Italy: Grand Final of Sanremo 2022 tonight | Who will represent Italy in Turin?

The 72nd Sanremo Festival is about to come to an end. After four very successful nights in terms of viewership and more, the Festival concludes tonight with its grand final. The winner will have the right to represent Italy in May in Turin. If they don’t want to, RAI has the right to choose any of the other participants, according to its own criteria.

For the results of Quatra Serata check out our article from last night!

The show

On the Ariston scene, Amadeus will not be alone. Each night, as we know, he has different co-hosts by his side. Sabrina Ferilli, one of the most famous actresses of Italian television and Italian cinema, will be next to him on the night of the final. Farilli has been on the stage of Teatro Ariston two more times, in 1996 and 2002.

Fabio Rovazzi and Orietta Berti will also be co-hosting on the fifth night of the 72nd Sanremo Festival, on the special Sanremo cruise outside the stadium.

Tonight’s program

During the final of Sanremo 2022, we will have the opportunity to listen to the songs of all 25 candidates of the Festival for the third time. These artists are:

  1. Achille Lauro & Harlem Gospel Choir “Domenica”
  2. Yuman “Ora e qui”
  3. Noemi “Ti amo non lo so dire”
  4. Gianni Morandi “Apri tutte le porte”
  5. La Rappresentante di Lista “Ciao Ciao”
  6. Michele Bravi “Inverno dei fiori”
  7. Massimo Ranieri “Lettera al di là del Mare”
  8. Mahmood & Blanco “Brividi”
  9. Ana Mena “Duecentomile Ore” 
  10. Rkomi Insuperabile”
  11. Dargen D’Amico “Dove si balla”
  12. Giusy Ferreri “Miele”
  13. Sangiovanni Farfalle
  14. Giovanni Truppi Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia
  15. Le Vibrazioni Tantissimo
  16. Emma Ogni volta e cosi
  17. Matteo Romano Virale
  18. Iva Zanicchi Voglio amarti
  19. Dittonellapiaga feat Donatella Rettore Chimica
  20. Elisa O forse sei tu
  21. Fabrizio Moro Sei tu
  22. Tananai Sesso occasionale
  23. Irama Ovunque sarai
  24. Aka 7even Perfetta cosi
  25. Highsnob & Hu Abbi cura di te

The ranking so far

After the first four nights, the Mahmood & Blanco duo continues to be in the lead, being the big favorite to win the 72nd Sanremo Festival and represent Italy in Eurovision 2022 in May. In second place is Gianni Morandi, legend of Italian music yet probably this year’s Sanremo surprise so far. The top 3 is completed by Elisa, who from the first place after the second night has now dropped to the third. In any case, this trio is expected to reach the final round that will determine the winner. Nevertheless, as Sanremo’s long history has taught us, no one can rule out the possible entrance of Irama, Sangiovanni, Emma, La Rappresentante di Lista or another surprise entry into the top three after the audience votes.

The voting

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

Then, positions 23 -4 will be unveiled. The top three in the ranking, without their exact placing being revealed, will advance to the second round of voting.

In the second round, all previous voting for the top 3 artists from the previous nights and rankings will be canceled. The televote (34%), the journalists (33%) and the demoscopic jury (33%) will vote among the top 3 from scratch, in order to determine the winner.

The winning song of Sanremo 2022 is automatically considered to be Italy’s participation in Eurovision 2022. However, the winner still has the right to refuse and in that case, the Sanremo 2022 organizing committee and RAI will select one of the other artists to represent the country, according to their own criteria.

How to watch Sanremo 2022

You can watch the Sanremo Festival 2022 live on TV, from Rai1, but also from the RaiPlay website at 20:40 CET.

So, those of you who are fans of Italian music and have patience in the Italian shows with many guests, endless sometimes dialogues and any other kind of interference that can make the show end even after 2 in the morning, tune in with us to the great celebration of Italian music, from which great international stars started their careers!

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for the full coverage of the 72nd Sanremo Festival.

Italy: The results of the Quarta Serata of Sanremo 2022!

The fourth night of Sanremo 2022 has just been completed. All 25 contestants performed for the third time tonight on the stage of Teatro Ariston, although this time, they performed covers among great successes of the 20th century.

