Eurovision 2014

Italy : The Winner of the Sanremo Contest will be offered Eurovision 2015 ONLY ‘If they want the responsibility’

RAI at Eurovision 2015. Photo : Eurovision Song Contest Italia Facebook

RAI at Eurovision 2015. Photo : Eurovision Song Contest Italia Facebook

RAI (Italian National Broadcaster) has announced in the last hour that they will offer the winner of the Sanremo Music festival the choice if they want to represent Italy at Eurovision 2015. In the last few minuets they have added the following proviso on their Facebook Page stating

RAI - Proviso for San Remo Winner. Photo : Facebook

RAI – Proviso for San Remo Winner. Photo : Facebook

 

So the winner of the Sanremo Music Festival will have the decision if they want to participate at Eurovision 2015 in Vienna. If they decide not to then RAI will reserve the right to make alternative plans for Vienna 2015.

Since Italy’s return to Eurovision in 2011 they have used contestants from the Sanremo festival on 3 occasions, 2011/2012 and 2013. Last year they internally selected Emma Marrone to represent Italy at Eurovision. This was the first time since their return to Eurovision that they failed to make the Top 10.

So do you think that the winner of the Sanremo Music Festival will want to enter Eurovision 2015?

 

Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Rai Facebook

3 replies »

  1. Depends on the ‘worldwide exposure’ vs ‘perceived stigma’ argument – for me, it’s a no brainer, Italian pop and other forms of modern music don’t get played much in the UK otherwise…

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