• Mike Jones

12 finalists of Albania's Festivali i Këngës 58 revealed



After two nights of semi final the 12 finalists of Festivali i Këngës 58 (FiK58) have been announced.


They were decided by a five member jury of Mikaela Minga (Albania) Christer Björkman (Sweden) Dimitris Kontopoulos (Greece) Felix Bergsson (Iceland) and Rita Petro (Albania).


They are (in no particular order)


  • Kamela Islamaj - "Më ngjyros"

  • Elvana Gjata - "Me tana"

  • Gena - "Shqiponja e lirë"

  • Valon Shehu - "Kutia e Pandorës"

  • Arilena Ara - "Shaj"

  • Bojken Lako - "Malaseen"

  • Sara Bajraktari - "Ajër"

  • Era Rusi - "Eja merre"

  • Tiri Gjoci - "Me gotën bosh"

  • Olta Boka - "Botë për dy"

  • Albërie Hadërgjonaj - "Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua"

  • Robert Berisha - "Ajo nuk është unë"


Some surprise non qualifiers were Kanita Suma, Wendi Mancaku and Aldo Bardhi.


This will be Bojken Lako's third final in a row. He had previously finished 2nd in late 2014 for the 2015 contest.

The final will be held on Sunday night (Monday morning Australian time) at approximately 6:30-7:00am AEDT (starts have been delayed by adverts).


You can watch live via the official RTSH stream at: https://www.rtsh.al/rtsh-live/RTSH1-HD.html


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