This year will mark the 54th edition of the Albania’s Festivali i Këngës, the traditional music festival that has been used to choose Albania’s Eurovision contestant every year since the country’s ESC debut in 2004.
On 9 August RTSH, Albania’s national broadcaster, announced the submission dates for this year’s contest. It will be accepting songs from the 29th to the 30th of September, which is earlier than in previous years. Perhaps Elhaida Dani’s trip to the Eurovision final has made them hungry for a win?
Interestingly, Albania has not yet confirmed its participation for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. Even so, this advertisement for FiK suggests they will be at the party.