The 53rd Festivali i Këngës starts tonight in Tirana and the winner will be the Albanian entry as usual in the Eurovision song contest 2015 in Vienna next May. Tonight the first semifinal. tomorrow the second and on Sunday the grand final. The show starts at 20.45 CET at Pallati Kongreseve and you can watch it live here.
Out of the 26 artists 16 have participated before with Saimir Braho the most participations (6), Agim Posha (5), Besiana Mehmeti (4). Six of last year's artists are back, including 3rd placed Sajmir Braho, and 4th placed Venera Lumani (pictured above)
Enver Petrovci - Të vranë bukuri
Revolt Klan - Më mungon
Julian Gjojdeshi - Himn jetës
Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi - Eklips mbi oqean
Marsela Çibukaj - S'muj
Sajmir Braho - Kristal
Kladji Musabelliu - Vetëm të ti bësoj
Erga Halilaj - Ti s'më njeh
Besiana Mehmeti & Shkodran Tolaj - Kështjella
Estela Brahimllari - Kjo natë
Lindita Halimi - S'të fal
Offchestra - Bajram
Venera Lumani - Dua të jetoj
Update: The nine songs in bold made it to the final on Sunday. It seems like a very good year in Albania! Unfortunately with the first hearing already one of my favorites didn't make the final, Revolt Klan....