Albania’s National broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) has revealed the titles of the 28 competing songs for this year’s national selection. Fourteen contestants will compete in each semi-final — the first on December 26 and the second on December 27. Nine songs will advance from each semi-final to the Festivali i Këngës 53 Grand Final. A total of 18 songs will fight for the Albanian ticket to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

Festivali i Këngës 53: Song Titles

1. Agim Poshka – Në rrugën tonë (In our street)
Composer: Agim Poshka Lyrics: Olsa Poshka

2. Altin Goci – Rock dhe për gjithë jetën (Rock and for all of eternity)
Composer: Altin Goci Lyrics: Klodi Shehu

3. Ana Gramo – Në koma (In a coma)
Composer: Genti Lako Lyrics: Ida Nurçe

4. Andos Sinani – Më shiko drejt në sy
Composer: Andos Sinani Lyrics: Andos Sinani

5. Besa Krasniqi – Koha kalon (Time goes by)
Composer: Besa Krasniqi Lyrics: Besa Krasniqi

6. Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj – Kështjella (The castle)
Composer: Adrian Hila Lyrics: Pandi Laço

7. Bojken Lako Band – Të ndjej (I feel you)
Composer: Bojken Lako Lyrics: Bojken Lako

8. Elhaida Dani – Të kërkoj (I look for you)
Composer: Aldo Shllaku Lyrics: Viola Trebicka & Sokol Marsi

9. Emi Bogdo – Një femër (A woman)
Composer: Lambert Jorganxhi Lyrics: Florian Zyka

10. Enver Petrovci – Të vranë bukuri (Destroyed your beauty)
Composer: Enver Petrovci Lyrics: Enver Petrovci

11. Enxhi & Xhejn Kumrija – Njeri (Human)
Composer: Enxhi & Xhejn Kumrija Lyrics: Xhejn Kumrija

12. Erga Halilaj – Ti s’më njeh (You don’t know me)
Composer: Kristi Popa Lyrics: Ronela Haja

13. Grupi Aurora – Maria (Maria)
Composer: Grupi Aurora Lyrics: Grupi Aurora

14. Grupi Offchestra – Bajram (Eid festival)
Composer: Faruk Banjska Lyrics: Grupi Offchestra

15. Gjergj Leka – Himn (Anthem)
Composer: Gjergj Leka Lyrics: Zhuliana Jorganxhi

16. Jozefina Simoni – Mendje trazi (Stirred mind)
Composer: Bledar Sejko & Markeljan Kapedani Lyrics: Eda Sejko

17. Julian Gjojdeshi – Himn jetës (Anthem of life)
Composer: Fatos Arapi Lyrics: Vasil S. Tole

18. Kelly – Nëse ti do (If you want)
Composer: Kelly Lyrics: Kelly

19. Klajdi Musabelliu – Vetëm te ti besoj (I only believe in you)
Composer: Lambert Jorganxhi Lyrics: Jorgo Papingji

20. Kozma Dushi – Kënga jeta jonë (Our life song)
Composer: Enver Shëngjergji Lyrics: Ylli Mestan

21. Lindita Halimi – S’të fal (I don’t forgive)
Composer: Zzap & Lindita Halimi Lyrics: Lindita Halimi

22. Marsela Çibukaj – Sëmuj (Sickness)
Composer: Olsa Toqi Lyrics: Gert Druga

23. Mjellma Berisha – Sot jetoj (Today I live)
Composer: Enis Mullaj Lyrics: Enis Mullaj

24. Revolt Klan – Më mungon (I miss you)
Composer: Bruno Pollogati Lyrics: Febi Shkurti

25. Rezarta Smaja – Vetëm ti (Only you)
Composer: Klodian Qafoku Lyrics: Dr. Flori

26. Saimir Braho – Kristal (Crystal) 
Composer: Saimir Braho Lyrics: Saimir Braho

27. Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi – Eklips mbi oqean (Eclipse over the ocean)
Composer: Sokol Marsi Lyrics: Florent Abrashi

28. Venera Lumani – Dua të jetoj (I want to live)
Composer: Endrit Shani Lyrics: Gerald Xhari (Big Basta)

Eurovision 2013 representative Bledar Sejko is back, but not entering as an artist but as a composer! He has composed Jozefina Simoni’s song. The composer of Nesër shkoj (Tomorrow I Go), Balada e gurit (Hear My Plea) and Zemrën e lamë peng, Adrian Hila is back and has composed Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj’s entry “Kështjella”. The writer of Kënga ime (Feel the Passion) and Nesër shkoj (Tomorrow I Go), Sokol Marsi has returned and co-written the song of the favourite to win the whole competition, Elhaida Dani and has written Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi’s entry.

The composer and writer of One Night’s Anger, the 2014 Albanian entry have returned! Genti Lako has composed Ana Gramo’s song while Jorgo Papingji has written Klajdi Musabelliu’s song. The authour of Albania 2006, Klodian Qafoku has composed Rezarta Smaja’s entry. Just recently, Dr. Flori died from a drug overdose which has sadden the Albanian community and had written Rezarta Smaja’s song.

Festivali i Këngës 53 is scheduled to be held on December 26, 27 and 28 at the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana.

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Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I personally don’t like this national final for a number of reasons: 1. It is too dated. 2. It is stuck in the Communist era. 3. The songs are too bland. Although I loved Rona Nishliu and Adrian and Bledar’s entries respectively. How RTSH can modernize FiK: 1. Allow songs in English to enter. 2. Allow playback for some songs. 3. Encourage more Greek and Kosovarian artists to take part. Especially after Rona’s success in 2012. 4. As well as allowing more Greek and Kosovo based artists to take part, allow songwriters from outside of Albania/Kosovo/Greece. That will allow for… Read more »

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D
6 years ago

@L
No, sadly we don’t.

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L
6 years ago

I have never watched Festivali before . Do we get to hear the songs before the semi final?

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Cool 🙂

Mavision
Mavision
6 years ago

It would be great if ‘Sickness’ and ‘In A Coma’ combined rofl.

Bogdan Honciuc
6 years ago

Can’t wait to listen to Elhaida Dani and Venera Lumani’s songs!