RAI, the Italian national broadcaster has announced today that Emma Marrone will represent Italy at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
Emma has been selected via an internal selection to fly the Italian flag at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Since its return to the Eurovision Song Contest Italy has selected its representatives via the celebrated Italian musical festival Sanremo. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Italy sent their Eurovision hopefuls from the Sanremo Song Festival: Raphael Gualazzi, Nina Zilli and Marco Mengoni.
Hence this year RAI has not opted for selecting its Eurovision representative via Sanremo but via an internal selection. RAI is yet to confirm the title of the 2014 Italian entry.
Emma Marrone is among the most sought after stars in Italy today, enjoying great recognition, name, fame and popularity. She was runner up at the 2011 Sanremo Song Festival with Moda and their entry Arrivera and in 2012 she won the 2012 Sanremo competition with Non è l’inferno.
Emma Marrone- Non è l’inferno
Emma Marrone and Moda- Arrivera
Italy debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and was one of the founder members of the contest. The country has won the event 2 times in 1964 and 1990. Italy withdrew from the event in 1998 and returned back in 2011.
Last year the winner of the 2013 Sanremo Song Festival, Marco Mengoni was selected to represent Italy at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.Marco achieved a 7th place with his Sanremo winning entry L’Essenziale in Malmo.
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