Albania Festivali i Këngës 2023: Presenters
Hosts: Krisa Çaushi, Kledi Kadiu and Adriana Matoshim (Photo: RTSH)

Albania: Night 2 of Festivali i Këngës #62

The second night of Festivali i Këngës has concluded with the performances of the remaining 15 artists. Now that's all said and done: Who should represent Albania at Eurovision 2024?

With Night 2 of Festivali i Këngës #62 drawn to a close, all 31 competing artists have officially performed their songs in hopes of moving on to the final.

Tonight, the final 15 artists performed and will join the remaining 16 in waiting for the reveal on who makes it to the final.

On tomorrow's show – Nostalgia Night – the artists will perform a cover of a song that has participated in the festival or in Eurovision itself. Each will have a special guest to help them sing along.

The voting lines are now open and the public from Albania and Kosovo will decide on Friday who should sing for the country at Eurovision 2024.

Festivali i Këngës #62 – Semi-final 2

Festivali i Këngës 62

Albania will be using their song festival, Festivali i Këngës, as their national selection for Eurovision 2024. 31 entries are up for competition with the Albanian Eurovision representative decided by public vote, whereas the jury will decide the winner of the song festival itself.

There will be four live shows, all held in December:

  • Night 1: 19 December 2023
  • Night 2: 20 December 2023
  • Night 3: 21 December 2023 (Nostalgia Night)
  • Night 4: 22 December 2023

All four shows will take place at the Palace of Congress in Tirana and will be hosted by Adriana Matoshi, Kledi Kadiu, Xhuliano Dule and Krisa Çaush.

Albania in Eurovision

Since their debut in 2004, Albania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year. Their best result is a 5th place finish in 2012, when Rona Nishliu sang "Suus."

Albania 2023: Albina & Familja Kelmendi - "Duje"

Out of the 19 times Albania has participated, they have qualified for the Grand Final 11 times.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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