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Albania: Eurovision entry selected in Festivali i Këngës

31 October 2014 at 19:51 CET

Festivali i Këngës has been held every year since 1962, making 2014 its 53rd edition. However, it has served as the Albanian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest only since 2004, when the country was represented in Europe's Favorite TV Show for the first time.

This year, the final of the "festival of the song" will take place in the Palace of Congress in Tirana on December 28th. Before that, two semi-finals will be shown by the public broadcaster RTSH on December 26 and 27, respectively.

No fewer than 28 acts will compete in these semi-finals, and only 18 of them will proceed to the final. Here is the full list:

  1. Altin Goci
  2. Agim Poshka
  3. Ana Gramo
  4. Andos Sinani
  5. Besa Krasniqi
  6. Besjana Mehmedi & Shkodran Tolaj
  7. Bojken Lako Band
  8. Elhaida Dani
  9. Emi Bogdo
  10. Enver Petrovci
  11. Enxhi & Xhejn Kumrija
  12. Erga Halilaj
  13. Grupi Aurora
  14. Grupi Offchestra
  15. Gjergj Leka
  16. Jozefina Simoni
  17. Julian Gjojdeshi
  18. Kelly
  19. Klajdi Musabelliu
  20. Kozma Dushi
  21. Lindita Halimi
  22. Marsela Çibukaj
  23. Mjellma Berisha
  24. Rezarta Smaja
  25. Revolt Klan
  26. Saimir Braho
  27. Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi
  28. Venera Lumani

The artistic director of the show is Shpetim Saraçi, the screenwriter is Mira Tuci. 

So, just before New Year, we will already know who will be the next Albanian Eurovision Song Contest representative after Hersi, who sang One Night's Anger on stage in Copenhagen this year.

Stay with to find out more about the Albanian national selection in the upcoming days!