We are counting down the days until 2014, but tonight’s magic number is 52. That’s because the 52nd annual Festivali i Këngës, Albania’s national selection for Eurovision 2014, takes place tonight in Tirana. All of tonight’s finalists will be channeling the lyrics from Aurela Gace’s (rather frightful) song from Eurovision 2010: “Let me share my song with you, just feel the passion!” You can watch the show online at Eurovision.tv.
Zemërimi i një nate (One night’s anger) – Herciana Matmuja
Jam larg (I’m far away) – Besiana Mehmeti and Shkodran Tolaj
Kthehu (Come back) – Luiz Ejlli
Një ditë shprese (One hopeful day) – Frederik Ndoci
Jeta në orën 4 (Life at 4 o’clock) – Orges Toce
Me ty (With you) – Klodian Kacani
Natë e pare (First night) – Venera Lumani and Lindi Islami
Mikja ime (My friend) – Blerina Braka
Ëndërrat janë ëndërra (Dreams are dreams) – Xhejsi Jorgaqi
Kur qielli qan (When the sky cries) – Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija
Princesha (The Princess) – Lynx
Ti mungon (You’re missing) – Marjeta Billo
Grua (Wife) – Sajmir Braho
Në zemër (In the heart) – Rezarta Smaja
Vetëm për ty (Only for you) – Saviana Verdha and Edmond Mancaku
Nuk e di (I don’t know) – Renis Gjoka
Who are you supporting in tonight’s show? Do you think that any of these artists have what it takes to sing for Albania at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below!
Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.