The 60+1 names with their songs have been revealed in Italy. The +1 being the winner of Castrocaro festival (that gave us The Peppermints) Alina Nicosia. Out of these six names will be chosen to take part in the next Sanremo festival in the newcomers aka Nuove Proposte category. The audition will take place on December 1 in Rome.
Among the artists we have countless names from various talent shows on TV: Italia's got talent winner Daniel Adamako, from X Factor (that gave us Marco Mengoni) Giovanni Caccamo and Violetta Zironi and TRE.N.D, from Amici (the show that gave us Emma Marrone among others) Diana Del Bufalo, Carboidrati, Stefano Maiuolo, Enrico Nigiotti, Lidia Pastorello, Simons, Simonetta Spiri and Willy De Lello. From The Voice Manuel Foresta, Francesco Caccamo, Jimmy Ingrassia and Tommaso Pini. From Ti lascio una canzone (that gave us Vincenzo Cantiello, Federica Falzon and Gaia Gauchi) Donato Santoianni, Simona Collura and Grazia Buffa. Also from Castrocaro 2014 we have the runner up Giulia Penna. (Thanks to euromusica.org for the list)
See the full list and listen to all entries here.
As RAI has limited this time that only the Big category artists can go for Eurovision, none of these guys is able to pull a Gualazzi.....