Francesco Gabbani accepts invitation to represent Italy at Eurovision 2017

RAI has just confirmed that the winner of Sanremo 2017 Francesco Gabbani will represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Occidentali’s Karma”.

https://twitter.com/EurovisionRai/status/830586843225800704

The winner of Sanremo 2017 was selected after two voting rounds including a super-final. In the first round, the results were decided by a combination of televote (40%), jury panel (30%) and special poll (30%). The top 3 of the scoreboard after the first round competed in a superfinal in which the points were reset:

  1. Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s karma
  2. Fiorella Mannoia – Che sia benedetta
  3. Ermal Meta – Vietato morire

A new voting was then open and the act with the most votes following the previous combination was named the winner of this year’s Italian music festival. The winner was given the right to represent Italy and he has accepted the challenge, so we will see Francesco Gabbani performing “Occidentali’s Karma” on May 13 in Kyiv.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016

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