A couple of months after confirming their participation in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, RTSH has now revealed the name of the competing artists competing in its national selection Junior Fest.
20 participants competing to be the next Albanian Junior Eurovision representative
The name of the competing artists, as well as their entries, are as follows:
|Ajlis Disha||“Motrat Shoqe”|
|Alesia Uruçi||“Qyteti im”|
|Armela Shane||“Shqipëria Ime”|
|Bjorni Maxhallaku||“Emocione për dy zemra”|
|Dea Amoniku||“Nuk Jemi Lodër Për Asnjeri”|
|Ejza Hoxha||“Plot Ëndrra Jetën E Dua”|
|Irsa Mashi||“Dua Të Besoj”|
|Kei Piqani||“Shoqja Ime Më E Mirë”|
|Keit Hitaj||“Yjet E Shpresës”|
|Keitlin Gjata||“Pakëz Diell”|
|Melodi Heta||“Balerinë Do Bëhem”|
|Sibora Teqja||“Ne Jemi Paqja Që Sundon Në Botë”|
|Sindi Zeka||“Botë Bardhezi”|
|Viola Beshiri||“Qielli I Moshës Sime”|
The 20 participants were selected from the open submissions that were undertaken by RTSH and closed on the 5th of September. At the time of writing, Albania’s broadcaster RTSH is yet to confirm when Junior Fest 2022 will air.
Albania’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Albania first made its debut at Junior Eurovision in 2012, represented by Igzidora Gjeta, singing her song “Kam një këngë vetëm për ju”. Their first participation was not initially successful, as Albania finished 12th of 12, receiving 35 points. Albania then withdrew for two years, before returning in 2015, achieving their current best result to date. In 2015, Albania finished in fifth place with “Dambaje” by Mishela Rapo.
Albania’s most recent participation came in 2021, when the Balkan nation was represented by Anna Gebreja. Her anti-bullying song “Stand By You” was performed in Paris, as part of the 19th edition of the Contest. At the close of voting, Anna finished in 14th place in a field of 19. In total, Albania finished with 84 points, of which 39 points came from the online vote. The remaining 45 points came from professional juries.
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News Source: RTSH
Photo Credit: EBU/Andres Putting