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Albania: Televoting To Return For 61st Edition Of Festivali i Këngës?

OGAE Albania reports that televoting is set to return to Festivali i Këngës for its 61st edition this December.

OGAE Albania has reported today that televoting will be incorporated into the 61s edition of Festivali i Këngës, which is set to be held this December. Televoting has not been used since the 2016 edition when the public had a 7.7% say in the results of the contest which determines the Albanian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.


Albania is one of a handful of countries that holds a televised selection but does not give the public a say in the results of the contest. Currently, for the 2023 contest, only San Marino plans to hold a selection without any public voting.

Earlier this week it was also reported that Arbana Osmani will be heading Festivali i Këngës 61, alongside Eduart Grishaj, with both responsible for the orgnisation of the competition this December.

Ronela Hajati represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with “Sekret”. She failed to qualify for the Grand Final placing 12th in Semi-Final One with 58 points, Ronela was 9th in the televote but 14th with the jury vote.

Image source: EBU / Nathan Reinds | Source: OGAE Albania / Eurovoix

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