Following on from their Sanremo 2022 win last night, it has been confirmed that Mahmood and Blanco will represent Italy at Eurovision 2022. They will represent Italy with their song “Brividi” – which also won Sanremo last night. This year Mahmood and Blanco will be flying the flag for the Eurovision host nation, so will automatically qualify for the Grand Final on 14th May 2022.
Watch the music video of “Brividi”
It is to be noted that the song goes slightly beyond the 3 minute limit set by the EBU for Eurovision entries. This means we can expect some sort of revamp for “Brividi” in the near future.
Listen to Mahmood and Blanco’s entry on streaming platforms.
Check out our Eurovision 2022 playlist.
As the entries come in thick and fast, we have made a playlist on Spotify to help keep everyone up to date.
Italy’s Eurovision Journey
Reigning winners Italy has participated in the contest 46 times since it began in 1956. In addition to 2021, they also won in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’eta” and in 1990 with Toto Cutugno’s “Insieme: 1992”.
Italy took an extended break from the contest from 1994 to 2011 (returning once in 1997). They became a member of the Big Five upon their return and have only missed the top 10 twice since. They finished second twice: in 2011 (with Raphael Gualazzi’s “Madness of Love”) and in 2019 (with Mahmood’s “Soldi”). Italy also notched third place in 2015 with Il Volo’s “Grande Amore”, which won the televote.
Perhaps the most iconic Italian Eurovision entry is Domenico Modugno’s “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” – better known as “Volare” – which placed third in 1958. It was a success in the American charts and won the first ever Grammy award for Song of the Year.
News Source: RAI/Eurovision.TV
Photo Source: RAI