RTSH has revealed the running order for the semi-finals for Festivali i Këngës 58 this coming week.
The running order for the semi-finals of the 58th edition of Festivali i Këngës has been revealed by RTSH. The competition will be opened on Thursday evening by Nadia & Genc Tukici, while Valon Sheku will be the last act to perform there song for the first time. The running order is as follows.
Semi-Final One – December 19
- Nadia & Genc Tukici – Ju flet Tirana
- Sara Bajaktari – Ajer
- Devis Xherahu – Bisedoj me Serenaten
- Kanita – Ankth
- Kamela Islamaj – Me Ngjyros
- Bojken Lako – Malaseen
- Elvana Gjata – Me Tana
- Aldo Bardhi – Melodi
- Renisi Gjoka – Loja
- Alberie Hadergjonaj – Ku ta gjej dike ta dua
Semi-Final Two – December 20
- Kastro Zizo – Asaj
- Tiri Gjoci – Me goten bosh
- Olta Boka – Bote per dy
- Era Rusi – Eja merre
- Wendi Mancaku – Ende
- Robert Berisha – Ajo nuk eshte une
- Gena – Shqiponja e Lire
- Eli Fara dhe Stresi – Bohem
- Arilena Ara – Shaj
- Valon Sheku – Kutia e Pandores
RTSH have confirmed the special guests that will be performing during the festival. These are Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018), Mahmood (Italy 2019) and Giusy Ferreri (runner up of the first edition of X Factor Italy).
Jonida Maliqi represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She took the nation to the Grand Final for a second consecutive year. Performing “Ktheju tokës”, she finished 17th scoring a total of 90 points.
Albania made their debut at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004, the same year the televised semi final was originally introduced to the competition. Albania succeeded in their first showing with Anjeza Shahini’s “The Image of You”, sailing through the semi final in 4th place and eventually landing in a respectable 7th place at the grand final. Albania have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest every single year since their debut. Since the success in their original attempt, they have reach the grand final a further six times. They bettered their 2004 score in 2012 with Rona Nishliu’s song “Suus” who finished the contest in fifth place with 146 Points, their first time reaching the top 5 and their best placing to date.