Albania 2023: Festivali i Këngës

Albania 2023: Submissions open for Festivali i Këngës 61

The submissions for Albania's Festivali i Këngës are now open. The winning song will represent the country at Eurovision 2023

The 61st edition of Albania's Festivali i Këngës is on its way.

The Albanian public broadcaster (RTSH) has officially opened the submission window for potential entries for the song competition that will act as the country's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The regulations and conditions for entering the competition are the same as those used in 2020, which suggest Festivali i Këngës 61 will take place during the second half of December.

Whoever is interested in joining the lineup must submit the full application via email to and, amongst others, respect the rules below:

  • The song must be performed in Albanian.
  • The song can't be longer than 4 minutes.
  • The performing artist, as well as the song's composer, must be Albanian.

In addition to not announcing the official dates for the national selection, RTSH also hasn't mentioned when the submission window will close.

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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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