Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station Rai Gulp
National selection events Internal selection (2014, 2016)
Ti lascio una canzone (2015)
Participation summary
Appearances 3
First appearance 2014
Best result 1st: 2014
Worst result 16th: 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 2016

Italy debuted at the Junior Eurovision Song Contestwhen 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 ItalianEnglish 1 159
2015 Chiara & Martina Scarpari[2] Viva Italian 16 34
2016 Fiamma Boccia Cara Mamma (Dear Mom) Italian, English 3 209


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

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Italy’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 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]