Eurovision 2023: Watch video of the BIG 5 and Ukraine’s rehearsals!

The preparations on Liverpool for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest are on fire and it’s now a wrap for the seventh and last day of the technical rehearsals. After their first technical rehearsals, the representatives of the BIG 5 and Ukraine took the stage of the M&S Bank Arena for their second rehearsals.

The second rehearsals gave the opportunity to the delegations to fix any mistakes spotted on the first rehearsals and help the artists feel more safe and familiar with the Eurovision big stage.

Because accredited journalists are not allowed to watch both the first and second rehearsals this year, we have very little information about what this year’s artists have prepared for the Eurovision stage. EBU has just uploaded through the official Eurovision channel in YouTube a recap of today’s rehearsals. More specifically, we will have the chance to watch exclusive TV footage of today’s rehearsals.

The countries that had their second rehearsals today were the following:

  1. Germany
  2. France
  3. Italy
  4. Spain
  5. Ukraine
  6. United Kingdom

You can watch the recap of today’s rehearsals below:

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Italy: RAI’s trailer for Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

It’s time for last year’s host broadcaster, RAI, to release their own trailer for Eurovision 2023. The Italian public broadcaster, hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 after Måneskin’s victory in 2021 so they were expected to make a new trailer regarding this year’s contest.

The trailer’s protagonist, is this year’s representative of Italy, no other than Marco Mengoni, who wakes up and gets ready to fly to Liverpool for the contest.

Did you like RAI’s trailer for this year’s contest? Write us in the comments below!

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INFE Poll 2023: The results from Italy!

For the seventh consecutive year, the second fan network of the Eurovision Song Contest, the INFE Network, in collaboration with the website EscToday, is conducting the INFE Poll.

Network members in the 21 local fan clubs have already voted for their favorite songs from Eurovision 2023 and via ESCToday, they are announcing their scores.

Here are the results of INFE Italy:

  • Czechia – 1 point
  • Estonia – 2 points
  • Cyprus – 3 points
  • Finland – 4 points
  • Iceland – 5 points
  • Moldova – 6 points
  • France – 7 points
  • Norway – 8 points
  • Germany – 10 points
  • Sweden – 12 points

After adding the Italian votes to the scoreboard, the overall score is as follows:

  1. Sweden – 91 points
  2. Norway – 69 points
  3. Finland – 63 points
  4. Italy – 47 points
  5. France – 45 points
  6. Israel – 37 points
  7. Austria – 36 points
  8. Spain – 31 points
  9. Czechia – 31 points
  10. Moldova – 22 points
  11. United Kingdom – 18 points
  12. Armenia – 14 points
  13. Germany – 10 points
  14. Georgia – 9 points
  15. Serbia – 8 points
  16. Greece – 8 points
  17. Croatia – 7 points
  18. Slovenia – 7 points
  19. Iceland – 5 points
  20. Romania – 4 points
  21. Albania – 4 points
  22. Latvia – 3 points
  23. Cyprus – 3 points
  24. Netherlands – 2 points
  25. Australia – 2 points
  26. Estonia – 2 points
  27. San Marino – 1 point
  28. Portugal – 1 point

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Italy: The three minute version of “Due Vite”!

In the Eurovision Song Contest there is the rule according to which all the songs when performed live on the semi-final and final nights must be maximum of three minutes in length. So while the tracks may last longer on music platforms and on the official  album, they will need to undergo some processing for their live performance.

One of the countries that usually chooses longer tracks is Italy, where again this year its participation with Marco Mengoni and “Due vite” had to be modified.

Below you can see the lyrical differences between the regular length and the three-minute length of the song on the night of the Grand Final.

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Italy: “Due Vite” by Marco Mengoni went Gold!

“Due Vite” the song with which Marco Mengoni will represent his country in Eurovision 2023, went Gold in Italy, having sold more than 35.000 copies since the day it was released.

In Spotify, the song counts more than 15.970.000 streams. Marco seems to follow along the steps of previous Italian representatives, as Diodato, Mahmood, Ermal & Fabrizio and Francesco Gabbani, all reached Gold.

Marco Mengoni was the winner of Sanremo 2023 with the song “Due Vite”! He is going to perform in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023 in May 13:

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Marco Mengoni will sing Due Vite in Eurovision 2023!

Earlier today, it became known from the official Eurovision YouTube channel that the winner of the 73rd Festival di Sanremo, Marco Mengoni will represent Italy in Eurovision 2023 with his song “Due Vite”. Specifically, the Eurovision YouTube channel published his live performance from the Sanremo Festival.

Here is the published video:


We already knew that the popular Italian artist wanted to return to Eurovision after his last attempt in 2013 with the song “L’ essenziale” that ended up in 7th place at the Grand Final. Although, he hadn’t decided if he wanted to go with his winning Sanremo entry. In a previous interview with TG1, Marco Mengoni did not seem to be sure about the song with which he would take part in Eurovision for the second time, since as he mentioned he was thinking about not competing in Liverpool with Due Vite, but with another song.

The last time an Italian representative did not take part in Eurovision by participating in Sanremo was Nina Zilli, who replaced Per Semper with L’amore è femmina, eventually finishing ninth in Baku.

Here is his 2013 entry:


What do you think about Mengoni’s decision? Would you like to represent Italy in Eurovision with a different song?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Italy: The detailed results of Sanremo 2023

After the Grand Final of  Sanremo 2023 and the victory of Marco Mengoni, the detailed results for all the nights of the Festival have been published.

