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Anxhela Peristeri wins Festivali i Këngës #59 and will represent Albania at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

Anxhela Peristeri @RTSH

Anxhela Peristeri has won the Festivali i Këngës #59 contest and will therefore represent Albania at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Her song is called Karma.

Karma is a powerful and dramatic ethnic pop song and is composed by Kledi Bahiti (music) and Olti Curri (lyrics).

18 acts performed in the grand final of Festivali i Këngës #59.

You can see Anxhela Peristeri with Karma below.

Source: ESC Covers

Albania: Festivali i Këngës #59 second night ….and finalists confirmed

The second night of the Festivali i Këngës #59 was broadcast in Albania this evening. The 25 acts performed acoustic / unplugged versions of their songs.

The 18 acts to proceed to the grand final are –

  • Anxhela Peristeri 
  • Devis Xherahu 
  • Era Rusi 
  • Evi Reçi 
  • Festina Mejzini 
  • Florent Abrashi 
  • Gigliola Haveriku 
  • Gjergj Kaçinari 
  • Inis Neziri 
  • Kamela Islamaj
  • Kastro Zizo 
  • Mirud
  • Orgesa Zaimi 
  • Rosela Gjylbegu 
  • Sardi Strugaj 
  • Viktor Tahiraj 
  • Wendi Mancaku 
  • Xhesika Polo 

Check out the following performances by ESC Covers top performances tonight – Inis Neziri, Wendi Mancaku, Mirud and Gigliola Haveriku.

The final of the Albanian selection is 23 December.

Source: ESC Covers; @RTSH

Festivali i Këngës #59 begins in Albania

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The Eurovision 2021 season has kicked off with the first of the Festivali i Këngës #59 shows in Albania. 25 acts performed their songs on the first evening. No one has left the competition yet. All the performances were created outdoors due to the world health pandemic.

The 25 acts were –

  1. Enxhi NasufiNjësoj
  2. Franc KoruniE morën botën
  3. Gigliola HaverikuE lirë
  4. Orgesa ZaimiValixhja e kujtimeve
  5. Erik LloshiJo
  6. Viktor TahirajNënë
  7. Agim PoshkaVendi im
  8. Kastro ZizoVallja e jetës
  9. Wendi MancakuVesi i shpirti tim
  10. Gjergj KaçinariMë jep jetë
  11. Era RusiZjarri im
  12. Devis XherahuPeng
  13. Stefan MarenaMeteor
  14. Rosela GjylbeguVashëzo
  15. Sardi StrugajKam me t’ba me kajt
  16. Xhesika PoloMë mbron
  17. Florent AbrashiVajzë
  18. Fatos ShabaniTy
  19. Anxhela PeristeriKarma
  20. Evi ReçiTjerr
  21. Inis NeziriPendesë
  22. Klint ÇollakuDo t’ia dal
  23. Festina MejziniKush je ti dashuri
  24. Kamela IslamajKujtimet s’kanë formë
  25. MirudNëse vdes

The standout performances in the opinion of the writer here at ESC Covers were Inis Neziri, Wendi Mancaku, Enxhi Nasufi, Gigliola Haveriku, Mirud, Orgesa Zaimi and Stefan Marena. You can see their performances below.

The second show will be 22 December. All of the acts will perform again and this time the finalists will be announced.

Source: ESC Covers

Albania: Inis Neziri with rehearsal and interview for Speciale Fest’ 59 show

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Inis Neziri will soon perform the song Pendesë (Penance) at the Festivali i Këngës #59 competition in Albania. Footage of Inis rehearsing her song and being interviewed have been released today as part of the Speciale Fest’ 59 show.

Pendesë is composed by Inis Neziri (music) and Elhaid Cufi (lyrics).

Inis took part to much acclaim in the Festivali i Këngës #56 with the beautiful Piedestal (Pedestal). She has also had big successes by winning the 2019 New Wave competition in Sochi, Russia and also the 2018 Cerbul de Aur (Golden Stag) festival in Romania. Inis also won an award at the 2018 Tra La La music festival in Ohrid, North Macedonia.

You can see clip from Speciale Fest’ 59 below and can hear the beautiful Pendesë in full.

