Italy wins INFEVision Video Song Contest 2019 with Mahmood’s song “Barrio”
Italy and Mahmood with his song “Barrio” chosen by the local INFE club to represent the country, was crowned winner in INFEVIsion Video Song Contest 2019 that took place on 13 December 2019 .
After last year’s Mikolas Josef’s victory host country of this year was Czech Republic. EuroContest.Cz member of the INFE Network offered us an outstanding INFEvision Video Contest.
This year’s edition was launched in mid September when INFE Czech Republic (EuroContrest.Cz) revealed the INFEvision 2019 slogan “musical diversity” . From that point all INFE clubs were given a period until 10 October to confirm participation to the host country. A total of 19 countries around the globe eventually participated in this year’s contest, which is a new record number for the competition itself.
According to the regulations sent to all INFE clubs the participating countries had to submit their acts, songs and official videos of their entries no longer after November 1. All national clubs had the right to determine their representatives through a national selection process or internally or in any other format they choose. The videos of all participating countries were revealed on November 7 when the international online voting opened.
Here is a recap of all the entries that comepted in INFEVision 2019:
2019 edition’s results was determined by the votes coming from participating national clubs and and international online voting where more then 1700 people cast their votes. The points from the online voting counted equally as one participating country’s set of votes. Winner of the online voting was Turkey with Edis and his song “Bana ne”
After the the votes from the participating countries were added to those of the online voting, Italy was the winner of INFEVision Video Song Contest 2019 with Mahmood and his song Barrio. You can watch below all the votes from the participating countries and the online voting:
A few words about Mahmood
Mahmood ( or Alessandro Mahmood as his full name is), was born in 1992 in Milano and comes from an Egyptian father while his mother is from Sardinia. His fame arouse after his participation in the Italian X-Factor, and he has competed in Sanremo Giovani 2016 with the song “Dimentica”. In 2017 he works with the superstars Fabri Fibra and Michele Bravi. A year later he collaborates with Dardust on the hit single “Nero Bali” by Elodie and Michele Bravi (Platinum), and he composed the music of a new album entitled “Atlantico” in collaboration with Marco Mengoni , which includes the song “Ηola” with Tom Walker, while he released the song “Doppio Whisky” witht the rap star Guè Pequeno. In 2018 o Mahmood his first EP Gioventù Bruciata is released under Island Records, producers of which are Ceri, MUUT and Katoo, including the duet Anni ‘90, another collaboration with Fabri Fibra.
In December of 2018 he wins Sanremo Giovani 2018 with the entry Gioventù Bruciata , victory that secured him a spot in Sanremo festival 2019 which he also won with his song “Soldi” earning the right to represent the country in Tel Aviv. At Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Mahmood almost reached the top finishing in 2nd place just behind The Netherlands represented by Duncan.
Watch below Mahmood adressing his gratitude for first place in INFEVision 2019:
The I.N.F.E.Vision video song contest is a video song contest held by the International Network of Fanclubs of Eurovision (I.N.F.E.) and takes place via the network. The first contest took place in 2011 and after a break of two years (2015-2016) came back in 2017 with Azerbaijan being the host country.
The right to participate in this contest have all member-clubs of the INFE network. Every local club can choose via an internal process an artist from its country and a song in the country’s language or English, alongside with the official video of the competing entry. The duration of the song must be less than 5’ and the production year has to be within the last two years. In the first two editions of the contest the participants were members of INFE that took part individually, by selecting a country from around the world, but due to the expansion of INFE and as more nations joined the Network it was decided to be organized among the clubs. However each year’s secondary terms may change according to the host country’s special rules but the general framework remains the same.
More details and the past host countries, winners and votings can be viewed at our official INFEvision Video Song Contest page on INFE’s international website
The International Network Fanclubs of Eurovision (I.N.F.E)
INFE (International Network of Fans of Eurovision) is one of the two international non profit organizations of Eurovision fans (the other is that of OGAE). The INFE Network was established back in 2011 by a total then of 10 countries. After 7 years of national and international presence and interactive initiatives the club counts today more than 20 countries and an upgoing popularity as more nations are in progress to join. INFE enjoys years now the ongoing support of EBU and national broadcasters in its objective to spread the Eurovision spirit and values around the globe and share the common passion of its members for more and more Eurovision! Through its international site www.infenetwork.net and its regional national clubs’ sites never stops updating fans on the latest news on the Eurovision Song Contest and other Eurovision events such as Junior Eurovision.
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