RAI received 578 applications for the contest, 560 were valid. First a jury cut them down to 60 for live auditions and six made the cut. The six names were revealed today.
Next year the newcomers have been promised more space and visibility and they will apparently kick off the show in prime time. In the past few years they have performed usually last when most people already have switched off and went to bed. This change is a very welcome one! You can listen to their songs by clicking the title.
Here are the lucky eight:
Amara - Credo
Chanty - Ritornerai
Giovanni Caccamo - Ritornerò da te
Serena Brancale - Galleggare
Kaligola - Oltre il giardino
Kutso - Elisa
Enrico Nigiotti - Qualcosa da decidere
Rakele - Io non lo so cos'è l'amore