Anxhela Peristeri

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #28: ALBANIA – Anxhela Peristeri– Karma

The Albanian national final, Festivali i Këngës (FiK), kicks off national final season, but taking place so early in the season, it feels a very long time ago by the … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #28: ALBANIA – Anxhela Peristeri– Karma

The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 1)

The cancellation of the 2020 contest has meant than many broadcasters re-selected their 2020 artists for 2021, including a number of those who had won their place via a national … Continue reading The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 1)

Albania national final preview – Festivali i Këngës 59

Albania traditionally open the national final season with their extremely long running song festival, Festivali i Këngës, modelled on Italy’s Sanremo, and similarly used as the selection method for their … Continue reading Albania national final preview – Festivali i Këngës 59

Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #25 to #21

This set of songs, from 25 to 21, would all qualify for the grand final if my positions reflected who reached the final. These are my mid-table rankings, and as … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #25 to #21

Logo of Festivali i Këngës 58

Albania national final preview – Festivali i Këngës 58

Albania’s national music festival, Festivali i Këngës, has been running almost as long as the Eurovision Song Contest, and is now the route by which Albania selects their contestant. FiK … Continue reading Albania national final preview – Festivali i Këngës 58

Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2 predictions

Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

So after the shocks, surprises and disappointments of semi-final 1, we’ve got the second semi-final coming up and once again, my friend and fellow Eurovision fan Clive and I have … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

Jonida Maliqi

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #16 ALBANIA – Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës”

A last trip to the Balkans (if you exclude Greece), and it’s Albania that come up trumps in my rankings. Their song in 2018 was one that grew on me … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #16 ALBANIA – Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës”

Eugent Bushpepa

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #20 ALBANIA – Eugent Bushpepa – “Mall”

We’re into the top 20! The crème de la crème of this year’s offerings – well according to me anyway… And first up in this top group is a country that … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #20 ALBANIA – Eugent Bushpepa – “Mall”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #25 ALBANIA – Lindita – “World”

There’s been a bit of gap since we’ve had a Balkan country in the countdown (#35 with Montenegro) but we finally return with Albania. Aside from that dreadful song that … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #25 ALBANIA – Lindita – “World”