Italy: Emma Marrone’s entry revealed

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,005 views

Emma Marrone’s 2014 Eurovision entry has been revealed. She will represent Italy at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with La mia città.

La mia città, the 2014 Italian entry is penned by Emma Marrone herself. Emma’s entry is included as a new track in the new edition of her Schiena album- Schiena vs SchienaLa mia città has been produced by Brando who says that the song is  inspired by 80s rock. The 2014 Italian Eurovision entry’s length will be edited in order to comply with the rules and regulations of the Eurovision Song Contest.

La mia città

Earlier this week RAI, the Italian national broadcaster announced 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.

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 Malmö.

Stay tuned to for the latest information on Italy and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.