Albania: RTSH announces running order for Festivali i Këngës 57 show 1

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Albania is all set for the 57th edition of Festivali i Këngës, having revealed the artists’ running order for show 1.

The 57th edition of Albania’s Festivali i Këngës, or Fest 57, is coming even closer. The first show will air from the country’s capital Tirana on the 20th of December, and now the running order for night 1 has been revealed by broadcaster RTSH.

22 artists will take to the stage of the prestigious Festivali i Këngës, one of the oldest music competitions of Europe, which also serves as Albania’s selection for Eurovision.

Show 1 running order

Here is the running order of the first evening of Festivali i Këngës 57:

1. Bojken Lako

2. Alar Band

3. Lidia Lufi

4. Kujtim Prodani

5. Gjergj Leka

6. Dilan Reka

7. Mirud

8. Soni Malaj

9. Jonida Maliqi

10. Elton Deda

11. Elona Islamaj

12. Klodiana Vata

13. Klint Çollaku

14. Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti

15. Kelly

16. Bruno Pollogati

17. Marko Strazimiri & Imbro

18. Lorela Sejdini

19. Eliza Hoxha

20. Eranda Libohova

21. Aurel Thëllimi

22. Orgesa Zaimi

The artists will perform their respective entries live with the Albanian National Symphonic Orchestra on the first night, 20th December.

Festivali i Këngës 57 dates

  • Show 1 – 20 December 2018
  • Show 2 – 21 December 2018
  • Grand Final – 22 December 2018

Albania at Eurovision 2018

The winner of Festivali i Këngës 56, rock artist Eugent Bushpepa (Rrëshen, Albania, 1984) represented Albania at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, with the anthemic song Mall (“Yearning”).

Delivering a riveting performance, the charismatic singer eventually reached a decent 11th place in the Grand Final, receiving 184 points.