Tonight: National final in Albania

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Tonight, Albania will be the second country to select its entry for Düsseldorf during the 49th edition of the Festivali i Këngës. A total of 18 acts will compete to win the right of representing the Land of Eagles at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Theshow

The Albanian national festival will take place in the Palace of Congresses in Tirana.
16 established artists and 2 newcomers that passed the semi-finals on 23rd and 24th December will battle for the honour of winning Festivali i Këngës, the long standing tradition festival in the country and the ticket for Eurovision Song Contest 2011
The show will be hosted by Jonida Maliqi, Jozif Gjipali and Mirela Naska.
General director of FiK 49 on RTSH: Petrit Beci
Artistic director: Edmond Zhulali
Producer: Bojken Lako
Scenario: Bashkim Zahaj
Stylist: Joni Peçi
Accompanied by the symphonic orchestra of RTSH with the conductors: Jetmir Barbullushi, Oleg Arapi & Gridi Kraja

How to watch

  • Live on TVSH at 20:30 CET
  • Live on RTK at 20:30 CET
  • Via satellite RTSH. Parameters: Eutelsat W2, 16°E, 12656V 4883 1/2
  • Via satellite RTK. Parameters: Eutelsat W2, 16°E, 12633V 4883 1/2
  • Webcast RTK

Participants

Finalists from semi-final 1
• Selami Kolonja – Ëndërr Kosovë
•Miriam Cani & Alban Skenderaj – Ende ka shpresë
•Dorina Garuci – Mirëmbrëma ëngjëlli im
•Orges Toçe – Mari
•Kamela Islami – Jetova për ty
•Marsida Saraçi – Vetëm s’jemi në botë
•Dorian Nini – Mirësevini në Shqipëri
•Hersiana Matmuja – Me cilin rri ti dashuri
•Maria Prifti – Pasuri e pasurive (newcomer)

Finalists from semi-final 2
•Besa Kokëdhima – E bukura dhe bisha
•Saimir Braho – Shtegëtar i jetës time
•Enkelejda Arifi – Një dashuri
•Denis Hasa – Mbi xhaketën time
•Goldi Halili – Në krahët tua
•Françesk Radi – Kemi dasëm' o
•Xhejsi Jorgaqi – Rastësi
•Aurela Gaçe – Kënga ime
•Albi Xhepa & Sam Jaupaj – Dritë (newcomer)

Jury

The winner of Festivali i Këngës will by chosen by the jury:
1.Aleksandër Peçi (composer, one of the most important figures of the contemporary Albanian classical music)
2.Edison Miso (composer and instrumentist of the RTSH orchestra)
3.David Tukiçi (composer and singer)
4.Manjola Nallbani (singer and winner of FiK in 1989, 1992 and 1993)
5.Robert Radoja (pianist and songwriter)
6.Artan Minarolli (producer and film director)
7.Edmond Tullumani (producer)

Have your say

You can vote for your favourite entry in the final of Festivali i Këngës 49 in our poll here.

Juliana Pasha represented Albania with her song It's all about you at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo and finished 16th.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxK2IHV-Wbo

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