🇮🇹 Italy: participation confirmed for Eurovision 2025
2 mins read

🇮🇹 Italy: participation confirmed for Eurovision 2025

RAI, the Italian national channel, has confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2025.

RAI confirmed at Eurofestivales that Italy will participate in Eurovision 2025 in Switzerland. It also confirmed that the Italian representative will be chosen via the Festival di Sanremo 2025, which will take place from 4 to 8 February. It is expected that the winner of the festival will represent Italy at Eurovision 2025, but this has not yet been confirmed.

The 2025 edition of the Festival will be hosted by TV presenter Carlo Conti. RAI and Carlo Conti have already announced changes to the format of the competition. The five evenings of the festival are organized as follows:

  • First night: 24 artists will perform their songs in competition. The top 5 will be announced in random order.
  • Second night: 12 artists will perform their songs a second time in competition. The top 5 will be announced in random order.
  • Third night: The remaining 12 artists will perform their songs in competition for a second time. The top 5 will be announced in random order.
  • Fourth night: The competing artists will perform a duet/cover of an existing song. There will be a winner, but the results of this night will not be counted in the overall result.
  • Fifth night: 24 artists will perform their songs in competition. The top 5 artists from the combined ranking of all shows will advance to the superfinal. They will then be able to perform their song a second time, while the juries and televotes will vote to choose their winner.

Angelina Mango represented Italy in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with “La noia”. She finished 7th, scoring 268 points.

Image source: EBU/Alma Bengtsson | Source: Eurofestivales

Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest

Italy made its Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1956 and has participated 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, having last participated in 1997. The country has withdrawn from the contest several times in the past. Italy has won the contest three times, first in 1964 and most recently in 2021. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 is remembered as one of the most chaotic competitions to date. Since its return in 2011, Italy has finished in the top 10 on 11 occasions.

Keywords: Title