We’ve been living with the names of all 26 Festivali i Këngës 59 acts for just over a week now. And one thing is for certain — the line-up for Albania’s Eurovision 2021 preselection is lit!
So while Tirana gears up to host the iconic national final at some point in December, we want to know which of the artists you are most excited for. Yes, the songs are yet to be released but that hasn’t stopped us from checking out the vast back catalogues of all the competitors.
Who are you most excited for?
Poll: Which Festivali i Këngës 59 act are you the most excited for?
Could it be Anxhela Peristeri? The glamorous popstar boasts an Instagram following above a quarter of a million. The X Factor Greece alum last competed at FiK in 2001, before it was Albania’s Eurovision selection show. Since then, her star has risen steadily, culminating in a Kënga Magjike victory in 2017. She returned in 2019 and placed third.
There are, of course, many familiar faces from recent editions of the festival. Fan favourites from 2019 Era Rusi and Kamela Islamaj return, as do Orgesa Zaimi and Mirud from the year before. The latter has teased a dance song in the vein of Elvana Gjata’s almighty “Me Tana”.
Inis Neziri is said to be coming with a Disney-esque ballad. She last appeared at the 56th edition. In the interim, she has won the prestigious Golden Stag and New Wave competitions in Romania and Russia respectively.
It’s time to vote in our poll! Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends just before the 26 competing songs are released — the date is yet to be confirmed at the time of publication.
Who is your favourite? Who do you think will surprise us? Let us know in the comments.