Festivali i Këngës winners Elsa Lila and Kejsi Tola are among the 31 acts confirmed for FiK 62 — Albania’s national selection for Eurovision 2024.

Broadcaster RTSH shared the full list on Tuesday.

Elsa, who won last year’s festival, will sing a song called “Mars” (March). Many fans think the song will speak to her arrest in Italy in March 2022.

She was held under suspicion of criminal activities related to narcotics, but the charges were later dropped. Her perseverance and anger could make for another truly emotional entry.  

Meanwhile Kejsi, who participated at Eurovision 2009 in Moscow, will sing “Vallezoj me Dritën” (Dance with the Light). She did that herself with singing her Eurovision banger “Carry Me In Your Dreams,” which placed 17th at Eurovision. 

Songs will NOT be published prior to the shows. You’ll get to experience the magic live alongside Albanian viewers this December. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Festivali i Këngës 62 artists and song titles

Andi Tanko – “Herë pas Here”

Anduel Kovaci – ‘Nan'”

Arsi Bako – “Zgjohu”

Besa Kokëdhima – “Zemren n’Dore”

Bledi Kaso – “Çdo gië mbaroi”

Besa Krasnigi – “Esenciale”

Big Basta & Vesa Luma – “Mbinatyrale™

Eldis Arrnjeti – “Nje Kujtim”

Elsa Lila – “Mars”

Erina & The Elementals – “Jetên n’Skaj”

Festina Meizini – “Melos”

Jasmina Hako – “Ti”

Jehona Ponari – “Evol”

Kejsi Tola – “Vallezoj me Dritën”

Kastro Zizo – “2073”

Kleansa Susai – “Pikture”

Luan Durmishi – “Persêritia”

Mal Retkoceri – “Çmendur”

Martina Serreqi – “Vetêm Ty”

Melodain Mancaku – ‘Nuk iemi ne”

Michela Paluca – “Per Veten”

Olimpia Smajlaj – “Asaj”

Olsi Balla – “Une”

Sardi Strugaj – “Boshatisur”

Samanta Karavella – “N’Maie”

Santino De Bartolo – “Dua tè rri me ty”

Sergio Hajdini – “Uragan”

Shpat Deda – “S’mund tietoi pa ty”

Stivi Ushe – “Askush si ty”

Tiri Goci – “NE Endêrr”

Troy – “‘Horizonti i Endrrave”

Who are you most excited about seeing? Shout out your faves below!

 

 

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Roro31
Roro31
4 months ago

And of course, Besa Kokëdhima !!

Edo
Edo
4 months ago

Pershendetje, si dhe ku mund ti blejm biletat per njeren nga mbrjet ?

ale
ale
3 months ago
Reply to  Edo

myticket.al
aty i kam blere cdo vit

3art
3art
4 months ago

Lack of Ronela shocking. But hopefully that means internal selection in San Marino!

Ardian
Ardian
4 months ago

Why is no one mentioning Besa Kokëdhima, the real star of Festivali I Kënges this year!

Roro31
Roro31
4 months ago

Hellloooo guys !!! I’m back for this New year of Eurovision !

I’m very exciting by Elsa Lila, Besa Krasniqi, Kejsi Tola & Big Basta/Vesa Luma !

Eurovision 2024 began !

Andy
Andy
4 months ago

Wohooo Let’s Go Kejsi! Fingers crossed

Dominic
Dominic
4 months ago

What a line-up!

Elsa Lila, Tiri Gjoci, Anduel Kovaci, Festina Mejzini, Kastro Zizo, Eldis Arrnjeti, and of course, the return of Kejsi Tola!

All of them can bring good songs, so I hope that at least some of them will. Hopefully all of them. Looking forward to this happy FiK-mas!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 months ago

Kejsi was one of my faves in 2009, i remember i had a crush at her back then, i also liked the iconic blue dancer a lot

DonutLover
DonutLover
4 months ago

Too bad we won’t get to hear the songs prior to the contest.. I was hoping to get into the spirit of the season early on but I get their point.. Will root for certain artists once I hear the songs in December.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
4 months ago

The Albanian language is *fascinating* to read and try to understand *something*.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

Will it be two separate votes again? One to find the winner, the other to find the Eurovision entry. I hope not. I hated that.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Separate votes may explain why the songs won’t be released before FiK. Or they just may want the audience be interested and tune in during the show.
Two winners is confusing. Like there are two winners but one is better and goes further to represent the country. I hate that too.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

Elsa was the actual winner last year, and ordinarily would have gone on to Liverpool. I wonder if the lingering sentiment of unfairness will benefit her chances this year.

zheng
zheng
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Winner will be announced with 50-50% public and jury. There will be no separation like last year.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  zheng

Thank you! That’s good news.

Ardian
Ardian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well, that’s where they wanted to go, but ultimately they decided to go with the same voting structure as last year. This year FIK has 11 juries that will vote for the FIK winner, but the public will still decide who takes represent Albania in Eurovision 2024.

finnished
finnished
4 months ago

Elsa is Eurovision-wise top 5 material is she has a song at least as competitive as Evita.

Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  finnished

That would bring them Alika’s result at best.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

So Kejsi could be the girlbop favourite this year 😀

LUO
LUO
4 months ago

Elsa has won 100% of the times she has participated…

ESC Hayden
ESC Hayden
4 months ago

Does anyone know if the songs will be released before the contest, as it used to be, or if it’ll be like last year where we didn’t hear them until the shows themselves. Personally, I’d much prefer the former.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

I wonder why they’ve changed that. Is it so people don’t get attached to certain songs and thereby lessen bias?

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

They are trying to make it more and more like Sanremo every year, I think that’s all it is.

Ardian
Ardian
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That’s not true. FIK is the oldest music festival in Albania. They just want to embrace the tradition of Festivali i Kenges and want to not announce the songs before the show as they have done the last 40 years before they chose Festivali i Kenges for the process to choose who will go to Eurovision for Albania.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

Tbh I don’t like this. It makes sense tho, since this is a festival and there is live orchestra, it makes sense we hear the songs for a first time when performed live, but we can’t really see if the song is good for Eurovision from live performance by orchestra. Some songs sound very different when performed by orchestra, some sound better and some sound worse…

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Yeah, but don’t forget the primary goal here is to find the winner of FiK, not what’s good for a totally different contest.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

And FIK had existed long before Albania started participating at Eurovision

XOOOOD
XOOOOD
4 months ago

thank God! no Noisela Trashi in the shortlist. on the other hands lets not root for someone *Cough* Elsa *Cough* before we hear the song, otherwise you’re setting yourself for disappointment.