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TONIGHT: Eurovision in Concert

So aside from the main show in May what would you say is the biggest event of the Eurovision calendar? Melfest? The semi-final draw? Some would in fact argue that the first big meeting of the cast of the year would be that moment, and tonight sees just that happening in the Dutch capital. 24 of the 40 performers in …

Albania: Elhaida Dani releases “I’m Alive”

The new Albanian entry has just been presented by the Albanian broadcaster RTSH. Instead of Diell, the song Elhaida Dani won Festivali i Kenges with, she will perform her new song I’m Alive in Vienna instead. Diell has been withdrawn by the composer for copyright reasons. Elhaida’s new song I’m Alive was written by the Kosovar songwriters Zzap & Chris. …

TONIGHT: Albania and San Marino Reveal Their Entries

Last night, the final two national finals of the 2015 National Final season took place. Tonight another two songs will be revealed, The eagerly awaited Sammarinese entry and the new Albanian enter. San Marino Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini Reveal their song. 19:30CET SMRTV and Albania Elhaida Dani “I’m Alive” 20:30CET RTSH With only Russia to announce their song from Semi …

Albania: Elhaida Dani to sing “I’m Alive”

The song title of Albania’s new entry has been revealed! It was confirmed last night that Elhaida Dani, who won Festivali i Këngës back in December, will not be singing her winning song “Diell” in Vienna, after the author of the song withdrew it from the competition. It has now been confirmed that Dani will sing “I’m Alive”, a new …

Albania: Elhaida to change her song!

Unexpected news from Albania: Elhaida Dani has just announced on her official Facebook page that she will not compete with the Festivali i Kenges winning song Diell at Eurovision. Instead she will perform a completely new song in Vienna. The reason stated for the song change is that the composer of Diell has withdrawn the song for personal reasons. An …

Tonight: Albania decides!

We’ve been building up to this for the last couple of days and now the time has come – the famous Festivali i Këngës final will take place in Tirana, Albania! As one of the more famous national finals in the calendar and formerly the first of the season, FiK holds a special place in many Eurovision fan’s hearts and …

Albania: FiK second semi-final tonight

Tonight the second semi-final of Albania’s selection will take place. 13 songs will compete for nine places in the final to join the previous nine qualifiers from last night. The grand final and the show that will select Albania’s Eurovision entrant is tomorrow night so there is still all to play for! The 13 acts taking part tonight includes some …

Albania: Who qualified for the final?

Tonight the first semi-final of the 53rd Festivali i Këngës took place in Albania. 13 songs were performed to compete for nine places in the grand final and the results are now in! Revolt Klan, Julian Gjojdeshi, Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi and Offchestra were all eliminated tonight which means the following songs will be taking part in the FiK …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës starts tonight!

Albania will be kicking off their national selection for Eurovision 2015 tonight (26th December). The first semi-final of the famous and long-running Festivali i Këngës will take place tonight and will decide 9 of the songs that will take part in Sunday’s grand final. The following songs will be competing tonight; Enver Petrovci – Të vranë bukuri Revolt Klan – …

39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

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