Today is the last day of the deadline, for the artists who want to claim a place among the candidates of the big category of Sanremo 2021. According to the Italian media, Diodato, who was the winner of this year’s festival and the representative of Italy in Eurovision 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic, has sent a song for Sanremo 2021, wanting to defend his title, but also to have another chance to be on the stage of Eurovision.
RAI has announced that Italy will be represented by the winner of Sanremo 2021 if it so wishes, otherwise it reserves the right to select another artist from the big category, based on its own criteria.
Other names mentioned in today’s posts as having sent a song to RAI for Sanremo 2021 are Ermal Meta, Lo Stato Sociale, Achille Lauro, Ghemon, Max Gazzè, Giusy Ferreri, Francesco Renga, Gaia, Leo Gassmann, Fulminacci, Noemi, Mr. Rain, Rocco Hunt, Elodie, Bugo, Malika Ayane, Annalisa, The Kolors, Michele Bravi, Luca Carboni, Federico Rossi, Maneskins, Arisa, Donatella Rettore and others. Of course we will have to wait a few more days to see if the above posts are valid. So far, however, more than 300 songs have been submitted, without any of the candidate songs to have COVID-19 as a theme, as it was revealed by Amadeus.
On December 17, RAI will announce the 20 finalists of the big category. We remind you that Diodato was the winner of Sanremo 2020 and representative of Italy at Eurovision 2020, which was finally canceled, with the song Fai Rumore:
Would you like to see Diodato again in the Eurovision Song Contest?