Category Archives: ITALY

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM October 12

Listen: Emma Marrone – Resta Ancora Un Po’

ROME, ITALIA – Emma is back! The talented 2014 Italian entrant (who unfairly finished 21st on Copenhagen’s scoreboard) has projects underway and seem to have easily survived her Eurovision experience. First of all, she has just released the highly expected song “Resta Ancora Un Po’” (Stay a little bit longer). This release was highly expected […]

PHOTO: RAI.IT October 09

Sanremo 2015: everything you need to know

SANREMO, ITALY – From February 10th to 14th, the 65th edition of the “Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo” will take place in this charming Ligurian town. Our host will be Carlo Conti. RAI has recently introduced the festival handbook, and some changes can be read. First, the festival will still be split between two […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 29

Sanremo winners can go to Eurovision if they want

ROME, ITALY – Italian national broadcaster announced today that the representative in Vienna could be chosen via Sanremo Festival, but only if the winner(s) want to. The rules issued for the 2015 Sanremo edition clearly say that “The winner of the Campeoni category at the Sannremo Song Festival will have the right to participate at […]

PHOTO: JP / RADIO INTERNATIONAL September 18

Jalisse are back in the saddle

FORNOVO DI TARO, ITALY – On September 20th, the small town of Fornovo will host the very first World Day of Knights, a cultural and sporting event to restore the spirit of cavalry. On the occasion and after a worldwide competition called “Song of The Knight 2014”, an official song has been chosen. The winning […]

VINCENZO CANTIELLO September 04

Italy 2014 Decided: Vincenzo to Malta

ROME, ITALY – Italy has decided! Just minutes ago it was revealed that Vincenzo Cantiello will be the first Italian representative at Junior Eurovision this November in Malta. Like we previously reported that there will be a link with the show Ti lascio una canzone and the singer, there is. Vincenzo participated in it this […]

PHOTO: JUNIOREUROVISION.TV / EBU September 03

How Serbia & Italy will decide for Malta?

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Local Eurovision fans were thrilled to hear that Serbia is returning to Junior Eurovision this year. There were some talks about a possibility of organizing a national final to choose to entry, but RTS has announced that due to lack of time, the choice of the representative will be internal. A team […]

DAVID BISBAL & EMMA MARRONE August 07

Listen: David Bisbal & Emma Marrone team up

POPCOCKER.WORDPRESS.COM REPORTS – Spanish super star David Bisbal has teamed up with Italian superstar Emma Marrone for a brand new upbeat Spanish single which is guaranteed of latin influences. ‘Hombre De Tu Vida’ marks the first international single on which Emma is featured. The Italian singer recently invited Bisbal onto her sold out Limited Edition […]

ITALY RAI July 08

Breaking News: Italy joins Junior Eurovision 2014

ROME, ITALY – RAI Gulp is entering the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, marking the first BIG 5 country entering the contest since Spain left the contest. No information yet on how the Italian broadcaster will decide upon its entry and artist but the sure thing is that with San Marino and […]

MARCO MENGONI June 12

Marco Mengoni’s presents new album

ROME, ITALY – The Italian Eurovision representative and winner of the San Remo Festival 2013 has released his latest album in the Spanish record marke. Marco Mengoni has produced an album containing 15 songs, with 3 being entirely in the Spanish language. “Incomparable” (Uncomparable), “Nunca se irá” (Will never leave) and “No me rendiré” (I […]

CRISTINA SCUCCIA June 07

Emma Marrone attacks Cristina Scuccia

ROME, ITALY – A singing nun who has won over millions with soulful renditions and a self-effacing manner has put her faith in a higher power before Thursday’s final of The Voice of Italy. Sister Cristina Scuccia, 25, is a talent-show sensation but also has on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU June 05

Marco & Emma win Italian music Awards

ROME, ITALY – Eurovision participans Emma Marrone and Marco Mengoni received awards at the 2014 Italian Music Awards which took place for 8th year on June 3rd. Marco’s 2013 album #PRONTOACORRERE – Il viaggio and Emma’s 2013 album Schiena vs schiena both received a multi-platinum certification. Emma and Marco performed at the event; La valle […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU May 06

VIDEO / PURE ROCK STAR ON STAGE

OLIVIER: AMO EMMA I’m trying to be as objective as possible here, even though I’ve been a huge fan of Emma for a couple of years now. That girl is so professional. Ok, “La Mia Città” may not be the best track of her album (I would have paid millions to see her perform “L’Amore […]

MOLLY SMITTEN DOWNES BACKSTAGE May 04

MAY 04: PHOTO IMPRESSIONS

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Here we bring you the highlights of the first technical rehearsals and backstage photos from the day when BIG 5 and Host Country Denmark conduct their first technical rehearsal. Before the photos a small description of what we saw in the monitors. Germany: nothing different than we saw in German national final, […]

MAYA SAR April 10

MAYA SAR ATTENDS OGAE ITALY MEETING

MANTOVA, ITALY – The representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Maya Sar, will be the guest of honour at this year’s OGAE Italy preview party, to be held in Mantova this Saturday, April 12. The party will be hosted at the La Favorita hotel from early afternoon until midnight. Guests […]

EMMA MARRONE March 16

OFFICIAL VIDEOS FROM ITALY, ESTONIA, ICELAND

Several countries have now released the official videos for their 2014 Eurovision entries. Emma Marrone will be representing Italy with the song “La Mia Citta”. The video sees Emma in a large white room prepped for a photo shoot. She changes several dresses throughout the video. Pollaponk from Iceland has produced a humorous comic style […]

ITALY RAI February 19

SANREMO’S FIRST NIGHT A THRILLER

SANREMO, ITALY – Yesterday evening, the famous Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo started in quite an original way. The festival is famous for its loooong and rather boring and too talkative introductions. But this year‘s opening will remain in Sanremo’s history! First, as the show was just stating, the huge curtain could not be […]

EMMA MARRONE January 21

ITALY 2014: EMMA TO COPENHAGEN

ROME, ITALY – ROME, ITALY – Rumours are now confirmed. RAI appointed Emma Marrone as the 2014 Eurovision representative after internal selection and Sanremo 2014 will not be used as national final selection. The lucky singer is Emma Marrone (29), a very big name in her home country, where she was already awarded no less […]

ITALY 2014 ESC SANREMO LOGO December 23

SANREMO 2014: ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

ROME, ITALY – Today the Italian national broadcaster announced the names of established artists (Campioni) who will participate in Sanremo 2014 Festival, the show through which RAI will decide Italy’s representative to Eurovision Song Contest. Highlight of the announcement is the return of Raphael Gualazzi, the man who ranked 2nd in Eurovision 2011 edition, the […]

RAPHAEL GUALAZZI December 15

VIDEO: RAPHAEL GUALAZZI – RAINBOWS

ROME, ITALY – Raphael Gualazzi, the 2011 Italian representative who highlighted Italy’s return to the contest with a remarkable second position in Düsseldorf, is back with a new EP called « Rainbows » (premiered on October 29th). This project, named after one of Gualazzi’s last album songs, consists in 4 tracks « Rainbow » (a […]