Posts by Matei

Francesco Gabbani wins Sanremo 2017 and goes to Kyiv

After five nights of competition, we have finally found the winner of the Sanremo Festival. Francesco Gabbani is the winner of the historical music festival and, as RAI has confirmed, the Italian representative in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Read more

Sanremo 2017 night 4: final line-up determined

After the fourth night of the Sanremo Festival, sixteen acts made it through to Saturday’s big final, where Italy’s 2017 representative will be chosen. The winner of the Newcomers section was determined during this interesting evening, too. Read more

Sanremo 2017: second set of 11 acts presented their entries

After the second semi-final of Italy’s Sanremo Festival, the list of songs which might represent the country at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest is completed. Eight out of eleven songs qualified directly to the final, whereas the other three entries still need to compete for their place. Read more

Sanremo 2017 Day 1: the first eleven artists present their entries

This evening, the famous Italian music festival Sanremo kicked off. With some of the most popular Italian artists competing for this year’s trophy, worldwide guests and complex and endless voting, the festival started with the first eleven ‘big’ artists presenting their songs to the public. Read more

Consequences for Eurovision 2016 after Romania is out

Earlier today Romania’s national broadcaster TVR was cut from being able to enjoy the services of Eurovision, which also meant that the country isn’t able to take part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at some of the immediate affects this will have on the contest in Stockholm. Read more