So after the longest off season known to man – thanks to the Coronavirus shenanigans – one of the few certainties in life has come to pass – that Eurovision will have its first national final before Christmas, and that it would be Albania.
In a change to the format – forced upon them by stuff – the songs were recorded outside the week before the contest on a very large open-air stage – the performances in the final were shown “as live” with the only truly live bits being the interval and the “voting window.”
Anxhela Peristeri took the win and with it Albania’s spot in the second Semi Final on Thursday 20th May. The full list of songs and the “result” (a list of songs!) is listed below for your delectation and delight, along with a video performance.
The song is likely to get a revamp before May, but will stay in Albanian for the Contest.
Albania 2021 Finalists
|Kam me t'ba me kajt||Sardi Strugaj|
|Më mbron||Xhesika Polo|
|Valixhja e kujtimeve||Orgesa Zaimi|
|Vesi i shpirti tim||Wendi Mancaku|
|Zjarri im||Era Rusi|
|Më jep jetë||Gjergj Kaçinari|
|E lirë||Giliola Haveriku|
|Kujtimet s'kanë formë||Kamela Islamaj|
|Kush je ti dashuri||Festina Mejzini|
|Vallja e jetës||Kastro Zizo|
Image Credits: RTSH.