While some websites claimed there might be change in the way Italy will select its Eurovision Song Contest 2013 entry, RAI informed EBU that the selection of the artist will come once again through the Sanremo Festival the 2013 edition of which begins soon. The announcement is expected on February 16th during the Sanremo Festival final day. The song with which that artist will perform in Eurovision 2013 will be decided later on.
“Campioni” Category Participants:
Almamegretta, Annalisa, Chiara, Daniele Silvestri, Elio e le storie tese, Malika Ayane, Marco Mengoni, Maria Nazionale, Marta sui tubi, Max Gazze’, Modà, Raphael Gualazzi, Simona Molinari & Peter Cincotti and Simone Cristicchi.
“Giovani” Category Participants:
Andrea Nardinocchi, Antonio Maggio, Blastema, Ilaria Porceddu, Il Cile, Irene Ghiotto, Paolo Simoni and Renzo Rubino.
The 63rd “Festival di Sanremo” takes place at the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo from the 12th to the 16th of February presented by Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto. During the Final on the 16th, the Italian artist for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be announced.