Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 1971

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Eurovision Song Contest 1971
Country  Italy
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selected entrant Massimo Ranieri
Selected song "L'amore è un attimo"
Finals performance
Final result 5th, 91 points
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1970 1971 1972►

Italy was represented by Massimo Ranieri, with the song '"L'amore è un attimo", at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 3 April in Dublin. Both song and performer were chosen internally by broadcaster RAI. Ranieri would later return to represent Italy at the 1973 contest in Luxembourg City.

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the contest Ranieri performed 11th in the running order, following Belgium and preceding Sweden. The song was a dramatic ballad in the familiar Italian style, and Ranieri gave a powerful performance. At the close of voting "L'amore è un attimo" had received 91 points, placing Italy 5th of the 18 entries, the country's first top 5 placement since 1965.[1]

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