Festival i Këngës website launched

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Again, the winner of the Festival i Këngës will be the Albanien representative in the 2008 Eurovisision Song Contest. It is already the 46th edition of the contest and the official website has now been launched by broadcaster RTSH.

The new website includes information on the show, who will participate, former Albanian Eurovision Song Contest participantsand also on the jury members who will decide over the winner in the final round: Agim Krajka (composer), David Tukiqi (composer), Gjergj Leka (composer), Gjergj Xhuvani (cineast), Rudina Magjistari (television presenter), Baton Haxhia (publicist) and Alban Skenderi (singer). You can visit the website (in Albanian) here.

Again, the Kenges festival will be held over three shows including the two semi finals and a grand final on 14th, 15th and 16th December respectively, which means that the selection will kick off this on Friday. 30 music acts will take part in the two heats:

  1. Manjola Nallbani
    2. Kozma Dushi
    3. Arber Arapi
    4. Devis Xherahu
    5. Juliana Pasha
    6. Jonida Maliqi
    7. Ani Cuedari dhe Mateus Frroku
    8. Mariza Ikonomi
    9. Rozela Gjylbegu
    10. Rovena Dilo
    11. Besiana Mehmeti
    12. Agim Poshka
    13. Voltan Prodani
    14. Saimir Cili
    15. Band Kthjellu
    16. Samanta Karavello
    17. J.A.Fejzo & Alesio
    18. Evans Rama
    19. Vesa Luma
    20. Blero
    21. Teuta Kurti
    22. Olta Boka
    23. Mira Konci and Redon Makashi
    24. Greta Koci
    25. Band Produkt 28
    26. Flaka Kralani and Doruntina Disha
    27. Eneida Tarifa
    28. Blerina Shalari
    29. Ada Gurra
    30. Adela Bezhani

Albania had a strong debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 finishing 7th. THe following years, the country was less succesful and came 16th in 2005 and did not make it to the final in 2006 and 2007.