Sources close to RAI have just confirmed to ESC+Plus.com that 13-year-old Vincenzo Cantiello, participant of “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” 2014, will represent Italy at Junior Eurovision 2014!
This web-site recently announced there would be a link between the Italian show and the national selection procedure. It is today confirmed that Vincezo, participant of the seventh edition will represent Italy:
Vincenzo has been internally selected by the RAI team in charge of the Junior Eurovision participation, this team is leaded by Maestro Leonardo De Amicis who has announced the show will be broadcasted live on Rai and maybe RaiGlup. De Amicis has added he is trying to involve Antonella Clerici (“Ti Lascio una Canzone” director and host) into the Italian participation in Junior Eurovision.
This is not the first time a “Ti Lascio una Canzone” participant gets involved into Junior Eurovision. Last year’s Sanmarinese representative Michele Perniola was the winner of the sixth edition of the contest in 2012 and this year’s Maltese representative Federica Falzon became the winner of the seventh edition in a duet with the Italian tenor Vincenzo Carni.
The Junior Eurovision 2013 winner Gaia Cauchi’s first “international gig” came in 2011 when she appeared on “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”. She took on Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” and other songs during that edition.
Vincezo Cantiello and Federica Falzon, both from “Ti Lascio una Canzone” 2014, will be in the same competition once again, at this year’s Junior Eurovision to take place on November 15 in Marsa (Malta).