Festivali i Këngës 60 begins tonight with semi final one

December 27, 2021


The 60th edition of Albania’s Festivali i Këngës kicks off tonight at 21:00 CET with semi final one, where we will see a total of 20 acts, a mix of newcomers and established singers, performing. The show will be hosted by Ardit Gjebrea, Isli Islami, Eurovision 2019 participant Jonida Maliqi, Klevi Kadilli and Xhemi Shehu.

1. Kelly – “Meteor”

2. Mirud – “Për dreq” (Damn)

3. Urban Band – “Padrejtësi” (Injustice)

4. Evi Reci – “Me duaj” (Love me)

5. Kastro Zizo – “Kujë” (Mourn)

6. Ester Zahiri – “Hiena” (Hyena)

7. Viola Xhemali – “Eja si erë” (Come as the wind)

8. Eldis Arrnjeti – “Refuzoj” (I refuse)

9. Kejsi Rustja – “Vallëzoj me ty” (I dance with you)

10. Xhuliana Pjetra – “Baladë” (Ballad)

11. Olimpia Smajlaj – “Dua” (I want)

12. Shega – “Një” (One)

13. Gjergj Kaçinari – “Në ëndërr mbete ti” (You remain in dreams)

14. Denis Skura – “Pse nuk flet, mama?” (Why don’t you talk, mum?)

15. Endri & Stefi – “Triumfi i jetës” (The triumph of life)

16. Janex – “Deluzional” (Delusional)

17. Ronela Hajati – “Sekret” (Secret)

18. Sajmir Çili – “Nën maskë” (Under the mask)

19. Rezarta Smaja – “E jemja nuse” (The bride of mine)

20. Alban Ramosaj – “Theje” (Crush)

Out of these 20 acts, six of them are newcomers, and will be judged by the jury panel on their performance in the semi final tonight. In tomorrow’s show, (where the participants will sing traditional Festivali i Këngës songs with Albanian singers), three of the six newcomers will be eliminated from the contest. 

  • Eldis Arrnjeti
  • Ester Zahiri
  • Kejsi Rrustja
  • Olimpia Smajlaj
  • Viola Xhemali
  • Xhuli Pjetraj


The final show on December 29th will see 17 participants performing for the chance to be crowned the winner, and Albania’s Eurovision 2022 entrant.

The semi final qualifiers, and overall winner of Festivali i Këngës 60 will be decided by a seven member jury panel:

  • Agim Doçi
  • Anxhela Faber
  • Anxhela Peristeri (Eurovision 2021)
  • Olsa Toqi
  • Olti Curri
  • Osman Mula
  • Rozana Radi

Will you be tuning in to Festivali i Këngës tonight? Which is your favourite song from this years contest? Let us know in the comments below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *