Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member stationRai Gulp
National selection events
Participation summary
First appearance2014
Best result1st: 2014
Worst result16th: 2015
External links
Italy's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Italy debuted at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when the twelfth edition of competition was held in Malta in 2014.[1] The Italian broadcaster, RAI, selected the debut entry of country via an internal selection as "Tu primo grande amore" by the singer Vincenzo Cantiello. Italy finished the 2014 edition with a total of 159 points and ranked first. That made Italy the second country that won with the debut entry after Croatia's victory in the first edition.

In 2015, the Italian broadcaster decided to participate again, this time sending the twins Chiara and Martina Scarpari to the contest. However, Italy only finished 16th in the contest, collecting 34 points. The next year, Italy achieved its second podium finishing third.


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place 

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2014 Vincenzo Cantiello "Tu primo grande amore" Italian, English 1 159
2015 Chiara & Martina Scarpari[2] "Viva" Italian 16 34
2016 Fiamma Boccia "Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)" Italian, English 3 209
2017 Maria Iside Fiore "Scelgo (My Choice)" Italian, English 11 86
2018 Melissa & Marco "What is Love" Italian, English 7 151

Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[3] The Italian broadcaster, RAI, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Italian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Italy. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2014.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2014 Antonella Clerici and Simone Lijoi Geordie
2015 Simone Lijoi Vincenzo Cantiello
2016 Simone Lijoi and Laura Carusino Vignera Jade Scicluna
2017 Laura Carusino and Mario Acampa Sofia Bartoli
2018 Federica Carta and Mario Acampa Yan Musvidas

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Italy's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2018 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[4]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fisher, Luke James (8 July 2014). "Italy joins Junior Eurovision !". Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Chiara and Martina win Italian run-off!".
  3. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.

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