Albania 2022: Festivali i Këngës 60

Albania 2022: Here's the lineup for Festivali i Këngës #60

The list of participants who are competing at this year's Festivali i Këngës has just been revealed. The winner will be chosen on 29 December and will represent Albania in Eurovision 2022

Let the national selections season for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 begin!

We're nearing the end of the year and with that comes the very first national selection of the season, Albania's Festivali i Këngës that celebrates its 60th edition.

Even though the country's public broadcaster (RTSH) had hinted at the show being used to select Albania's representative for next year's contest, only today it became clear that the musical competition will be indeed the method chosen.

Festivali i Këngës #60 – Lineup

  • Alban Ramosaj
  • Denis Skura
  • Eldis Arrnjeti
  • Endri & Stefi
  • Ester Zahiri
  • Evi Reci
  • Gjergj Kacinari
  • Janex
  • Kastro Zizo
  • Kejsi Rustja
  • Kelly
  • Mirud
  • Olimpia Smajlaj
  • Rezarta Smaja
  • Ronela Hajati
  • Sajmir Çili
  • Shega
  • Urban Band
  • Viola Zhemali
  • Xhuliana Pjetra

Festivali i Këngës #60

The 60th edition of Festivali i Këngës consists of three shows:

  • 27 December 2021: Night 1
  • 28 December 2021: Night 2
  • 29 December 2021: Final

Festivali i Këngës is organized by the Albanian national broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH). Since its start in 1962, all artists have been asked to perform live, with a jury selecting the winner. Since 2003 the winner of the festival represented Albania at Eurovision Song Contest.

Albania 2021: Anxhela Peristeri - "Karma"

Albania in Eurovision Song Contest

Since debuting in 2004, Albania has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest every year. Best result is a 5th place in 2012, where Rona Nishliu sang "Suus".

Albania 2021: Anxhela Peristeri - "Karma"

Out of the 17 times Albania has participated, they have qualified for the Grand final 10 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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