• Dale Roberts

Albania: Songs revealed for Festivali i Këngës 60

The Albanian broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) has revealed the 20 songs competing in this year's Festivali i Këngës (FiK) 60.

The 20 artists were announced in early November and Eurovision fans have been waiting with anticipation on the release of these songs.

The artists and songs are:

  • Alban Ramosaj - 'Theje'

  • Denis Skura - 'Pse nuk flet, mama?'

  • Eldis Arrnjeti - 'Refuzoj'

  • Evi Reci - 'Me duaj'

  • Endri & Stefi - 'Triumfi i jetës'

  • Ester Zahiri - 'Hiena'

  • Gjergj Kacinari - 'Në ëndërr mbete ti'

  • Janex - 'Deluzional'

  • Kastro Zizo - 'Kujë'

  • Kelly - 'Meteor'

  • Kejsi Rustja - 'Vallëzoj me ty'

  • Mirud - 'Për dreq'

  • Olimpia Smajlaj - 'Dua'

  • Rezarta Smaja - 'E jemja nuse'

  • Ronela Hajati - 'Sekret'

  • Sajmir Çili - 'Nën maskë'

  • Shega - 'Një'

  • Urban Band - 'Padrejtësi'

  • Viola Xhemali - Eja si erë'

  • Xhuliana Pjetra - 'Baladë'

You can listen to all the songs via the Albanian broadcasters YouTube channel 'RTSH - Radio Televizioni Shqiptar' here.

A familiar name to many in that list is Mirud who previously competed in last year's FiK 59 and also in FiK 57, he returns with 'Për dreq' which per his Twitter account he explained it means 'I've gone to hell'.

Another artist to watch are Alban Ramosaj who won another major singing contest last year in Albania, Kenga Magjike, and has competed on The Voice of Albania.

Additionally, Ronela Hajati is one of Albania's biggest pop stars and is expected to be a contender. She is already a huge online fan favourite.

Festivali i Këngës 60 will be hosted by Eurovision 2019 competitor Jonida Maliqi and will take place on 27, 28 and 29 of December which will be early morning on the 28, 29 and 30 of December here in Australia.