Italy

Italy: It’s Diodato to Rotterdam!

Italy – RAI, the national broadcaster, concluded San Remo 2020 tonight, a contest which will serve once more as a means to select the Italian act for Eurovision. After more than 5h30, Diodato was declared the winner with “Fai rumore“!

Tomorrow: Second Super Saturday of 2020

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.

Italy: San Remo 2020 Resumes Tonight!

Italy – RAI, the national broadcaster, will resume San Remo 2020 tonight, a contest which will serve once more as a means to select the Italian act for Eurovision.

Italy: San Remo 2020 Starts Tonight!

Italy – RAI, the national broadcaster, will start San Remo 2020 tonight, a contest which will serve once more as a means to select the Italian act for Eurovision.

Italy: San Remo 2020 Line-Up Revealed

Italy – RAI, the national broadcaster, has revealed the 22 acts who will take part in San Remo 2020, which will serve once more as a means to select the Italian act for Rotterdam.

iTunes Chart Success for Duncan Laurence, Mahmood, Chingiz, KEiiNO & Luca Hänni

Eurovision 2019 – Now that the grand final has aired, we take a look at which artists have made the most impact on the iTunes chart this week. Several artists other than the Dutch winner, Duncan Laurence, have been charting all over the world.

Recap of Rehearsals Day 8

Eurovision 2019 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Saturday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s to the second rehearsals of the finalists: pics and vids will be officially released and we get to discuss, debate, analyze, predict…

Eurovision 2019: Big 5 Draw their Slots

Eurovision 2019 – After their second rehearsals this morning, the Big 5 drew their positions for which half of the grand final they will perform in. Israel had already drawn 14th place at the Heads of Delegation meeting in March. 

Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals: Day 8

Eurovision 2019 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Saturday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s to the second rehearsals of the finalists: pics and vids will be officially released and we get to discuss, debate, analyze, predict…

Recap of Rehearsals Day 6

Eurovision 2019 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Saturday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the second rehearsals to semifinal 2: pics and vids will be officially released and we get to discuss, debate, analyze, predict…

Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals: Day 6

Eurovision 2019 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Saturday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the second rehearsals to the first half of semifinal 2: pics and vids will be officially released and we get to discuss, debate, analyze, […]

London Eurovision Party 2019 Review

London Eurovision Party – Yesterday saw the longest running Eurovision pre-party take place again in London and enter its 12th year. Eurovision Times was lucky enough to go along and bring you a review of the afternoon press event and the evening concert…

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. 

Eurovision 2019: National Selections Underway Already!

Eurovision 2019 – Some countries are making an early start on their preparations for Israel 2019! France has announced that it will once again use the selection programme  Destination Eurovision after last year’s success, and has already opened submissions.  

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Tonight

Lisbon 2018 – This is it! Finally! After one year, and a long season, tonight we will finally watch the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. 26 countries are taking part and only one will win. When you sit down to watch it and would like to discuss it, please do so here.

Poll: Predict Your Top 5 in Tonight’s Eurovision Final

Poll – Time for your final prediction of the season in advance of tonight’s 63rd Eurovision Song Contest. With no obvious runaway leader, and odds shifting massively this week, we want you to tell us who you think will finish in the top 5 tonight. 

Eurovision 2018: Running Order of the Final Revealed!

Lisbon 2018 – The running order is finally out! After two semifinals and 20 qualified finalists, who join the Big 5 and host Portugal for Saturday’s final show, we were all anxiously waiting for the running order to be revealed. The contestant drew their halves and therefore we have a full running order!

Recap of Rehearsals Day 8

Eurovision 2018 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Sunday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the second rehearsals of the finalists: pics and vids will be officially released and we get to discuss, debate, analyze, predict…

Eurovision 2018 Rehearsals: Day 8

Eurovision 2018 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Sunday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the second rehearsals of the 6 finalists: pics and vids will be officially released and we get to discuss, debate, analyze, predict…

Recap of Rehearsals Day 6

Eurovision 2018 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Sunday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the second rehearsals to the first half of semifinal 2 and first rehearsals of finalists: pics and vids will be officially released and we […]

Eurovision 2018 Rehearsals: Day 6

Eurovision 2018 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Sunday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the second rehearsals to the first half of semifinal 2 and first rehearsals of finalists: pics and vids will be officially released and we […]

TEKO 2018: Group 7 Results

TEKO 2018: Group 7 Results

TEKO 2018 – Voting in group 7 is closed! See the results of the group with Belarus and Italy!

TEKO 2018: Vote in Group 7!

TEKO 2018 – It’s time to vote in group 7 of TEKO 2018; a knockout format (like the World Cup) tournament for Eurovision 2018. Today, you can start voting in the group of Belarus and Italy!

Italy: It’s Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro to Lisbon!

Italy – Last night saw the climax of the annual Sanremo Music Festival in Italy with the winner being crowned as Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro. With the title comes the chance to represent their country at Eurovision and RAI, the national broadcaster, has confirmed that Ermal & Fabrizio have said they will go to Lisbon.