Elvana Gjata Me Tana Fik 58 Albania Eurovision

The first national final of the Eurovision 2020 season is almost upon us! But before Albania chooses its representative during Sunday’s Festivali i Këngës 58 closer, there’s still the small matter of semi-finals to be dealt with.

The first of which takes place at 20:30 CET tonight — find out how to watch live here. And if our readers are to be believed, there is one overwhelming favourite — Elvana Gjata with “Me tana”. 

Elvana Gjata is your favourite to win semi-final one of Festivali i Këngës 58

She was the most popular before the competing songs were released, and her popularity remains. We asked our readers to pick their favourite of the 20 FiK 58 entries, and Elvana smashed the poll.

The “Me tana” hitmaker picked up 1,436 votes out of a total of 3,222 votes cast. In percentage terms, that’s a massive 44.57%!

By default, this also means that Elvana is the favourite to win the first semi of FEST’ 58.

Coming a distant second in the poll is the up-and-coming starlet Kanita Suma with “Ankth”. She secured 220 votes.

None of the other contestants in the first semi-final managed to break into triple figures.

Who should win semi-final one of Festivali i Këngës 58? Results

  1. Elvana Gjata – “Me tana”: 1,436 votes (44.57%)
  2. Kanita Suma – “Ankth”: 220 votes (6.83%)
  3. Kamela Islamaj – “Më ngjyros”: 85 votes (2.64%)
  4. Aldo Bardhi – “Melodi” 69 votes (2.14%)
  5. Sara Bajraktari – “Ajër” 63 votes (1.96%)
  6. Albërie Hadërgjonaj – “Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua” 59 votes (1.83%)
  7. Bojken Lako – “Malaseen”: 43 votes (1.33%)
  8. Genc & Nadia Tukiçi – “Ju flet Tirana”: 33 votes (1.02%)
  9. Renis Gjoka – “Loja” 33 votes (1.02%)
  10. Devis Xherahu – “Bisedoj me serenatën” 14 votes (0.43%)

The percentages listed relate to the overall 20 song poll. The results of the semi-final two acts will be published on Friday.

Total votes cast across both semis: 3,222

Do you agree with our readers? Who is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

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Alllll
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Alllll

Elvana is the best,hope she is going to win ??????????

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

The performances are starting to leak on YouTube now. That’s a good sign. 🙂

Jack
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Jack

Elvana gave me Kalomira vibes. Great performance tonight

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I missed most of the performances. Who did really well?

Lebanese esc fan
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Lebanese esc fan

Elvana sounded great in her performance and even started dancing towards the end. No wonder she’s a good dancer considering she won dwts Albania a few years back! Sara’s vocals were very impressive and definately elevated the song imo. Kanita was good but her vocals were a bit overpowered by the instrumentals, I thought. Those three stood out the most for me, but Aldo was pretty enjoyable and kamila delivered a sultry performance. Overall really good quality in the first semi!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Great. Thank you.

Colin
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Colin

Both Elvana and Aldo seemed a bit restrained by the lack of movement for such upbeat songs. I mean, the dancers were there, but main vocals had only a bit of choreography, I guess they focused on their vocals instead and did a pretty good job.
Sara and Kamela slayed vocally! I think these four should safely qualify. Fifth qualifier could be literally anyone.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks Colin. Haha, literally anyone. Could be me if I took part. 😛

Graham
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Graham

Can’t find the poll for tomorrows semi

Purple Mask
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Rasmus
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Rasmus

There are some drama countries like Albania, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia every year in ESC. I like Elvana to BUT im not suprised if she doesnt qualify. Its Albania so. They have done that a lot before so.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

this time is different to other FiK editions though

Joe
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Joe

When has Albania ever had drama? Albania has one of the least controversial selections of any of them.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

haha then you havent read the albanian history very good. Jurors and many other scnadals and artists that were unhappy.

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Just my opinion

I think Loja is underrated. Might even win FIK

Tom
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Tom

Renis and Devis last and second last ? Are u kidding me ?
These 2 will make it to the final with SLAYvana

Nicky91
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Nicky91

you listened to the rehearsal bit too? Renis could make the final yes, maybe instead of a Aldo/Bojken, or Kamela whose jazz isn’t something you get hooked on first listen Elvana is going to the final on sunday, i mean i can see juries liking this complete performance, also to some who had doubts about her live vocals, she sounded very good, and that opening bit listening to that just now, it gave me goosebumps from that rehearsal clip the upbeat instrumentals make me want to stand up and dance along (more powerful than in studio, so yes i say… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

No i judging from studio snippet/songs i did not saw rehearsals…

Nicky91
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Nicky91

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJESElnm4Vs
me tana rehearsal snippet with visible graphics

nice dark intro which does enhance that spiritual beginning bit, and then going full ethnic, vibrant colours, vocally it also sounds quite good

Nicky91
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Nicky91

Me Tana is lifeless, emotionless garbage

Elvana being overhyped at FiK is her only chance at fame, since she falls back into nothingness after this weekend

luckily juries are smart enough to not choose this for ESC and go for real music rather than a novelty joke act

Nikoletta
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Nikoletta

Why are you being so harsh? I love this song and do believe this will win. We all know that the juries will eventually vote for this one. Mark my words.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

i am stressed, nervous and whenever i am stressed i say stupid things

i will avoid the show tonight, and watch performances back tomorrow morning to avoid getting more nervous, stressed

Joe
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Joe

Hey, I remember you! You were the one relentlessly talking trash about Duncan!

Nicky91
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Nicky91

yep that’s me, i got some personal problems with anxiety, stress

i ended up loving Duncan anyway 🙂

i fancy Elvana ok, there i said it

Sebas
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Sebas

you need to go see a therapist or something, two comments, complete different opinions… bipolar much?

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Just my opinion

I am a bit bipolar but that doesn’t imply being bipolar. Sorry

Nicky91
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Nicky91

maybe i am a bit bipolar

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

Don’t feed the troll.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

LOL, Elvana cannot even come close to Kanita’s superior song, vocals

Elvana should be last place in that semi 1, all other songs there are better than hers

Tom
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Tom

Wow Elvana?
*pretends to be shocked

Nicky91
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Nicky91

hopefully elvana hype is gone after tonight when she is outed fingers crossed

Maa
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Maa

I think Elvana, Kanita, Alberie, Bojken and Aldo will qualify

ESCNils
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ESCNils

Don’t underrated Sara, she has such a wonderful voice and the best ballad of the semi. I think the juries will appreciate her a lot and vote for her.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

Elvana won’t qualify, juries already know that is the way to cause drama, and drama is good

#Arilena4Rotterdam, who else Shaj is made for eurovision

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Do you have anything better to do Nicky?

Nicky91
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Nicky91

i should avoid coming in here when i am stressed, i kinda hope elvana wins so i can then be more open and honest into supporting her (i am scared since most of my nf favourites flop and i don’t want her to flop so i’m sorry if i had been dishonest or rude, but i had my reasons, i do want her in our rotterdam)

forgive me for my weird behaviour