Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Not only was Italy one of the founding participants of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking part in the first ever edition in 1956, the country is responsible for the entire Eurovision format! The Eurovision Song Contest was modelled on the popular Festival di Sanremo which began in 1951.

Italy has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice. In 1964 Gigliola Cinquetti stormed the scoreboard for Italy, getting almost three times as many votes as the runner-up with Non Ho L'età. In 1965 the contest was held in Naples.
In 1990 Toto Cutugno won the Eurovision Song Contest with Insieme: 1992 and the contest headed to Rome the following year. The two Italian winners, Toto Cutugno and Gigliola Cinquetti took on the role of presenting.
In 1997 the country withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest but returned in 2011 finishing in second place. Italy's Sanremo Music Festival is often used to select the Italian Eurovision entry although it is a separate competition in its own right.

The basics

Full country name
Italian Republic
Capital
Rome

Featured participant

Italy
Tel Aviv 2019
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Lugano 1956Franca RaimondiAprite Le Finestre2
Lugano 1956Tonina TorielliAmami Se Vuoi2
Frankfurt 1957Nunzio GalloCorde Della Mia Chitarra76
Hilversum 1958Domenico ModugnoNel Blu Dipinto Di Blu133
Cannes 1959Domenico ModugnoPiove96
London 1960Renato RascelRomantica58
Cannes 1961Betty CurtisAl Di Là125
Luxembourg 1962Claudio VillaAddio, Addio39
London 1963Emilio PericoliUno Per Tutte373
Copenhagen 1964Gigliola CinquettiNon Ho L'étà491
Naples 1965Bobby SoloSe Piangi, Se Ridi155
Luxembourg 1966Domenico ModugnoDio Come Ti Amo17
Vienna 1967Claudio VillaNon Andare Più Lontano411
London 1968Sergio EndrigoMarianne710
Madrid 1969Iva ZanicchiDue Grosse Lacrime Bianche513
Amsterdam 1970Gianni MorandiOcchi Di Ragazza58
Dublin 1971Massimo RanieriL'amore è Un Attimo915
Edinburgh 1972Nicola di BariI Giorni Dell' Arcobaleno926
Luxembourg 1973Massimo RanieriChi Sarà Con Te7413
Brighton 1974Gigliola CinquettiSi182
Stockholm 1975Wess and Dori GhezziEra1153
The Hague 1976Romina and Al BanoWe'll Live It All Again697
London 1977Mia MartiniLiberà3313
Paris 1978Ricchi e PoveriQuesto Amore5312
Jerusalem 1979Matia BazarRaggio Di Luna2715
The Hague 1980Alan SorrentiNon So Che Darei876
Munich 1983Riccardo FogliPer Lucia4111
Luxembourg 1984Alice and BattiatoI Treni Di Tozeur705
Gothenburg 1985Al Bano and Romina PowerMagic, Oh Magic787
Brussels 1987Umberto Tozzi and RafGente Di Mare1033
Dublin 1988Luca BarbarossaTi Scrivo5212
Lausanne 1989Anna Oxa and Fausto LealiAvrei Voluto569
Zagreb 1990Toto CutugnoInsieme: 19921491
Rome 1991Peppino di CapriComme E' Ddoce 'o Mare897
Malmö 1992Mia MartiniRapsodia1114
Millstreet 1993Enrico RuggeriSole D'europa4512
Dublin 1997JalisseFiumi Di Parole1144
Düsseldorf 2011Raphael GualazziMadness Of Love
Grand Final1892
Baku 2012Nina ZilliL'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)
Grand Final1019
Malmö 2013Marco MengoniL'Essenziale
Grand Final1267
Copenhagen 2014EmmaLa Mia Città
Grand Final3321
Vienna 2015Il VoloGrande Amore
Grand Final2923
Stockholm 2016Francesca MichielinNo Degree Of Separation
Grand Final12416
Kyiv 2017Francesco GabbaniOccidentali's Karma
Grand Final3346
Lisbon 2018Ermal Meta e Fabrizio MoroNon Mi Avete Fatto Niente
Grand Final3085
Tel Aviv 2019

Not only was Italy one of the founding participants of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking part in the first ever edition in 1956, the country is responsible for the entire Eurovision format! The Eurovision Song Contest was modelled on the popular Festival di Sanremo which began in 1951.

