But somewhere in the middle of it all was a competition for find this year's favourite song - and somewhere in the middle of that they'll chose the artist who may or may not sing one of these songs (or perhaps another one) at Eurovision. It's the whole of Italy condensed down into one marathon show.
Our faves tonight were this obtuse bunch of indie folk rockers, who may have dressed like a bunch of teachers on punk night, but who delivered an obtuse and complex little slice of a tune that made its way to the next stage of the competition - whenever the heck that may be.
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