The holidays are here coming, Christmas, New Year and, of course, Albania’s national selection — Festivali i Këngës. And that means it’s time to ask a very important question: Who should win Festivali i Këngës 60 and represent Albania at Eurovision Song Contest 2022?

This year’s Festivali i Këngës in full of diverse songs, and there are many options for fans to choose from. The list also contains a mixture of familiar faces and festival newcomers. 

The last winner of Kënga Magjike, Alban Ramosaj, a FiK newcomer already has hit more then 500,000 views for his entry “Theje” across various platforms. The other fan favourite is the established hitmaker Ronela Hajati. This will also be her first time competing in Festivali i Këngës.

Another popular candidate is MIRUD with “Për Dreq”. He won our poll –  Which Festivali i Këngës 60 act are you most excited for? . This will be the third time Mirud that will participate in Festivali i Këngës. Both “Nënë” and “Nëse Vdes” generated lots of buzz in their respective years. 

Poll: Who should win Albania’s Festivali i Këngës 60?

The moment has come! It is time to watch all 20 competing songs in the the playlist embedded below and then vote for your favourites. Remember to choose wisely. You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Voting will close just before the live shows take place.

Who should sing for Albania at Eurovision 2022? Let us know below.

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K-just
K-just
7 months ago

Alban by miles. I hope he sings well.

eurovision-berlin
eurovision-berlin
7 months ago

From the beginning until now, Ronela Hajati is my favorite.

Miguel
Miguel
7 months ago

Last year i was much more excited about Fik. This year the songs are mostly nice, but i wont add any of them to my playlist. Most of them are quite forgetable. There is more rock this year. It seems its a trend. I think the newcomers have more generic enjoyable songs while the big names keep the festival tradicion of big ethnic ballads. I also feel some names are overrated in this blog just because they are famous. If i had to choose a winner it would be Evi Reci, just because. It would be nice to see a… Read more »

lasse braun
lasse braun
7 months ago

voted for ronela – it is “me tana 2” in a very good way.

🙂

Danoc
Danoc
7 months ago

I don’t like any of this songs. I do not know why everybody is rooting for Alban, I am sure he wouldn’t make it to the any talent show to go to the finals. This polls means nothing, and why that banner (only 4 artists)? Why do i have to listen to Alban’s winning song from another contest?
With the 2 contestants I see here, Albania will have a difficult time in Eurovision 2022.

Sam
Sam
7 months ago

I’d bet my house right now that Alban will emerge victorious.

dvnichuu
dvnichuu
7 months ago

I love Ronela, but the song is a complete mess. I have no idea who Alban is, but he might be my favourite. I just hope he’s able to perform that live, it’s a challenging song.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
7 months ago

I think people have forgotten that there are other acts than Ronela, Alban, and Mirud, I mean they’re not bad but certainly not the best, my 4th, 7th and 10th

Zana Banci
Zana Banci
8 months ago

I think will orchestra and Ronela will convert the elements of the song in orchestra and she will have dancers plus she dances herself, so will be much different than the clip we are watching. She will be amazing. I love Alban too is very spiritual ethnic but ppl in Eurovision will not appreciate it. So I’m for Ronela . She will attract a lit tele votes with her performance

ItalianGuy90
ItalianGuy90
8 months ago

i hope the winner will be between Ronela, Alban or Mirud

Mr X
Mr X
8 months ago

Ronela or Mirud. Alban is not bad but too melodramatic for me and his voice sounds not so enjoyable

Ieva
Ieva
8 months ago

Only Alban!

Nala
Nala
8 months ago

As much as I loved Ronela’s bangers in the past, this one is not even near my expectations to say the least. It’s a complete mess. On the other hand, there’s Alban whom I hadn’t heard of until Kenga Magjike. His live performance wasn’t his best, but he’s got potential. The emotion and the rage he conveys is unbeatable- it’s the perfect song for me.

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago

Do we know if the live orchestra and choirs are back this year ?

Chris
Chris
8 months ago

People say that they should change FiK rules so a eurovision-friendly winner can be chosen. I have to say to everyone, that i am totally against that. FiK is an albanian festival and it should stay like that, a festival for the country’s culture.
Anyway FiK is not choosing a song, is choosing an artist. They can always change the song later.

Kaija
Kaija
8 months ago
Reply to  Chris

People should forget about the term “Eurovision-friendly” and just accept whatever each country chooses. Especially when it comes to countries like Albania and Portugal, who always pick something the whole country can get behind no matter what the result is.

Mr X
Mr X
8 months ago
Reply to  Chris

In my opinion exactly this is the real spirit of Eurovision !

rainer1
rainer1
8 months ago

screaming men for albania is not possible.
Like almost every year, albania should nominate a screaming woman, whoever.

Catriona
Catriona
8 months ago

Sekret is a total mess production wise, and the juries don’t vote on potential. Alban is the only choice. I don’t think it will be close.

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
8 months ago

Alban Ramosaj has a mediocre vocal. Stop buying every scream they try to sell you!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
8 months ago

it’ll clearly be alban raminaj and he’ll give albania their same cute lower top 20 result with not one single televoting point from a country without heavy albanian presence. that country has so much wasted esc potential i swear

Jacob S
Jacob S
8 months ago

no bc unless fik changes as their national final, they’ll never win eurovision. and as a lover of albanian music, it hurts my soul.

ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
8 months ago
Reply to  Jacob S

Or introduce televote

Azaad
Azaad
7 months ago

I don’t think the FiK songs are the problem, rather it’s the small jury and no televote. Overall, in the last few years Albania has had one of the more solid lineup of songs to offer, particularly the 2019/2020 season.

juju
juju
8 months ago

You are saying it as if consinstantly making it to the final was an easy feat. Albania has a qualification streak going on and I think theje has a higher chance of keeping it going than something as risky as sekret.

