Albania is your usual pre christmas fun!

Albina & Familja Kelmendi
Albina & Familja Kelmendi - and that's not Shirley from Eastenders on the right.

So whilst we have been away gnashing our teeth and generally shouting at the world going “Who the feck would want to crash the site” – I understand via the miracle of the Internet that Albania went and chose a song.

This year’s FiK lasted four whole days just before Christmas – presented for the first time by Albanian presenter Arbana Osmani. A treat, I think you’ll agree! – In a complete change of heart, and not at all because of Ronela, the Eurovision entry was decided by televoting and was not the actual winner of the Festivali i Këngës 2023.

Elsa Lila with the song “Evita” emerged as the winner of the festival by winning the jury’s vote, while Albina & Familja Kelmendi won the televote with the song “Duje” and, thus, are set to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom

The winning song will be revamped, but will remain in Albanian for Liverpool.

The Albanian Eurovision 2023 song

So nothing at all like this then :