ITALY – According to online information, Nicola Caliorge is set to leave RAI, his role as the Italian Head of Delegation and member of the Reference Group. It remains to be seen if he is aiming for the executive supervisor position. The main question, for now, is who is going to replace him at his former position as a member of the reference group of the Eurovision Song Contest?
In the elections that took place last March, the runner up was Sabrija Vulic, the head of the Montenegro delegation. The fact that Montenegro is not participating this year should not be a problem since RTCG remains an active member of the EBU.
The only problem, according to people in the know is this: “Vulic doesn’t belong to the inner circle of the EBU. All these years, in a magical way, we have never seen a person that doesn’t belong in that circle becoming a member of the reference group. For example in a similar situation in 2017, the head of delegation of Denmark was just “invited” to join the reference group with no further explanations”.
In the days to come, we will see if all this is just conspiracy theories or if there is truth in it?