Anxhela Peristeri is the 2021 winner in Albania

Anxhela Peristeri
Anxhela Peristeri

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

SongPerformer(s)
Kam me t'ba me kajtSardi Strugaj
Më mbronXhesika Polo
Valixhja e kujtimeveOrgesa Zaimi
Vesi i shpirti timWendi Mancaku
Zjarri imEra Rusi
Më jep jetëGjergj Kaçinari
VashëzoRosela Gjylbegu
PengDevis Xherahu
Nëse vdesMirud
E lirëGiliola Haveriku
NënëViktor Tahiraj
Kujtimet s'kanë formëKamela Islamaj
VajzëFlorent Abrashi
PendesëInis Neziri
TjerrEvi Reçi
KarmaAnxhela Peristeri
Kush je ti dashuriFestina Mejzini
Vallja e jetësKastro Zizo

Image Credits: RTSH.