Italy: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2024 Entry “La noia”!

For one more year, the historic festival of Sanremo took place, with the big winner Angelina Mango and “La Noia” occupying the first place and the golden ticket to the stage of Eurovision 2024!

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the live performance of the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Apostolos, Apostolis and Konstantinos in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on Italy’s participation in Eurovision 2024!

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Italy: Angelina Mango said “Si” at Eurovision 2024 and is going to Malmö!

The big winner of Sanremo 2024, Angelina Mango, has just confirmed in the press conference that she accepts her right to represent Italy in Eurovision 2024, in May in Malmö with the song that brought her victory at the festival, La Noia.

Angelina Mango managed to win the 74th Sanremo Song Festival, despite the fact that Geolier won the televoting with a record percentage, reaching 60%. The support she received from journalists and radio representatives brought her to the first place and thus gave her the right to be the one who will represent Italy in Eurovision 2024. The 22-year-old performer accepted her right and this is how we will see her in May in Malmö, to represent Italy in the contest.

Just three women have represented Italy since the country’s return to the competition in 20111 with less than stellar results, with only Nina Zilli managing to make the top 10, with Emma and Francesca Michielin finishing 21st and 16th respectively.

The song with which Angelina Mango will represent Italy at Eurovision 2024 is La Noia, the song with which she won in Sanremo. The composer of the song is Dardust, who this year also signs the participation of Luxembourg.

A few words about Angelina Mango

Angelina Mango is 22 years old. She is the daughter of the well-known artist Mango. She became famous after her participation in 2022 in the popular talent show, Amici di Maria De Filippi, where she took second place. She has a discography from 2020 and has released nine singles. Her musical career began in a band with her brother, in which she still remains a member, despite the solo course she has already charted.

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest

Italy is one of the founding members of the Eurovision Song Contest, making its debut in the first contest in 1956. It has won three times with Gigliola Cinquetti (1964), Toto Cutugno (1990) and Maneskin (2021).

The country was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest by the most famous and internationally recognized artists throughout Eurovision history: Ana Oxa, Domenico Modugno, Albano, Romina Power, Franco Batiatto, Umberto Tozzi, Mahmood, Matia Bazar, Marco Mengoni, Emma Marrone , Il Volo , Francesco Gabbani, Raphael Gualazzi, Massimo Ranieri, Ricardo Fogli, Maneskin, etc.

Italy withdrew from the contest in 1998 and returned to Eurovision in 2011 after a 13-year absence. Since their return to the competition, the Italians have been very successful, using Sanremo as their method of choice in almost all of their entries, taking two second places, one third and six other top-10 finishes since 2011.

This year will be Italy’s 49th participation in the competition. In 2023 Marco Mengoni took fourth place for Italy, with Due Vita.

What do you think Angelina Mango’s fate will be in Eurovision 2024? Tell us in the comments below!

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Italy: Watch the video clips of the San Remo 2024 songs!

The first night of SanRemo 2024 festival reached its end, which means that all the participating songs are revieled!

In the following ariticle, you can watch the results of the first night, where only the Jury of the press room, TV and web had the ability to vote for the songs:

But, with the end of the Prima Serata of San remo 2024, we also had the official release of the songs’ videoclips!

You can watch the video clips down here:

  1. Clara – “Diamanti grezzi”
  2. Sangiovanni – “Finiscimi”
  3. Fiorella Mannoia – “Mariposa”
  4. La Sad – “Autodistruttivo”
  5. Irama – “Tu no”
  6. Ghali – “Casa mia”
  7. Negramaro – “Ricominciamo tutto”
  8. Annalisa – “Sinceramente”
  9. Mahmood – “Tuta gold”
  10. Diodato – “Ti muovi”
  11. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  12. Geolier – “I p’ me, tu p’ te”
  13. Alessandra Amoroso – “Fino a qui”
  14. The Kolors – “Un ragazzo una ragazza”
  15. Angelina Mango – “La noia”
  16. Il Volo – “Capolavoro”
  17. BigMama – “La rabbia non ti basta”
  18. Ricchi e Poveri – “Ma non tutta la vita”
  19. Emma – “Apnea”
  20. Francesco Renga and Nek – “Pazzo di te”
  21. Mr. Rain – “Due altalene”
  22. Bnkr44 – “Governo punk”
  23. Gazzelle – “Tutto qui”
  24. Dargen D’Amico – “Onda alta”
  25. Rose Villain – “Click Boom!”
  26. Santi Francesi – “L’amore in bocca”
  27. Fred De Palma – “Il cielo non ci vuole”
  28. Maninni – “Spettacolare”
  29. Alfa – “Vai!”
  30. Il Tre – “Fragili” 

