Italy: Amadeus announced his withdrawal from the Festival of Sanremo!

Amadeus announced his retirement from the position of presenter and artistic director of the Sanremo festival. Sanremo 2024 will be the fifth and final festival run by the popular Italian TV presenter.

Since 2020, Amadeus has been leading the Sanremo festival, so to speak, with admittedly spectacular results, since during his days Sanremo reached huge ratings, while Maneskin in 2021 also managed to win the Eurovision contest.

I say it officially: this is my last Festival. Five in a row is a lot. I am honored to have drawn Pippo Baudo and Mike Bongiorno. If in a few years they asked me I could go back, yes in the future but now I have to stop.

Amadeus has revealed that it has no problem with the new CEO of RAI, appointed by the government of G. Meloni. He has not decided who will be his co-presenters at the 74th Sanremo Festival, while for the candidate songs he will start their search in the coming months, after the scenography has been completed.

In the interview that Amadeus gave, he also describes the way of choosing the songs that participate in the festival every year, saying that he always asks the artists more than one song to choose. He doesn’t make it clear whether in 2024 we’ll have 28 songs or less, saying that it’s always the songs and their level that determine the final number.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates regarding Italy’s participation in Eurovision 2024!

Source: F2Magazine
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