After a marathon episode of the popular RaiTv show 'Ti lascio una canzone' (including an impressive performance by 2014 Junior Eurovision champion Vincenzo Cantiello), we finally have a winner (or, should we say, two of them!): Chiara and Martina Scarpari will represent Italy at the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and will attempt to bring the country a second consecutive victory.
Tonight's ten acts performed in a series of duels, the winners of which were decided by a public vote as well as the say of a professional jury and the show's orchestra.
Following the duels, six contestants (the five duels' winners, plus one wild-card entry, decided on by the jury) moved on to sing in a medley of Italian Eurovision evergreens like 'L'essenziale', 'Gente di mare', and 'Nel blu, dipinto di blu'.
Finally, after the vote of a jury and the public, only two contestants remained: crooner Giovanni Sutera Sardo and sisters Chiara and Martina Scarpari. After the Italian televoters weighed in, only one act nabbed the ticket to Bulgaria: the 15-year-old twins from Reggio-Calabria, who are alumnae of the same series of 'Ti lascio una canzone" as Vincenzo Cantiello and Malta's Federica Falzon.
Their song, which will be written by veteran singer and songwriter Gigi D'Alessio, will be revealed at a later date.