Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

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Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Country  Italy
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selected entrant Enrico Ruggeri
Selected song "Sole d'Europa"
Finals performance
Final result 12th, 45 points
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1992 1993 1997►

Italy was represented by Enrico Ruggeri, with the song '"Sole d'Europa", at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 15 May in Millstreet, Ireland. The song was chosen internally by broadcaster RAI; Ruggeri was the winner of the 1993 Sanremo Music Festival, but RAI decided against sending his winning song "Mistero" to Eurovision.

Following the 1993 contest, RAI withdrew from Eurovision for the following three years. They made a brief reappearance in 1997, but then withdrew again until 2011.

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Ruggeri performed first in the running order, preceding Turkey, the second time in five years that the Italian song opened the show. At the close of the voting "Sole d'Europa" had received 45 points (35 of which came from just four countries – Finland, Luxembourg, Malta and Portugal), placing Italy 12th of the 25 entries. The Italian jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Ireland.[1]

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