As already expected the formerly announced Italian entry „Per Sempre“performed by Nina Zilli will not be the representative song anymore.
The Italian broadcaster RAI has changed its mind and decided that “Per Sempre” would not be suitable for the ESC, therefore another song called “L’amore e femmina” will be replacing it. The deadline for submitting songs is Mid March, so even if the participating countries have already determined their songs, it’s possible to make changes.
The last big change has made by the Belarussian broadcaster, not only the song has been exchanged, even the singer! At the end we will know if these last minute changes will make a big difference in the results and if these choices were clever or not.