Francesco Gabbani will be performing at the Moscow Eurovision Party 2017 on April 21st.
Today it has been confirmed that Italy’s Eurovision 2017 entrant Francesco Gabbani will be performing at the Moscow Eurovision Party 2017 in the capital city of Russia. This is the seventh year of the Moscow Eurovision Party, and Francesco is the first artist to have confirmed participation so far. This is the first time that an Italian entrant has attended this pre-party. At the event, he will promote his Eurovision 2017 song “Occidentali’s Karma”.
Francesco has also confirmed his participation at the London Eurovision Party and Eurovision In Concert so far. These are to be held on April 2nd and April 8th respectively. The Moscow Eurovision Party 2017 will be held on April 21st at the Vegas City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Complete with a red-carpet, the party will be streamed online. Details regarding the sale of tickets will be revealed in the coming weeks.
To date five Eurovision preview events have been announced, the dates and locations are as follows:
- Eurovision PreParty Riga – Riga – March 25
- London Eurovision Party – London – April 2
- Eurovision in Concert – Melkweg – April 8
- Eurovision Spain Preview Party – Madrid – April 15
- Moscow Eurovision Party – Moscow – April 21
While Spain has joined the line up of promotional events this year, there has been no information so far regarding Israel Calling and the Maltese promotional event. Both events were held for the first time in 2016.
Source: Eurofestival News
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Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 1990. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top ten on four occasions.