Anxhela Peristeri has just won Albania’s long-running Festivali I Këngës, which is used to select Albania’s Eurovision entry. The winning entry Karma will likely get a revamp for Eurovision
After 3 shows, the winner was finally decided by a jury. On the first night all songs were performed in the studio version and on the second night all entries were performed in acoustic version. after the first 2 night, 18 finalists were selected, these were:
Albania joined the Eurovision in 2004, when the contest was held in Istanbul, passing 7th in the final. 7 out of their 16 participations sadly failed to qualify. Rona Nishliu managed to get 5th place with 146 points in 2012, which is their best place to date. Since joining the contest, Albania has always used ‘Festivali I Këngës’ to select their Eurovision entrant. Arilena Ara was selected to represent Albania in 2020 before the contest got cancelled.