Italy

Italy: Mahmood to Tel Aviv!

Italy – Italian broadcaster, RAI, concluded the annual San Remo festival which historically chooses Italy’s Eurovision entry. This was the 5th night with all 24 entries presented again. The winner is Mahmood with “Soldi“!

Tonight: Second Super Saturday of 2019

Just like last year, we will witness Super Saturdays with many shows happening all at once. Instead of opening all threads, hard to follow for everyone, we decided to have just one thread for all shows to follow live so we can all discuss them together. Tonight: 8 shows including 3 finals!

Italy: San Remo Begins Tomorrow!

Italy – Italian broadcaster, RAI, will launch the annual San Remo festival which historically chooses Italy’s Eurovision entry. There will 5 nights with no semi-finals this year. 24 entries will be presented tomorrow and will compete through the week. The winner is likely to be sent to Tel Aviv!

Italy: Il Volo and Nek Announced for San Remo!

Italy – 12 participants have been announced for the 69th San Remo music festival and there are familiar and exciting names. Returning are Il Volo, who finished 3rd in Vienna with Grande Amore after winning the televote. Another familiar name is Nek, who was 2nd in San Remo in 2015 and has sold 10m records. 

Italy: Laura Ciriaco Disqualified from Sanremo

Italy – On the eve of the start of the show, Laura Ciriaco has been disqualified from this year’s Sanremo competition in Italy after her entry ‘L’inizio‘ was deemed to be too similar to ‘I won’t give up’ by the American artist Jason Mraz. 

Italy: Listen to the First San Remo Songs Now

Italy – The first 69 songs that have entered Italy’s San Remo music festival have been published online by Rai, the national broadcaster. It is expected that Italy will choose its Eurovision representative via San Remo, with the winner being offered first refusal.

Italy: Format Changes to San Remo Music Festival

Italy – Italian broadcaster, RAI, has announced a big change to the annual San Remo festival which historically chooses Italy’s Eurovision representative. Previously the contest was split into established well known artists and the new young artists. In future they will compete against each other.