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Albania's RTSH confirms Eurovision 2021 participation

Albania's national final Festivali i Këngës will be used to select Albanian entry for Eurovision 2021


On Aug 2020, Albanian broadcaster RTSH has opened applications for the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës. Since that time, Albania had not officially confirmed their attention to participate at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Now, it has been officially confirmed that the Albanian national final Festivali i Kenges will be used to select their Eurovision 2021 entry once again.

Festivali i Këngës will be the national final, supposing that the festival can take place keeping in mind whatever pandemic restrictions are in place at that time. -Kleart Duraj

Albanian Head of Delegation Kleart Duraj spoke to the ESCPlus and he confirmed Albania’s participation in Rotterdam 2021. He also confirmed that Albanian national final Festivali i Këngës will once again be the format for selecting the entry.

What're the submission windows for Festivali i Kenges ?

Submissions for Festivali i Kenges are currently open and it'll be closed on 2nd of October 2020.

Will Arilena Ara represent Albania in Eurovision 2021 ?

If Arilena Ara wants to represent Albania at Eurovision 2021, she has to submit a new entry for the festival and she have to compete again. It's still uncertain Arielena Ara's participation.