Italy has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice. In 1964 Gigliola Cinquetti stormed the scoreboard for Italy, getting almost three times as many votes as the runner-up with Non Ho L'età. In 1965 the contest was held in Naples.
In 1990 Toto Cutugno won the Eurovision Song Contest with Insieme: 1992 and the contest headed to Rome the following year. The two Italian winners, Toto Cutugno and Gigliola Cinquetti took on the role of presenting.
In 1997 the country withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest but returned in 2011 finishing in second place. Italy's Sanremo Music Festival is often used to select the Italian Eurovision entry although it is a separate competition in its own right.

The basics

Full country name
Italian Republic
Capital
Rome

Featured participant

Italy
Tel Aviv 2019
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Lugano 1956Franca RaimondiAprite Le Finestre2
Lugano 1956Tonina TorielliAmami Se Vuoi2
Frankfurt 1957Nunzio GalloCorde Della Mia Chitarra76
Hilversum 1958Domenico ModugnoNel Blu Dipinto Di Blu133
Cannes 1959Domenico ModugnoPiove96
London 1960Renato RascelRomantica58
Cannes 1961Betty CurtisAl Di Là125
Luxembourg 1962Claudio VillaAddio, Addio39
London 1963Emilio PericoliUno Per Tutte373
Copenhagen 1964Gigliola CinquettiNon Ho L'étà491
Naples 1965Bobby SoloSe Piangi, Se Ridi155
Luxembourg 1966Domenico ModugnoDio Come Ti Amo17
Vienna 1967Claudio VillaNon Andare Più Lontano411
London 1968Sergio EndrigoMarianne710
Madrid 1969Iva ZanicchiDue Grosse Lacrime Bianche513
Amsterdam 1970Gianni MorandiOcchi Di Ragazza58
Dublin 1971Massimo RanieriL'amore è Un Attimo915
Edinburgh 1972Nicola di BariI Giorni Dell' Arcobaleno926
Luxembourg 1973Massimo RanieriChi Sarà Con Te7413
Brighton 1974Gigliola CinquettiSi182
Stockholm 1975Wess and Dori GhezziEra1153
The Hague 1976Romina and Al BanoWe'll Live It All Again697
London 1977Mia MartiniLiberà3313
Paris 1978Ricchi e PoveriQuesto Amore5312
Jerusalem 1979Matia BazarRaggio Di Luna2715
The Hague 1980Alan SorrentiNon So Che Darei876
Munich 1983Riccardo FogliPer Lucia4111
Luxembourg 1984Alice and BattiatoI Treni Di Tozeur705
Gothenburg 1985Al Bano and Romina PowerMagic, Oh Magic787
Brussels 1987Umberto Tozzi and RafGente Di Mare1033
Dublin 1988Luca BarbarossaTi Scrivo5212
Lausanne 1989Anna Oxa and Fausto LealiAvrei Voluto569
Zagreb 1990Toto CutugnoInsieme: 19921491
Rome 1991Peppino di CapriComme E' Ddoce 'o Mare897
Malmö 1992Mia MartiniRapsodia1114
Millstreet 1993Enrico RuggeriSole D'europa4512
Dublin 1997JalisseFiumi Di Parole1144
Düsseldorf 2011Raphael GualazziMadness Of Love
Grand Final1892
Baku 2012Nina ZilliL'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)
Grand Final1019
Malmö 2013Marco MengoniL'Essenziale
Grand Final1267
Copenhagen 2014EmmaLa Mia Città
Grand Final3321
Vienna 2015Il VoloGrande Amore
Grand Final2923
Stockholm 2016Francesca MichielinNo Degree Of Separation
Grand Final12416
Kyiv 2017Francesco GabbaniOccidentali's Karma
Grand Final3346
Lisbon 2018Ermal Meta e Fabrizio MoroNon Mi Avete Fatto Niente
Grand Final3085
Tel Aviv 2019

The basics

Full country name
Italian Republic
Capital
Rome

Not only was Italy one of the founding participants of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking part in the first ever edition in 1956, the country is responsible for the entire Eurovision format! The Eurovision Song Contest was modelled on the popular Festival di Sanremo which began in 1951.

