Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||Rai Gulp|
|National selection events||Internal selection (2014, 2016)
Ti lascio una canzone (2015)
|Best result||1st: 2014|
|Worst result||16th: 2015|
|Italy’s page at Eurovision.tv|
| 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. 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
|2014||Vincenzo Cantiello||“Tu primo grande amore“||Italian, English||1||159|
|2015||Chiara & Martina Scarpari||“Viva“||Italian||16||34|
|2016||Fiamma Boccia||“Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)“||Italian, English||3||209|
Broadcasts and voting
Commentators and spokespersons
The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov. 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.
|2014||Antonella Clerici and Simone Lijoi||Geordie|
|2015||Simone Lijoi||Vincenzo Cantiello|
|2016||Simone Lijoi and Laura Carusino Vignera||Jade Scicluna|
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.