Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966

Eurovision Song Contest 1966
Country  Italy
National selection
Selection process Sanremo Music Festival 1966
Selected entrant Domenico Modugno
Selected song "Dio, come ti amo"
Finals performance
Final result 17th=, 0 points
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest

Italy was represented by Domenico Modugno, with the song '"Dio, come ti amo", at the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 March in Luxembourg City. Broadcaster RAI chose the winning song from the 1966 Sanremo Music Festival as their Eurovision entry. This was Modugno's third and final appearance at Eurovision.

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Modugno performed 14th in the running order, following Monaco and preceding France. "Dio, come ti amo" was a dramatic Italian ballad, but with a very unusual and distinctive instrumental arrangement, and Modugno gave an exceptionally emotional performance during which he appeared at some points to be on the verge of crying. The package appeared to baffle the national juries, as at the close of voting "Dio, come ti amo" had failed to pick up a single point, placing Italy joint last of the 18 entries, along with the song from Monaco which had been similarly snubbed. This was the only occasion on which Italy received the dreaded nul-points, also the only time they finished last in the contest. The Italian jury awarded its 5 points to Norway.[1]

Despite its total failure in Eurovision, "Dio, come ti amo" became a popular song in Italy and beyond and was covered by several other singers. It is generally considered among the least-deserving Eurovision nul-pointers of all.

See also


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.