Sanremo Italian song festival 2017 Odds
The winner of the 2017 Sanremo Music Festival will have first refusal at being Italy’s act for Kyiv. Sanremo is due to take place on the week of 7 to 11 February 2017, again hosted by the legendary permatanned presenter Carlo Conti. The festival will as ever be held in the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, Liguria and hosted by Carlo Conti for a third year in a row.
There is no information how Sanremo Festival and the 2017 Italian representation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be interacted but the past years the winner of Sanremo Festival is eligible but not obligated to enter the Eurovision Song Contest.
Since Italy came back to Eurovision in 2011, they’ve established themselves as a power player, and are by far the most successful of the Big Five. In 2015, popera trio Il Volo placed third with their epic love song “Grande amore”, also winning the televote — and the hearts of many new fans. Il Volo’s success revitalised the appeal of Eurovision amongst Italian reviewers, prompting RAI to shift the Eurovision broadcast to its main channel, RAI 1.
In Stockholm earlier this year, Sanremo runner-up Francesca Michelin performed “No Degree of Separation”, a bilingual version of her Sanremo song “Nessun grado di separazione”. It placed 16th.
Traditionally the participating acts for Sanremo are announced in mid-December, when all of Italy stops to discover who will be competing for the big prize – and indeed who also may be representing their country in Ukraine next May.
Previously, the winner of the festival has gone on to represent their nation at Eurovision (2011, 2013 and 2015) or entrants that have participated in a particular category within the festival have been internally selected and revealed as the countries Eurovision representative on the last night of the contest (2012, 2014, 2016). This festival was also used to represent Italy’s act for Eurovision Song Contest from 1956 to 1966, in 1972 and 1997.
Thinking about a dream singer for Italy in 2017, the experts of wiwigloggs revealed that Tizziano Ferro would be the perfect choice, saying that ’’ A lot of you will know Tiziano Ferro for evergreens hit like “Perdono” or “Breathe Gentle”, a collaboration with Kelly Rowland. But this Italian singer’s star is still rising, as evidenced by last year’s “Lo Stadio”. Not just a great singer, Mr Ferro is also an amazing performer who could really rock the Eurovision stage. Tiziano already released a special song for the 2004 Olympics in Athens and recorded several albums and singles in Italian, Spanish, English and even German. I’m actually struggling to think of a reason as to why he shouldn’t represent Italy at Eurovision.’’ Past wishes nominated by this site include Raffaella Carrà and Malika Ayane.