The show

On the Ariston scene, Amadeus wasn’t alone. Each night, as we know, he has different co-hosts by his side. Next to him at the Quarta Serata was Maria Chiara Giannetta, one of the most up-and-coming actresses on Italian television and cinema.

Also appearing on the fourth night of the 72nd Sanremo Festival were Pinguini Tattici Nucleari, the band which managed to take the 3rd place in the 2020 Festival.

During the fourth night of Sanremo 2022, we had the opportunity to listen to the artists perform covers of great 20th century hits of their choosing. The 25 artists had the choice to perform their cover either alone or in a duet with a non-participating artist. The artists also had the option to perform a medley of several songs, instead of just one.

These are the songs that this year’s participants chose to perform, in the order in which they appeared:

  • Noemi(You make me feel like) a natural woman (Aretha Franklin)
  • Giovanni TruppiNella mia ora di libertà (Fabrizio De Andrè) with Vinicio Capossela
  • YumanMy Way (Frank Sinatra) with Rita Marcotulli
  • Le VibrazioniLive and let die (Paul McCartney) with Sophie and the Giants and Beppe Vessicchio
  • Sangiovanni: A muso duro (Pierangelo Bertoli) with Fiorella Mannoia
  • EmmaBaby one more time (Britney Spears) with Francesca Michielin
  • Gianni Morandi: medley of songs with Jovanotti
  • ElisaWhat a feeling (by Irene Cara from the film “Flashdance”)
  • Achille LauroSei bellissima (Loredana Bertè) with Loredana Bertè
  • Matteo RomanoYour song (Elton John) with Malika Ayane
  • IramaLa mia storia tra le dita (Gianluca Grignani) with Gianluca Grignani
  • Ditonellapiaga & RettoreNessuno mi può giudicare (Caterina Caselli)
  • Iva ZanicchiCanzone (Don Backy and Detto Mariano, in the version of Milva)
  • Ana Mena: medley of songs with Rocco Hunt
  • La rappresentante di listaBe my baby (The Ronettes) with Cosmo, Margherita Vicario και Ginevra
  • Massimo RanieriAnna verrà (Pino Daniele) with Nek
  • Michele BraviIo vorrei… non vorrei… ma se vuoi (Lucio Battisti)
  • Mahmood & BlancoIl cielo in una stanza (Gino Paolli)
  • Rkomi: medley of Vasco Rossi songs with Calibro 35
  • Aka 7evenCambiare (Alex Baroni) with Arisa
  • Highsnob & HuMi sono innamorato di te (Luigi Tenco) with MrRain
  • Dargen D’AmicoLa bambola (Patty Pravo)
  • Giusi Ferreri: Io vivrò senza te (Lucio Battisti) with Andy of Bluevertigo
  • Fabrizio MoroUomini soli (Pooh)
  • TananaiA far l’amore comincia tu (Raffaella Carrà) with Rosa Chemical

The ranking

The voting tonight was determined 34% by the televote, 33% by the vote of the demoscopic jury and 33% by the vote of the journalists. We only found out the top 3 covers which stood out in covers night, which were the following:

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

Tonight’s results were added to the overall results so far from the previous nights. The overall ranking at this point, right before the Final of the Festival, is as follows:

  1. Mahmood & Blanco
  2. Gianni Morandi
  3. Elisa
  4. Irama
  5. Sangiovanni
  6. Emma
  7. La rappresentante di Lista
  8. Massimo Ranieri
  9. Fabrizio Moro
  10. Michele Bravi
  11. Achille Lauro feat. Harlem Gospel Choir
  12. Matteo Romano
  13. Dargen D’Amico
  14. Aka 7even
  15. Noemi
  16. Ditonellapiaga & Rettore
  17. Iva Zanicchi
  18. Giovanni Truppi
  19. Rkomi
  20. Le Vibrazioni
  21. Yuman
  22. Highsnob & Hu
  23. Giusy Ferreri
  24. Ana Mena
  25. Tananai

Mahmood & Blanco remain in the first place, while Gianni Morandi surpasses Elisa in 2nd place.

What do you think of the results? Who do you want to be the winner of Sanremo 2022 and, therefore, possibly representative of Italy in Eurovision 2022? Tell us in the comments!

Sanremo 2022: Odds right before “Terza Serata”!

The 72nd Sanremo Festival continues tonight in Liguria. After two quite successful nights as far as the television is concerned, tonight “Terza Serata” is set to take place.

