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Italy: Record labels get influence on the Sanremo Festival

The Italian broadcaster RAI has announced a change of plans in the selection method for the 68th edition of the Sanremo Festival. They are now looking for involvement from record labels, which can suggest their own artists to compete.

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Aftermath 2017 (7): Not the expected win for Italy

In these weeks, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this episode we talk about Italy, the expected winning country of the contest in Kiev that only got a sixth place with Francesco Gabbani and his song ‘Occidentali’s Karma’.

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Tonight: Italy no longer the runaway favourite

For months going into the Eurovision Song Contest, Francesco Gabbani was the clear favorite for victory. Halfway through the first rehearsal week, professional gamblers, journalists and fans were wondering if anyone could still make this a close contest. However at the start of the final day, Portugal and Bulgaria have come closer than ever before.

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Italy: Gabbani still favorite after drawing first half

Italy’s top favorite Francesco Gabbani drew the first half of the running order for Saturday’s Grand Final. Despite this setback, he is still the clear favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Italy: Check out Francesco Gabbani’s second rehearsal & press conference

Top favorite Italy had its second big day at the press center in Kiev today. On his road to victory in Eurovision 2017, Francesco Gabbani rehearsed and gave his second press conference today. ESCDaily gathered all the footage for you in one convenient article.

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Italy: “A combination of a simple tune and a deep message”

The big favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev is Italy. Today, Francesco Gabbani had his first rehearsal and press conference, in which he explained the success (thus far) of his song.

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The Shortlist (11) Italy

Who are the big favorites for Kiev? In the next couple of weeks we will highlight some interesting participants, based on the odds they have been given by the bookmakers. This week we are providing a shortlist of countries that lead the board in the grand final. Today’s report is about Italy.

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Italy: Francesco Gabbani cuts out the entire second verse

Italy has presented the final version of their Eurovision song “Occidentali’s Karma”. They have cut out the entire second verse of the song.

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Italy: Francesco Gabbani wins Sanremo and goes to Eurovision

Francesco Gabbani is the winner of the prestigous Sanremo Festival 2017 in Italy, with the song ‘Occidentali’s karma’. With that victory he also got the first right to go to the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, which he decided to use. Together with his dancing gorilla!

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Italy: Al Bano eliminated before final of Sanremo

With just sixteen acts left, the Italian Sanremo Festival has reached their final field. On Friday night, four more acts were eliminated, including Eurovision-veteran Al Bano Carrisi.

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