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!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the fourth consecutive year in 2019. Group A saw Tamta, Srbuk, Jonida Maliqi, S!sters and Kate Miller Heidke do battle for Cyprus, Armenia, Albania, Germany and Australia respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Sunday and now it’s time to reveal the results!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the fourth consecutive year and we kick things off with Group A. Group A consists of Australia, Germany, Armenia, Albania and Cyprus. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!
Albania will be represented by Jonida Maliqi in 2019. Find out more about the singer with our 10 Things About…Jonida Maliqi!
Jonida Maliqi will represent Albania at Eurovision 2019 with the song ‘Ktheju tokes’. Here are the original Albanian lyrics and an English translation!