Italy: A Decade Of Music – 2020!

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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 2020

In 2020, Italy chose Diodato – winner of that year’s Sanremo – and his song “Fai Rumore”. The song is entirely in Italian.

The song was composed by Antonio Diodato and Edwyn Roberts. Sadly, the contest cancelled and therefore Diodato didn’t perform his entry on Eurovision stage.


Diodato was born on 30 August 1981, in Aosta, Italy. His full name is Antonio Diodato.

His career starts in 2007 when he released a self-produced EP. A few years later he received his first album offer and he released it in 2013. A year later he competed in Festival Di Sanremo in the newcomers’ section placing second. In 2018 he returned to the festival and placed 8th. Earlier this year he won the festival and accepted the invitation for Eurovision. Since his debut, he has released a total of four albums. His most recent album is “Che Vita Meravigliosa”, which reached the 4th place on his country’s charts. Besides his musical talents, Diodato has also acting skills. In 2019 he made his first acting appearance to the Italian movie “Un’avventura”.

His Eurovision song reached the top of the Italian charts, was certified Platinum and also entered the Swiss and Croatian charts.

With this post we conclude our tribute to the last ten Italian participations.

What do you think about the artist? What do you think about the entry? Let us know in the comment box below.

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