Christmas wasn’t the only big event on December 25! Over in Albania fifteen acts performed in the first semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 54 — Albania’s selection show for Eurovision 2016. Semi final 1 saw plenty of high notes and more than a few electric guitar riffs — but what it didn’t see was a public reveal of the results. That’s right: Y’all have you wait a little longer to find out which artists have qualified for the final. They will be announced on Sunday morning. For now you can check out the performances from the first semi-final below.
Semi-Final 1 Performances:
1. Egzon Pireci – Triumf (Triumph)
2. Simbol – Artiste (Artist)
3. Voltan Prodani – Dëgjoje këngën o atë (Listen to the song oh father)
4. Adrian Lulgjuraj – Jeto dhe ëndërro (Live and dream)
5. Sigi Bastri – Ëngjëll i lirë (Free angel)
6. Dilan Reka – Buzëqesh (Smile)
7. Luiz Ejlli – Pa mbarim (Without end)
8. Nilsa Hysi – Asaj (To her)
9. Orgesa Zaimi – Një shishe në oqean (A bottle in the ocean)
10. Erga Halilaj – Monolog (Monologue)
11. Florent Abrashi – Të ndjek ç’do hap (I follow your every step)
12. Teuta Kurti – Në sytë e mi (In my eyes)
13. Kozma Dushi – Një kafe (A coffee)
14. Aslaidon Zaimaj – Merrmë që sot (Take me right from today)
15. Egert Pano – Mos ik (Don’t go)
The second semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 54 will be held tomorrow night at 21:00 CET. Another fifteen contestants will have a chance to make the grand final on December 27.
What do you think of the performances? We wanna hear your opinions, so comment below!