Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Albania
National selection
Selection process Festivali i Këngës 2010
100% Jury
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
23 December 2010
24 December 2010
Final:
25 December 2010
Selected entrant Aurela Gaçe
Selected song "Feel the Passion"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (14th)
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through Festivali i Këngës 2010, organised by Albanian broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH).

Festivali i Këngës 49[edit]

RTSH, the Albanian broadcaster has officially confirmed the participation at Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in September 2010, when denied rumours in the Albanian media about Albania pulling out of the Eurovision Song Contest and the new system to choose the Albanian representative.[1]

Festivali i 49-të i Këngës Në Rtsh.jpg

Unlike previous years, RTSH decided to start this year earlier with the preparations of the Albanian national final, Festivali i Këngës 2010 introducing changes in the format as well as the voting system:

This year 28 songs will be selected by the professional jury to compete in the two semi finals with no division between newcomers and established singers. The semi-finals will be held on 23 and 24 December and the grand final will be the 25 December. There is still a possibility to add the duet night on 25 December. In that case the grand final will be replaced on Sunday 26 December. There is no newcomers category. This year a professional jury will select 28 from the total of songs submitted to the broadcaster's open call. In each semi final, 14 songs will compete and from each semi final 5 songs will be eliminated and only 18 songs will enter the grand final.

Also the voting system will be different this year. In the grand final, the songs will be judged by two juries, the central jury and the alternative jury with the representatives of local Radio Televisions. For the first time the votes were given in Eurovision style: 12, 10. 8 and 7 to 1 point.

As customary, the singers will sing live. Because of some technical problems the orchestra won’t be fully live though. The basic music will be playback. Bojken Lako, Albanian singer and songwriter is the new producer of this event.[2]

The deadline for the submission of the songs was 20 October but RTSH has extended this deadline till 6 November. With this extension RTSH gives the singers who are participating in the other popular music festival, Kënga Magjike, more time to work on their songs.[3]

The whole show will be hosted by singer and songwriter Jonida Maliqi.[4]

Juliana Pasha, Albanian representative in 2010, and maNga, Turkish representative in 2010, were guest performers.[5]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1–23 December 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer - Music
01 Selami Kolonja "Ëndërr Kosovë" Selami Kolonja
02 Alban Skënderaj & Miriam Cani "Ende ka shpresë" Alban Skënderaj & Miriam Cani
03 Orges Toçe "Mari" Orges Toçe
04 Kamela Islami "Jetova për të dy" Alban Male, Olti Curri
05 Blerina Shalari "Lutjes apo dashurisë" Blerina Shalari
06 Ernis Çili & Onanta Spahiu "Fam" Ernis Çili
07 Dorian Nini "Mirësevini ne Shqipëri" Jetmir Barbullushi, Perikli Papingji
08 Etmond Mancaku "Dashuri pas emrit" Etmond Mancaku
09 Ardita Tusha "Dikur besoja" Dritan Caushi, Gjergj Jorgaqi
10 Klajdi Musabelliu "Vetëm ti" Lambert Jorganxhi, Zhuljana Jorganxhi
11 Evans Rama "Sonte" Evans Rama
12 Dorina Garuci "Mirëmbrëma engjëlli im" Sokol Marsi, Jorgo Papingji
13 Herciana Matmuja "Me cilin rri ti dashuri" Gent Myftarai, Agron Tufa
14 Agim Poshka "Bota com.vetmi" Agim Poshka, Olsa Poshka
15 Marsida Saraci "Vetëm s'jemi në botë" Valentin Veizi, Arben Duka
16 Entela Zhula "Stuhi e diell" Edmond Veizaj, Entela Zhula
Newcomers
Draw Artist Song Composer - Music
01 Ilir Kazaferi "Nuk je këtu" Ilir Kazaferi
02 Maria Prifti "Pasuri e pasurive" Frederik Ndoci, Agim Doçi
03 Megi Laska "Endërrat ekzistojnë" Fabian Asllani, Megi Laska

