Tonight Eurovision 2020 got its first song! The Albanian selection process Festivali i Kenges hosted its final earlier this evening. The song competition, now in its 58th year crowned Arilena Ara as the winner. She will go on to represent Albania in Rotterdam with the song ‘Shaj’.
It’s hard to believe that we are just one day away from having the first Eurovision 2020 song confirmed. Albania’s FiK58 got underway on Thursday and Friday evening with the two semi final shows. 20 songs competed over the two nights and on Friday night an international jury panel made up of three experts decided which 12 would advance to Sunday’s live final.
FiK58 is the Albanian selection process for Eurovision 2020. It is the first national final to take place and features 20 songs. Ahead of the first show tomorrow night, we take a look at the competing songs and rank them from our least favourite to our favourites. Check out what we made of the line up and comment with your thoughts. Do you agree with us?
FiK58, the Albanian Eurovision selection show for 2020 will kick off with two semi finals on 19 and 20 December followed by the Final on 22 December. 20 participants will compete over the three shows over the festive period and today the Albanian broadcaster RTSH gave us a preview of the songs.
FiK58, the Albanian Eurovision selection show for 2020 will kick off with two semi finals on 19 and 20 December followed by the Final on 22 December. 20 participants will compete over the three shows over the festive period.
Artist: Jonida Maliqi
Song: Ktheju tokes
Betting Odds: 126/1
Albania were the first nation to reveal their song for Eurovision 2019. Back in December, Jonida Maliqi impressed the Albanian jury and voting public and won Festivali i Kenges with the song ‘Ktheju Tokes’. Find out what we made of the song!
Albania will be represented by Jonida Maliqi in 2019. Find out more about the singer with our 10 Things About…Jonida Maliqi!
Albania’s selection show Festivali i Kenges concluded tonight to give us the first Eurovision song for 2019. That honour goes to Jonida Maliqi who won the three day long competition with song ‘Ktheju tokes’. She will join the other artists announced for Eurovision 2019: Tamta (Cyprus) and Srbuk (Armenia).
Albania’s selection show Festivali i Kenges began a few nights ago and we now have the line up for the final which will take place later this evening. 14 acts have made it through to the final, and there were a few upsets as one of the fan favourites Mirud did not advance to the Final.
This week will see the first of this year’s Eurovision selection shows. Albania’s Festivali i Kenges will host its semi finals on 20 and 21 December, while the final of FiK57 will take place on 22 December. Ahead of the results, we take a look at the 22 songs competing in the contest, rate them out of ten and rank them in order of worst to best. Read on to find out what we thought!