Italy: Mahmood & Blanco are the winners of Sanremo 2022!

The 72nd Sanremo Festival has just come to an end. After five very successful nights in terms of viewership and more, the Festival concluded tonight with its grand final, crowning Mahmood & Blanco winners with the song “Brividi”.

The show

On the Ariston scene, Amadeus wasn’t alone. Each night, as we know, he had different co-hosts by his side. Sabrina Ferilli, one of the most famous actresses of Italian television and Italian cinema, was next to him on the night of the final.

The Campioni

We remind you that the 25 artists competing in this year’s Sanremo were the following (in order in which they performed tonight):

The voting

There were two rounds of voting tonight. In the first round, only the television audience had the right to vote. The ranking of the audience was taken into account and was combined with the scores of the previous nights.

Then, positions 25 -4 were unveiled. Positions 25-4 were as follows:

4. Irama

5. Sangiovanni

6. Emma

7. La rappresentante di Lista

8. Massimo Ranieri

9. Dargen D’Amico

10. Michele Bravi

11. Matteo Romano

12. Fabrizio Moro

13. Aka 7even

14. Achille Lauro feat. Harlem Gospel Choir

15. Noemi

16. Ditonellapiaga & Rettore

17. Rkomi

18. Iva Zanicchi

19. Giovanni Truppi

20. Highsnob & Hu

21. Yuman

22. Le Vibrazioni

23. Giusy Ferreri

24. Ana Mena

25. Tananai

The top three in the ranking, without their exact placing being revealed, advanced to the second round of voting. The artists that made it into the top 3, in no particular order, were the following:

  • Mahmood & Blanco
  • Gianni Morandi
  • Elisa

In the second round, all previous voting for the top 3 artists from the previous nights and rankings were canceled. The televote (34%), the journalists (33%) and the demoscopic jury (33%) voted among the top 3 from scratch, in order to determine the winner. The results after the second round, the final ones, were the following:

  1. Mahmood & Blanco – WINNERS
  2. Elisa
  3. Gianni Morandi

Mahmood & Blanco were, therefore, crowned winners of the 72nd Sanremo edition! In the winner’s press conference that followed, they confirmed they’ve accepted to represent Italy in Eurovision on home soil in Turin this May!

The awards

In addition to the grand prize of the winner of Sanremo, additional awards are given every year. This year’s winners are the following:

Mia Martini Award (jury): Massimo Ranieri
Sergio Bardotti Award (best lyrics): Fabrizio Moro
Lucio Dalla Award (journalist jury): Gianni Morandi
Giancarlo Bigazzi Award (best composition, voted by the orchestra): Elisa

What do you think of the results? Do you agree with the final ranking? Tell us in the comments!

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