Earlier today, Italian broadcaster, RAI, confirmed that Nina Zilli will not sing Per Sempre in Baku, but will sing L’Amore è Femmina instead.
When Nina was announced on the final evening of the Sanremo festival as the singer for Italy, no announcement was made about the song she would sing. A few days later, RAI stated that her Sanremo song, Per Sempre, would be sung at the Eurovision Song Contest. However, RAI and Nina’s record company, Universal music, have announced that a different song, L’Amore è Femmina, the title track of her album, will be the one she sings in May. No reason has been given for the change.
L’Amore è Femmina is a very different song to Per Sempre. While Per Sempre is more in a true Italian style, L’Amore è Femmina is a more lively and catchy affair with jazz undertones.