Italy: Gianni Morandi remains in Sanremo 2022 after accidentally publishing his competing song

The Italian broadcaster (RAI) has announced that Gianni Morandi will still compete in Sanremo 2022 after he accidentally published his competing song.

Gianni Morandi published the song accidentally through Facebook yesterday, facing potential disqualification from Sanremo. Publishing the song onto social media, the chorus of his song “Apri tutte le porte” could be heard within the video, remaining online for about 15 minutes. The rules of Sanremo 2022 state that songs should not be released ahead of their performance in the contest, if the song is released, it will lead to disqualification.

RAI released a statement saying:

“Regarding the involuntary dissemination of the piece by Gianni Morandi, competing at the 72nd Sanremo Song Festival, the Artistic Direction in agreement with Rai1 does not believe it should exclude the aforementioned song because it was a pure technical problem, due to the need to Morandi to wear a brace on his right hand which has undergone several operations following the accident that occurred a few months ago. seeing privately.

Morandi never resorted to social media managers to manage his Facebook profile and therefore committed the aforementioned technical error.
The song and the artist Morandi, therefore, remain in the competition.

Sanremo 2022 is expected to take place from the 1st to the 5th of February. Where the winner of Sanremo 2022 is given the opportunity to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

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