RTSH has today released the rules for the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës.
The Albanian public broadcaster RTSH has today released the rules for the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës. While RTSH has not mentioned Eurovision in the rules for the contest, it is expected that the broadcaster will opt to once again use the show to select the Albanian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Songwriters and performers must either deliver their submissions to Radio Tirana by October 2, or email them directly to the broadcaster at email@example.com. You can find the full requirements for songs above.
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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.