Albania’s national broadcaster RTSH has been slowly teasing us over the past few days as the first national selection of the 2019 season rapidly approaches. Now though, it’s time! The full songs for Festivali i Këngës 57 are out, and #YOU can hear them right now!
Simply click on the song title below to be taken to the song, or check out the bottom of the playlist at the end of this article to hear the Albanian hopefuls for Tel Aviv.
- Alar Band – Dashuria nuk mjafton
- Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti – Dua ta besoj
- Aurel Thëllimi – Të dua ty
- Bojken Lako – Jete jeten
- Bruno Pollogati – Nuk ka stop
- Dilan Reka – Karma
- Eliza Hoxha – Peng
- Elona Islamaj – Në këtë botë kalimtarë
- Elton Deda – Qetësisht (not currently available)
- Eranda Libohova – 100 pyetje
- Gjergj Leka – Një ditë tjetër
- Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
- Kelly – A më ndjën
- Klint Collaku – Me jete
- Klodiana Vata – Mbremje e pafund
- Kujtim Prodani – Babela
- Lidia Lufi – Rrëfehem
- Lorela Sejdini – Vetmi
- Marko Strazimiri & Imbro – Leyla
- Mirud – Nënë
- Orgesa Zaimi – Hije
- Soni Malaj – Më e fortë
Festivali i Këngës 57 will decide the Albanian entry for Eurovision 2019 as is tradition, with the semi-finals set for 20th and 21st December, before the grand final on Saturday 22nd December. The Palace of Congress in Tirana will play host to the selection once more.
However, one change to the rules has been implemented, with all 22 acts performing with the RTSH orchestra on the first night, before performing the final version of their entries on the second.
Make sure to stay tuned to #escYOUnited over the coming days as our team reviews the entries, and #YOU get to have your say on which song should represent Albania!
Full playlist can be found HERE.
Which of the songs do #YOU like the most? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below and on social media!