Here is the first song of Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Albania has determined the representatives and songs for the Eurovision Song Contest with Festival i Kenges since their first participation. This year Albania has determined its representative and song in this way.
This year, 54 songs were submitted to the competition, and as a result of the evaluation of the national jury committee, 14 songs were qualified to compete in the national grand final.
Here is the National Finale Contestants & Songs;
- Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
- Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti – Dua ta besoj
- Lidia Lufi – Rrëfehem
- Marko Strazimiri & Imbro – Leyla
- Orgesa Zaimi – Hije
- Bojken Lako – Jeto jetën
- Elton Deda – Qetësisht
- Eliza Hoxha – Peng
- Gjergj Leka – Një ditë tjetër
- Soni Malaj – Më e fortë
- Klint Çollaku – Me jetë
- Alar Band – Dashuria nuk mjafto
- Dilan Reka – Karma
- Eranda Libohova – 100 pyetje
Unlike other years, this year the semi-final system was not implemented to the Festival i Kenges. Contest with a 3-stage program was prepared.
Contestants sang their songs accompanied by the orchestra on the first evening. On the second evening, they performed live with a studio recording without an orchestra.
This evening, the performers who performed their performances with the orchestra were voted after the performances.
Also this evening, Ermal Meta, as an Albanian singer who represented Italy in Eurovision 2018, was the guest artist.
As a result of the national and international jury votes and to represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Jonida Maliqi selected as a person to represent Albania with the song called Khjetu Tokes.