All 25 contestants will appear tonight for the second time on stage of the Teatro Ariston, in order to perform their songs again.

Now that we heard all 25 songs we can watch how the bets reacted!

Favourites, for now are Mahmood & Blanco with the song “Brividi“. The two singers were the winners of the Prima Serata back in Tuesday, while they are in second place in the overall standings of Sanremo.

Odds’ favourites Mahmood & Blanco performing “Brividi”.

Next, the winner of the Seconda Serata and leader of the ranking so far. Elisa with the songO forse sei tu, which in the last hours is closing the gap with Mahmood & Blanco.

Elisa on stage of Sanremo 2022

Third place, we meet La Rappresentante di Lista and Ciao Ciao, who were the favorite during the first listening of the songs according to journalists and are in the third place of the ranking so far.

La Rappresentante di Lista.

Finally, Dargen D’Amico with “Dove si balla” and Emma with “Ogni volta e cosi”, are in 4th and 5th place respectively.

The winner of Sanremo 2022 is going to represent Italy in May, in Turin. If the winner refuses,RAI is able to choose any other participant, according to its own criteria.

How to watch Sanremo 2022

You can watch the Sanremo Festival 2022 live on TV, from Rai1, but also from the RaiPlay website, 20.40 Local Time.

All of you who are fans of Italian music, be patient in the endless Italian shows. Many guests are coming, endless dialogues and a full bag of interferences that can drag the broadcast till the morning. Tune in with us to the great celebration of Italian song, from which great international stars started their careers!

Stay tuned in EurovisionFun because the night is expected to be huge and glamorous!

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Italy: The results of the Seconda Serata of Sanremo 2022 | Listen to the rest 13 of the songs!

The second night of Sanremo 2022 at Teatro Ariston has been completed, with the rest 13 Campioni artists performing their songs live for the first time. At the end of the night we found out the ranking of tonight, as well as the general ranking of the journalists for the first two nights.

The show

Amadeus is, for the third consecutive year, in the position of presenter and artistic director of Sanremo. This year he has five important women of Italian showbiz by his side, each one co-hosting each of the five nights. Tonight, popular actress Lorena Cesarini was the one co-hosting.

Laura Pausini, Gaia Girace, Margherita Mazzuco, Arisa and Malika Ayane were present as guests of the evening.

The 13 candidate songs

The main menu of the day included the rest 13 candidate songs of the festival. After months of gossip and speculation, in the online and written press, the agony is over after we finally listened to all Sanremo 2022 songs.


First participation in the Festival for the young singer who stood out in the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, finishing second.

Giovanni TruppiTuo padre, mia madre, Lucia

First participation for the rock singer and composer from Naples.

Le VibrazioniTantissimo

Fourth participation for the rock band from Milan.

EmmaOgni volta è così

Another comeback for Emma who is participating for the third time. She won the Festival in 2012 and represented Italy in Eurovision 2014 with the song “La mia città”.

Matteo RomanoVirale

First entry for the young singer, who is one of the three Sanremo Giovani “qualifiers”. The singer became very famous through TikTok.

Iva ZanicchiVoglio amarti

A huge name in Italy who returns to the Festival for the eleventh time! She has already won three times (1967, 1969, 1974) and represented Italy in Eurovision 1969.

Ditonellapiaga & RettoreChimica

Fifth appearance for veteran Donatella Rettore, this time in a duet with indie pop singer Dittonellapiaga, who is making her first appearance.

ElisaO forse sei tu

One of the biggest names in the Italian music scene. This is her second participation after her victory in 2001!

Fabrizio MoroSei tu

Eighth entry for Fabrizio Moro who, in a duet with Ermal Meta, won once in 2018 and represented Italy in Eurovision.

Tananai – Sesso ocassionale

The last candidate from Sanremo Giovani.

IramaOvunque sarai

His fourth participation in the Festival. Despite his young age, he has already made a name for himself in Italy.

Aka 7evenPerfetta così

First entry for the young rapper who also became famous from the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, finishing fourth. He also won the MTV Europe Award for Best Italian Artist in 2021.

Highsnob & HuAbbi cura di te

First participation in the Festival for our last entry tonight.

