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🇮🇹 Diodato to send different song to Eurovision?

Might Italy send a different song to ‘Fai Rumore’?

The Eurovision Song Contest and RAI have now officially confirmed that Diodato will be Italy’s representative at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam after winning Sanremo. However, they have not yet confirmed whether Diodato will be performing the same song that he won the Sanremo Festival with. It is a possibility that “Fai Rumore” will not be the song performed at Eurovision. We expect confirmation soon.

The delayed song confirmation could reflect the need to cut 40 seconds from its run-time to meet the Eurovision 3-minute rule. Italian entries originally written for Sanremo often find this necessary when transferred to Eurovision. The Italian entry often isn’t changed beyond this. Examples are 2015’s “Grande Amore” and 2017’s “Occidentali’s Karma”. However it may be that Diodato wishes to significantly change the song, as Raphael Gualazzi did in 2011. On the other hand, he could be choosing a different song to “Fai Rumore”, as Nina Zilli did in 2012, changing from “Per Sempre” to “L’amore é femmina”.

Diodato performed in Sanremo in 2014 and 2018 before this and will surely be excited about his chance to go to Eurovision. Selecting the right song could be key to his chances of success in Rotterdam.

Do you think that RAI or Diodato will be selecting a different Eurovision song to “Fai Rumore”? Do you want this to happen, or are you already a big fan of the song they currently have? Let us know by adding a comment below or commenting on our social media @ESCXtra

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