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Forum Ranking Game: Albania wins round one!

Over on our forum, the members of our online community have been posting their rankings of the 2019 entries so far, with a new winner decided each week. The first round of Eurovision 2019 has just concluded, and it is Albania that has come out on top in the three-nation face-off. Round One results In a poll where 68 members …

Another Eurovision season, another debate on the return of the orchestra

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. The first national final of the Eurovision 2019 season began on December 20 with Festivali i Këngës 57. For many long-time fans, the Albania national final recalls the days of the past because …

Albania: How does “Ktheju tokës” compare to previous entries? Vote now

On Saturday, Albania became the first country in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest to select their song in a national selection, as Festivali i Këngës concluded. It was Jonida Maliqi’s “Ktheju tokës” which won out in the end, and the 36 year old performer from Tirana will fly to Tel Aviv in May to defend the Balkan nation’s honour at …

Albania: Jonida Maliqi chosen for Tel Aviv!

Following tonight’s Festivali i Këngës final, we have our first song of the 2019 season – it’s Jonida Maliqi with “Ktheju tokës”! In a marathon final where all fourteen finalists performed their songs again, including two second performances from Marko Strazimiri & Imbro and Eranda Libohova after technical issues during their first, the singer was chosen by the assembled jury …

TONIGHT: Albania decide for Tel Aviv!

The first national final of the 2019 season is already upon us, and once more it’s an early Christmas present from Albania. Tonight, 14 acts will compete in Festivali i Kënges 57, with the winner being given the honour of representing Albania in Tel Aviv! The fourteen acts taking part in tonight’s show are; Gjergj Leka – Një ditë tjetër Jonida …

Albania: Who is your favourite in Festivali i Këngës? Vote now!

We’re finally here everybody! The Eurovision national selection season kicks off tonight as the first show of Festivali i Këngës gets underway in Tirana, the beautiful capital of Albania, as the country once again becomes the first to select their song for the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, 22 artists are competing for the prestigious crown and the chance to …

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