If Eurofestival news Italy has it right, then San Remo should not act as the selection process to choose Italy’s Eurovision contestant, as it has done for the past three years. Ciao amore!

Speculation is growing that Italians might turn their back on Sanremo and internally select Emma Marrone instead. Emma is a pop/rock artist who rose to fame after winning Sanremo 2012 with her song ‘Non è l’inferno’. Before that she competed in Sanremo 2011 with the group Modà and their song ‘Arriverà’, achieving second place in the ‘Big artist’ category.

One interesting fact is that none of the singers in the Amici di Maria De Filippi show, of which Emma is an artistic director, will not present in Sanremo 2014. That’s the first time that has happened since 2008. Well, if you exclude 2011.

In April she released her latest album Schiena which means either back or backbone in English. In October she released the semi acoustic version of album entitled Schiena vs. Schiena, but with a bonus track entitled ‘La mia città’ (My town). Do you think she released the semi-acoustic version in order to meet the EBU’s rule that no songs can be released before September?


If she’s going to be chosen this year, then she will enjoy the same powerful fan boost as Marco Mengoni did in 2013. As she said herself, she prefers to be big in Italy.

What do you guys think of our Emma dilemma? Is Copenhagen la mia città she’s talking about?

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.




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10 years ago

Wouldn’t it be crazy if she did go to Copenhagen, and win? I mean we already have the late 90s pattern (Dana Intl. taking part, the next year Sweden wins in the far east of Europe, the next year Denmark wins in Sweden), but imagine if 50 years repeated itself again, and Italy sent a female solo artist to Copenhagen only to take back the Grand Prix! Let’s just hope that if it does happen, they don’t get Toto and Gigliola to host again!