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Italy: Måneskin “would like to do Eurovision”

One of the biggest rising acts currently on the Italian pop music scene, X Factor runners-up Måneskin, have mentioned in an interview with Radio Italia that they would like to do Eurovision, but concede that it would imply they would win Sanremo first, according to our friends over at Eurofestival News. The four piece band hailing from Rome were the …

Italy: RAI commentators asked viewers not to vote for San Marino

Some controversy appears to have surfaced overnight with regards to the Italian broadcast of last night’s second semi-final of Eurovision 2018, as the commentators of RAI 4 in Italy, Saverio Raimondo and Carolina di Domenico implored viewers to boycott voting for San Marino due to the fact their jury gave 0 to Francesco Gabbani’s entry in 2017. The full clip …

Francesca Michielin to represent Italy

After last night’s Sanremo final, which saw Stadio win the competition, the entrant for Italy in Eurovision 2016 has been decided. As the group declined the invitation due to a clash with their touring schedule, RAI has now confirmed that runner-up Francesca Michielin will sing for Italy in Stockholm. X Factor winner Michielin sang “Nessun grado di separazione” (No degree …

ESC United Podcast: Montenegro picks the act, Italy and the UK take Eurovision seriously and should we change the Point System

The Eurovision season is slowly picking up so it’s time to start with our first Podcast of the 2016 season. Over the next months, Matt and Adam are going to discuss anything Eurovision and share their thoughs and ideas. This time it’s only going to be the two of them but they’ll have special guests going forward to bring in …

Italy make a move to RAI 1 for 2016

Despite the hugely impressive run of results since their surprise comeback in 2011, Italy’s national broadcaster has only shown the Eurovision final on RAI 2, with the main channel instead featuring other programming during the night of the contest. That is, until now – thanks to a third place finish and televote victory from Il Volo in 2015, RAI have …

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, …

Emma will fly the flag for Italy in Copenhagen with La Mia Città

The Italian broadcaster RAI announced earlier today that Emma will represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Traditionally the broadcaster waited until the San Remo festival to reveal the representative but this year didn’t waste any time and shared the news with the world. Emma is considered one of the biggest selling female artists in her …

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