Festivali i Këngës will take place over three nights this year, on December 26th, 27th and 28th, at 20:45 CET respectively. In the end of its last night, we will know the Albanian entry for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be chosen by an expert jury.
On the first two nights, the competing acts will be introduced to the public, singing duets of popular evergreens together with Albanian stars. On the final night, all 16 acts will perform again, this time the original version of their potential Eurovision entries.
The shows will be presented by Enkel Demi, a well-known Albanian journalist. On the semi-final nights, he will be accompanied by two famous models, Xhesika Berberi and Marinela Meta, respectively. In the final he will be joined by the young actress Klea Huta.
This is the running order of the first night (December 26th):
Luiz Ejlli (duet with Mira Konçi)
Rezarta Smaja (duet with Elton Deda)
Entela Zhula and Edmond Mancaku (duet with Altin Goci)
Venera Lumani and Lindi Islami (duet with Olta Boka)
Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija (duet with Redon Makashi)
Renis Gjoka (duet with Kejsi Tola)
Sajmir Braho (duet with Flaka Krelani)
Herciana Matmuja (duet with Endri & Stefi Prifti)
The following acts have been drawn to perform on the second night (December 27th):
Marjeta Billo (duet with Juliana Pasha)
Xhejsi Jorgaqi (duet with Eranda Libohova)
Klodian Kacani (duet with Rovena Dilo)
Besiana Mehmeti and Shkodran Tolaj
Lynx (duet with Eneda Tarifa)
Zemërimi i një nate (One night’s anger) - Herciana Matmuja
Jam larg (I'm far away) - Besiana Mehmeti and Shkodran Tolaj
Kthehu (Come back) - Luiz Ejlli
Një ditë shprese (One hopeful day) - Frederik Ndoci
Jeta në orën 4 (Life at 4 o’clock) - Orges Toce
Me ty (With you) - Klodian Kacani
Natë e pare (First night) - Venera Lumani and Lindi Islami
Mikja ime (My friend) - Blerina Braka
Ëndërrat janë ëndërra (Dreams are dreams) - Xhejsi Jorgaqi
Kur qielli qan (When the sky cries) - Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija
Princesha (The Princess) - Lynx
Ti mungon (You’re missing) - Marjeta Billo
Grua (Wife) - Sajmir Braho
Në zemër (In the heart) - Rezarta Smaja
Vetëm për ty (Only for you) - Entela Zhula and Edmond Mancaku
Nuk e di (I don’t know) - Renis Gjoka
In the interval act of the final, the winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Emmelie de Forest will perform Only Teardrops. Furthermore, Elhaida Dani, winner of The Voice Of Italy, will sing for the Albanian public.
Don't miss the selection of the Albanian entry for the 2014 Eurovison Song Contest - it's guaranteed to be an exciting event!