Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Italy debuted at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when 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. Before Italy debuted, there were two entries in Italian: "Birichino", which represented Switzerland in 2004 and "O-o-o Sole intorno a me" which represented San Marino in 2013.
|Member station||Rai Gulp|
|National selection events|
|Best result||1st: 2014|
|Italy's page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see|
Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
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.
Italy withdrew from the 2020 contest because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and despite initially announcing that they will not return to the 2021 contest, they ultimately announced that they will return to the 2021 contest in France.
|Vincenzo Cantiello||"Tu primo grande amore"||Italian, English||1||159|
|Chiara & Martina||"Viva"||Italian[a]||16||34|
|Fiamma Boccia||"Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)"||Italian, English||3||209|
|Maria Iside Fiore||"Scelgo (My Choice)"||Italian, English||11||86|
|Melissa & Marco||"What Is Love"||Italian, English||7||151|
|Marta Viola||"La voce della terra"||Italian, English||7||129|
|TBA November 2021 †|
Commentators and spokespersonsEdit
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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|
|2017||Laura Carusino and Mario Acampa||Sofia Bartoli|
|2018||Federica Carta and Mario Acampa||Yan Musvidas|
|2019||Mario Acampa and Alexia Rizzardi||Maria Iside Fiore|
|2020||No broadcast||Did not participate|
- Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest – Senior version of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Italy in the Eurovision Young Dancers – A competition organised by the EBU for younger dancers aged between 16 and 21.
- Italy in the Eurovision Young Musicians – A competition organised by the EBU for musicians aged 18 years and younger.
- The second verse contains one line in English.
- Fisher, Luke James (8 July 2014). "Italy joins Junior Eurovision !". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- "🇮🇹 Italy will not participate in Junior Eurovision 2021". ESCXTRA.com. 2021-07-04. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
- Farren, Neil (2021-08-30). "Italy: Junior Eurovision 2021 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
- Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Granger, Anthony (16 November 2019). "Italy: Mario Acampa to Commentate on Junior Eurovision 2019". eurovoix.com.
- Giuntini, Cristina (23 November 2019). "Maria Iside super spokesperson per l'Italia!". ogaeitaly.net (in Italian).