Italy have announced some of the details for their prestigious Sanremo Music Festival 2014. The Sanremo Festival has been used by Italian broadcaster RAI to select their artist for Eurovision since their return to the contest in 2011.
It is now reported that the festival will take place at the Teatro Ariston with the provisional dates of February 11th to 15th according to tvblog.it. There had been speculation that Italian superstar Jovanotti maybe co-hosting the contest. This appears not to be the case as it is said to be the presenters from 2013 hosting the festival – Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto.
Italy have enjoyed top 10 success since they have returned to the Eurovision in 2011. They have placed as follows in the past 3 years
- 2011 Raphael Gualazzi – “Madness of Love” – 2nd place
- 2012 Nina Zilli – “L’amore è femmina (Out of Love) – 9th place
- 2013 Marco Mengoni – “L’essenziale” – 7th place
We are praying to the Gods that with Jovanotti now not lined up to present the festival, that he may in fact enter. He would be an amazing addition to the Eurovision stage and a guaranteed contender for the Grand Prix
No details yet of the participants but we will keep you up to date as they are revealed.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : tvblog.it