The voting

The rest of the 13 competing songs in this year’s Sanremo were heard tonight for the first time by the general public. The result was determined 100% by a jury of journalists (34% television editors, 33% radio and 33% online correspondents). Journalists will have the right to vote again on the fifth and final night of the festival, Saturday February 5th.

The ranking

At around 1am, Amadeus announced the journalists’ ranking of tonight’s songs. The ranking was as follows:

  1. Elisa
  2. Emma
  3. Ditonellapiaga & Rettore
  4. Irama
  5. Fabrizio Moro
  6. Giovanni Truppi
  7. Sangiovanni
  8. Matteo Romano
  9. Highsnob & Hu
  10. Iva Zanicchi
  11. Aka 7even
  12. Le Vibrazioni
  13. Tananai

The winner of the second night was Elisa with the song “O forse sei tu”.

The combined ranking

The ranking of the first two nights has been combined into one ranking. The combined ranking of the first two nights is as follows:

  • Elisa
  • Mahmood & Blanco
  • La rappresentante di lista
  • Dargen D’Amico
  • Gianni Morandi
  • Emma
  • Ditonellapiage & Rettore
  • Massimo Ranieri
  • Irama
  • Fabrizio Moro
  • Giovanni Truppi
  • Noemi
  • Sangiovanni
  • Michele Bravi
  • Rkomi
  • Achille Lauro feat. Harlem Gospel Choir
  • Matteo Romano
  • Highsnob & Hu
  • Giusy Ferreri
  • Iva Zanicchi
  • Aka 7even
  • Le Vibrazioni
  • Yuman
  • Tananai
  • Ana Mena

So far, Elisa is first in the combined ranking. Mahmood & Blanco and La rappresentante di lista complete the top 3.

What do you think of the results of the second night, as well as the combined ranking? What was your favorite song and/or performance of tonight? Tell us in the comments!

Italy: The lyrics of the songs for Sanremo 2022!

The traditional TV sorrisi e canzoni magazine photoshoot of Sanremo’s artists is here, along with the interviews of the artists and the lyrics of their songs.

Let’s look at the lyrics of the songs one by one:

  • ACHILLE LAURO feat. Harlem Gospel Choir – Domenica

Achille Lauro seems to talk about a carefree life like a “roller coaster”, full of occasional love affairs, likening it to “Sunday”, which is the title of the song, as the most carefree day of the week.

  • AKA 7EVEN – Perfetta così

A love song, in which Aka 7even explains that the woman he is referring to is “perfect with her imperfections”. In his own words, “In this song I tried to put myself in the shoes of an insecure woman who, in a relationship or while looking at herself in the mirror, feels fragile. So, I sing to her what I’ve always told the girls I’ve been with in my life: Be strong, there’s nothing wrong with you.”

  • ANA MENA – Duecentomila ore

Ana Mena sings about a secret, perhaps toxic love story, about the desperate wait until “the night comes” to see her beloved, only to be separated again the next day.

  • DARGEN D’AMICO – Dove si balla

The lyrics of this song, as Dargen D’Amico explains in his interview, were born as a metaphor for the need we have to rationalize the time of coronavirus, each in our own way, especially in the midst of quarantine. Dargen’s way is to dance carefree, although he admits that he always had a love-hate relationship with dance songs before he appreciated their vitality because of the quarantine.


As you would expect from the title “Chimica” (Chemistry), the song by Ditonellapiaga and Rettore talks about how no one can stop two people when there is chemistry between them.

  • ELISA – O forse sei tu

Another clear love song, with Elisa singing “maybe you are the moment that will bring me a little joy, and that stupid will to live”. Essencially, she’s talking about “the chemistry that should be in a relationship, the difference the person you love makes to you”.

  • EMMA – Ogni volta è così

As she explains, Emma’s song is about “a love story and a situation in which women’s attitudes in relationships are misunderstood and often judged as being wrong”.

  • FABRIZIO MORO – Sei tu

A love song with Fabrizio Moro’s intense and distinctive way of writing that he has gotten us used to. According to him, “I have written many love songs in my life, but I believe this is the most intense and significant dedication of love I have ever made to a person”.

  • GIANNI MORANDI – Apri tutte le porte

A hopeful song that advises us to “open all the doors and let the sun in”, instead of letting our lazy thoughts and habits drown us.

