Albanie 2013

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Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, held in Malmö, Sweden. The Albanian entry was selected through a national selection « Festivali i Këngës 2012″, organised by the Albanian broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH). Adrian Lulgjuraj and Bledar Sejko represented Albania with the song « Identitet« , which failed to qualify from the second semi-final of the competition, placing 15th and scoring 31 points.[1][2][3]

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On 11 July 2012, RTSH announced their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmö, Sweden. Artists and composers can send in their entries to RTSH on 8–9 October 2012. All songs will be performed in Albanian for the semi-finals and the final.[4]

On 24 September 2012, RTSH announced that the semi-finals will take place on 20 and 21 December 2012 and the final will take place on 22 December 2012.[5]

The song line-ups were announced 2 December 2012. Notably, Anjeza Shahini placed 7th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, which was Albania’s debut appearance. Also, Kejsi Tola came in 17th overall in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[6]

Semi final 1–20 December 2012
Draw Artist Song Lyricist / Composer
1 Selami Kolonja « Ku je? » Selami Kolonja
2 Rosela Gjylbegu « Dëshirë » Endrit Shani
3 Kejsi Tola « S’jemi më atje » Sokol Marsi
4 Vesa Luma « S’jam perfekt » Florent Boshnjaku
5 Elis Nova « Ajo » Elis Nova
6 Kozma Dushi « Ëndërr mbete ti » Vladimir Kotani
7 Bon Bon Band « Humbur » Tahir Gjocaj
8 Dr. Flori & Fabi « Jam ti! » Dr. Flori, Fabi
9 Merland Kademi « Këtu fillon parajsa » Elvis Duro
10 Rezarta Smaja « Ti? » Lambert Jorganxhi
11 Ardian Bujupi « I çmendur për ty » Adrian Bujupi
12 Xheni & Enxhi Kumrija « Arti i një fundi » Xheni, Enxhi Kumrija
13 Arjela Krasniqi « Më thuaj pse? » Gramoz Kozell
Semi final 2–21 December 2012
Draw Artist Song Lyricist / Composer
1 Arjan Dredhasi « Fluturim i lirë » Arjan Dredhasi
2 Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko « Identitet«  Bledar Sejko
3 Hersi Matmuja « Kush ta dha këtë emër? » Genti Lako
4 Lynx « Si ty askush » Lynx
5 Entela Zhula « Dyert e parajsës » Vullnet Ibrahimi
6 Anjeza Shahini « Love » Edmond Zhulali
7 Kelly « Ylli im polar » Vedat Ademi
8 Bojken Lako « Lot… Jetë? Dashuri » Bojken Lako
9 Marsela Çibukaj « Mijëra netë » Alban Male
10 Valon Shehu « Nuk do të ndal » Marjan Deda
11 Ani Çuedari « Më ler një ëndërr » Arjan Muka
12 Na « Sa larg » Enis Mullaj
13 Flaka Krelani « Tek ti në shpirt » Endri Sina

The song « Më ler një ëndërr » performed by Ani Çuedari, which qualified from the second semi-final, was disqualified prior to the final.

Final – 22 December 2012
Draw Artist Song Lyricist / Composer Score Rank
1 Ardian Bujupi « I çmendur për ty » Adrian Bujupi 10 11
2 Valon Shehu « Nuk do të ndal » Marjan Deda 0 15
3 Merland Kademi « Këtu fillon parajsa » Elvis Duro 40 5
4 Kelly « Ylli im polar » Vedat Ademi 3 12
5 Rezarta Smaja « Ti? » Lambert Jorganxhi 36 7
6 Kejsi Tola « S’jemi më atje » Sokol Marsi 42 4
7 Lynx « Si ty askush » Lynx 1 14
8 Hersi Matmuja « Kush ta dha këtë emër? » Genti Lako 48 3
9 Rosela Gjylbegu « Dëshirë » Endrit Shani 11 9
10 Flaka Krelani « Labirint i zemrës » Endri Sina 39 6
11 Vesa Luma « S’jam perfekt » Florent Boshnjaku 0 15
12 Anjeza Shahini « Love » Edmond Zhulali 62 2
13 Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko « Identitet » Bledar Sejko 74 1
14 Bojken Lako « Lot… Jetë? Dashuri » Bojken Lako 27 8
15 Selami Kolonja « Ku je? » Selami Kolonja 0 15
16 Dr. Flori & Fabi « Jam ti! » Dr. Flori, Fabi 11 9
17 Xheni & Enxhi Kumrija « Arti i një fundi » Xheni, Enxhi Kumrija 2 13

At Eurovision

Adrian Lulgjuraj and Bledar Sejko at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Albania was allocated to compete in the second semi-final on 16 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[7] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Albania would perform 14th, following Norway and preceding Georgia.[8]

Albania failed to qualify from the second semi-final of the competition, placing 15th and scoring 31 points.[2][3]

In Albania, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on TVSH, RTSH Muzikë and Radio Tirana with commentary by Andri Xhahu. The Albanian spokesperson revealing the result of the Albanian vote in the final was Andri Xhahu.

Points awarded to Albania

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

Points awarded by Albania

References

  1. ^ Escuerdo, Victor M. (23 December 2012). « Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko win Festivali i Këngës! ». Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ a b Leon, Jakov (16 May 2013). « We have ten more finalists! ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (2) ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Sahiti, Gafurr (21 July 2012). « RTSH call for songs, deadline 9th of October ». Esctoday.com. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (21 July 2012). « Festival I Kenges 2012 on December 20th-22nd ». Esctoday.com. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Brey, Marco. « Albania: Festivali i Këngës line-up revealed ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). « Draw results: Who’s in which Semi-Final? ». Eurovision.tv. 
  8. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). « Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed ». Eurovision.tv. 
  9. ^ « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.