Since their comeback in 2011, Italy has chosen its representative internally from among the Sanremo participants. This year, however, RAI changed the method and picked an artist who is not competing in Sanremo this year. She is Emma Marrone, a 29-year old singer whose career kicked off in 2010 when she won a local talent contest.
Three albums later she is one of the most popular female artists in the country at the moment. In 2012 she even won Sanremo music festival with ‘Non è l’inferno’.
Her Eurovision entry is yet to be confirmed.