This year marks the 70th edition of the prestigious Sanremo Song Festival in Italy, set to begin on February 4th. The 24 participants of this year’s contest were previously revealed by the Artistic Director, Amadeus and will feature a number of returning artists, as well [read more…]
Since their return to the contest, Italy has remained a strong competitor at the contest, and more often than not, we see Italy somewhere within the Top 10. This year was no exception, with Mahmood finishing in 2nd place with his song, Soldi.
When Mahmood won Sanremo festival, several Italian politicians raised questions. Not because of his qualities as a musician, but because of his part-Egyptian background. Mahmood is not hurt by it anymore.
Eurovision 2019 is the year of jury darlings. No less than 9 times this preselection season, a song won without the support of the televoters. ESCDaily introduces them all to you in the build-up to Tel Aviv. Today we focus on Mahmood from Italy