Simone Grande, an 11-year-old singer from Rozzano, has been selected to represent Italy at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2024. This decision was announced following his victory in the Italian singing competition, The Voice Kids, as confirmed during the show’s finale on Rai 1 by host Antonella Clerici.
Grande’s participation in The Voice Kids concluded with him winning the title, a feat that directly qualified him as Italy’s entrant for the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This marks the second instance where the winner of The Voice Kids has been given the opportunity to represent Italy at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The selection of Grande continues Italy’s involvement in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a competition in which the country has participated several times. Italy’s performance in the contest includes a notable victory in 2014 with Vincenzo Cantiello’s “Tu primo grande amore.” In the 2023 edition, Italy was represented by Melissa and Ranya with the song “Un mondo giusto,” achieving an 11th place finish with a total of 81 points.
Simone Grande’s victory in The Voice Kids and his subsequent selection for the Junior Eurovision 2024 has made him one of the earliest announced participants for the contest. The specific details regarding the song he will perform at the Junior Eurovision 2024 have not yet been disclosed.