Anxhela Peristeri Karma Festivali i Kenges 59

The first national final of the Eurovision 2021 season is almost upon us! But before Albania chooses its representative during Wednesday’s Festivali i Këngës 59 final, there’s still the not so small matter of the two opening shows.

The first of which takes place at 20:35 CET tonight — find out how to watch live here. And if our readers are to be believed, the favourite to win the whole thing is Anxhela Peristeri with “Karma”.

Anxhela Peristeri is your favourite to win Festivali i Këngës 59

We asked our readers to pick their favourite of all the FiK 59 entries, and Anxhela has emerged on top.

The “Karma” songstress picked up a massive 7,427 votes out of a total of 24,794 votes cast. In percentage terms, that’s 29.95%.

Coming a close second in the poll is Rosela Gjylbegu with “Vashëzo”. She secured 7,240 votes. That equals 29.2% of all votes cast.

Coming a distant third is Inis Neziri with “Pendesë”. However, she still pulled in a very impressive 3,894 votes. That’s 15.71% of all votes for the popular singer.

Poll results: Who should win Festivali i Këngës 59?

  1. Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma” 29.95% (7,427 votes)
  2. Rosela Gjylbegu – “Vashëzo” 29.2% (7,240 votes)
  3. Inis Neziri – “Pendesë” 15.71% (3,894 votes)
  4. Stefan Marena – “Meteor” 7.04% (1,746 votes)
  5. Mirud – “Nëse vdes” 5.61% (1,390 votes)
  6. Era Rusi – “Zjarri im” 2.52% (624 votes)
  7. Klinti Çollaku – “Do t’ja dal” 1.48% (368 votes)
  8. Enxhi Nasufi – “Njësoj” 0.83% (205 votes)
  9. Manjola Nallbani – “Ora e jetës” 0.77% (192 votes)
  10. Xhesika Polo – “Më mbron” 0.73% (182 votes)
  11. Orgesa Zaimi – “Valixhja e kujtimeve” 0.7% (174 votes)
  12. Giliola Haveriku – “E lirë” 0.64% (159 votes)
  13. Festina Mejzini – “Kush je ti dashuri” 0.59% (146 votes)
  14. Klevis Bega (Kastro Ziso) – “Vallja e jetës” 0.58% (143 votes)
  15. Gjergj Kaçinari -“Më jep jetë” 0.48% (120 votes)
  16. Fatos Shabani – “Ty” 0.43% (106 votes)
  17. Evi Reçi -“Tjerr” 0.4% (99 votes)
  18. Kamela Islamaj – “Ajo vajza” 0.34% (84 votes)
  19. Wendi Mancaku – “Si ajo” 0.33% (82 votes)
  20. Erikson Lloshi – “Jo” 0.33% (81 votes)
  21. Florent Abrashi – “Vajzë” 0.31% (78 votes)
  22. Sardi Strugaj – “Kam me t’ba me kajt” 0.29% (72 votes)
  23. Franc Koruni – “E morën botën” 0.25% (62 votes)
  24. Agim Poshka – “Vendi im” 0.2% (49 votes)
  25. Devis Xherahu – “Peng” 0.16% (39 votes)
  26. Viktor Tahiraj – “Nënë” 0.13% (32 votes)

Total Votes: 24,794

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

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Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago

I hope this year we can skip the shouty diva with an overly dramatic ballad. Just please.

Linus
Linus
3 months ago

Ines Neziri for me:). I really like it. Albania should not send uptempo when there are no great ones. Some other year.

Last edited 3 months ago by Linus
ELVIS20
ELVIS20
3 months ago

Rosela #Vashezo remains my favorite of this year Festivali

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

Axhela lives in Greece or no? I have seen her commenting on the IG accounts of many Greek singers.

As far as I know, televoting won’t take place so it’s up to the narrow-minded jury from last year? I don’t get how difficult it is for the Albanian broadcaster to ask viewers to vote in an app free of charge.

Elios
Elios
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

She used to live in Greece for some time after her studies, was part of X Factor and also worked with Eleni Foureira for some time. Currently she lives in Tirana and like Eleni, has also been a victim of racism in Greece.

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
3 months ago

Rosela all the way.

Yasss
Yasss
3 months ago

Of course Anxhela is the winner. Over the past weeks we saw how the hopeless competitors tried in vain to create alternate realities, but it was all fruitless compared to the majestic power of KARMA!

Last edited 3 months ago by Yasss
Malo
Malo
3 months ago

Rosela lost by a few votes. So pleasantly surprised she’s getting the love she deserves.

theBESTisyettocome
theBESTisyettocome
3 months ago

Anxhella winning by buying 2000 votes in 2 days is comic :))) hahahahahahahah
she really believes the lie in which she is living hahahaha

Malo
Malo
3 months ago

Darn, really?
She’s a great artist, and I’m a big fan of hers but she’s come off as a little ‘arrogant’ when it comes to FiK, like she’s the only one who 100% deserves to win. That’s the vibe I have PERSONALLY gotten from her interviews.

Preparing myself for 1000 downvotes XD

Yasss
Yasss
3 months ago

The best is the results of the jury, which will confirm Anxhela’s win and Rosela’s loss.

Nancy G
Nancy G
3 months ago

Anxhela is perhaps the most famous person on this list, along with Era and Inis, so it makes sense to me they are doing well. Anxhela is the likely winner — I hope for a strong stage show. Albania already knows she can sing very well!

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 months ago

well Anxhela is most likely to win, but she’s also most likely to end up in the 13/14th position in the semi final – and she’s lucky she’s in the second semi leaving some chance of her qualifying as a 9th/10th spot. Really the staging she has in fik looks cheap and not fitting to the song at all, and the song is basically another version of “world” and we all know how that ended up. I really need Albania to start sending something that aren’t female ballads, I’m one of the people who says that we should judge the… Read more »

Malo
Malo
3 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

This is no attack on your opinion or anything, but can you please point me to some modern/contemporary rock artists/songs?
I ask this since you’ve referred more than once to ‘Identitet’and ‘Mall’as dated.
Again I promise I’m actually curious, cause I’m not much of a music expert. Thanks!

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 months ago
Reply to  Malo

OK! In my opinion (I’m not a rock expert I do listen to some rock artists, but’s it’s not my go-to genre) modern rock artists are artists like Sam Fender, Maneskin (at Sanremo this year) and the 1975 for example and recently I’ve discovered great Estonian rock band – the Boondocks, not all of them are pure rock per se, but pop-rock, indie-rock, punk-rock for sure. 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

That’s a lot of votes for songs that aren’t really the favourites. Maybe the polls know something we don’t? 😉

Colin
Colin
3 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Anxhela – Huge star in Albania, with a lot of fans and jury hype. Rosela – Another big star in Albania. Inis – ESC fan-favorite and a big rising star, third placed in 2018. Stefan – I know nothing of him, but he is apparently one of the rare ones with his own Wiki page in Albanian Wikipedia, so I assume he is well known. Mirud – Big ESC fan-favorite. Era Rusi – Another really big ESC fandom favorite. Klinti – He finished 6th in 2018 as a newcomer. Enxhi – One of the most modern songs in the contest… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Colin
Lujxk
Lujxk
3 months ago

Era Rusi for the win! ?

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

Better something upbeat