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Saturday, 07 September 2013 17:05

Italy: RAI Calls on Public Opinion for Copenhagen

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RAI, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of Italy within the Eurovision Song Contest is turning to public opinion for the second year in a row to denote which artists are being touted as the next representatives for the cultural country. A public poll with only one vote per user is being conducted through the Official Facebook Page which accompanies the participation of Italy at the international competition whilst promoting the selection procedure, that known as Sanremo. In the months leading up to this years' edition which took place in Sweden, Marco Mengoni was the overwhelming favourite for selection and indeed, it was his entry L'Essenziale which was chosen, finishing in a respectable ninth place just behind Tomorrow, performed by Gianluca on behalf of Malta.

Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 and have managed to finish in the top ten on three occasions, with a first runner-up finish at the first time of asking thanks to Raphael Gualazzi and his entry Follia D'Amore (Madness of Love). According to this poll, the general public would very much like to see a female vocalist to take to the stage once more with Emma Marrone leading the pack with more than half of the first runner-up Annalisa. Emma was the winner of the 2012 edition of Sanremo and has maintained a successful reputation in Italy with her latest album Schiena peaking at number #1 in Italy and #25 in Switzerland. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: RAI


Last modified on Saturday, 07 September 2013 17:33