Albania‘s broadcaster RTSH has confirmed that it’s going to go forward with the 59th version of its long-running track contest Festivali i Këngës. As regular, the competition may even be used to pick out Albania’s entry for Eurovision 2021. Which means that final 12 months’s winner Arilena Ara will most definitely not obtain a free go to Rotterdam.
Arilena Ara received the final version of Albania’s nationwide ultimate and was anticipating to move Rotterdam final Might along with her track “Fall From The Sky”. Sadly, Eurovision 2020 was cancelled because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This meant that the X Issue Albania winner didn’t have the possibility to grasp her Eurovision dream in 2020.
Broadcaster RTSH has now confirmed that Festivali i Këngës 59 will happen this December. Whereas the track pageant predates Albania’s Eurovision participation, since 2003 the winner of FiK has at all times gone on to characterize Albania at Eurovision the next 12 months.
This strongly means that Arilena Ara is not going to be chosen internally to characterize Albania on the Eurovision Track Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. But it surely doesn’t rule out the potential of Arilena returning to FiK 59 as a contestant to strive her luck once more for Eurovision 2021.
Extra particulars about Festivali i Këngës 59
Native information media Zëri reviews that though there are nonetheless many uncertainties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has change into clear that the Festivali i Këngës will happen it doesn’t matter what.
At the moment, all massive public gatherings in Albania are indefinitely cancelled. It isn’t recognized if this restriction will stay in place in December and what impact, if any, COVID-19 precautions may have on Festivali i Këngës 59.
Festivali i Këngës has been held yearly since 1962. In 2003, the pageant started double responsibility as Albania’s nationwide choice, with the FiK winner additionally representing Albania at Eurovision.
As we speak a gathering passed off between the Deputy Basic Director of RTSH Martin Leka and other people within the area like musicians and songwriters. Points concerning the group of FiK59 had been mentioned on this assembly. Amongst matters mentioned had been an analysis fee for the track choice and standards for participation.
The submissions for FiK 59 will probably be made to the choice committee this September. The official dates for Festivali i Këngës will probably be introduced at a later time.
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