ALBANIA 2014: FiK PARTICIPANTS UNVEILED
Olivier Rocher (France)
TIRANA, ALBANIA – In less than 2 months now, the 52nd edition of the prestigious Festivali i Kengës në RTSH (FiK) will take place in the Albanian capital city. Today, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar published the official list of participant).
Two names are no stranger to Eurovision fans. Luiz Ejlli won the 44th FiK and took part to Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens with his entry “Zjarr e Ftohtë (finishing 12th in the semi-final). A year later Frederik Ndoci won FiK and represented Albania in Helsinki with “Hear My Plea” (finishing 17th in the semi-final).
• Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj
• Blerina Braka
• Etmond Mancaku & Saviana Vierdha
• Frederik Ndoci
• Hersi Matmuja
• Klodian Kaçani
• Luiz Ejlli
• Marjeta Billo
• Orges Toçe
• Renis Gjoka
• Rezarta Smaja
• Sajmir Braho
• Venera Lumani & Lindi Islami
• Xhejn & Enxhi Kumrija
• Xhejsi Jorgaqi
It has to be noticed that only 16 entrants are on the list (compared with the 26 of the previous edition of FiK). We still cannot say whether the number of entries was reduced or if more artists will be added later on.
We can also mention the participation of Venera Lumani, winner of the second edition of the talent show The Voice Of Albania.
Among those 16 entrants is the one who will be lucky enough to fly the Albania flag in Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The golden ticket to Copenhagen will be given on December 28th, after two semifinals on December 26, 27 respectively.