Tel Aviv 2019

Italy: Mahmood confirms Eurovision 2019 participation with “Soldi”

"Soldi" to Tel Aviv!

After first saying he will represent Italy in Eurovision 2019, then getting second thoughts over it, Sanremo 2019 winner Mahmood has now officially confirmed that he will represent Italy in Tel Aviv with the song “Soldi”.

Mahmood confirmed his participation on his Facebook page.

Italy in Eurovision 2019

The winner of the 69th Sanremo Music Festival was given the option to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. Mahmood won the festival by getting a lot of support from the juries. He only placed third in the televote behind Ultimo and Il Volo, but was crowned as the winner after the jury ranked him first by giving him 63.7% of the votes in the superfinal.

In the winner’s press conference Mahmood said that he would take the opportunity to represent his country in the contest, but later said his participation in Eurovision was not yet confirmed, as they still had to figure out some things.

As part of the Big 5, Italy will automatically qualify to the final of Eurovision Song Contest. In 2019 the final will take place on May 18th.

Are you happy with his decision? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

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Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö and been to all the contests ever since. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.
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