Addie
Addie
8 months ago

Obviously Sekret is awesome but I have no idea how it might sound live. Haven’t listened to Alban’s song yet, so I haven’t formed an opinion. But how is nobody paying attention to Shega, their song is actually really good! And wow, Evi’s song is totally opposite to Zjarri im. How is nobody talking about that?

Sidrit Collaku
Sidrit Collaku
8 months ago
Reply to  Addie

Evis song was tjerr

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
8 months ago

I would be surprised if the battle isn’t between Sekret and Theje. Uptempo modern pop versus classic Balkan ballad… But unlike the other years, 2019 especially where I was routing for Me tana all the way, this time the two songs really stands a chance for me as I find both of them special enough to make a positive impact in the contest. PS : yesterday I notice while listening to Theje that Xhesika Polo from last year was a backing vocalist for Alban’s track which made me like it even more. Good luck to Albania.

Apollo
Apollo
8 months ago

I don’t think anyone can compete with Alban, his live vocals and performances are unmatched. Not to mention, he’s a huge star in Albania.

Also, who is voting for Mirud? Watch his performance from last year and let me know if you still think he stands a chance. Every previous FiK winner has outstanding vocals and stage presence, Mirud has none.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
8 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

His song this year is much more jury friendly and he could pull off those notes. On the other hand the way Alban sings is just too harsh for my ears.

Apollo
Apollo
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Albanian’s love big vocals, just look at the previous FiK winners. Alban won the moment he decided to compete.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
8 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

That’s why I hate FiK and hope they will never be in TOP 10 with such approach.

Ashton
Ashton
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

so we’re all just forgetting about suus huh

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

The situation in Albania is a bit unexciting this year. There are two obvious favorites because they are the two biggest names, and coincidentally, their songs also appear to be the best ones in the selection. We do have a ”Shaj vs Me tana” situation all over again, and I can see advantages and disadvantages in both cases. There’s not much for me to be bedazzled by in this edition, but not much to actively dislike either. There are a lot of perfectly presentable ballads and rock songs, but hardly anything feels out of the expected route, considering it’s FiK.… Read more »

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

To be fair, only two or three songs feel like they really need a more contemporary re-mastering, while some have a really good production values. Also, I realize that FiK is a world on its own, and that some things go as expected. I just feel like a lot of these songs are quite nice, but miss an ”oomph”, so to say.
Besides Alban and Ronela, I’d also compliment Mirud and Ester Zahiri. In the end, of course that I’m hyped for FiK just because.

Last edited 8 months ago by Colin
Oscar
Oscar
8 months ago

Even though it appears that Ronela and Alban are the favourites I wouldn’t be surprised if someone not really expected won. Rezarta or Evi just for example. Last year most people were focused on Era, Inis, and even Mirud and despite being somewhat of a favourite Anxhela win was a shock for a lot of people. All I’m saying is that I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the favourites didn’t win.

Alvarots
Alvarots
8 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

My fav was Anxhela with “karma” and i loved Inis since Piedestal(my winner that year) and Mirud with Nene hahah
I think many people could see Karma winning

Erasmus
Erasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

I don’t think many people were surprised since it was rumoured that it was rigged for her.

Mr X
Mr X
8 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

I like both, Rezarta and Evi

Yudhistira Mahasena
8 months ago

Definitely Alban. We need another man to represent Albania.

Devito
Devito
8 months ago

Men voting for Alban because he is hot. Jury will vote for Alban because he will sing a typical Albanian ballad. Poor Ronela, in a perfect world, it would be her who would represent Albania.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
8 months ago
Reply to  Devito

He isn’t hot to me

Devito
Devito
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

You have failed gayness test then. 😀

Joey
Joey
8 months ago
Reply to  Devito

Alban is cute, but this selection is not about that. He has the best produced song. He deserves the win.

Ronela’s song is incredibly messy compared to the songs she releases outside of FiK. I don’t know why she decided to send this version to the contest honestly…

And let’s be real, the Albanian boomer jury will never choose this as their representative for Eurovision.

Last edited 8 months ago by Joey
esc_fl
esc_fl
8 months ago

Theje is the good-quality beautiful and emotional song that I expect from Albania, and Sekret is the good-quality ethnic bop song that I expect from Albania. I’d be happy if either goes to Eurovision! Though I would advise a revamp for Sekret so doesn’t sound too chaotic in the middle (doesn’t bother me, but it might for others).

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
8 months ago

Alban’s song is good, but I hate his yelling in the song.

Roro31
8 months ago

I love Alban, Ronela, Ester, Mirud and Keysi !!
But my choice is for… Ronela because i love pop music and a change of Style would be good instead of staying only on ballads even if I love Alban’s …

Alonso
Alonso
8 months ago

Alban or Ronela. However, I prefer Ronela. To be honest, Alban’s vocal is not as good as I expected.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
8 months ago

I can’t stand y’all sleeping on Dua and E jemja nuse, two bangers

Alo
Alo
8 months ago

I will be surprised if Alban won’t win.
He has the most ready song, but I believe sekret has more potential with a good revamp!

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago

Ronela Hajati and no one else. Thank you.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
8 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

idk, I love the song and all the elements, kinda fuego. It’s got great buildup but i’m not sure to what, there’s very little climax except possibly that mediocre flute part

Roelof M
Roelof M
8 months ago

I think Alban should (and will) win. Sekret is great as well, and normally I would be begging for Albania to change it up, but for me Theje is just a better overall product. All in all, let’s just hope that Albania keeps it in Albania, as it has very clearly worked for them.

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

“Sekret” would never perform second in the running order. Not in the semi, not in the final.