Eurovision 2016 Guide: Italy

Italy Eurovision 2016

As one of the Big Five, Italy automatically get to compete in the Eurovision Finals. Since their debut in the first contest in 1956, Italy have won twice (Gigliola Cinquetti in 1964 and Toto Cutugno in 1990), come second on four occasions (Franca Raimondi in 1956, Tonina Torrielli in 1956, Gigliola Cinquetti in 1974 and Raphael Gualazzi in 2011), they have also finished third five times including their most recent attempt with Il Volo in 2015. Italy didn’t participate in the contest between 1994 and 1996 and again from 1998 to 2010. What are their plans for 2016?

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