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A growing conflict between jury- and televoting

Three months before the 60th Eurovision Song Contest takes place and while we are in the middle of the period of national finals, the continued conflicting results of expert juries and televotes in national finals is being heavily discussed by fans. Can a jury consisting of specialists continue to exist, when it upsets the public so much?

It's official: "Grande Amore" for Italy in Vienna

Il Volo the Italian represantitives in Vienna {ilvolomusic.com}

The state broadcaster in Italy RAI, today issued an official statement that the band Il Volo will represent the country in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna with the song Grande Amore, which was the winning song at the 65th Festival of San Remo, last Saturday.

Sanremo split result: Il Volo only the public winner

Il Volo wins Sanremo 2015©  ansa.it

The released split result from yesterday's final of Sanremo shows that Il Volo clearly won the hearts of the Italian public. Malika was prefered with the expert jury while the demographical group had Nek in first position. A true split, that is what happened in Italy last night.

IL Volo wins Sanremo 2015 and will fly the Italian flag in Vienna

Il Volo ©  ilvolomusic.com

The 65th Sanremo Festival finished with the final tonight. The longest running song contest in the world closed tonight with a spectacular show. After the 16 performances winner of Campioni competition was IL Volo, who will also represent Italy in the upocoming Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

Sanremo's semifinal revealed 16 finalists - Lara Fabian eliminated

sanremo official logo {rai.it}

Adrenaline climbed in Teatron Ariston as this evening, the 4th night of the 65th Sanremo Music Festival began. The candidates in the category Campioni (Acclaimed performers) faced the challenge of a semifinal and the risk of exclusion as 20 were cut down to 16 finalists.

"Campioni" sings covers on the third night of Sanremo

Nek from his official video of Fatti avanti amore ©  Youtube

The third night of Sanremo featured the 20 applicants in the category Campioni (Acclaimed performers) who sang remakes of earlier known and classic Italian songs. The covers voted by the public and representatives from the world of the press and media at rates of 50-50. The winner of the night was Nek.

Sanremo's second night gets a no from Lara Fabian to another go at Eurovision

Lara Fabian ©  Wikipedia.org

The remaining 10 established singers conitnued last night the 65th edition of the Sanremo festival in Teatro Ariston in Italy. Conchita Wurst with sang as an interval act. Former Eurovision participant Lara Fabian said no to a new Eurovision experience should she win Sanremo this year.

SanRemo opens with Arisa wanting to do Eurovision

Arisa ©  Dejay.it

Arisa, who is co-hosting Sanremo with Emma Marrone, has said that she would love to participate in Eurovision if the winner of Sanremo isn't interested. She was openly annoyed last year when RAI internally selected Emma and not the winner of Sanremo. 

39 countries confirmed for Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 logo ©  EBU

A total of 39 countries will take place at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in May in Vienna. The return of Cyprus, Serbia and Czech Republic brought the number of entries up, compared to last year where only 37 countries took part.

Vincenzo Cantiello from Italy wins the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Vincenzo Cantiello ©  EBU:Elena Volotova/Maria Mifsud

Young Italian singer Vincenzo Cantiello won the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest held this evening in Malta with a powerful rendition of his song Tu Primo Grande Amore. Bulgaria came second and the third place was awarded to Armenia.

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