It was 2011 when Italy return to the contest after a 14 year (!) absence. Since then the Mediterranean nation has finished in Top-10 seven out of their nine participations. In this series of posts, we gonna recall all the Italian entries of the past decade.
Italy In Eurovision 🇮🇹
Italy debuted in the contest in 1956, being one of the first 7 countries. Since then, it has participated 45 times, missing the event twice – 1981, 1982, 1986, 1994-1996 and 1998-2010 – without any specific explanation.
The country is part of the “Big 5”, so its prequalified to the grand final. The country has topped the scoreboard on 2 contests (1964 and 1990) and placed in the Top-10 33 times! The country’s most popular entry is Domenico Modugno’s 1958 “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” (Volare), which placed 3rd in the contest. Its worst result came in 2014 when it finished 21 with 33 points. The country has also placed last in 1966 with no points at all. Ironically, it was Domenico Modugno’s second attempt in the contest.
Italy In 2015
In 2015, Italy chose Il Volo and their song “Grande Amore”. The song is entirely in Italian.
The song was composed by Francesco Boccia and Ciro “Tommy” Esposito. “Grande Amore” placed 3rd with 292 points.
Il Volo is a pop operatic trio from Italy. The trio’s name means “The Fight” in Italian. Its members are Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble. Il Volo was formed in 2009 and in 2015 won Festival Di Sanremo with their song “Grande Amore” and therefore they represented Italy at Vienna. Their song won the televoting and placed 3rd in the final after the merging of the juries’ votes. In 2019, the participated again in Sanremo this time placing 3rd with the song “Musica che resta”.
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