This year RTSH — Albania’s Eurovision broadcaster — is blowing the dust off of Festivali i Këngës. They’ve introduced a sleek new web site and, for the first time ever, producers have revealed the 30 competing songs ahead of the semi finals. Most importantly they have chosen numbers that sound far more contemporary than in years past. Only one of the acts will win the right to sing at Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm and we want to know who you think it should be.
You can listen to all competing entries here, or you can listen to them below and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but please remember that you can only vote once. Be sure to check the box next to every act you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends Friday 25 December at 17:00 CET — just two days before the grand final of Festivali i Këngës 54. Suksese! as they say in Albanian.
Festivali i Këngës 54 Semifinalists
Semi final 1
Egzon Pireci — “Triumf”
Simbol — “Artiste”
Voltan Prodani — “Dëgjoje këngën o atë”
Adrian Lulgjuraj — “Jeto dhe ëndërro”
Sigi Bastri — “Engjëll i lirë”
Dilan Reka — “Buzëqesh”
Luiz Ejlli — “Pa mbarim”
Nilsa Hysi — “Asaj”
Orgesa Zaimi — “Një shishe në oqean”
Erga Halilaj — “Monolog”
Florent Abrashi — “Të ndjek ç’do hap”
Teuta Kurti — “Në sytë e mi”
Kozma Dushi — “Një kafe”
Aslaidon Zaimaj — “Merrmë që so”
Egert Pano — “Mos mik”
Semi final 2
Kristi Popa — “Ajo ç’farë ndjej”
Klodian Kaçani & Rezarta Smaja — “Dashuri në përjetësi”
Revolt Klan — “Dashurinë s’e gjejmë dot”
Jozefina Simoni — “Një det me ty”
Andi Tanko — “Dielli vazhdon të më ngrohë”
Niku & Entela Zhula — “Muza”
Genc Tukiçi — “Sa të dashuroj”
Evans Rama — “Flakë”
Besa Krasniqi — “Liroje zemrën”
Enxhi Nasufi — “Infinit”
Flaka Krelani — “S’je për mua”
Renis Gjoka — “Ato që s’ti them dotë”
Lind Islami — “Për një mrekulli”
Eneda Tarifa — “Përrallë”
Klajdi Musabelliu — “Ndodh edhe kështu”
I realy like Kljadi’s song and the winner of the poll (by far).
They just keep the songs in Albanian!
Besa is by far the best!
I’d go with Flaka. Besa’s a good choice too! I have a few other stand-outs, but these two are the most likely to go to Stockholm in the group. (I wonder if they’re gonna change the song again.)
Besa ha una canzone dolce, e Teuta ha una voce potente che si adatta la sua canzone-.
1.Besa Krasniqi nice -bäst.
Besa är bäst.
there are some beautiful songs like Besa, Lindi, Teuta, Florent and Eneida,
Ranking for me is this.
these are very good for eurivision
My vote is Teuta Kurti…strong vocal and very nice song,,,,,
Teuta Kurti winer! Perfect song for Eurovision
I really liked Revolt Klan & Jozefina Simone they both create magic
Teuta Kurti deserves to win this year. She has the best song and best vocal! Best wishes for Teuta!
Hello, i made a short review. I’m objective, from the Netherlands and I look for songs that are different enough to be unique for Eurovision. Best songs of Semi Final 1: 01. Teuta Kurti (she has a flame pop-international voice, the song is amazing, i think she will be a stage diva!) 02. Luiz Ejlli (I think he’s gonna be a big surprise again, but he only needs to nail this song because the song needs more power to rock it totally.) 03. Dilan Reka (a happy pop kinda-song that could be entertaining, he is a young singer and that… Read more »
@Jak We sure are, we sure are.
Eneda Tarifa is in another league for me but I also liked Nilsa Hysi
Finally, the website is now working for me. My favourite songs are the ones by:
-and my overall winner, Eneda Tarifa
Teuta Kurti the most perfect song of all… deserve to win!
There is only one song that deserves winning. Enxhi Nasufi with Infinit. Other songs are quite poetic, but very boring literature. 🙂
GO Enxhi your song is the besttttttt
I love it
Only one that got my attention is Revolt Klan with “Dashurinë s’e gjejmë dot”.
As for the rest, I see same boredom as every year from Albania.
Teuta Kurti vocal the best.
Evans Rama has a super song this year, vote him, the legendary rock star!!!
Evans Rama has a super song this year, vote for him!!!
Erga Halilaj, Enxhi Nasufi or Besa Krasniqi PLEASE!
Asaj by Nilsa Hysi seems to be the best of the bunch, but some of others are not far behind.
It will probably come up to who gives the best live rendition.
Albania should be one of the most interesting countries in Europe. They’re such a unique nation.
Eneda Tarifa, deserves to win!
A close runner up Rezarta Smaja & Klodian Kacani,
Nilsa Hysi’s song is a-m-a-z-i-n-g
The website doesn’t work for me.