Italy has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 47 times since making its debut at the first contest in 1956. It was one of the seven countries that competed at the first contest, which took inspiration from the Sanremo Music Festival. Italy competed at the contest without interruption until 1980, discontinuing its participation on a number of occasions during the 1980s and 1990s. After a 13-year absence starting in 1998, the country returned to the contest in 2011. Italy has won the contest three times, along with an additional 15 top-five finishes. Italy hosted the contest in Naples (1965), Rome (1991) and Turin (2022).
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Marco MengoniNational Triple Play
Marco Mengoni is an Italian singer who rose to fame in 2009, after winning the third season of Italian talent show X Factor. In 2013, he won the 63rd Sanremo Music Festival with his song 'L'essenziale' and went on to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö.
|1||J’ai Cherche||Amir||2016 France|
|2||You Are The Only One||Ivan Mikulic||2004 Croatia|
|3||Era||Wess & Dori Ghezzi||1975 Italy|
|4||Fair Rumore||Diodato||2020 Italy|
|5||L’Essenziale||Marco Mengoni||2013 Italy|
|7||A Matter Of Time||Sennek||2018 Belgium|
|8||Overtones||Sennek||2021 Non Contest|
|9||Runner In The Night||Ryder||1986 United Kingdom|
|10||Take Me To Your Heaven||Charlotte Nilsson||1999 Sweden|
|11||Time||Uzari & Maimuna||2015 Belarus|