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San Remo 2019: First rumored participant names?

It has been only 2 weeks ago since Italy finally confirmed that the country will participate in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel through San Remo 2019.
Now, the Italian magazine “Chi” is taking these news a step further mentioning several possible names supposedly interested in San Remo 2019.

Possible San Remo 2019 candidates

According to the Eurovision site eurovisionfun and Italian magazine “Chi”, we get to meet several participant names rumored to take part in next year’s San Remo Festival 2019 to be held between February 5th to 9th.
Among the possible names on the list we get to meet Loredana Berté  (who revealed she will try with Gaetano Curreri’s song). 
The names of Giusy Ferreri, Riki and Gigi D’Alessio, are also discussed a lot.
However,  the Modà band (belonging to a new record company) as well as Alessandra Amoroso have not confirmed or denied the ongoing rumors.
Elodie and Michele Bravi are two other potential participants after their summer success “Nero Bali”.

Italian magazine Chi talks about names associated with the trap music. The most likely candidates of this kind of music are Ghali, Sfera Ebbasta and Capo Plaza. 

Last but not the least,  singer Malika Ayane confirmed she would not be a candidate however.

Could these names be the real candidates for San Remo 2019? Italian broadcaster RAI has not made any comments on the matter, neither confirmed the participants list, but since the festival will be held in less than four months from now, the picture will get clearer in due time.

Below, you can listen to one of the rumored participant’s, Elodie, entry from San Remo 2017 “Tutta Colpa Mia”. One of my personal favorites.

Elodie - Tutta Colpa Mia (Sanremo 2017)Elodie – Tutta Colpa Mia (Sanremo 2017)

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest

Italy was one of the seven countries that competed in the very first contest in 1956. So far, it participated at Eurovision 44 times, winning twice in 1964 and 1990. The country regularly participated at Eurovision until 1997 when it withdrew for 14 years. Italy returned to the contest in 2011, represented by Raphael Gualazzi with “Madness of love” earning 2nd place. Since returning, Italy ranked in the top 10 in six out of eight occasions, including two top 3 finishes in 2011 and 2015. In Lisbon the duo Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro represented Italy. Although they placed 17th with the jury, they came 3rd with the televote, coming 5th overall.

Are you happy Italy confirmed participation at Eurovision 2019? Who do you think should represent Italy in Tel Aviv? What is your favourite Italian entry at Eurovision so far? 

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