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.Continue reading
The Albanian selection show Festivali I Kenges is just two weeks away. In anticipation of this, broadcaster RTSH have revealed one minute snippets of each of the 22 competing songs in this year’s contest. Read on to hear them!Continue reading
Albania’s selection show Festivali i Kenges is usually the first event in the Eurovision calendar and this year is no different. Earlier this week the Albanian broadcaster RTSH revealed details of the 57th edition of the contest which has chosen the country’s Eurovision artist and song since 2003.Continue reading
Last night saw Albanian representative Elhaida Dani take to Facebook to announce that the writer of the song ‘Diell’ had decided to withdraw the song for personal reasons. The bizarre announcement stated that ‘The author of the song ‘Diell’, for personal and irrevocable reasons, has decided to withdraw the song and unfortunately it will be impossible for me to perform it in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.’
The Albanian broadcaster RTSH has since chosen a replacement song named ‘I’m Alive’ and will debut soon.
What do you think of the decision to change songs? Do you think the author really withdrew, or did Albania think they had better chances with a new song? Let us know your thoughts below.