This year RTSH — Albania’s Eurovision broadcaster — is blowing the dust off of Festivali i Këngës. They’ve introduced a sleek new web site and, for the first time ever, producers have revealed the 30 competing songs ahead of the semi finals. Most importantly they have chosen numbers that sound far more contemporary than in years past. Only one of the acts will win the right to sing at Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm and we want to know who you think it should be.

You can listen to all competing entries here, or you can listen to them below and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but please remember that you can only vote once. Be sure to check the box next to every act you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends Friday 25 December at 17:00 CET — just two days before the grand final of Festivali i Këngës 54. Suksese! as they say in Albanian.

Festivali i Këngës 54 Semifinalists

Semi final 1

Egzon Pireci — “Triumf”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvZjmQNcbqw

Simbol — “Artiste”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr0GfWxcwMU

Voltan Prodani — “Dëgjoje këngën o atë”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1t7TcIWXk4

Adrian Lulgjuraj — “Jeto dhe ëndërro”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFTJI_ox_aM

Sigi Bastri — “Engjëll i lirë”

https://youtu.be/U2QTtjhCNPs?list=PLUTMeBkSSNAv1PSZAGpAyVNM2hDXGA-iu

Dilan Reka — “Buzëqesh”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4ZtjGo0PY0

Luiz Ejlli — “Pa mbarim”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtXmJ8Kkj-Q

Nilsa Hysi — “Asaj”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t5ULedpeS4

Orgesa Zaimi — “Një shishe në oqean”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCpGfI6gFWo

Erga Halilaj — “Monolog”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-irkcQ_OHfM

Florent Abrashi — “Të ndjek ç’do hap”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t63t1H-NM7s

Teuta Kurti — “Në sytë e mi”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEEeuIUFPQ0

Kozma Dushi — “Një kafe”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpboOtrPIFU

Aslaidon Zaimaj — “Merrmë që so”

https://youtu.be/B1nRhFz00xQ?list=PLUTMeBkSSNAv1PSZAGpAyVNM2hDXGA-iu

Egert Pano — “Mos mik”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D26t1KJ1Eio

Semi final 2

Kristi Popa — “Ajo ç’farë ndjej”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bolMj6iXj_k

Klodian Kaçani & Rezarta Smaja — “Dashuri në përjetësi”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxRRPi-CQeY

Revolt Klan — “Dashurinë s’e gjejmë dot”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdsoRBxlhKo

Jozefina Simoni — “Një det me ty”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5LEk9TGtUw

Andi Tanko — “Dielli vazhdon të më ngrohë”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV23wbtKVv8

Niku & Entela Zhula — “Muza”

Genc Tukiçi — “Sa të dashuroj”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gIJ787NCwQ

Evans Rama — “Flakë”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOUe7eXMWH8

Besa Krasniqi — “Liroje zemrën”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWfn7sMPHcY

Enxhi Nasufi  — “Infinit”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyfU5lsj0tM

Flaka Krelani — “S’je për mua”

Renis Gjoka — “Ato që s’ti them dotë”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UybSZ96dPa8

Lind Islami — “Për një mrekulli”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GkRg1Wd68o

Eneda Tarifa — “Përrallë”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNBBD7EKh7E

Klajdi Musabelliu — “Ndodh edhe kështu”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcY-2c3ZpM

Poll: Who should win Festivali i Këngës 54?

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Tom Van Hoof
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I realy like Kljadi’s song and the winner of the poll (by far).
They just keep the songs in Albanian!

DenizNL
Guest

Besa is by far the best!

Eurovision & Disney
Guest

I’d go with Flaka. Besa’s a good choice too! I have a few other stand-outs, but these two are the most likely to go to Stockholm in the group. (I wonder if they’re gonna change the song again.)

dolcemaria
Guest

Besa ha una canzone dolce, e Teuta ha una voce potente che si adatta la sua canzone-.

Kleona
Guest

1.Besa Krasniqi nice -bäst.

Rasmus
Guest

Besa är bäst.

lizeysweet
Guest

there are some beautiful songs like Besa, Lindi, Teuta, Florent and Eneida,

jeremy
Guest

Ranking for me is this.
1. Besa
2. Teuta
3.Nilsa
4. Aslajdo
5. Lindi
these are very good for eurivision
good lucky

toms swisse
Guest

My vote is Teuta Kurti…strong vocal and very nice song,,,,,

Bob swed
Guest

Teuta Kurti winer! Perfect song for Eurovision

andos
Guest

I really liked Revolt Klan & Jozefina Simone they both create magic

Adi
Guest

Teuta Kurti deserves to win this year. She has the best song and best vocal! Best wishes for Teuta!

Bart
Guest
Hello, i made a short review. I’m objective, from the Netherlands and I look for songs that are different enough to be unique for Eurovision. Best songs of Semi Final 1: 01. Teuta Kurti (she has a flame pop-international voice, the song is amazing, i think she will be a stage diva!) 02. Luiz Ejlli (I think he’s gonna be a big surprise again, but he only needs to nail this song because the song needs more power to rock it totally.) 03. Dilan Reka (a happy pop kinda-song that could be entertaining, he is a young singer and that… Read more »
Alb
Guest

@Jak We sure are, we sure are.

eve
Guest

Eneda Tarifa is in another league for me but I also liked Nilsa Hysi

D
Guest

Finally, the website is now working for me. My favourite songs are the ones by:
-Nilsa Hysi
-Jozefina Simoni
-Egzon Pireci
-Sigi Bastri
-Lind Islami
-and my overall winner, Eneda Tarifa

Lower
Guest

Teuta Kurti the most perfect song of all… deserve to win!

Arber
Guest

There is only one song that deserves winning. Enxhi Nasufi with Infinit. Other songs are quite poetic, but very boring literature. 🙂

albb jane
Guest

GO Enxhi your song is the besttttttt
I love it

MrGeorpey
Guest

Only one that got my attention is Revolt Klan with “Dashurinë s’e gjejmë dot”.

As for the rest, I see same boredom as every year from Albania.

Eva
Guest

Teuta Kurti vocal the best.

cuntirone
Guest

Evans Rama has a super song this year, vote him, the legendary rock star!!!

cuntirone
Guest

Evans Rama has a super song this year, vote for him!!!

Bronson
Guest

Erga Halilaj, Enxhi Nasufi or Besa Krasniqi PLEASE!

Franco
Guest

Asaj by Nilsa Hysi seems to be the best of the bunch, but some of others are not far behind.
It will probably come up to who gives the best live rendition.

Jak
Guest

Albania should be one of the most interesting countries in Europe. They’re such a unique nation.

drineza
Guest

Eneda Tarifa, deserves to win!
A close runner up Rezarta Smaja & Klodian Kacani,

mocosuburbian
Guest

Nilsa Hysi’s song is a-m-a-z-i-n-g

D
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The website doesn’t work for me.