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Italy
Italy
Appearances 43
First appearance 1956
Best result 1st (1964, 1990)
Worst result Last: 1966

Nul points: 1966

Italy has participated in the Contest 43 times since making its debut as one of the Founding Seven nations in 1956. It has won twice, in 1964 and 1990, and only placed last once with Nul Points.

Together with France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, it is a "Big Five" nation, which means it is automatically qualified for each contest regardless of its final placing on the leaderboard due to the financial contributions made towards the Contest.

Participants

Year Performer(s) Song Language Final Points Note
1956 Franca Raimondi "Aprite le finestre" Italian 2 N/A No semi-finals
Tonina Torrielli "Amami se vuoi" Italian 2 N/A
1957 Nunzio Gallo "Corde della mia chitarra" Italian 6 7
1958 Domenico Modugno "Nel blu, dipinto di blu" Italian 3 13
1959 Domenico Modugno "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" Italian 6 9
1960 Renato Rascel "Romantica" Italian 8 5
1961 Betty Curtis "Al di là" Italian 5 12
1962 Claudio Villa "Addio, addio" Italian 9 3
1963 Emilio Pericoli "Uno per tutte" Italian 3 37
1964 Gigliola Cinquetti "Non ho l'età" Italian 1 49
1965 Bobby Solo "Se piangi, se ridi" Italian 5 15
1966 Domenico Modugno "Dio, come ti amo" Italian 17 0
1967 Claudio Villa "Non andare più lontano" Italian 11 4
1968 Sergio Endrigo "Marianne" Italian 10 7
1969 Iva Zanicchi "Due grosse lacrime bianche" Italian 13 5
1970 Gianni Morandi "Occhi di ragazza" Italian 8 5
1971 Massimo Ranieri "L'amore è un attimo" Italian 5 91
1972 Nicola di Bari "I giorni dell'arcobaleno" Italian 6 92
1973 Massimo Ranieri "Chi sarà con te" Italian 13 74
1974 Gigliola Cinquetti "" Italian 2 18
1975 Wess and Dori Ghezzi Italian "Era" Italian 3 115
1976 Al Bano & Romina Power "We'll Live It All Again" English, Italian 7 69
1977 Mia Martini "Libera" Italian 13 33
1978 Ricchi e Poveri "Questo amore" Italian 12 53
1979 Matia Bazar "Raggio di luna" Italian 15 27
1980 Alan Sorrenti "Non so che darei" Italian 6 87
Did not participate between 1981 and 1982
1983 Riccardo Fogli "Per Lucia" Italian 11 41
1984 Alice & Battiato "I treni di Tozeur" Italian 5 70
1985 Al Bano & Romina Power "Magic Oh Magic" Italian, English 7 78
1986 Did not participate
1987 Umberto Tozzi and Raf "Gente di mare" Italian 3 103
1988 Luca Barbarossa "Vivo (Ti scrivo)" Italian 12 52
1989 Anna Oxa and Fausto Leali "Avrei voluto" Italian 9 56
1990 Toto Cutugno "Insieme: 1992" Italian 1 149
1991 Peppino di Capri "Comme è ddoce 'o mare" Neapolitan 7 89
1992 Mia Martini "Rapsodia" Italian 4 111
1993 Enrico Ruggeri "Sole d'Europa" Italian 12 45 Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
Did not participate between 1981 and 1996 No semi-finals
1997 Jalisse "Fiumi di parole" Italian 4 114
Did not participate between 1998 and 2010
2011 Raphael Gualazzi "Madness of Love" Italian, English 2 189 Member of the "Big 5"
2012 Nina Zilli "L'amore è femmina (Out of Love)" English, Italian 9 101
2013 Marco Mengoni "L'essenziale" Italian 7 126
2014 Emma "La mia città" Italian 21 33
2015 Il Volo "Grande amore" Italian 3 292
2016 Francesca Michielin "No Degree of Separation" Italian, English 16 124
2017 Francesco Gabbani "Occidentali's Karma" Italian 6 334
2018 Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro "Non mi avete fatto niente" Italian 5 308

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