The end of the year is nearing, and that only means one thing! Festivali i Këngës is nearly here. After the reveal of the participants earlier this month, the name of the competing entries, as well as the official lyric video of each entry was revealed today.
The 60th edition of Festivali i Këngës will take place between the 27th and 29th of December, with the winner gaining the right to represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
The songs competing in Festivali i Këngës 60
The following list is the names of the artists and songs taking part in this year’s Festivali i Këngës. Lyric videos for the entries have also been released. Click on the title, which will take you to the official lyric video of the entry.
|Denis Skura||“Pse nuk flet, mama?”|
|Endri & Stefi||“Triumfi i jetës”|
|Evi Reçi||“Me duaj”|
|Gjergj Kaçinari||“Në ëndërr mbete ti”|
|Kejsi Rrustja||“Vallëzoj me ty”|
|Rezarta Smaja||“E jemja nuse”|
|Saimir Çili||“Nën maskë”|
|Viola Xhemali||“Eja si erë”|
Albania’s Eurovision Journey
Despite Albania only making its debut in the Contest in 2004, the Balkan nation has had varied success. Debuting with a 7th place finish with Anjeza Shahini’s “The Image of You”, Albania has qualified for the final 10 of 17 times. Their best result came in 2012, with Rona Nishliu giving Albania its first Top 5 position with “Suus”.
In 2021, Anxhela Peristeri represented Albania in Rotterdam with her song “Karma”. Qualifying for the final in 10th place, Peristeri finished in 21st place. In total, Albania managed to receive 57 points combined from both the jury and the televote.
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