And that’s why we love youuuuu, oh, oh! Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) — Albania’s national broadcaster — has confirmed to wiwibloggs that Albania will participate in Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv. Despite missing out on the Eurovision grand final in 2016, the Land of Eagles is ready to soar once more.
And to choose the contestant who can do that they’ll once again call on the long-running traditional song contest, Festivali i Këngës (FiK), which turns 55 this year.
The contest is scheduled for December at the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana. RTSH will accept submissions on October 10 and 11. Yes, on those two specific days.
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Last year, Eneda Tarifa represented Albania with Fairytale. Unfortunately, Eneda failed to qualify for the grand final and placed 16th with 45 points.
But she became a favourite of the wiwibloggs team owing to her strong vocals, fierce beauty and one-of-a-kind personality. We’re hoping that she plays a big role in FiK this year, perhaps dropping some of her renowned humour on air.
Following Eurovision, Eneda released a sizzling summer re-mix of her song and we’re gagging to hear it live!
In any case, which artist would like to see singing for Albania in Kyiv? Stay tuned for our Albanian wishlist, which is coming soon.