – Dyert e parajsës
- Anjeza Shahini – Love
- Kelly – Ylli im polar
- Bojken Lako – Lot.. Jetë? Dashuri
- Marsela Çibukaj – Mijëra netë
- Valon Shehu – Nuk do të ndal
- Ani Çuedari – Më ler një ëndërr
- Grupi Na – Sa larg
- Flaka Krelani – Labirint i zemrës
National guests stars:
This year’s Festivali i Këngës edition will be a reminder of the most beautiful songs of the 11th edition of Festival i Këngës. This retrospective is due of the 40th anniversary of the Festivali i Këngës 11. The 11th edition of Festivali i Këngës is the most ‘known’ edition in its history. This edition was held on 22 and 25 December 1972 in Tirana. The festival was sentenced at that time as a festival that spreads Western bourgeois culture and many of the organizers and the participants were sentenced to long prison terms. The organizers of Festivali i Kënges 51 have decided to ‘restore’ its atmosphere: not through punishment and the dramatic stories of the organizers and the artists, but through the musical values of that year. Besides that, this year’s edition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Independence of the country, which means that the festival will have a very festive atmosphere.
The following artists will have the honour to sing the best songs from Festivali i Këngës 11, including Justina Aliaj, the singer who sung at Festivali i Këngës 11.
Justina Aliaj – Në ekranin e televizorit
Saimir Braho – Shoqja ime më e mirë
Soni Malaj – Rruga e Dibrës
Mira Konçi – Mozaik tingujsh, mozaik ngjyrash
Hari Mata Hari, the Bosnian representative at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest.