Today marks the end of the submission process for Sanremo 2021. Italian media have reported that their 2020 Eurovision representative, Diodato has sent a song for next year’s preselection.
Diodato, the winner of the 70th Sanremo festival was supposed to represent Italy at the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with his song Fai rumore.
Further rumoured artists include Ermal Meta, Lo Stato Sociale, Achille Lauro , Ghemon, Max Gazzè, Giusy Ferreri, Francesco Renga, Gaia, Leo Gassmann, Fulminacci, Noemi, Mr. Rain, Rocco Hunt, Elodie, Bugo, Malika Ayane, Annalisa, The Kolors, Michele Bravi, Luca Carboni, amony many others.
The Italian broadcaster has confirmed earlier that Sanremo will be used to select Italy’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. RAI will announce the 20 finalists of the Campioni category on December 17th.
However, the winner of the Camiponi category will have the option of first refusal to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest. Sanremo is scheduled to be held between 2nd and 6th March 2021.
Source: Eurovisionfun.com / Image Source: YPeople
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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 10 on seven occasions.