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Italy: The ranking of Sanremo 2024 artists on social media!

A few weeks separate us from the 74th Sanremo Italian Music Festival, through which the artist and possibly the song that will represent the country at Eurovision 2024 will be announced. With perhaps the strongest line up of recent years, the 27 renowned artists who will be competing this year, have millions of followers on social media, who will also play their part in the outcome of the results, since televoting will largely determine the winner. So let’s look in detail at the dynamics of 27, on social media.

Emma Marone has more followers, by far, since she has almost 6.5 million followers on Instagram. Another lady of Italian pop, Alessandra Amoroso, follows with almost 4 million. The trio is rounded off by rapper Ghali with 2.7 million. The ranking of course changes, depending on the criteria we want to examine (such as follower interaction, reactions to posts, etc.).

We remind you that tomorrow, Monday 15/1, accredited journalists will listen for the first time to the 30 candidate songs that will compete in Sanremo 2024 and immediately after that they will publish their reviews, which as you understand will also affect the betting odds. A few hours before the publication of these reviews the rapper Goelier is the first favorite to win, with Alessandra Amoroso following and Annalisa in third place!

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Italy: Rehearsals for Sanremo 2024 have begun!

With Sanremo 2024 just a month away, today the Italian media published pictures showing the RAI orchestra having started rehearsals in Rome for the upcoming festival of Italian song.

The members of the orchestra are already in Rome, while from tomorrow, Monday until Friday, January 12, the artists will go to the Italian capital to carry out their first rehearsals.

The next important date is Monday, January 15, when part of the press will have the opportunity to listen exclusively to the 30 candidates of this year’s festival and then post their reviews. On January 30, the lyrics of the songs will be published.

In the bookies, rapper Goelier widens his lead over the rest of the artists, with Alessandra Amoroso firmly in second place and Annalisa in third place. We remind you that the festival will take place from the 6th to the 10th of February at the Teatro Ariston.

The winner of Sanremo 2024 is automatically considered the Italian entry for Eurovision 2024. In the event that does not accept to go to Eurovision, the Sanremo organizing committee will then choose the artist to represent Italy in Malmö according to its own criteria (meaning from those contestants who have filled in the Eurovision interest form).

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Italy: RAI revails further details regarding Sanremo 2024 regulation!

Following yesterday’s announcement by Amadeus regarding the changes coming to Sanremo 2024, broadcaster RAI has made further revelations about the festival’s regulation for 2024.

First and foremost, it has been confirmed that the winner of Sanremo will once again represent Italy at Eurovision 2024.

Regarding the voting, it has been clarified that in determining the five contestants who will advance to the superfinal (i.e. the second phase of the final from which the winner emerges), the combined votes of the Radio Jury and the Press Jury will hold greater influence than the Televote alone, as follows:

Source: @sanremo_en, Twitter

Finally, it was announced that song submissions close on November 27th and that Amadeus will announce the participants after December 1st.

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Source: @sanremo_en, Twitter

Italy: Amadeus announces changes to Sanremo 2024 rules and structure!

Some announcements were made by Amadeus earlier today on Tg1 regarding the new structure and rules of the next Festival di Sanremo.

