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59th Festivali i Këngës preparations are officialy started


Albania’s national broadcaster RTSH has officially began the search for new entries for the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës. It's also announced that, Arilena Ara can compete in the 59th Festivali i Kenges in case she wants.

Festivali i Kenges has an important place in EuroFans' hearts cuz it's the earliest national selection in the Eurovision calendar. Festivali i Kenges is almost an official declaration for starting of the Eurovision's new season. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are concerned that the national finals might be canceled. Under the shadow of the speculations, RTSH have confirmed that the festival will proceed once again later this year.

Today 8 hours ago RTSH has shared an open call to artists, songwriters and composers to submit their entries for 59th Festivali i Kenges.

The shared guidelines informs us that the orchestra will be returning for this year!

How to apply and what are the rules ?

Submissions can be submitted either in person to the Festival office at Radio Tirana or via email at [email protected]. The deadline for submission is 2nd of October.

Albanian Radio Television invites all creators and performers to participate in the 59th Song Festival. The selection of participating songs will be performed by the song selection commission based on their listening. Competitors should deliver to the festival staff on Radio Tirana or [email protected] the full song with all technical specifications as follows:
1. The final version of the song sung in 16 bit wave format 44.1 khz. 2. Final version of orchestral base with backvocal in wave 16 bit 44.1 khz format. 3. Final version of orchestral without backvocal in wave 16 bit 44.1 khz format. 4. The Vocal Party (with grades) of the song accompanied by the relevant text to every measure. 5. The full party of the song in grades (transferring) that will be executed live, for all orchestral formation of the Festival (symphonic orchestra + band). 6. MIDI FILE version of the song. 7. Full text. 8. Photo of the singer if he is a participant for the first time in the Festival. 9. Short artistic biography of the singer (activity, participation, prices etc).
- All materials required above must be final and delivered on October 1 and 2, 2020 to the Festival's office on Radio Tirana or email [email protected] (Not fulfilling one of the required elements and does not qualify the song from the selection competition).
Email: [email protected]