  • GIOVANNI TRUPPI – Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia

“A love song in which I recognize myself and which contains roughness and various contrasts. Suitable for listening to in the dark,” according to Truppi. “Lucia” in the title is his daughter.


As Ferreri explains, “a song that is both romantic and melancholic. As the lyrics say, ‘it’s a blade that tastes like honey’, in every relationship there is sweetness but also bitterness.”

  • HIGHSNOB & HU – Abbi cura di te

A song about “a special aspect of love: letting a person go peacefully after a period of a toxic relationship. We both had similar experiences, so we understood each other immediately,” as Highsnob & Hu explain.

  • IRAMA – Ovunque sarai

“It’s not a love song,” Irama clarifies, even if at first glance the lyrics suggest that. “It talks about the memory of a person who is no longer in my life. I would rather not reveal who that person is. I want everyone to be free, listening to it, to think of a person they have in their heart.” In any case, it’s a song written like a poem, about people who are no longer in our lives.

  • IVA ZANICCHI – Voglio amarti

A song about passion that goes beyond ages. “It is a hymn to love. It evokes peace and joy. Love is a strange emotion that one can feel at any age,” in the singer’s own words.


“A song about the end of the world”, we are sung by La rappresentante di lista. In fact, the song seems to be a great metaphor for all kinds of human crises, the intense emotions we feel during them, but also the small signs of hope expressed more in the joyful refrain.

  • LE VIBRAZIONI – Tantissimo

“Tantissimo”, according to Le Vibrazioni, is about the wounds that remain forever, which we must try to turn into something positive.

  • MAHMOOD & BLANCO – Brividi

Perhaps the most beautiful love song of the year, as noted by the journalists who were the first to hear the songs, as they are every year. More specifically, “the lyrics begin by narrating a dream and go on to describe the problem of wanting to give it all to love, to the point where you end up feeling like you’re doing something wrong yourself.”

  • MASSIMO RANIERI – Lettera di là dal mare

A song that talks about “a perpetual journey and the feeling of finally being able to find the ‘other shore'”, another side of life.

  • MATTEO ROMANO – Virale

Another love song that describes love as “something so beautiful that everyone talks about, especially young people”, hence the title “Virale” (Viral).

  • MICHELE BRAVI – Inverno dei fiori

“A love song intimate, sentimental but not sad, that speaks of hope”, according to Bravi.

  • NOEMI – Ti amo non lo so dire

The song with the most lyrics at this year’s festival. “It’s a metaphor: You can take it as a love song, but I feel like it’s a song about our relationship with others and ourselves. To say ‘I love you’ to someone takes a lot of sincerity and a lot of strength,” Noemi explains.

  • RKOMI – Insuperabile

“Insuperabile” has special lyrics, as it talks about “a love that is conflicting and very dangerous, comparable to sports cars”, according to Rkomi.

  • SANGIOVANNI – Farfalle

This song was written after a period of crisis that Sangiovanni went through due to the pandemic. The title Farfalle (Butterflies) and the rest of the lyrics refer to the singer’s need to “find the butterflies in his stomach again”, perhaps with the help of a companion.

  • TANANAI – Sesso occasionale

Contrary to what one might think based on the title, “Sesso occassionale” (Casual sex) is about the exact opposite, about the fact that we should sometimes put our minds in their place and not just make reckless decisions in our (erotic) relationships with others.

  • YUMAN – Ora e qui

Sanremo Giovani winner Yuman invites us to “seize every moment, the classic ‘carpe diem'” through his song “Ora e qui”.


As a reminder, the Sanremo Festival will take place on 1-5 February at the Teatro Ariston in San Remo.

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the latest news regarding Italy’s participation in Eurovision 2022! 


Italy: First information about the Sanremo 2022 songs!

It is time for accredited journalists to listen to the 25 candidate songs of Sanremo 2022. The first information from the lucky ones who heard the entries was just published in the Italian press a couple of hours ago and Eurovisionfun, faithful to its appointment, is here to bring it to you. Intense dance and disco rhythms, classical ballads, rock and rap will be heard this year from 1 to 5 February 2022 at Teatro Ariston. Let’s see them in detail: The three big favorites for the trophy and the representation of Italy in Eurovision 2022, which as it is known is the host country, seem to be the entries of Mahmood & Blanco, Elisa, Rkomi and La rappresentante di lista (but a surprise is always possible and we’re even used to them!).