Source: ESC Covers; TVSH

 

Wendi Mancaku release her song ‘Vesi i shpirti tim’ from Fest #59 in Albania

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@RTSH

The song that Wendi Mancaku will perform at the Festivali i Këngës #59 has been released. It is called Vesi i shpirti tim (The habit of my soul). The song is a delightful laid back, and soulful track, with nice instrumentation with charming vocals by Wendi.

Vesi i shpirti tim is composed by Wendi Mancaku (music) and Rozana Radi (lyrics).

Wendi took part in Festivali i Këngës #58 with Ende (Still) and she had considerable success by winning the Best New Artist award at the 2018 Kenga Magjike festival. Wendi performed her song Endrra Ime (My dream).

The Festivali i Këngës #59 will take place between 17 December 2020 to 26 December 2020.

You can hear Vesi i shpirti tim below.

Source: ESC Covers; RTSH

Inis Neziri is back as her song ‘Pendesë’ from #Fest 59 released

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The eagerly awaited song by Inis Neziri called Pendesë (Penance), from the forthcoming Festivali i Këngës #59 in Albania, has been released. It is a really powerful and charming ballad that showcase the beautiful and crystal clear power vocals of Inis.

Pendesë is composed by Inis Neziri (music) and Elhaid Cufi (lyrics).

The Festivali i Këngës #59 will consist of two semi-finals and a grand final and the competition will take place between 17 December 2020 and 26 December 2020.

Inis took part to much acclaim in the Festivali i Këngës #56 with the beautiful Piedestal (Pedestal). She has also had big successes by winning the 2019 New Wave competition in Sochi, Russia and also the 2018 Cerbul de Aur (Golden Stag) festival in Romania. Inis also won an award at the 2018 Tra La La music festival in Ohrid, North Macedonia.

ESC Covers wishes Inis lots of good luck at Festivali i Këngës #59.

You can hear Pendesë below.

Source: ESC Covers; RTSH

 

 

 

Get to know Sunday Dinner (feat. Wendi Mancaku) with ‘Still Want My Love’

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Sunday Dinner (feat. Wendi Mancaku) have released the song Still Want My Love, which is a fascinating project. The song is very contemporary and radio friendly and well produced with strong and clear vocals by Wendi.

Sunday Dinner are Matthew Castello and Nick Spataro. They both have Italian background and the inspiration for the name of the band came about because in Italy, the Sunday dinner is a very important event for families each week to get together.

Matthew and Nick intend to work with several guest vocalists for their music. For the case of Still Want My Love they wanted to work with Wendi Mancaku from Albania. Her talent and background inspired the boys and they wanted to collaborate with her and she had some great ideas that gelled with the band.

Still Want My Love is composed by Matthew Castello, Nick Spataro and Wendi Mancaku.

Wendi will soon participate in the Festivali i Këngës #59 with Vesi i shpirti tim (The habit of my soul). She also took part in the Festivali i Këngës #58 with the song, Ende (Still). Wendi won the Best New Artist award at the 2018 Kenga Magjike festival broadcast on TV Klan channel and in 2019 she was on the Eurovision stage as part of the Albanian team with Jonida Maliqi.

You can hear Still Want My Love with an interview with Sunday Dinner below. You can follow Sunday Dinner @sundaydinnermusic and Wendi @wendimancaku

Source: ESC Covers

 

 

Albania: RTSH releases list of participants for Festivali i Këngës #59

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Flag of Albania

The Albanian broadcaster, RTSH, has released the names of the participants taking part in Festivali i Këngës #59. The winner will represent Albania at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.

The list of participants are –

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It is welcome back to the festival for Inis Neziri, who took part in Festivali i Këngës #56, with the beautiful Piedestal. She has since gone on to have big successes by winning the 2018 Cerbul de Aur (Golden Stag) festival in Romania and 2019 New Wave competition in Russia.

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Orgesa Zaimi was on the Eurovision stage as part of the Albanian team in Moscow in 2009 with Kejsi Tola.

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Wendi Mancaku was also on the Eurovision stage as one of the backing singers with Jonida Maliqi. Wendi also participated in Festivali i Këngës #58 with Ende.

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Kamela Islamaj also returns to the festival after participating with Më ngjyros at Festivali i Këngës #58.

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Arilena Ara, who was chosen to represent Albania at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with her song, Fall From The Sky, will not be returning despite her not getting a chance to perform because of the cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: Eurovision Albania; ESC Covers – photos @inis_neziri; @wendimancaku; @orgesazaimi; @kamelaislamaj