The 2014 Italian Eurovision representative has been invited to perform at the 2014 German Eurovision national final Unser Song für Dänemark. Emma will perform her Eurovision entry La Mia Citta.
Emma Marrone has travelled to Köln, Germany specially for the occasion. The 2014 German national final will be held tomorrow at the Lanxess Arena in Köln and will be aired live on ARD 1 at 20:15 CET. The Italian singer will perform the Eurovision version of her entry La Mia Citta for the very first time in front of live audience during tomorrow’s show.
Emmelie De Forest , the 2013 Danish Eurovision winner will also be performing at tomorrow’s German national final. A total of 8 acts will be battling tomorrow for the golden ticket to represent Germany at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
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 Schiena. La mia città has been produced by Brando who says that the song is inspired by 80’s rock. The 2014 Italian Eurovision entry’s length has been edited in order to comply with the rules and regulations of the Eurovision Song Contest.
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.
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.
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