Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) — Albania’s national broadcaster — has confirmed to wiwibloggs that Albania will participate in Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm. To quote Miss Elhaida Dani, we are alive!

Albania will select its 13th Eurovision entry from the long-running traditional song contest, Festivali i Këngës, which turns 54 this year. The contest is scheduled for December at the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana. RTSH will accept submissions on October 12 and 13.

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Bojken Lako Rumours

Bojken Lako, who finished second in last year’s Festivali i Këngës with the song Të ndjej, is rumoured to make a return this year.

Last year, Elhaida Dani represented Albania with I’m Alive. Elhaida brought Albania back in the finals and placed 17th with 34 points.

Which artist would like to see singing for Albania in Stockholm? Stay tuned for our Albanian wishlist, which is coming soon.

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Bronson
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Bronson

Someone please enter something modern! FiK songs are usually outdated.

I’d like to see one of the following: Ardit Cuni, Arilena, Besa, Ciljeta, Dhurata Dora, Edea Demaliaj, Genta Ismajli, Jehona Sopi, Rosela Gjylbegu, Sheila Haxhiraj, Venera Lumani or Xhensila Myrtezaj 😀

If I wanted to see a returning artist, I’d like it to be Kejsi Tola, Hersi with some opera (she is REALLY good) or Elhaida Dani, but with a song more suited to her vocal range.

Hanner McSinny/Calvin
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I’d like to see either Rezarta Smaja or…well, just Rezarta Smaja, really.

anonymous
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anonymous

I would like to see the following artists in Eurovision for Albania: • Elvana Gjata (she’d get a lot of votes from the Balkans) • Dafina Zeqiri (she’d get a lot of attention in Sweden as she was born there) • Era Istrefi/Nora Istrefi (both are really popular now) • Besa (she’s released many songs in the Balkans and Romania) • Noizy (he could bring something different despite his speciality being hip-hop) • Flori Mumajesi (he produces killer songs in Albania) • Vedat Ademi (his alternative/rock style is something different) • Ardit Cuni (he is very popular now) • Lindita… Read more »

Lara Clark
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Lara Clark

Ive seen that Albana has pretty good singers bt I would love to see some fresh entries like Elvana Gjata (saw the albanian anthem video) or Ardit Cuni which has a prettyod collabs with the swedish winner team of Eurovision

Majlinda Kola
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Majlinda Kola

Mu shum a ka mpelqen Ardit Cuni me prezentu Shqiperine e Kooven ne Eurovision …. I love him ??

Analisa Esc
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Analisa Esc

This year I found out about Ardit that released “Let’s Go” in Sweden after i shazamed it and I was like why dont Albana send him to ESC , he such a talented guy and also handsome which could help to get more points

AceSweden
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AceSweden

Sweden would like to see Ardit Cuni representing Albania this year , since he collaborated with the same producer as Euphoria’s.. Maybe that wold be lucky for Albania …
Lycka till

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

i would like to see venera lumani represent them. i loved dua te jetoj <3

Yes
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Yes

I would really like to see Kejsi Tola again in Eurovision.

Lanti
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Lanti

@EF0912

They can’t use Kenga Majike since it’s not RTSH

Deniz
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Deniz

@Nick

Okay thank you!

Mario esc-fan
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Mario esc-fan

I was really expecting for Albania to confirm their participation for Sweden’s Vision..
( Would be surprising the fact if the albanians would possibly withdraw..)

The singers that i want to see representing Albania in Sweden’s Vision are..
~ Ardit Çuni
~ Venera Lumani
~ Elhaida
~ Anjeza Shahini
~ Kejsi Tola
~ Hersi

Albb Jane
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These news is FANTASTIC only i hope that they choose the best song.
But the dates of accepting songs is changed to 12 and 13 October.Good luck Albania!

Nick
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Nick

@Deniz RSVP – it’s an abbreviation of the French phrase ‘rendez-vous s’il vous plait’ which essentially means ‘appointment please’. 🙂

Deniz
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Deniz

Thank god! I hope they at least send someone who can sing this year.

Could someone please tell me with RSPV means?

EF0912
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EF0912

Noooooooo – they shouldn’t use FIK – Elhaida Dani’s entry was amazing but badly performed. They should just use FIK for the singer or just hold the selection on that Kenga Majike show that’s much more modern. It doesn’t look like a final for Albania