Italy 2016: Sanremo winner to Stockholm; RAI 1 takes over
ROME, ITALY – Italian national broadcaster made some announcements regarding their 2016 participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.
First of all, RAI 1 is taking over , broadcasting the final, something that happened for the last time in 1991 due to the hosting of the contest. This decision made out of the TV rating success and also because it’s clear to everyone that Italy wants a #rematch after what happened in Vienna, when Il Volo, winners of tele voting lost the trophy because of the jury voting.
Second, RAI announced that Sanremo 2016 winner, whom we will know on February 13th, will be granted the ticket to Eurovision 2016 and if the artist accepts then a new song could be also proposed for Stockholm (not obligatory).