Italy has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice. In 1964 Gigliola Cinquetti stormed the scoreboard for Italy, getting almost three times as many votes as the runner-up with Non Ho L'età. In 1965 the contest was held in Naples.
In 1990 Toto Cutugno won the Eurovision Song Contest with Insieme: 1992 and the contest headed to Rome the following year. The two Italian winners, Toto Cutugno and Gigliola Cinquetti took on the role of presenting.
In 1997 the country withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest but returned in 2011 finishing in second place. Italy's Sanremo Music Festival is often used to select the Italian Eurovision entry although it is a separate competition in its own right.

Featured participant

Italy
Tel Aviv 2019
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Lugano 1956Franca RaimondiAprite Le Finestre2
Lugano 1956Tonina TorielliAmami Se Vuoi2
Frankfurt 1957Nunzio GalloCorde Della Mia Chitarra76
Hilversum 1958Domenico ModugnoNel Blu Dipinto Di Blu133
Cannes 1959Domenico ModugnoPiove96
London 1960Renato RascelRomantica58
Cannes 1961Betty CurtisAl Di Là125
Luxembourg 1962Claudio VillaAddio, Addio39
London 1963Emilio PericoliUno Per Tutte373
Copenhagen 1964Gigliola CinquettiNon Ho L'étà491
Naples 1965Bobby SoloSe Piangi, Se Ridi155
Luxembourg 1966Domenico ModugnoDio Come Ti Amo17
Vienna 1967Claudio VillaNon Andare Più Lontano411
London 1968Sergio EndrigoMarianne710
Madrid 1969Iva ZanicchiDue Grosse Lacrime Bianche513
Amsterdam 1970Gianni MorandiOcchi Di Ragazza58
Dublin 1971Massimo RanieriL'amore è Un Attimo915
Edinburgh 1972Nicola di BariI Giorni Dell' Arcobaleno926
Luxembourg 1973Massimo RanieriChi Sarà Con Te7413
Brighton 1974Gigliola CinquettiSi182
Stockholm 1975Wess and Dori GhezziEra1153
The Hague 1976Romina and Al BanoWe'll Live It All Again697
London 1977Mia MartiniLiberà3313
Paris 1978Ricchi e PoveriQuesto Amore5312
Jerusalem 1979Matia BazarRaggio Di Luna2715
The Hague 1980Alan SorrentiNon So Che Darei876
Munich 1983Riccardo FogliPer Lucia4111
Luxembourg 1984Alice and BattiatoI Treni Di Tozeur705
Gothenburg 1985Al Bano and Romina PowerMagic, Oh Magic787
Brussels 1987Umberto Tozzi and RafGente Di Mare1033
Dublin 1988Luca BarbarossaTi Scrivo5212
Lausanne 1989Anna Oxa and Fausto LealiAvrei Voluto569
Zagreb 1990Toto CutugnoInsieme: 19921491
Rome 1991Peppino di CapriComme E' Ddoce 'o Mare897
Malmö 1992Mia MartiniRapsodia1114
Millstreet 1993Enrico RuggeriSole D'europa4512
Dublin 1997JalisseFiumi Di Parole1144
Düsseldorf 2011Raphael GualazziMadness Of Love
Grand Final1892
Baku 2012Nina ZilliL'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)
Grand Final1019
Malmö 2013Marco MengoniL'Essenziale
Grand Final1267
Copenhagen 2014EmmaLa Mia Città
Grand Final3321
Vienna 2015Il VoloGrande Amore
Grand Final2923
Stockholm 2016Francesca MichielinNo Degree Of Separation
Grand Final12416
Kyiv 2017Francesco GabbaniOccidentali's Karma
Grand Final3346
Lisbon 2018Ermal Meta e Fabrizio MoroNon Mi Avete Fatto Niente
Grand Final3085
Tel Aviv 2019