Italian broadcaster RAI moved the new artists portion of the Sanremo festival to December. This competition played out over the last few nights and was won by Mahmood and Einar. They will join the other 22 artists for the Big Artists part of the Sanremo Festival in February. The winner of this segment will be given first refusal to become the Italian Eurovision 2019 representative.
After a week of concerts, Italy have crowned Il Volo as the winner of Sanremo 2015. The Contest is the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest and this year offers the winner the opportunity to represent Italy in Eurovision 2015. The contest sees 20 established ‘Big Artist’ acts battle it out over five nights.