Fans of the Eurovision Song Contest will recognise the names of the participants from Italy and Spain. Irene Fornaciari has participated in Sanremo on a number of occasions, the most recent being in 2016 with the song “Blu”, she knocked out of the contest having finished 17th in the semi final. Salvador Beltrán attempted to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, he finished 3rd in the countries selection, he was last in the televote and with the studio jury but was the international juries favourite.