RAI has made available the rules for the 72nd edition of the Sanremo Festival. The Italian broadcaster will continue using their prestigious music festival to select their Eurovision entry.
The 2022 Sanremo festival takes place from February 1 to February 5 2022. According to the 2022 rules some major changes will take place in the selection procedure.
Sanremo 2022 Festival Schedule
This is what you should pay attention to watch the Sanremo festival like a pro:
- 1st Day (Tuesday 01, February 2022)
Listen the first 12 songs for the first time. A 34% press and tv Jury, 33% radio jury and 33% web jury will determine the result of this day. No elimination will take place.
- 2nd Day (Wednesday 02, February 2022)
The last 12 songs will perform for the first time. A 34% press and tv Jury, 33% radio jury and 33% web jury will determine the result of this day. No elimination will take place.
- 3rd Day (Thursday 03, February 2022)
You can listen once again to the 24 songs. This time the result is split in a 50% televoting, 50% demoscopy jury. No elimination will take place.
- 4th Day (Friday 04, February 2022)
Cover day: The acts will perform a cover version of an Italian or non-Italian song from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. A 34% televoting, 33% press, tv, radio and web jurt and 33% demoscopy jury will determine the result of the day. No elimination will take place.
- 5th Day (Saturday 05, February 2022)
The 24 participants will perform the songs one more time. A 100% televoting will decide the result of the final day.
Eurovision 2022 Selection
The 24 acts (and record labels) who are interested in representing Italy in Eurovision will have to sign a special form. As it has happened in the previous Italian selections, the winner of Sanremo 2022 will be the first on the list to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. If the winner refused the invitation the organizing committee will pick the Italian representative according to their own criteria from the candidates that have expressed their interest to represent Italy.
Italy has used Sanremo as their national final for Eurovision since its return to the contest in 2011 (with the only exception being 2014).
Are you excited about Sanremo 2022? Who should represent Italy for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022?