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2–24 December 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer - Music
01 Adhurim Demiri "24 orët" Adhurim Demiri
02 Besa Kokëdhima "E bukura dhe bisha" Besar Likaj, Dalina Buzi
03 Emi Bogdo "Letër për ty" Suela Kalaja
04 Denis Hasa "Mbi xhaketën time" Xhavit Ujkani, Ismail Kadare
05 Kujtim Prodani "Ti ishe kryevepër" Kujtim Prodani, Arben Duka
06 Goldi Halili "Në krahët e tua" Fatrin Krajka
07 Marjeta Billo "Përjetësi" Klodian Qafoku, Dr. Flori
08 Françesk Radi "Kemi dasëm'o" Françesk Radi, Agim Doçi
09 Aurela Gaçe "Kënga ime" Shpëtim Saraçi, Sokol Marsi
10 Heldi Kraja "E diela pa ty" Heldi Kraja
11 Sonila Mara "Egoist" Sonila Mara
12 Mateus Froku "Dimër në shprit" K. Bahiti, Dr. Flori
13 Xhejsi Jorgaqi "Rastësi" Genti Lako, Jorgo Papingji
14 Enkeleda Arifi "Një dashuri" Adrian Hila, Pandi Laço
15 Kejsi Tola "Pranë" Kristi Popa, Florian Zyka
16 Sajmir Braho "Shtegëtar i jetës time" Endri Sina, Saimir Braho
Newcomers
Draw Artist Song Composer - Music
01 Albi Xhepa & Semi Jaupaj "Dritë" Bojken Lako
02 Bledi Polena "Të jemi të dy" Mihal & Eugen Bica, Monika Katro
03 Rudina Delia "Tek ti gjeta dashurinë" Rudina Delia

Final[edit]

Final - 25 December 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer - Music Points Place
1 Françesk Radi "Kemi dasëm'o" Françesk Radi, Agim Doçi 13 8
2 Herciana Matmuja "Me cilin rri ti dashuri" Gent Myftarai, Agron Tufa 7 11
3 Goldi Halili "Në krahët e tua" Fatrin Krajka 0 17
4 Marsida Saraci "Vetëm s'jemi në botë" Valentin Veizi, Arben Duka 2 16
5 Besa Kokëdhima "E bukura dhe bisha" Besar Likaj, Dalina Buzi 13 9
6 Alban Skënderaj & Miriam Cani "Ende ka shpresë" Alban Skënderaj, Miriam Cani 66 2
7 Enkeleda Arifi "Një dashuri" Adrian Hila, Pandi Laço 36 5
8 Aurela Gaçe "Kënga ime" Shpëtim Saraçi, Sokol Marsi 82 1
9 Maria Prifti "Pasuri e pasurive" Frederik Ndoci, Agim Doçi 5 14
10 Sajmir Braho "Shtegëtar i jetës time" Endri Sina, Saimir Braho 48 3
11 Dorian Nini "Mirësevini ne Shqipëri" Jetmir Barbullushi, Perikli Papingji 29 7
12 Selami Kolonja "Ëndërr Kosovë" Selami Kolonja 6 12
13 Xhejsi Jorgaqi "Rastësi" Genti Lako, Jorgo Papingji 44 4
14 Albi Xhepa & Semi Jaupaj "Dritë" Bojken Lako 0 18
15 Dorina Garuci "Mirëmbrëma ëngjëlli im" Sokol Marsi, Jorgo Papingji 34 6
16 Kamela Islami "Jetova për të dy" Alban Male, Olti Curri 12 10
17 Orges Toçe "Mari" Orges Toçe 3 15
18 Denis Hasa "Mbi xhaketën time" Xhavit Ujkani, Ismail Kadare 6 13

At Eurovision[edit]

Albania competed third on the first semi-final of the contest, on 10 May. Aurela placed fourteenth with 47 points and didn't qualify to the final.

RTSH this year published two Festivali i Këngës 49 magazines with informations of the participants, lyrics, composers. The first one was published in Albanian before Festivali i Këngës. The second magazine was published in Albanian and in English after the Albanian entry was decided. This magazine was used as a promotion of the Albanian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Points Awarded by Albania[6][edit]

Points Awarded to Albania (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2010-09-12). "Albania: RTSH denies local rumours and confirms Eurovision participation". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2010-09-18). "Albania: FiK 2011 underway, more details announced". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2010-10-23). "Albania: Deadline to accept songs extended". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2010-11-06). "Albania: Jonida Maliqi to host Festivali i Këngës 49". ESCToday.com. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (2010-12-18). "Albania: maNga to perform at Festivali i Këngës 49". ESCToday.com. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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