Francesca Michielin: ‘I did not sleep for an entire week’

Francesca Michielin was overwhelmed when she found out that Italian broadcaster RAI had picked her to go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. She tells this to ESCDaily.com during Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam.

“I cried and I did not sleep for an entire week,” Francesca tells us. “I still have the bags under my eyes! But this is a big opportunity for me.” Watch the interview that Brandon McCann took during Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam, filled with giggles by Francesca:

Francesca recently changed her song and added a English verse to it. She explains why: “Italian is a loved language over Europe, but the message of my song needs to be understood by everyone. So I decided to also sing a part in English.”