The final of 52nd edition of Festivali i Këngës was held today, Saturday 28 December, in Tirana. Hersiana Matmuja won the competition and will represent Albania at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song Zemërimi i një nate (One night’s anger).
The Albanian national music festival, Festivali i Këngës 52 took place on 26, 27 & 28 December 2013. 16 acts battled for the first prize of the festival which gives the artist automatically the golden ticket to Eurovision Song Contest.
Hersiana Matmuja won the 52nd edition of Festivali i Këngës and will fly the Albanian flag in Copenhagen with the song called Zemërimi i një nate.
01. Hersiana Matmuja (69pts)
02. Klodian Kaçani (45pts)
03. Sajmir Braho (40pts)
04. Lindi Islami & Venera Lumani (47pts)
05. Frederik Ndoci (33pts)
06. Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija (28pts)
07. Rezarta Smaja (25pts)
08. NA (25pts)
09. Renis Gjoka (22pts)
10. Luiz Ejlli (20pts)
11. Marjeta Billo (18pts)
12. Blerina Braka (16pts)
13. Besiana Mehmedi & Shkodran Tolaj (12pts)
14. Edmond Mancaku & Entela Zhula (10pts)
15. Lynx (6pts)
16. Xhejsi Jorgaqi (0)
Hersiana Matmuja, born in 1990 in Kukës, is a young talented Albanian singer. She finished her high school for canto at the popular national art school ‘Jordan Misja’ in Tirana. She continued her studies for canto at Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. Hersiana debuted at Festivali i Këngës in 2006 where she won the first prize from the ‘Newcomers’ category and got the right to participate at Festivali i Këngës in the ‘Big’ category. Later she took part at Festivali i Këngës in 2010, 2011 & 2012. Her best result was in 2012 where she finished third with the same composer. Praised for her flawless vocal performance, she is considered one of the best live performers in the country in the recent years. Hersiana won this years Festivali i Këngës and will represent Albania at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with her song Zemërimi i një nate.
Hersiana Matmuja at Festivali i Këngës 2006
Hersiana Matmuja at Festivali i Këngës 2010
Hersiana Matmuja at Festivali i Këngës 2011
Hersiana Matmuja at Festivali i Këngës 2012
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