After an exciting, but lengthy week of Sanremo, we finally have a winner. A total of 26 acts competed in the prestigious Italian song festival, and as we know, the winner usually gets the first invite to become the Eurovision representative. Here is the full list of participants in the Campioni section, including where they…Read More
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From Aiello to Extraliscio: Meet the Participants of Sanremo 2021
This year marks the 71st edition of the prestigious Sanremo Song Festival in Italy, set to begin on March 2nd. The 26 participants of this year’s contest were previously revealed by the Artistic Director, Amadeus and will feature a number of returning artists, as well as newcomers to the contest. Meet the participants in our…Read More
Festival di Sanremo 2021 Line-Up Announced!
Italian broadcaster RAI has revealed the 26 artists competing in the Campioni category of Festival di Sanremo. The upcoming edition features the largest number of acts since 1988. As in previous years, the winner of Sanremo has the option of first refusal to represent Italy at Eurovision. Here is the line-up: Aiello – Ora Annalisa – Dieci…Read More
Eurovision Union Awards 2020
This year marks the fourth edition of our Eurovision Union Awards, where we celebrate the best new music from Eurovision and National Final stars. As in the previous editions, we will be opening the vote for you to decide which artists or songs have impressed you the most during 2020. This year we will be…Read More
Former Eurovision and National Final stars perform at Radio Italia Live!
The Italians are no strangers to live concerts and festivals, and with Summer in full swing, some of Italy’s best musicians have recently performed in a concert of epic proportions. Radio Italia Live featured two dates recently, the first in Milan on the 27th of May, while the second was on the 29th of June…Read More
Best of the Bunch: The Trials – Italy
Through our Best of the Bunch series, we gave a recap on the Eurovision entries from 2006 to 2015 and gave you the opportunity to choose your Best of the Bunch. As you may remember, the current Best of the Bunch winners were put into our ‘Ultimate Eurovision’ but it’s time to see which of…Read More
Italy: RAI announces changes to Sanremo format
The Sanremo Song Festival is a cornerstone of Italian culture, annually featuring the best of Italian music. It was the contest that inspired Eurovision, and just like Eurovision it has seen various format changes over the years. Italian broadcaster RAI have announced that there will be changes to the 2019 contest. Recently we have seen…Read More
Italy Confirms Sanremo date, but no confirmation for Eurovision yet!
Since their return in 2011, Italy has been a serious contender with various Top 10 results since their return. The nation is going from strength to strength, and we can credit their success to their constant authenticity. Italy often uses their own song festival, Sanremo, as the format for selecting their act. Regardless of whether…Read More
Eurovision 2018: The Successes and Failures of the Big 5
It has been less than a month since Eurovision ended, and as much as I have been distracting myself from Post Eurovision Depression with a binge rewatch session of previous editions, it’s time to focus back on the latest edition of Eurovision to face the music – quite literally. This year we saw a lot…Read More
2018 Eurovision Reviews – Italy
Since their return in 2011, Italy have barely put a foot wrong when it comes to Eurovision. Unlike the other Big 5 nations, Italy has been able to fairly consistently land themselves in the Top 10 which is pretty impressive. As per usual, the nation used their prestigious song festival, Sanremo, to choose who would…Read More