Latest news: Presenters announced!
Floriana Garo, Turjan Hyska and Liberta Spahiu will host the three shows.
Turjan Hyska is a singer, songwriter dhe producer. He is well known as a member of the Produkt28 group as well as for the TV shows Përrallë me mbret, Apartamenti 2XL and Oktapod.
Floriana Garo is known as the weather girl at ABC news also for her TV show Jo vetëm modë at Klan Tv. She represented Albania at Miss World 2012, and she hosted Festivali i Këngës in 2012.
Liberta Spahiu is a model from Kosovo and the presenter of the show Prive at Klan Kosova.
Out of all the national selection procedures used for the Eurovision Song Contest, the Albanian Festivali i Këngës belongs to those which can pride themselves on their long tradition: Even though it has only been used as a Eurovision since 2004, the competition has been held and broadcast live for every single year since 1962!
This time, 26 acts will take part, and the titles of their songs have recently been announced too:
First semifinal (December 26)
- Enver Petrovci - Të vranë bukuri
- Revolt Klan - Më mungon
- Julian Gjojdeshi - Himn i jetes
- Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi - Eklips mbi oqean
- Marsela Çibukaj - S'muj
- Saimir Braho - Kristal
- Klajdi Musabelliu - Vetëm te ti besoj
- Erga Halilaj - Ti s'më njeh
- Besiana Mehmedi & Shkodran Tolaj - Kështjella
- Estela Brahimllari - Kjo natë
- Lindita Halimi - S'të fal
- Grupi Offchestra - Bajram
- Venera Lumani - Dua të jetoj
Second semifinal (December 27)
- Jozefina Simoni - Mendje trazi
- Altin Goci - Rock për gjithë jetën
- Bojken Lako Band - Të ndjej
- Elhaida Dani - Të kërkoj
- Kelly - Nëse ti do
- Rezarta Smaja - Më rrëmbe
- Grupi Aurora - Maria
- Ana Gramo - Në koma
- Mjellma Berisha - Sot jetoj
- Emi Bogdo - Një femër
- Agim Poshka - Në rrugën tonë
- Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija - Njeri
- Gjergj Leka - Himn
The final of the "festival of the song" will take place in the Palace of Congress in Tirana on December 28th.
Klajdi Musabelliu has already been a backing singer in the Eurovision Song Contest, supporting Anjeza Shahini in 2004. Several other artists, including Elhaida Dani, Bojken Lako Band and Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija (pictured) have already participated in Festivali i Këngës before.
You will be able to watch the final live on Eurovision.tv on December 28!