EMMA – “OGNI VOLTA È COSÌ” – (Davide Petrella, Emma Marrone)

10 years after her victory in Sanremo and eight years after her participation in Eurovision, Emma returns to the festival, performing the kind of music she knows well. A power ballad with hard lyrics and a wild performance.


Massimo Ranieri is also a Sanremo winner. His ballad, unlike Emma’s, ​​is a simple melodic ballad, based simply on the piano and his special tone.

SANGIOVANNI – “FARFALLE” – (Sangiovanni, Alessandro La Cava)

A radio uptempo track that will appeal to younger ages.

IVA ZANICCHI – “VOGLIO AMARTI” – (Emilio Di Stefano)

Perhaps the most classic Sanremo entry. A huge voice, in a ballad whose style we’ve been coming across for decades at the festival, but which apparently Italians are not tired of hearing.

ACHILLE LAURO – “DOMENICA” – (Achille Lauro, Simon Pietro Manzari, Davide Petrella)

A radio pop/rock song, with quite unconventional lyrics. The appearance of Achille Lauro is once again expected to be hotly debated.

AKA7EVEN – “PERFETTA COSÌ” – (Aka7even, Vincenzo Colella)

Aka7even’s song only starts with the piano, but soon becomes uplifting. Perfect for the radio.

MICHELE BRAVI – “INVERNO DEI FIORI” – (Michele Bravi, Cheope, Alex Andrea Raige Vella)

A love uptempo song, characterized by the elegance of Michele Bravi.


A vintage Italian piece, from a very great voice. It will definitely excite the older ages who will attend the Festival.


The most summer song of the Festival. Disco sound and Latin rhythm. A radio track that is expected to be liked by the fans of the competition.

ELISA – “O FORSE SEI TU” – (Elisa Toffoli, Davide Petrella)

Elisa, who 20 years after her victory returns to the festival, competes with a ballad. Simple orchestration, since in most of the song only the piano accompanies her voice, but powerful nonetheless. Possible winner.

RKOMI – “INSUPERABILE” – (Rkomi, Alessandro La Cava)

The best-selling artist in 2021 in the country brings a rock song. Will rock win for the second year in a row at the festival? It is already considered one of the favorites.

DITONELLAPIAGA E DONATELLA RETTORE – “CHIMICA” – (Ditonellapiaga, Donatella Rettore)

Another radio song, with 80’s electropop elements.

MAHMOOD E BLANCO – “BRIVIDI” – (Mahmood, Blanco)

Mahmood and Blanco participate with a ballad, which in itself is a surprise. The first information states that it is the most beautiful love song of Sanremo 2022. Will Mahmood win for the second time?

GIUSY FERRERI – “MIELE” – (Davide Petrella, Takagi e Ketra, Federica Abbate)

Another surprise! Giusy Ferreri with a country song at the Sanremo festival!

GIOVANNI TRUPPI – “TUO PADRE, MIA MADRE, LUCIA” – (Giovanni Truppi, Marco Buccelli, Giovanni Pallotti, Gino De Crescenzo “Pacifico”, Niccolò Contessa)

A “scenematographic” song that is characterized as the most complex entry of the festival. It takes a lot of listening to make you truly take it in.

FABRIZIO MORO – “SEI TU” – (Fabrizio Moro)

Another Sanremo winner who also represented Italy at Eurovision 2018. Fabrizio Moro with his very characteristic voice and strong performance hopes for another victory, with a song exactly in the style we are used to from him.

HIGHSNOB E HU – “ABBI CURA DI TE” – (Michele Matera, Federica Ferracuti)

Highsnob and Hu bring a slightly lighter hip hop ballad, which tells of a finished love and the desire, the hope, to start from the beginning. One of the weakest and most predictable songs of the competition.


A shocking ballad from Irama, showing off his excellent vocal skills. The singer-songwriter turns to his distant or disappeared love, singing “wherever you will be, wherever I will be, in every gesture I will look for you”. A classic Sanremo song, which could do the surprise nonetheless.

LA RAPPRESENTANTE DI LISTA – “CIAO CIAO” – (Veronica Lucchesi, Dario Mangiaracina)

A seemingly light song, but with an important message. Full of rhythm and energy, just like the band’s last year’s participation.

