Sanremo 2016: RAI kicks off festival preparations; rules out
ROME, ITALY – Italian national broadcaster officially kicks off the preparations for the 2016 edition of the historic festival of Sanremo. RAI released the rules for participation in the “giovani” section, the link of which can be found here.
It is not yet confirmed how Sanremo will be involved in the country’s participation in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. In the previous years the winner was asked first if they want to take part in Eurovision without been obligatory to accept. Also the Sanremo song of the artist chosen for Eurovision is not necessarily the Eurovision entry.
In due time we expect RAI to clarify the Eurovision relation with Sanremo Festival.