It's possible Raphael Gualazzi and Enrico Ruggeri (both previous Italian representatives in ESC) will be back. Dolcenera, Max Gazzé and Annalisa are also heavily rumoured - but the name I'm most excited about is the fabulous Giusy Ferreri. She's one of my favourite Italian artists and it would be a dream to see her fly the Italian flag in Copenhagen. Some other names which are likely to compete include Noemi, Arisa and Roberto Dell'Era. I have also heard that Nina Zilli may be back - she could duet with Raphael Gualazzi.
The names will be revealed tomorrow afternoon! The newcomers were announced a few days ago, and they are...
- (Antonio) Diodato - Babilonia
- Filippo Graziani - Le cose belle
- Rocco Hunt - Nu juorno buono
- The Niro (aka Davide Combusti) - 1969
- Veronica De Simone - Nuvole che passano
- Zibba (aka Sergio Vallarino) - Senza di te
- Bianca (aka Emma Fuggetta) - Saprai
- Vadim (Valenti) - La modernità
Update - Nina Zilli has announced through her Facebook page that she won't enter Sanremo as she's too busy with her new album and other work projects.