On the third night when we heard the 28 songs for the second time – the TV audience and the polling committee voted, where Ultimo was ranked first. The television audience had him first with a percentage of 18.83%, while the polling committee ranked him only 11th. The difference was also big for Giorgia, whom the polling committee had in 6th place, while the public only in 12th. Elodie did not impress the audience and was ranked 13th. Finally, LDA who was 9th in the audience, came 22nd in the panel. All this resulted in the two singers losing several places in the general ranking and LDA rising quite a bit.

On the night of the duets, a panel of polls and a panel of journalists gave first place to Giorgia. The audience, however, had a different opinion, ranking her 4th. Elodie also did better in the committees compared to the public. Mr Rain who came 5th in the audience was only 25th in the panel of journalists. Ariete was in last place on both committees, while in the TV audience she finished 7th.

As for the night of the final it seems that the TV audience was the one who deprived Giorgia of a place in the super final by ranking her 9th in the first round of voting. In the super final Marco Mengoni came first in both the TV audience and the committees, while Ultimo was second in the audience and last in the journalists’ committee.

Overall, the TV audience was most supportive of:

  • Ultimo
  • Mr. Rain
  • Fashion
  • Ariete
  • LDA

And cast more of them:

  • Giorgia
  • Elodie
  • Colapesce Dimartino
  • Coma_Cose
  • Paola and Chiara
  • Leo Gassmann

Overall, the winner Marco Mengoni was favored by both the TV audience and the committees, something very important for a good result at the Sanremo Festival. Two other artists who achieved this were Lazza and Tananai.

Marco Mengoni has confirmed his participation in Eurovision 2023, now it remains to be seen whether he will go with Due Vite or change his song.

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Italy: The running order of the final night of Sanremo 2023 was revealed!

A few minutes ago, RAI, the public broadcaster of Italy, announced the running order of the last night of this year’s Festival di Sanremo, through the festival’s official Twitter account.

The running order of the 28 artits competing in Festival di Sanremo 2023 is:
  1. Elodie – “Due”
  2. Colla Zio– “Non mi va”
  3. Mara Sattei – “Duemilaminuti”
  4. Tananai – “Tango”
  5. Colapesce e Dimartino– “Splash”
  6. Giorgia – “Parole dette male”
  7. Modà – “Lasciami”
  8. Ultimo – “Alba”
  9. Lazza – “Cenere”
  10. Marco Mengoni – “Due Vite”
  11. Rosa Chemical – “Made in Italy”
  12. I Cugini di Campagna – “Lettera 22”
  13. Madame – “Il Bene nel Male”
  14. Ariete– “Mare di guai”
  15. Mr. Rain – “Supereroi”
  16. Paola e Chiara – “Furore”
  17. Levante – “Vivo”
  18. LDA – “Se poi domani”
  19. Come Cose – “L’addio”
  20. Olly – “Polvere”
  21. Articolo 31– “Un bel viaggio”
  22. Will – “Stupido”
  23. Leo Gassman – “Terzo Cuore”
  24. Gianmaria – “Mostro”
  25. Anna Oxa– “Sali (Canto dell’anima)”
  26. Shari – “Egoista”
  27. Gianluca Grignani – “Quando ti manca il fiato”
  28. Sethu – “Cause perse”

The Grand Final of Sanremo 2023 will take place tonight at 21:00 CET and will last five hours. You can watch him through the official website of RAI, by clicking HERE.

So, those of you who are fans of Italian music and have patience in the Italian shows with many guests, endless sometimes dialogues and any other kind of interference that can make the show end even after 2 in the morning, tune in with us to the great celebration of Italian music, from which great international stars started their careers!

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Italy: Måneskin will sing on the third night of San Remo!

Recently Amadeus and RAI announced that Måneskin will perform on the third night of San Remo on February 9th. A few days ago they announced that Mahmood and Blanco, who represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022, will open the festival on February 7. A huge surprise was the announcement that on the second night of San Remo, on February 8, the Black Eyed Peas band, a world-renowned band, will perform!

See below the relevant announcement of San Remo on twitter:

About San Remo 2023:

Italy for one more year will select their entry through the San Remo festival! 25 artists will compete in order to win the festival, and have the right to represent their country at Eurovision! The contest will be held from February 7 to 11, with the fourth night inviting artists to cover Italian and world hits released between January 1960 and December 1999. In addition to everything, the final night on February 11 will reveal the final winner, and probably the representative of Italy at this year’s Eurovision!

Måneskin’s new album:

The favorite, in Italy but also throughout Europe, Måneskin, released on January 20, 2023 their third album which is called ‘Rush’! In the previous months some of the songs of the album such as “Supermodel” had already been released and it was a huge success. So we are waiting for the third night of San Remo to hear their new hits!

Source: eurovoix

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Italy: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy guest at Sanremo 2023!

According to information by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expressed his desire to appear via video link at the Final of the Sanremo Festival, live from Kyiv.

The response of Amadeus, host and artistic director of the Sanremo Festival was, according to Vespa, the following:

“Dear president, we are waiting for you at the final night of Sanremo.”

We remind you that the Festival of Sanremo 2023 will take place from 7 to 11 February 2023, therefore Zelenskyy is expected to make his appearance on Saturday, 11 February.

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