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Sunday, December 21, 2008

47th Edition RTSH Music Festival

Festivali 47 RTSH

Date: 19th, 20th and 21st December 2008
Venue: Palace of Congresses Tirana
Director: Pali Kuke
Artistic Director: Pirro Cako
Hosts: Elsa Lila, Gentian Zenelaj & Julian Deda
Performing Guests in the Final: Tony Dovolani & Elena Grinenko, Enrico Ruggeri

Festivali i Kenges 47 took place at the Palace Of Congresses in Tirana, Albania. There were two semifinals (19 and 20 December 2008) and a final (21 December 2007) with 20 entrants competing. The winner was determined by a jury of 7 judges. The RTSH orchestra was present, but the option of playback was available to the performers. The director was Pali Kuke, and the artistic director was be Pirro Çako.

All singers performed their songs in the first semi final. In the second semi, they were joined by another guest singer and performed a different version of their competing song (playback). At the final, they tried to wow the jury by performing the original version of their running songs. The 16 years old, Kejsi Tola, ended up the winner with the song "Më merr në ëndërr" scoring 126 points. She will represent Albania in Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow.

Full Results List (Click to see Videos!):

1. Kejsi Tola - "Me merr ne enderr" (126)
2. Juliana Pasha & Luiz Ejlli - "Nje jete" (119)
3. Group West Side Family - "Jehone" (118)(
4. Besa Kokedhima - "Ajer" (109)
5. Marjeta Billo - Era e tokës (106)
6. Grupi Burn - Jam i Pari i Jetes Sime (96)
7. Dorina Garuci - Dita 1 jete (92)
8. Adelina Thaci - Oret e fundit (91)
9. Endri & Stefi Prifti - Ti bere faj (91)
10. Evis Mula - Une jam dashuria (91)
11. Erga Halilaj - Dikush mungon (63)
12. Rovena Dilo & Gent Bushpepa - S’jam balade (60)
13. Agim Poshka - Fajtor per ngrohjen globale (56)
14. Vedat Ademi - Po me prite Ti (51)
15. Era Rusi - Shpirti i humbur (50)
16. Soni Malaj - Zona zero (44)
17. Emi Bogdo - Kur buzet henen e kafshojne (43)
18. Kujtim Prodani - Nostalgji (24)
19. Shpat Kasapi - Arome mediterane (22)
20. Julian Lekocaj - Nuk Je Ti (17)

Members of the Jury:

1. Eno Koco (Conductor)
2. Gjergj Bojaxhi (Electrical Engineer)
3. Florent Boshnjaku (Composer)
4. Gentian Demaliaj (Kantautor)
5. Nora Cashku (Pianist)
6. Myfarete Laze (Singer)
7. Leonardo Leopoldi (Producer)
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