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It’s almost time to face the music. Sources close to RTSH have confirmed to wiwibloggs that the 26 competing songs for Albania’s Festivali i Këngës 59 will be released at some point on Monday 16 November. Some of the artists, including Mirud, are already promoting the date on their social media.

But while we wait for the entries to drop, we can reveal the one act which has left our readers giddy with anticipation — Inis Neziri!

Inis Neziri is the Festivali i Këngës 59 act you most excited for

Almost ten days ago, shortly after the line-up for Albania’s Eurovision 2021 selection was revealed, we asked a very important question — Which Festivali i Këngës 59 act are you the most excited for?

Hundreds of you let your voices by heard by voting in our poll. And after counting 2,461 votes, we can confirm that Inis Neziri is the act that’s left y’all gagging. The star hoovered up support, capturing 495 votes — that’s 20.11% of all votes cast.

Inis 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.

Not far behind is Mirud. The  “Nëse vdes” singer picked up 369 votes or 14.99% of all votes cast.

Mirud previously competed at FiK 57. He has teased a dance song in the vein of Elvana Gjata’s almighty “Me Tana”.

The top three is completed by Stefan Marena — the highest-ranking newcomer in the poll. The “Meteor” cronner attracted 283 votes or 11.5% of all votes cast.

You can read the full poll rankings below.

Poll results: Which Festivali i Këngës 59 act are you most excited for?

  1. Inis Neziri – “Pendesë” 20.11% (495 votes)
  2. Mirud – “Nëse vdes“ 14.99% (369 votes)
  3. Stefan Marena – “Meteor” 11.5% (283 votes)
  4. Era Rusi – “Zjarri im” 9.71% (239 votes)
  5. Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma” 6.91% (170 votes)
  6. Orgesa Zaimi – “Valixhja e kujtimeve” 6.75% (166 votes)
  7. Rosela Gjylbegu – “Vashëzo” 6.18% (152 votes)
  8. Wendi Mancaku – “Si ajo” 5.16% (127 votes)
  9. Kamela Islamaj – “Ajo vajza” 3.94% (97 votes)
  10. Xhesika Polo – “Më mbron” 3.29% (81 votes)
  11. Manjola Nallbani – “Ora e jetës” 1.46% (36 votes)
  12. Enxhi Nasufi – “Njësoj” 1.42% (35 votes)
  13. Klinti Çollaku – “Do t’ja dal” 1.42% (35 votes)
  14. Festina Mejzini – “Kush je ti dashuri” 1.18% (29 votes)
  15. Sardi Strugaj – “Kam me t’ba me kajt” 0.98% (24 votes)
  16. Evi Reçi – “Tjerr” 0.81% (20 votes)
  17. Florent Abrashi – “Vajzë” 0.73% (18 votes)
  18. Klevis Bega (Kastro Ziso) – “Vallja e jetës” 0.69% (17 votes)
  19. Erikson Lloshi – “Jo” 0.49% (12 votes)
  20. Viktor Tahiraj -“Nënë” 0.45% (11 votes)
  21. Fatos Shabani – “Ty” 0.41% (10 votes)
  22. Gjergj Kaçinari – “Më jep jetë” 0.37% (9 votes)
  23. Devis Xherahu – “Peng” 0.33% (8 votes)
  24. Giliola Haveriku – “E lirë” 0.28% (7 votes)
  25. Franc Koruni – “E morën botën” 0.24% (6 votes)
  26. Agim Poshka – “Vendi im” 0.2% (5 votes)

Total Votes: 2,461

Do you agree with the results? Who are you backing? Let us know in the comments.

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Una
Una
16 days ago

Whhaat? Songs released on Monday 16? TODAY? The super pro HoD KD didn’t say anything in the interview made by Jan Bors on his chanel on Humans of Eurovision series. He did say though that the FiK was not 100% and that the decision will be made at some point. Not these exact words but this is the gist of it. I am excited about everyone here even though I only know Inis and just one song of hers. Bring those songs on. I am excited and confused at the same time because this is the first selection of the… Read more »

Last edited 16 days ago by Una
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
16 days ago

It’s that time of year where I get to hear what is almost always my Eurovision winner. 😉

Colin
Colin
16 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I just did my 2000 list, so this is right on schedule to start doing my 2021 NF lists (Albania, Estonia and Israel for this year). When the season is over, off with the 90s I go! Now I’m excited for FiK entries. 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
16 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Reduced 2021 NF schedule should mean a bit more free time than we’re used to. 😉 I’ve been doing some JESC ranking videos. Might continue with those before I think about the 90s of the main contest. 😉

Colin
Colin
16 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

It also likely means that I’ll manage to rate and rank every single NF song. Usually, there are a few of NFs which release their songs late and close to the actual finals. They often overlap with NFs which actually have released their songs early and I am already hyped for them. Thus, I miss out some of them. That said, I did retroactively rate Dora 2019 and 2020 because I just had to.

I watched JESC only in 2016 and 2017. And now I’ve listened to this year’s participants.

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago

omg…the first songs of the year! lets goooo

Sabrina
Sabrina
16 days ago

That’s great news, I wasn’t expecting to listen to an Eurovision hopeful so soon!

Craig
Craig
16 days ago

Wow this is super exciting, wasn’t expecting the release of songs so soon. So hyped!

Last edited 16 days ago by Craig
Lujxk
Lujxk
16 days ago

i have enough from ballads sorry, i love inis anyways