NOEMI – “TI AMO NON LO SO DIRE” – (Alessandro Mahmoud, Alessandro La Cava)

A powerful ballad about accepting the risk of change to live love to the fullest. The pace changes and at some point becomes faster. A song that highlights the romantic soul but also the exquisite pop voice of the now experienced Noemi.

DARGEN D’AMICO – “DOVE SI BALLA” – (Dargen D’Amico, Edwyn Roberts, Gianluigi Fazio)

The youngest artist in Sanremo 2022, but with the most modern and contemporary song, which could do the surprise, just like with Mahmood in 2019.

LE VIBRAZIONI – “TANTISSIMO” – (Roberto Casalino)

The band sings about the opportunities that are lost when you are not in contact with yourself and the indelible scars that remain inside. Another beautiful ballad.

YUMAN – “ORA E QUI” – (Tommaso Di Giulio)

The winner of the New Proposals category brings a classic ballad that will not go unnoticed.

TANANAI – “SESSO OCCASIONALE” – (Alberto Cotta Ramusino, Davide Simonetta, Paolo Antonacci, Alessandro Raina)

From the category of Young Artists to the big stage, this time with a more uptempo piece.

MATTEO ROMANO – “VIRALE” – (Matteo Romano, Alessandro La Cava, Federico Rossi)

A decent, beautiful, fascinating song. Great contribution from Matteo Romano who presents a love song that suits his age.

Until then, let’s remember Måneskin’s performance from last year’s Sanremo:

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Italy: Six former Sanremo winners return | Which big stars will we see at the next festival?

A few days are left until Amadeus reveals to us the 22 artists of the Campioni category of Sanremo 2022. The names that are heard to take part in the next edition of the historic Italian festival, are indeed champions and foretell an exciting Sanremo.

ReviewiamoMusica is the website that since 2018 always manages to fall closer to the final list of participants. It does not simply mention the artists that are rumored, but in live time as it is done with the polls, it also captures the percentage of probability that applies to each artist individually! In more detail:

1. Elisa
2. Rkomi
3. Achille Lauro
4. Emma
5. Aka 7even
6. Boomdabash
7. Rettore e Ditonellapiaga
8. Eugenio In Via Di Gioia con Elio
9. Marco Masini
10. Fabrizio Moro
11. Mahmood
12. Irama
13. Giusy Ferreri
14. Noemi
15. Mara Sattei
16. Venerus
17. Dente
18. Ariete
19. Psicologi
20. Sangiovanni
21. Massimo Pericolo
22. Gianni Morandi

Six ex-winners return at the competition

Less than three weeks remain for the official announcement of the cast of 22 artists of the Sanremo 2022 Festival. In the 22 names that Amadeus will announce on December 15, the two winners of Sanremo Giovani will be added.

Among the people whose participation is now considered almost certain is Elisa. Twenty-one years after her unique and successful participation, Elisa seems to have found the desire to get back in the game. Her participation is very important, as it will pave the way for other superstars in the country to participate in the future.

Another impressive comeback could be that of Emma, ​​ten years after her victory she returns, aiming for victory this time as well.

But they are not the only former winners to return, at least according to current rumors. Mahmood, Fabrizio Moro and Marco Masini, both former winners, take the competition to new heights!

If you think that we got rid of the eurostars here, you are just wrong! The list also includes Gianni Morandi, also a winner of the Sanremo Festival and Italy’s representative at Eurovision 1970, occupying eighth place.

According to the official regulation , each artist has until December 1 to submit his candidacy, sending his unpublished piece to the committee chaired by artistic director Amadeus.

The announcement of the final cast will be made as we told you above, on the sidelines of the final of Sanremo Giovani, which is scheduled for December 15 in prime time at Rai Uno.

Sanremo 2022 will be held at the Teatro Ariston in the small Ligurian town of Sanremo, from 1 to 5 February. The winner will also have the opportunity (if he so wishes) to represent Italy in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place a few kilometers away, in May in Turin.

Would you like any of the former Sanremo winners to represent Italy at Eurovision 2022? The Maneskin success has whetted the appetite of many, but who will succeed them?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Italian participation in Eurovision 2022!

Italy: Is superstar Elisa returning to Sanremo?

One piece of news that, if confirmed, will literally shake the waters, is Elisa’s participation in the upcoming Sanremo Song Festival, something that of course makes her a possible representative of Italy in Eurovision 2022!

