“Eurovision 2021” National Selections season is kicking-off today. Traditionally Albanian “Festival i Kenges” is the first national final to take place.
Initially there were 26 acts chosen to compete in the 59th edition of Albanian music festival that determines the country’s representative at the “Eurovision Song Contest”. Unfortunetely, one of the contestants, three-time winner (Fest’28, ’31 & ’32) Manjola Nallbani won’t be able to take part as her COVID-19 test had came out positive.
Due to the pandemic there are some changes in format as well. This edition is going to be the first in the history that won’t include a live orchestra. The festival itself will be held on open-air arena for the first time in a long time. All the performanaces won’t be made live as all of them have already been recorded days ago with a pre-recorded instrumental.
Full List of Participants:
- Agim Poshka – Vendi im
- Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
- Devis Xherahu – Peng
- Enxhi Nasufi – Njësoj
- Era Rusi – Zjarri im
- Erik Lloshi – Jo
- Evi Reçi – Tjerr
- Fatos Shabani – Ty
- Festina Mejzini – Kush je ti dashuri
- Florent Abrashi – Vajzë
- Franc Koruni – E morën botën
- Gigliola Haveriku – E lirë
- Gjergj Kuçinari – Më jep jetë
- Kamela Islamaj – Kujtimet s’kanë formë
- Kastro Zizo – Vallja e jetës
- Klinti Çollaku – Do t’ja dal
- Inis Neziri – Pendesë
- Mirud – Nëse vdes
- Orgesa Zaimi – Valixhja e kujtimeve
- Rosela Gjylbegu – Vashëzo
- Sardi Strugaj – Ka me t’ba me kajt
- Stefan Marena – Meteor
- Viktor Tahiraj – Nënë
- Wendi Mancaku – Vesi i shpirti tim
- Xhesika Polo – Më mbron
And now we are going to create an overall top of 12 Xal readers in order to determine our own favarites! Join us in the voting below and vote for the song you like more!
Note: You can choose up to 5 songs.