RTSH call for songs, deadline 9th of October

by Gafurr Sahiti 607 views

RTSH, the Albanian national broadcaster, has requested submission of songs for the 51 edition of Festivali i Këngës that selects the song to represent Albania at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

The national broadcaster has already started with the preparations of the Albanian national music festival, Festival i Këngës 2013. RTSH has recently published a promo clip where they make an open call for songs.
The artists can submit their entries at 8th and 9th of October at the RTSH studios. Later in the month a professional jury will select the songs that will participate in the 51 edition of Festivali i Këngës.

Festivali i Këngës 51 will most likely be held at the  Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana around the Christmas time.

The participation rules:

  1. The song has to be recorded in a CD
  2. The song has to be completely finished
  3. The singer has to deliver the lyrics in a print version and also a profile picture
  4. A songwriter can have only one song in the competition
  5. A lyricist can write maximum two songs for the festival
  6. The artist or the songwriter has to deliever the song at the 8th or 9th of October at the RTSH studio
  7. The artist has to be older than 16years

It’s not mentioned but it’s a standard rule of Festivali I Këngës that the songwriters has to be Albanian.

Albania had their best ever result at this years Eurovision in Baku, when Rona Nishliu finished 5th with her ballad ‘Suus’.




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