Festivali i Këngës, the annual Albanian national final that selects the Albanian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest holds its second semifinal tonight.
In this 53rd edition of Festivali i Këngës, an impressive number of 26 entries are competing against each other for the honor of representing Albania in Vienna next May, where the Eurovision Song Contest will be held. So far 9 acts were selected to participate in the final taking place on 28 December. Another set of 9 acts will be decided during the second semi-final.
How to watch[alert-info]The show will be aired live at 20:45 CET on the following channels:
- TVSH HD
- Live webcast via TVSH official website
Tonight thirteen entries will perform their entries for a chance to proceed to the final. These entries are:
- Jozefina Simoni Mendje trazi
- Altin Goci Rock dhe per gjithe jeten
- Bojken Lako Band Te ndjej
- Elhaida Dani Te kerkoj
- Kelly Nese ti do
- Rezarta Smaja Me rrembe
- Aurora Maria
- Ana Gramo Ne koma
- Mjellma Berisha Sot jetoj
- Emi Bogdo Nje femer
- Agim Poshka Ne rrugen tone
- Enxhi & Xhejn Kumrija Njeri
- Gjergj Leka Himn
esctoday.com has interviewed Jozefina Simoni, Mjellma Berisha, Emi Bogdo and Enxhi & Xhejn Kumrija if you want an inside peak to the artist and their entry. In between the names, most of them are recognizable either from their musical activity or their previous participation in Festivali I Këngës.