We are just two weeks away from the 55th edition of the Albanian Eurovision selection show Festivali i Kenges. Last month Albanian broadcaster RTSH revealed the 24 acts competing in the two semi finals and finals that will be contested just before Christmas. However today one of the acts, Edona Vatoci has been forced to withdraw from the contest.
Vatoci’s song ‘Mirëmëngjës’ had been unveiled and made accessible to the public prior to the deadline of 1st September and as such is no longer eligible to advance to Eurovision as per the EBU rules. The singer in agreed to withdraw in a joint statement with broadcaster RTSH.
The vacancy left by Vatoci’s withdrawal has been occupied by Xhejni Lito who will now take her place with their song ‘Pritja’.