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39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

Italy: 20 candidates announced

The 20 established artists taking part in the Campioni section of San Remo 2015 have been announced. One of these acts – whichever artist wins San Remo 2015 – will be offered the chance by Italian broadcaster RAI to represent Italy at Eurovision 2015. Some familiar names crop up in the list of 20, including Italy’s 2012 singer Nina Zilli, …

Congratulations Italy

2014 saw the debut of three countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, participating against 13 past participating countries. One male lead singer in a flood of 15 female leads. Italy have triumphed on there debut, with the only male lead singer. Vincenzo Caniello, with his ballad ‘Tu Primo Grande Amore’ took this years’ title with 159 points, meaning that …

JESC: Italy reveal ‘Tu primo grande amore’

One more country has revealed their song for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, this time it is Italy who have revealed their debut entry in the Junior edition f the worlds largest song contest. As earlier announced, Vincenzo Cantiello will be flying the tricolore in Marsa Malta on November 15th. The song that will represent Italy is entitled ‘Tu primo grande …

Italy planning to select through San Remo

The rules of the prestigious San Remo festival in 2015 have been published and it seems that, unlike in 2014, Italian broadcaster RAI will be using the contest once again to select the Big 5 country’s representative. The recently published rules state; The winning artist of the “CAMPIONI” section will have the right to participate representing Italy at the 2015 …

JESC: 16 Countries To Participate

After a number of months speculation it appears that the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will consist of a total or 16 participating countries. Armenia Belarus Bulgaria (Return) Croatia (Return) Cyprus (Return) Georgia Italy (Debut) Malta Montenegro (Debut) Russia San Marino Serbia (Return) Slovenia (Debut) Sweden Netherlands Ukraine Meaning that unless there are some last minute changes to be made, …

JESC: Vincenzo Cantiello For Italy

Italy will debut in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and it has today been announced through various Italian media, that Vincenzo Cantiello will fly the Italian flag in Malta. Vincenzo became well known when he participated in ‘Ti Lascio Una Canzone’ The same show that last years winner of JESC, Gaia Cauchi, Last years representative for San Marino, Michele …

Marco Mengoni ‘would do Eurovision again without thinking’

There is great excitement, everything is organized in detail, it is really fun. I would do it without thinking. These are the words of Italy’s 2013 representative Marco Mengoni, who, in an interview with the Spanish publication VIM Magazine suggested that he would do Eurovision once more without a moment’s thought. It’s a world that leaves you in awe, because …

JESC 2014: An early indicator of 2015 entries?

The views expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board, its readers, or any other person, entity, or organisation. Something I’ve noticed in the last few days is the amount of countries returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, held in …

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