It’s the first national final of the season, and in just over two weeks the winner of Festivali i Këngës 56 will also be declared Albania‘s entry for Eurovision 2018. But which acts are your favourites? Have your say in the FiK56 Wiwi Poll!
Festivali i Këngës 56 will kick off with semi-finals on 21 and 22 December, leading up to the grand final on 23 December.
Unlike in previous years, where the songs were only heard for the first time in the semi-finals, RTSH has not only released the songs early, but they’ve also uploaded performance videos for each song. Oh, they do spoil us!
The line-up includes familiar faces from the Albanian song contest scene, as well as newcomers making their FiK debut. And as always, the trademark Albanian guitar solo is there in abundance. You cannot escape it.
But which songs are your favourites? Listen to the tracks below and vote for your favourites. You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once — so make your vote count!
Festivali – Këngës 56 – competing acts
Click on the song titles to watch the video.
- AkullThyesit – “Divorci” (The divorce)
- Artemisa Mithi – “E dua botën” (I love the world)
- Bojken Lako – “Sytë e shpirtit” (The eyes of the soul)
- Denisa Gjezo – “Zemër ku je” (My love, where are you)
- Elton Deda – “Fjalët” (The words)
- Endri & Stefi – “Mesazh” (Message)
- Ergi Bregu – “Bum bum” (Boom boom)
- Eugent Bushpepa – “Mall” (Yearning)
- Evans Rama – “Gjurmët” (The traces)
- Genc & David Tukiçi – “Të pandarë” (Inseparable)
- Inis Neziri – “Piedestal” (Pedestal)
- Lorela Sejdini – “Pritëm edhe pak” (Wait for me some more)
- Luiz Ejlli & Rezarta Smaja – “Ra një yll” (A star has fallen)
- LYNX – “Vonë” (Late)
- Manjola Nallbani – “I njëjti qiell” (The same sky)
- Mariza Ikonomi – “Unë” (I)
- NA & Festina Mezini – “Tjetër jetë” (Another life)
- Orgesa Zaimi – “Ngrije zërin” (Raise your voice)
- Redon Makashi – “Ekziston” (It exists)
- Tiri – “Orë e ndalur” (Stopped clock)
- Voltan Prodani – “E pamundur” (Impossible)
- Xhesika Polo – “Përjetë” (Forever)
What are your favourite songs in Albania’s Festivali i Këngës 56?
What do you think? Which songs are your favourites? Who would you like to see represent Albania in Lisbon? Tell us what you think below!