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Familiar faces face fresh foes at Festivali i Këngës

RTSH has released the list of twenty-eight acts that will participate in the 53rd edition of Festivali i Kënges this December.

The appearance of twenty-eight names signals a return to a true semifinals format, with acts eliminated before the 28 December grand final. However, there has not yet been any confirmation of the procedures or running orders for the festival. The entrants are:

1) Jozefina Simoni (Voice of Albania 2013)

2) Gjergj Leka

3) Marsela Cibukaj (FiK 51)

4) Lindita Halimi (FiK 48)

5) Rezarta Smaja (7th last year)

6) Mjellma Berisha

7) Revolt Klan (Also competing in Kenga Magjike 2014)

8) Julian Gjojdeshi (Also competing in Kenga Magjike 2014)

9) Erga Halilaj (FiK 48; Backing singer for Hersi Matmuja in Copenhagen)

10) Kozma Dushi (FiK 51)

11) Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija (6th last year)

12) Ana Gramo

13) Agim Poshka (FiK 49)

14) Florent Abrashi & Sigi Bastri

15) Bojken Lako (FiK 51)

16) Kelly (FiK 51)

17) Venera Lumani (4th last year with Lindi Islami)

18) Emi Bogdo (FiK 49)

19) Klajdi Musabelliu (FiK 43)

20) Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj (13th last year)

21) Andos Sinani

22) Offchestra

23) Elhaida Dani (Winner: Voice of Italy 2013)

24) Altin Goci (FiK 50)

25) Saimir Braho (3rd last year)

26) Gr. Aurora

27) Besa Krasniqi

28) Enver Petrovci

Over three nights, Albania will select its twelfth Eurovision participant. Festivali i Këngës takes place on 26, 27 and 28 of December. As usual, the epic national final will be contested at Tirana’s Palace of Congresses.

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