ALBANIA – News portals like REPORTERI, EKONOMIAONLINE, ICONSTYLE reported that the jury consisted of Shefqet Aliu, Osman Mula, Spartak Tili, Erjon Sheme, Ruzhdi Keraj, Miron Kotani, Jaho Margjekaj, Kozma Dushi, Enver Shëngjergji, At Spiro Katundi and Rudolf Marku and they gave 322 points to “Karma” sung by Anxhela Peristeri.
Second place went to “Nënë” by Viktor Tahiraj with 266 points and third to “Më jep jetë” by Gjergj Kaçinari with 245 points, while “Zjarri im” by Era Rusi finished last with 0 points.
RTSH immediately denied any of this information.
Martin Leka said: “It is impossible for the winner to come out when the festival has not taken place yet. I am clarifying that the Festivali i Këngës will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th of December. Everything is done for personal interests, by people who are trying to lower the figure of the festival created for years. The jury is not the one published in the media, the names are different.”