Italy’s Eurovision representatives Mahmood & Blanco will perform their song “Brividi” 9th in the Grand Final. Italy is the first country to know their running order. They will be joined in the final by the rest of the big 5 and the 20 countries that qualify from the semi-finals.
About Mahmood & BLANCO
Mahmood & Blanco are this year’s Sanremo winners and Italy’s Eurovision representatives. Italy. Mahmood has experience with Eurovision, finishing second at the contest in 2019 with “Soldi“. Blanco is an Italian singer and rapper with multiple number ones to his name in Italy. For Sanremo and Eurovision 2022 the two sing together on “Brividi”.
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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.
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News Source: EBU
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