Online at, unitedmusic.it and sorrisi.com fans will find a temporary web radio dedicate to the Eurovision Song Contest, the great European musical event that this year will take place from 9 to 13 May in Kiev in Ukraine.
Representing Italy, as per the rules, will be the winner of the Sanremo Festival: the Tuscan singer-songwriter Francesco Gabbani who will bring to the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest his now celebrated song, “Occidentali’s Karma”.
To support Francesco Gabbani, Radio 105, in collaboration with TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, has created Radio Festival for Europe, a web radio entirely devoted to the European Festival which will feature a non-stop rotation of all of the songs in the 2017 competition, as well as some of the biggest success from past editions, including the Italian songs that have represented the country since 1956. Songs including, Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’età” and Toto Cutugno’s “Insieme: 1992”, both of which won the prestigious prize in 1964 and 1990, respectively. And then also Gianni Morandi’s “Occhi di ragazza” (1970), Umberto Tozzi and Raf singing “Gente di mare” (1987) and the more recent efforts of Marco Mengoni, Emma, Il Volo and Francesca Michielin.
The schedule will be further enhanced by interviews with the artists, alternating with a collection of anecdotes, curiosities and news about the contest.