Rules for Participation at “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival

The songs that will participate in “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival shall be submitted to Klan TV only on 23 – 24 May 2022. Any delay in submission after these dates shall cause the non-registration of songs by the Commission of Admission.

The songs shall be original, not heard before and created only for “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival.

The songs presented in “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival shall not be longer than 4 (four) minutes.

In “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival, the age of interpreting artists shall be up to 65 (sixty-five) years old.

In “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival the interpreting artists shall sing “live” in both Festival phases: at “The Albanian Sunday” (E Diela Shqiptare) and at the “Final nights” (Netët finale), on the stage where the Festival is taking place, on a previously registered orchestral base. Only the back vocals shall be allowed in the orchestral base, not the vocal line of the singer.

The songs participating at “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival shall be subject to the Contract of Collaboration between Festival Producers and participating artists, who own the right to sign on the song proprietorship or on behalf of their producers.

The songs shall be presented in a Compact Disc, USB or by email, as a concluded production, accompanied by the respective text and musical base.

Singers participating for the first time shall submit a photo of their own accompanying the material.
Songs that will not be included in the Festival shall remain free to be used by the artists.

Every interpreting artist shall own the right to compete with only 1 (one) song in the Festival.

The production studios shall be free to present an unlimited number of songs at “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival.

The admitted songs shall be performed in the first phase of the program “The Albanian Sunday” (E diela Shqiptare). Later, the qualified songs shall be presented in the second phase: during the final nights of “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival.

The interpreting artists shall be present on the disposal dates announced by the TV production, to interpret their songs on one of the Sundays during the first phase, September 18 – November 20, 2022, as well as in the Final Nights, in case of being qualified, including rehearsal days, various festival shootings, etc., from November 18 – 27, 2022.

In “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival, the artists shall take intoconsideration that, during one of the voting moments, they will express their own votes openly and declare their voting at the Final Night.

For the artists that live outside the Albanian territory, the Festival Production shall cover the accommodation and food expenses in Tirana, only for the days communicated by the production itself, on which the artist is present during the first phase and, in case of being qualified, during the second phase, as well.

The Festival Production shall not bear the costs of other expenses, except for the main artist interpreting the song.


In the “Big” category, the artists that have participated in such category in the Semi -final and Final Nights of “Kënga Magjike” Festivals from 1999 to 2015 editions, but on the condition that they have had an on-going artistic activity. In the Big Category, as well, shall participate those artists that have taken part in the final nights, starting from 2016 and on.

In the “Big” category, shall take part:

– only the first-place winners of “X Factor”, “The Voice” and “Top Fest”, “Mam po ti”;

– the winners of the first 3 (three) prices of Albanian Radio Television (RTSH) Song Festival;

– the artists that have reached the final night of the Song Festival in RTSH for two years in a row.

In the Big Category shall participate the artists, who have a distinguished and on-going career of “live” concerts, as lead singers and not just as supporting singers at famous artists’ concerts, for a period of more than 10 (ten) years. In addition, these artists should have continuously taken part in the most important TV programmes and specific programmes dedicated to them on their national TVs, to have had performed their own songs, assessed by the public. To evaluate all these elements, a special Committee shall be convened, in order to assess whether the artist meets all these demands for participation in the “Big Category”.
In the “Big” Category, all artists who have been qualified directly by the Festival Juries, from New Artist to Big Artist, shall also take part.

If the New Artists have won or are winning the right, in two festival editions, to vote during the Semi-final nights, beside the Big Artists, they automatically pass to Big Category for the coming edition and forever.

In the Big Category, the artists that have had an active international activity or have won one of the first three prizes at an important international activity, transmitted by their national TV Channels, shall take part.

In the “Big” category, all the singers of “New Artist” category, who have interpreted during the Final Night of one of the “Kënga Magjike” Festivals, according to the voting system, shall take part.
The Production of the “Kënga Magjike” Festival owns the facultative right to choose one of the songs from each edition to pass to the Final Night, enclosing the name (in an envelope), at the end of the second night.

The Festival Jury shall decide, based on internet voting as well, which artists from the “Big” Category shall pass to the Semi-final nights.


In the “New Artist” category, all singers from the age of 16 to 40 years old shall take part.

In the “New Artist” category, all singers, who do not meet the conditions of participating in the “Big” category, but who wish to take part in “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival, shall take part.

The “New Artist” category shall present their songs in front of the Jury during the first phase, held within the program of “The Albanian Sunday” (E diela shqiptare). In case of being further qualified further, the Jury of such category shall announce the artists that pass to the Semi-final nights.

In the Semi-final 1 and Semi-final 2, the singers of “New Artist” category shall be assessed by the Jury again, in the same way as during the first phase. This Jury shall decide which artists have the right to vote and be voted during the Final Night.

In case one singer from the “New Artist” category won the status to vote two times, automatically he/she shall earn the “Big” category status forever.

Despite the artists’ self voting, the Jury of the “New Artist” category shall own the right to send only the winning artist of the “New Artist” category to the Final Night.

The Jury shall own the right to award the singers of the “New Artist” category the permanent status of passing to the “Big” category, even in those cases when not voted by the other colleague artists. Whether possible, this shall be announced during the Final Night.

After “Kënga Magjike” Festival, considering the artists’ votes and analysing their stage performance, the Festival Production shall own the facultative right to award the “Big” status only to one or two singers of the “New Artist” category every year.

If a singer from the “New Artist” category shall take part in a duo or trio with a Big artist, but despite this, when he/she competes in the next editions, again he/she shall participate in the “New artist” category, until the Jury makes another decision.

The Festival Jury shall decide, also based on internet voting, which singers from “New Artist” category pass to the Semi-final nights.


In the “Big” and “New International Artist” category, the set of rules mentioned in the category guidelines on the official page of “Kënga Magjike 2022” Festival shall be valid.

Songs presented by foreign artists at “Kënga Magjike” 2022” Festival shall be new songs, created only for this Festival or other songs published on YouTube or other digital platforms, starting from 1(one) January 2022 and on.

If the participating song appears to have been published before 1 (one) January,  it could have participated in national competitions or festivals of the respective countries, but not in international music competitions or festivals in Europe or around the world.