FiK me! Festivali i Këngës 55 — Albania’s selection show for Eurovision 2017 — started last night. Twelve acts performed in the first semi-final at the Pallati i Kongreseve, bringing plenty of high notes and a few electric guitar riffs. What it didn’t bring 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. 

But who is your favourite from the first semi-final? You can review all of last night’s performances below and can then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count.

 

SEMI-FINAL 1 PERFORMANCES:

1. Flaka Krelani – Osiris (Osiris)

2. Xhejni Lito – Pritja (The wait)

3. Genc Salihu – Këtu (Here)

4. Erlind Zeraliu – Dhimbja e gëzmit (The pain of joy)

5. Xhesika Polo – Eva jam unë (I am Eva)

6. Festina Mejzini – Atje lart (Up there)

7. Edea Demaliaj – Besoj në ëndrra (I believe in dreams)

8. Neki Emra – Dashuri dhe urrejtje (Love and hatred)

9. Yll Limani – Shiu (The rain)

10. Franc Koruni – Macka (The pussycat)

11. Orges Toçe – Shi diamantësh (Diamond rain)

12. LYNX – Sot (Today)

The second semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 54 will be held tonight at 20:45 CET ~ Realistically 21:00 CET. Another twelve contestants will have a chance to make the grand final on December 23. Last night this seemed to be the most reliable live stream.

 

FiK55 Second Semi-Final Running Order

1. Elson Braha – Edhe një herë (One more time)
2. Lorela – Me ty (With you)
3. Tiri – Më zgjo (Wake me up)
4. Fabiola Agalliu & Agnesa Çavolli – Shkon e vjen (You come and go)
5. Rezarta Smaja – Pse prite gjatë  (Why did you wait so long?)
6. Dilan Reka – Mos harro (Don’t forget)
7. Albulena Jashari – Fjalët ia lë zemrës (I leave the words to the heart)
8. XUXI – Metropol (Metropoly)
9. Luka & Serxhio Hajdini – Koha plaket
10. Classic Boys – Dashuria për jetën (The love for life)
11. Linda Rukaj – Vija e lumit (The course of the river)
12. Linda Halimi – Botë (World)

What do you think of the performances? We wanna hear your opinions, so comment below! 

 

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Tomas Patrick Davitt
Tomas Patrick Davitt
3 years ago

YAS FLAKA, COME THROUGH!!!!
Ive got Osiris on repeat – win it Flaka!!!!!!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Yes, Tomas Patrick Davitt. Flaka easily made the list in the end. 🙂
SF2 was a mess of an evening – you didn’t miss much. (Unless you like live outtakes).

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

Flaka Krelani
Genc Salihu
Xhesika Polo
Edea Demaliaj
Yll Limani
Franc Koruni
Orges Toçe
LYNX
Lorela
Fabiola Agalliu & Agnesa Çavolli
Rezarta Smaja
Dilan Reka
XUXI
Lindita Halimi

The Finalists!!

Tomas Patrick Davitt
Tomas Patrick Davitt
3 years ago

I finally got onto the stream and it was the closing credits!
Purple mask – did Flaka make it? Im obsessed with Osiris!!!!!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

SF2 was a bit of a mess to be honest. I liked songs 3 (Tiri), 6 (Dilan) and 12 (Linda H). Some of the other songs were okay, but either lacked something live or had technical issues. I’ll save my full notes for the actual SF2 page (assuming there is one).

hello
3 years ago

I liked Lindita Bote(world)
what about u guys?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

All SF2 songs have now been performed. And the finalists are… (waiting)

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Just the two Lindas to come in Semi Final 2. I have made a lot of notes tonight; there have been lots of ‘WTF’ moments, and I’m starting to get tired. Time for another beverage. 🙂

pasi
pasi
3 years ago

Il volo are back in albania!!! 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

@Daniel: Yes I’m using a PC, a custom Ad Blocker setting AND a Flash-blocker to get that clearer stream in the link above. But if your streaming rate is very strong, you might be able to use this feed instead: http://rtsh.al/rtsh-live/RTSH-HD.html

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

Is the stream PC only? Just tried on my iPhone and it’s taking ne to some very (like VERY) weird websites… Thanks 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

P.S. Tiri just NAILED the vocal in the 2nd semi final (song 3). I’ll save my notes for an actual 2nd semi final page, so as not to confuse people too much. I hope some people are watching it!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

FiK is surprisingly good this year! Xhesika slays, Edea and Yll are very good as well.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

So here we go. Second semi-final rolling out… Previous performances, check. Sound and visual check? Check. Coffee to help me stay awake? Check. 😀

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Just under two hours to go now until the second semi…
My favourite from yesterday was Edea. It’s interesting that the poll result is so close!

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Flaka is actually my third Tomas……she is definitely singing better than last year but the song was better I felt last time.

MTD
MTD
3 years ago

Mr Neki Emra can be my winner, at any given time. He can trash his song on his way to my place. LOL

Dashamires
Dashamires
3 years ago

Kontrolloni sistemin e fonise (mikrofonin) sepse e ul shume vleren e kenges.

Chance
Chance
3 years ago

Osiris, Atje Lart, Eva Jame Une, Besoj Ne Endrra, and Soy were my faves.

I would have liked Shiu more if it had been sped up a little. it always felt like the beat was lagging.

zheng
zheng
3 years ago

Yll Limani the best !! I can’t wait Linda tonight

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Is tonight up tempo night or are they ALL going to be like this?!!

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
3 years ago

Xhesika Polo is really good. Flaka Krelani sounds better than last year!

En3t
En3t
3 years ago

Ylli its the winner!????????

Tomas Patrick Davitt
Tomas Patrick Davitt
3 years ago

LIVING for the twitter comments. YAS QUEEN!

al
al
3 years ago

flaka o linda

Tomas Patrick Davitt
Tomas Patrick Davitt
3 years ago

Yep I agree with Kris – I think Besoj is better than all of these.

I really like Flaka’s one though – super modern sounding and interesting. Would love to know what the lyrics mean – would love something really mystical – that would elevate this to something super interesting that I could see just getting into the final. Would love if the lyrics were something along the lines of ‘Icarus’ by Santigold

Marco
Marco
3 years ago

Flaka and Yll were the best! Awful semifinal :/

hello
3 years ago

Ylli Flaka Lynx

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Gotta say ……besoj(klesta;jesc) is the best Albania has given us this year as of yet…….SHIU and EVA JAM UNE are the only ones close to it

Krzysztof Poland
Krzysztof Poland
3 years ago

My favourite is of course the Ledina Çelo’s second dress.

MarioMario
3 years ago

Yll Limani
Lynx
Flaka
Xhesika Polo
Edea