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Eurovision in Concert: 28 acts prepare for Amsterdam event!

The first major preview event of the Eurovision 2019 calendar gets underway this weekend, as the annual Eurovision in Concert is held in Amsterdam! No less than 28 participants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are getting ready to hit the stage of AFAS Live this Saturday for the 11th edition of Eurovision in Concert. They are; 🇦🇱 Jonida Maliqi …

The “Expert” Panel reviews Albania: Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës | (Eurovision 2019)

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is returning once again! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified to judge anything, we certainly have strong opinions, so our staff and editors got together to review all 41 of the songs taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel this May.  …

Albania Calling: Jonida Maliqi’s revamp of “Ktheju tokës” appears online

As you may recall, Jonida Maliqi won Festivali i Këngës 57 back in December with her song “Ktheju tokës”, becoming the first official song of the Eurovision Song Contest for 2019. In annual tradition for Albania, the entry underwent the dreaded revamp process, which in the past has resulted in mixed reaction. Today, following the reveal of the last Eurovision entry …

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 …

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