With 2021 wrapping up, the number of participants revealed for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest is on the rise. Tonight, it was Albania’s turn to reveal their representative, where the final of Festivali i Këngës took place, and it was revealed that Ronela Hajati will represent Albania at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Sekret”. You are able to watch the live performance right here.
17 Acts fought for the Albanian ticket
Earlier in the week, 20 of the participants performed their entries. This consisted of 14 pre-qualified established artists and 6 newcomers. 3 of the newcomers were eliminated, which saw the 17 remaining artist fighting for the Albanian ticket. For this year’s final, the finalists were given the option to perform their entry, in another language. Gjergj Kaçinari, Ronela, and Janex performed some or all of their entry in English in tonight’s show.
|2||Denis Skura||“Pse nuk flet, mama?”||TBC|
|4||Sajmir Çili||“Nën maskë”||TBC|
|8||Gjergj Kaçinari||“Në ëndërr mbete ti”||TBC|
|9||Evi Reçi||“Më duaj”||TBC|
|11||Endri and Stefi Prifti||“Triumfi i jetës”||TBC|
|17||Rezarta Smaja||“E jemja nuse”||3rd|
Listen to “Sekret” on streaming platforms
You are now able to add Albania’s entry on the following streaming platforms:
Albania’s Eurovision Journey
Albania made their debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with Anheza Shahini with “Image of You” which managed to place 7th in the final. Since their debut, Albania has participated 17 times and qualified the final 10 times; their best result came in 2012 when Rona Nishliu placed 5th with “Suus”.
In 2021, Anxhela Peristeri represented Albania with “Karma”, which gave the country its third straight grand final qualification and finished in 21st place with 57 points. Coincidentally, it was also their third song in a row to be sung in Albanian.
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News Source: RTSH/Eurovision Albania
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