Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Italy participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 which took place on 20 November 2016, in Valletta, Malta. The Italian broadcaster Rai Gulp, which is a channel owned by Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) was responsible for organising their entry for the contest. Fiamma Boccia was internally selected to represent Italy with the song "Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)". Italy placed third in the contest with 209 points.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Country Italy
National selection
Selection processInternal Selection
Selection date(s)11 October 2016
Selected entrantFiamma Boccia
Selected song"Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Fiamma Boccia
  • Marco Iardella
  • Francesco Spadoni
  • Alessandro Ghironi
Finals performance
Final result3rd, 209 points
Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2015 2016 2017►

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2016 Contest, Italy had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice times since its debut in 2014, having won the contest on their first appearance with the song "Tu primo grande amore", performed by Vincenzo Cantiello.[1]

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

The Italian broadcaster announced on 2 June 2016, that they would be participating at the contest which takes place on 20 November 2016, in Valletta, Malta. The method for selecting their entrant and song was done internally by the national broadcaster, RAI.[2] On 11 October 2016, it was announced that Fiamma Boccia would be representing Italy at the contest with the song "Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)".[3]

Artist and song informationEdit

Fiamma BocciaEdit

Fiamma Boccia
 
Background information
Born (2003-11-25) 25 November 2003 (age 17)
Florence, Italy
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals, piano

Fiamma (born 25 November 2003) is an Italian singer.[4] She represented Italy at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Valletta, Malta, on 20 November 2016 with the song "Cara Mamma", placing third with 209 points.

Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)Edit

  "Cara Mamma"
 
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Fiamma Boccia
Languages
Italian, English
Composer(s)
Marco Iardella, Francesco Spadoni, Alessandro Ghironi
Lyricist(s)
Marco Iardella, Francesco Spadoni, Fiamma Boccia
Finals performance
Final result
3rd
Final points
209 points
Entry chronology
◄ "Viva" (2015)   

"Cara Mamma" is a song by Italian singer Fiamma Boccia. It represented Italy during the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016. It is composed by Marco Iardella, Francesco Spadoni and Alessandro Ghironi, while the lyrics were written by Marco Iardella, Francesco Spadoni and Fiamma Boccia herself.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which took place on 14 November 2016, Italy was drawn to perform eleventh on 20 November 2016, following Ukraine and preceding Serbia.[5]

FinalEdit

Italy came third in the final, with 209 points. This is their second best placing after Vincenzo Cantiello's first place in 2014.

VotingEdit

During the press conference for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, held in Stockholm, the Reference Group announced several changes to the voting format for the 2016 contest. Previously, points had been awarded based on a combination of 50% National juries and 50% televoting, with one more set of points also given out by a 'Kids' Jury'. However, this year, points will be awarded based on a 50/50 combination of each country's Adult and Kids' Jury, to be announced by a spokesperson. For the first time since the inauguration of the contest the voting procedure will not include a public televote.[6] Following these results, three expert jurors will also announce their points from 1–8, 10, and 12. These professional jurors are: Christer Björkman, Mads Grimstad, and Jedward.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ross, Samantha (15 November 2014). "Breaking news: Italy wins!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (2 June 2016). "Italy Junior Eurovision 2016 participation confirmed". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ Jordan, Paul (11 October 2016). "Italy: Video premiere of "Cara Mamma" (Dear Mom)". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Fiamma Boccia". escpedia.info. Escpedia. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (15 November 2016). "Final running order revealed!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  6. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  7. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Jedward to appear at Junior Eurovision 2016!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Valletta 2016". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 - Complete scoreboard". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Whizz-kids, let's dive into the results!". www.junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 20 November 2016. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2017.