Riccardo Maddalozzo

Born in Italy, I have lived in 5 countries in 3 continents. I discovered Eurovision by accident in 2010 and became a superfan in 2013. I attended both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision events and covered several national finals on the ground and hope to continue doing so for a long time!
Mahmood wins Sanremo 2019 and confirms Eurovision participation
Tel Aviv 2019

Mahmood wins Sanremo 2019 and confirms Eurovision participation

The 69th edition of the iconic Italian Sanremo Music Festival came to an end and after a long yet exciting night Mahmood emerged victorious with “Soldi“ Defeated competition of Ultimo and Il Volo in the final round. Sanremo 2019 last for 5 nights and culminated in 24 songs performed. After…
Get to know the Sanremo 2019 participants!
Tel Aviv 2019

Get to know the Sanremo 2019 participants!

Our favourite Italian Music Festival is back for the 69th time and the 5-evenings show kicks off tomorrow. Let’s get to know the 24 participants to this year’s edition of the show and see who Italy’s potential representatives for Tel Aviv are ! Achille Lauro © Secoloxix.it Number of previous…
X Factor Malta Six Chair Challenge completed
Tel Aviv 2019

X Factor Malta Six Chair Challenge completed

This year, Malta dropped their usual national final (MESC) and opted to pick their Eurovision entrant through X Factor Malta. The competition is now well underway and the Six Chair Challenge is now over, with each of the four judges having picked 6 acts to continue.  Two MESC alumni among…
Albania: You can now listen to all FiK 57 entries!
Tel Aviv 2019

Albania: You can now listen to all FiK 57 entries!

Albania’s national final and iconic Festivali i Këngës (FiK) will take place over three shows between December 20 and 22. Now you can also listen to all the competing entries in full!  22 entries but only one winner A total of 22 entries will compete to earn the right to…
Georgia to select 2019 entrant on March 2nd
Tel Aviv 2019

Georgia to select 2019 entrant on March 2nd

Georgia is set to select their 2019 entrant through the talent show Georgian Idol. The show will run from January through March 2nd and auditions are already underway.  Vaniko Tarkhnishvili and Ruska Makashvili to be the hosts  For the first time Georgian Idol will serve as the selection method for…
Il Volo and Raphael Gualazzi to make a Sanremo comeback?
Tel Aviv 2019

Il Volo and Raphael Gualazzi to make a Sanremo comeback?

The 2019 edition of Sanremo is set to take place between February 5 and 9 of next year. As the show draws closer, speculation of potential participants increase. Among the rumored participants, we see some familiar and successful past Eurovision entrants Il Volo and Raphael Gualazzi Lots of big names…
Junior Eurovision 2018 – Day 4 Rehearsal Recap
Minsk 2018

Junior Eurovision 2018 – Day 4 Rehearsal Recap

Here in Minsk, Belarus, the remaining ten countries took to the stage for their second rehearsals. So what have you missed? Here’s our handy recap giving you all the highlights from the Minsk Arena! Putting the finishing touches onto the performances Rehearsals are now going to schedule here at Minsk…
Day 4: 🇮🇹 Italy’s Marco and Melissa take us to a Disney fairy-tale land
Minsk 2018

Day 4: 🇮🇹 Italy’s Marco and Melissa take us to a Disney fairy-tale land

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!  Today’s schedule Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal…
Day 4: 🇲🇹 Ela brings out a lot of emotions for Malta
Minsk 2018

Day 4: 🇲🇹 Ela brings out a lot of emotions for Malta

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!  Today’s schedule Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal…
Day 4: 🇳🇱 The Netherlands Max and Anne lift our moods with “Samen”
Minsk 2018

Day 4: 🇳🇱 The Netherlands Max and Anne lift our moods with “Samen”

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!  Today’s schedule Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal…
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