On Friday evening the first semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 53 took place. A total of 13 contestants competed for a place in the final, however only 9 acts made it through. You can check out the first set of finalists below and then watch their performances.

FiK53 Semi-final 1 Qualifiers:

1. Enver Petrovci – Të vranë bukuri (Destroyed your beauty)
2. Marsela Çibukaj – S’muj (I can’t)
3. Erga Halilaj – Ti s’më njeh (You don’t know me)
4. Saimir Braho – Kristal (Crystal)
5. Klajdi Musabelliu – Vetëm te ti besoj (I only believe in you)
6. Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran TolajKështjella (The castle)
7. Estela Brahimllari – Kjo natë (This night)
8. Lindita Halimi – S’të fal (I don’t forgive)
9. Venera Lumani – Dua të jetoj (I want to live)

Semi-Final 1 Performances:

1. Enver PetrovciTë vranë bukuri (Destroyed your beauty)

2. Revolt Klan – Më mungon (I miss you)

3. Julian Gjojdeshi – Himn jetës (Anthem of life)

4. Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi Eklips mbi oqean (Eclipse over the ocean)

5. Marsela Çibukaj – S’muj (I can’t)

6. Erga HalilajTi s’më njeh (You don’t know me)

7. Saimir Braho Kristal (Crystal)

8. Klajdi Musabelliu – Vetëm te ti besoj (I only believe in you)

9. Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj – Kështjella (The castle)

10. Estela Brahimllari – Kjo natë (This night)

11. Lindita Halimi – S’të fal (I don’t forgive)

12. Grupi Offchestra – Bajram (Eid festival)

13. Venera Lumani – Dua të jetoj (I want to live)

A famous Albanian rock singer Redon Makashi rocked the FiK53 stage – performing as an interval act in tonight’s semi-final.

The second semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 53 will be held tomorrow night at 20:45 CET. And another 13 contestants will have a chance to be in the grand final on December 28.

What do you think of the qualifiers? We wanna hear your opinions, so comment below! 

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Dez
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Happy for the qualifiers, my favorites were Venera Lumani, Mersela Çibukaj, and Erga Halilaj

Can’t wait to see what Elhaida has for us tonight.

Bronson
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Bronson

@JrEscNl Look where that got Milki, lol.

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

bronson, probably because she already won the voice of italy so people expected her to win from the beginning just like how people epected milki would win.

Bronson
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Bronson

Venera Lumani and her guitar riffs will cost her on the Eurovision stage if she manages to get there. Hersi 2.0 – the song is fantastic but the guitar has no place in the song. Other than that, I adored Venera’s song. Other songs I thoroughly enjoyed that advanced to the final were Lindita Halimi (I am more than sure she held that note longer than Rona) and Erga Halilaj. One question: Why did the Albanian media predict an Elhaida Dani win when there was no samples of the song released beforehand? What if she sends a crap song like… Read more »

Khan
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Khan

Marsela Çibukaj, Revolt Klan, Lindita Malimi,

Grupi Offchestra are my guilty pleasure.

David Thielen
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Erga Halilaj is my favorite of the above.

Calvin
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Calvin

Man – my beloved Elhaida Dani may not have as easy a road as I thought!

Paul D
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Paul D

How about Lindita? That woman … Wow

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

Albania’s really going hard this year, wow…
Marsela’s song was the only one I instantly fell in love with, so glad she qualified.

Hector (Spain)
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Hector (Spain)

WOW! Festivali i Kenges looks this year very good! Could this be the year of another Suus-like entry?

D
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D

FiK was really brilliant. Tonight. Miles ahead of Eurofest.

My favourites tonight:
-Lindita Halimi
-Venera Lumani
-Erga Halilaj
-Mersela Çibukaj
-Klajdi Musabelliu