RTSH reveals 22 competing artists for Festivali i Këngës
Albanian broadcaster RTSH has revealed the 22 acts who will be competing in Festivali i Këngës 56 this December.
Albania is the first country to choose a song with which it will compete next year in Lisbon. Several famous faces will take part, including festival veteran Rezarta Smaja, who will perform together with Albanian representative from 2006, Luiz Ejlli.
We will also see Xhesika Polo who debuted at the festival last year as well as Elton Deda and Mariza Ikonomi also returnees to FIK.
The songs won’t be revealed until the live shows, with all 22 acts first facing semi-finals on 21 and 22 December, and then the lucky finalists will compete at the grand final on 23 December. The winner of Festivali i Këngës 56 will then go on to be Albania’s act for Eurovision 2018.