Watch now: Semi-final 2 of Festivali i Këngës 56 in Albania

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The second semi-final of the 56th Festivali i Këngës will start tonight, eventually completing the line-up for the Grand Final of the festival.

Another 11 participants will take to the stage tonight during semi-final 2 of Festivali i Këngës 56, organized by broadcaster RTSH.

The contestants will perform for a spot in the Grand Final on Saturday 23 December 2017.

How to watch

Broadcast on RTSH, semi-final 2 of Festivali i Këngës 2017 is held at the Pallati i Kongreseve, hosted by Adi Kastri. The show starts at 20.45 CET.

Follow the show here:

The show can also be watched via the RTSH Tani app, available on both Android and iOS devices.

The participants

Tonight’s participants and their songs are the following:

  1. Orgesa Zaimi – Ngrije zërin
  2. Denisa Gjezo – Zemër ku je
  3. Grupi Na & Festina Mezini – Tjetër jetë
  4. Lorela – Pritëm edhe pak
  5. Artemisa Mithi – E dua botën
  6. Ergi Bregu-Latifllari – Bum bum
  7. Grupi AkullthyesIit – Divorc
  8. Xhesika Polo – Përjetë
  9. Inis Neziri – Piedestal
  10. Tiri – Orë e ndalur
  11. Grupi Lynx – Vonë

Listen to all Festivali i Këngës 56 participants and their entries here.

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Again, the finalists will be chosen by a professional jury.

Visit the festival’s official website for more information.

About Festivali i Këngës

The Festivali i Këngës was founded by broadcaster RTSH in 1963, making it one of the longest running music competitions in Europe.

Since 2003, the winner of the Festivali i Këngës also wins the right to represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest. The 2003 edition was won by Anjeza Shahini, who subsequently reached a respectable 7th place for Albania’s debut at Eurovision 2004, earning 106 points with her entry The image of you.