  • The first change has to do with the way the artists will be divided between the first three nights of the festival. Specifically, on the first night all the participating artists will step on stage for the first performance of their songs, while half of them will appear for their second performance on the second night and the other half on the third night. Therefore, we will have the opportunity to hear all 26 participating entries as early as the very first night.
  • The second change is about the new role of participating artists as co-hosts as well! On the second and third night, during which the artists will be separated as explained above, the half of the artists who will not perform their songs will undertake the role of presenting the other half artists alongside Amadeus. The pairing of the artists-performers and the artists-“presenters” will be decided by public draw during the press conferences of each previous day.
  • The third change concerns covers night. While in previous years artists could choose to cover a song published up to a certain decade, their choice has now been widened to include songs, from the Italian and international repertoire, published up to 2023.
  • The fourth change sees the replacement of the ever-present demoscopic jury by a new radio jury in the voting procedures, which will include national and local radio stations selected with the criterion of adequately representing the entire Italian territory. The factors that will determine the results, along with the radio jury (second, third, fourth night & superfinal) are completed by the well-known jury of journalists (first, fourth night & superfinal) and the also known televoting (second, third, fourth night & both phases of the voting in the final)

As for the number of participating artists, Amadeus announced that they will be 26, 23 of whom will be selected by him and the remaining three of whom will come from Sanremo Giovani, taking place on the 20th of December.

Sanremo 2024 will take place from 6 to 10 February.

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Source: La Reppublica

Italy: Sanremo 2024 dates announced!

The 2024 edition of the Sanremo will take place from February 6 to February 10, 2024.

Amadeus made the official announcement during the official presentation of RAI’s 2023-2024 programming.  The Festival di Sanremo serves not only as the Italian national selection for Eurovision but it is also one of the most respectable music festivals in the world.


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Italy: Amadeus announced his withdrawal from the Festival of Sanremo!

Amadeus announced his retirement from the position of presenter and artistic director of the Sanremo festival. Sanremo 2024 will be the fifth and final festival run by the popular Italian TV presenter.

Since 2020, Amadeus has been leading the Sanremo festival, so to speak, with admittedly spectacular results, since during his days Sanremo reached huge ratings, while Maneskin in 2021 also managed to win the Eurovision contest.

I say it officially: this is my last Festival. Five in a row is a lot. I am honored to have drawn Pippo Baudo and Mike Bongiorno. If in a few years they asked me I could go back, yes in the future but now I have to stop.

Amadeus has revealed that it has no problem with the new CEO of RAI, appointed by the government of G. Meloni. He has not decided who will be his co-presenters at the 74th Sanremo Festival, while for the candidate songs he will start their search in the coming months, after the scenography has been completed.

In the interview that Amadeus gave, he also describes the way of choosing the songs that participate in the festival every year, saying that he always asks the artists more than one song to choose. He doesn’t make it clear whether in 2024 we’ll have 28 songs or less, saying that it’s always the songs and their level that determine the final number.

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Source: F2Magazine

Italy: Changes to Sanremo 2024 imposed by government? │ Possible participants and rejections

It’s been months now that Festival di Sanremo 2024 has been taking up italian media, which convey that key components of the Festival are in the process of being redefined, following suggestions by the current Italian government for changes to the programs of the national channel RAI.

The involvement of the Italian government in the procedures and possibly the participants of the 2024 Festival has resulted in reactions by many artists, who are expected to reject a possible participation in the Festival as a sign of protest. Thus, Italian media report that the chances of seeing artists such as Achille Lauro, Fedez, Rosa Chemical and Marracash are minimal. Elodie and Antonello Venditti are also added to this list and aren’t expected, neither as participants nor as presenters.

Italian media, however, have also predicted some names that would possibly be positive to a participation in the Festival. The biggest of these names is the legendary Al Bano. Next up are Giuseppe Povia, a possible father-son duet by Gigi D’Alessio and LDA, Rita Pavone, Enrico Ruggieri, as well as winners of the Festival and Italy’s representatives in Eurovision 2015 Il Volo.

In addition to the above, Italian media are reporting that Amadeus’s position as artistic director and presenter of the Festival is in danger, despite his renewed contract. At the same time, the rest of the cast of presenters is also unclear.

The winner of this year’s much-discussed Sanremo Festival was Marco Mengoni with his song Due Vite, with which he even managed to get Italy the 4th place in Eurovision 2023.

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Source: IL SITO