According to the widely circulated newspaper, Il Messagero, among the first names of artists rumored to have been approached by Amadeus to participate in Sanremo 2022 is Elisa.

Elisa, who won the 2001 Sanremo with the song Luce, which she co-wrote with Zucchero, is one of the few Italian artists to have achieved worldwide success with English songs.

Songs like Come Speak to Me, Dancing, No Hero are just some of her big hits. She is in possession of a diamond, a polyplatinine, 25 platinum and four gold discs. Her songs have been included in major film productions, and she has won dozens of awards, including an MTV Awards.

Il Messagero reports that in the upcoming Sanremo Festival he will participate in a duet with the rap singer, Rkomi. Other names mentioned are those of Loredana Berte, Francesco Renga, Marco Masini, Giusy Ferreri, Colcenera, Kolors etc.

The 72nd Sanremo Festival will take place in the first week of February, from the 1st to the 5th of the month. Italy will once again choose its representative in the Eurovision Song Contest, through the historic festival.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Italian participation!

Elisa is going to Rotterdam for Portugal

After Salvador Sobral, Cláudia Pascoal and Conan Osíris had winning the last three years of the renewed edition of Festival da Canção, the city of Elvas hosted the 2020’s Portuguese national final Saturday evening, presenting the eight finalists coming from the two previous semifinals.
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Portugal: Detailed results of Festival da Canção 2020

Yesterday night,the grand final of the Festival da Canção 2020 was completed  with Elisa named as the big winner Elisa with “Medo de sentir”. Thus, she will also be the representative of Portugal at the 65th Eurovision contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In contrast to previous years, the detailed results of the two semifinal rounds were not released at the end of each night but were announced today at the end of the festival.

Detailed results

  • First Semifinal
1 MEERA “Copo de gin” 5 3 8 7 Eliminated
2 Filipe Sambado “Gerbera amarela do Sul” 12 5 17 3 Finalist
3 Ian Mucznik “O dia de amanhã” 4 4 8 8 Eliminated
4 Bárbara Tinoco “Passe-Partout” 8 12 20 1 Finalist
5 Blasted Mechanism “Rebellion” 6 8 14 5 Eliminated
6 Elisa “Medo de sentir” 10 10 20 2 Finalist
7 JJaZZ “Agora” 3 6 9 6 Eliminated
8 Throes + The Shine “Movimento” 7 7 14 4 Finalist

The big favorite even for the representation of the country at Eurovision, the Blasted Mechanism with “Rebellion” lost fourth place in the qualifying round. As it was already known, in the semifinals and in the event of a tie, the committees outperform the public, with the final decisive role being played by the public.

The eventual winner of the Elisa festival failed to win her semifinal after being tied for first with Bárbara Tinoco, who came in first in the public rankings. Elisa did not come first in the committee or the public!


  • Second Semifinal
1 Dubio feat. +351 “Cegueira” 4 7 11 6 Eliminated
2 Luiz Caracol & Gus Liberdade “Dói-me o país” 7 6 13 5 Eliminated
3 Judas “Cubismo enviesado” 6 4 10 7 Eliminated
4 Kady “Diz só” 12 8 20 2 Finalist
5 Elisa Rodrigues “Não voltes mais” 8 5 13 4 Finalist
6 Cláudio Frank “Quero-te abraçar” 3 3 6 8 Eliminated
7 Tomás Luzia “Mais real que o amor” 5 10 15 3 Finalist
8 Jimmy P “Abensonhado” 10 12 22 1 Finalist

The results in the second semifinal were clearer with Jimmy P. taking first place.

  • Final
    FINAL 7TH MARCH 2020
    1 Filipe Sambado “Gerbera amarela do Sul” 12 4 16 3
    2 Jimmy P “Abensonhado” 7 6 13 5
    3 Tomás Luzia “Mais real que o amor” 3 8 11 6
    4 Elisa Rodrigues “Não voltes mais” 4 3 7 8
    5 Throes + The Shine “Movimento” 6 5 11 7
    6 Kady “Diz só” 8 7 15 4
    7 Elisa “Medo de sentir” 10 10 20 1
    8 Bárbara Tinoco “Passe-Partout” 6 12 18 2

Even in the final, Elisa could not come first in the committee or the public. Nevertheless, she managed to be the big winner.