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Albania in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Here you find everything you need to know about Albania’s preparations for the “Eurovision Song Contest 2014”, including the result of Festivali i Këngës 52 and links to their last five Eurovision entries (and their results), just to put the new plans in perspective. albania
Albania’s plans for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest:
Broadcaster: RTSH
Website: rtsh.al
Selection: “Festivali i Këngës 52”: 2 Semifinals, 1 Final and 16 entries
Date: December 26th – 28th
Albania will participate in the (1st half of) the first semi-final of the 2014 ESC, on May 6th


“Zemërimi i një nate (One night’s anger)”, Herciana Matmuja – The winner of Festivali i Këngës 52

The results of the Albanian national final for the 2014 ESC (jury votes)
1. “Zemërimi i një nate (One night’s anger)”, Herciana Matmuja 69 pts.
2. “Me ty (With you)“, Klodian Kacani 45 pts.
3. “Grua (Wife)“, Sajmir Braho 40 pts.
4. “Natë e pare (First night)“, Venera Lumani and Lindi Islami 37 pts.
5. “Një ditë shprese (One hopeful day)“, Frederik Ndoci 33 pts.
6. “Kur qielli qan (When the sky cries)“, Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija 28 pts.
7. “Në zemër (In the heart)“, Rezarta Smaja 25 pts.
7. “Jehonë“, Grupi NA 25 pts.
9. “Mjegulla“, Renis Gjoka 22 pts.
10. “Kthehu (Come back)“, Luiz Ejlli 20 pts.
11. “Ti mungon (You’re missing)“, Marjeta Billo 18 pts.
12. “Mikja ime (My friend)“, Blerina Braka 16 pts.
13. “Jam larg (I’m far away)“, Besiana Mehmeti and Shkodran Tolaj 12 pts.
14. “Vetëm për ty (Only for you)“, Entela Zhula and Edmond Mancaku 10 pts.
15. “Princesha (The Princess)“, Lynx 6 pts.
16. “Ëndërrat janë ëndërra (Dreams are dreams)“, Xhejsi Jorgaqi 0 pts.
The schedule for the Albanian “Festivali i Këngës 2014”:
(The hosts: Enkel Demi and Diellza Kolgeci Xhesika Berberi / Marinela Meta / Klea Huta)
December 26th Semifinal 1 8 entries
December 27th Semifinal 2 8 entries
December 28th Final 16 entries → 1 winner
Festivali i Këngës 52 – Semifinal 1 – December 26th – the participants:
1. Luiz Ejlli (duet with Mira Konçi)
2. Rezarta Smaja (duet with Elton Deda)
3. Entela Zhula and Edmond Mancaku (duet with Altin Goci)
4. Venera Lumani and Lindi Islami (duet with Olta Boka)
5. Xhejn and Enxhi Kumrija (duet with Redon Makashi)
6. Renis Gjoka (duet with Kejsi Tola)
7. Sajmir Braho (duet with Flaka Krelani)
8. Herciana Matmuja (duet with Endri and Stefi Prifti)
Festivali i Këngës 52 – Semifinal 2 – December 27th – the participants:
1. Blerina Braka
2. Marjeta Billo (duet with Juliana Pasha)
3. Xhejsi Jorgaqi (duet with Eranda Libohova)
4. Klodian Kacani (duet with Rovena Dilo)
5. Frederik Ndoci
6. Besiana Mehmeti and Shkodran Tolaj
7. Orges Toce NA
8. Lynx (duet with Eneda Tarifa)
Festivali i Këngës 52 – Final – December 28th – the entries:
1. “Zemërimi i një nate” (One night’s anger), Hersi Matmuja (Herciana Matmuja)
(Genti Lako, Jorgo Papingji)
2. “Jam larg” (I’m far away), Besiana Mehmeti och Shkodran Tolaj
(Vullnet Ibrahimi)
3. “Kthehu” (Come back), Luiz Ejlli
(Marjan Deda, Sokol Marsi)
4. “Një ditë shprese” (One hopeful day), Frederik Ndoci
(Frederik Ndoci, Agim Doçi)
5.Jeta në orën 4” (Life at 4 o’clock), Orges ToçeJehonë“, Grupi NA
(Orges Toçe)
6. “Me ty” (With you), Klodian Kaçani
(Klodian Qafoku, Florian Zyka)
7. “Natë e pare” (First night), Venera Lumani and Lindi Islami
(Endrit Shani, Olti Curri)
8. “Mikja ime” (My friend), Blerina Braka
(Gramoz Kozeli)
9. “Ëndërrat janë ëndërra” (Dreams are dreams), Xhejsi Jorgaqi
(Xhejsi Jorgaqi)
10. “Kur qielli qan” (When the sky cries), Xhejn and Enxhi Kumrija
(Xhejn Kumrija, Enxhi Kumrija)
11. “Princesha” (The Princess), Lynx
(Lynx)
12. “Ti mungon” (You’re missing), Marjeta Billo
(Lambert Jorganxhi, Florian Zyka)
13. “Grua“, (Wife), Sajmir Braho
(Endri Sina, Sajmir Braho)
14. “Në zemër” (In the heart), Rezarta Smaja
(Sokol Marsi)
15. “Vetëm për ty” (Only for you), Edmond Mancaku and Saviana Verdha Entela Zhula
(Edmond Mancaku, Alma Meraj)
16.Nuk e di” (I don’t know)Mjegulla“, Renis Gjoka
(Renis Gjoka)
The jury:
Agim Krajka musician
Aleksander Lalo

musician
Hajg Zaharian

musician
Xhevahir Spahiu

writer, poet
Petrit Malaj

actor
Erjona Rushiti

musicologist
Bojken Lako

singer
The last five Albanian entries and results in the Eurovision Song Contest:
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2013: Identitet Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko Semi Final (2): 15th place
2012: Suus Rona Nishliu Grand Final: 5th place
2011: Feel The Passion Aurela Gaçe Semi Final (1): 14th place
2010: It’s All About You Juliana Pasha Grand Final: 16th place
2009: Carry Me In Your Dreams Kejsi Tola Grand Final: 17th place

(Keep in mind that the dates and rules can change and transcription errors may occur, so I can’t guarantee that everything is 100% correct all the time, although I update the page frequently with info from various Eurovision sites.)