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!

Italy: The results of the first night of Sanremo 2022 | Listen to the first 12 songs!

The curtain opened tonight at Teatro Ariston for Sanremo 2022 and the first 12 Campioni artists performed their songs live. At the end of the night, we found out the ranking of the journalists, who are the ones voting the first two nights of the Festival.

The show

Tonight we watched a Sanremo that really had nothing to envy from the pre-pandemic shows. The audience returned to Teatro Ariston after two years and the difference was really obvious compared to last year’s festival.

Amadeus is, for the third consecutive year, in the position of presenter and artistic director of Sanremo. This year, the presenter has five important women of Italian showbiz on his side, each of them co-hosting each night. Tonight, perhaps the top Italian actress of the 70’s and 80’s, Ornella Muti, was the one co-hosting.

Guests of the night were last year’s winners of Sanremo, but also of the Eurovision Song Contest, Måneskin, who performed their winning song “Zitti e buoni” as well as their ballad “Coraline”. Of course, appearances from sports, television and other music industry personalities could not be missing. Also invited tonight were tennis player Matteo Berrettini, the house band Meduza with Hozier and actors and friends of Amadeus Fiorello, Raoul Bova and Nino Frassica.

The first 12 candidate songs

The main menu of today included the first 12 candidate songs of the festival. After months of gossip and speculation on the online and written press, the agony is (almost!) over after we finally listened to half of the songs of Sanremo 2022. These songs were the following:

Achille Lauro & Harlem Gospel Choir – “Domenica”

Achille Lauro has been successful mainly in the field of punk and hip hop music. This is his third participation in the Sanremo Festival.

Yuman – “Ora e qui”

Yuman is half Italian and half from Cape Verde. He had a difficult childhood, and music has always been his refuge. This is his first participation in the festival. He was the winner of the latest Sanremo Giovani last December.

Noemi – “Ti amo non lo so dire”

Although she failed to win The Voice in 2009, she has been a hugely successful name in the italian music scene ever since. She has participated seven other times in the Sanremo festival.

Gianni Morandi – “Apri tutte le porte”

A legend of Italian music, with sales exceeding 50 million records. He represented Italy in Eurovision 1970, and was the winner of Sanremo 1987.

La rappresentante di lista – “Ciao Ciao”

One of the favourites for the victory. The pop band from Palermo, who are constantly changing their appearance, hopes to represent Italy in Eurovision 2022. It is their second participation in the festival.

Michele Bravi – “Inverno dei fiori”

Bravi rose to fame after winning the seventh edition of the italian X Factor. This is his second participation in Sanremo.

Massimo Ranieri – “Lettera di là dal mare”

Winner of Sanremo 1988 and a two-time representative of Italy in Eurovision (1971 and 1973). This is his seventh participation in the festival.

Mahmood & Blanco – “Brividi”

Also one of the favorites for the win. Mahmood does not need introduction to the fans, as he was the winner of Sanremo 2019 and brought Italy near the victory at Eurovision. Blanco is a rather new artist who has already made a name for himself in Italy among the younger generations, especially with his album “Blu Celeste”. This is his first participation in the festival.

Ana Mena – “Duecentomile Ore”

First participation in Sanremo for the Spanish singer and actress.

Rkomi – “Insuperabile”

First participation for the rapper from Milan too. He already counts three albums that arrived at the top of the Italian charts, especially last year.

Dargen D’Amico – “Dove si balla”

Another first-time participant as a performer, although he has already participated in the festival as a composer of the songs “Chiamami per nome” and “Dieci”.

Giusy Ferreri – “Miele”

Known for several hits in Italy and not only. Her fourth participation in the festival.

The voting

The first 12 songs competing in Sanremo 2022 were heard by the general audience for the first time tonight. The result was determined 100% by a jury of journalists (34% television editors, 33% radio and 33% online correspondents).

The same process will be repeated tomorrow night, for the remaining 13 songs of Sanremo 2022. Journalists will have the right to vote again on the fifth and final night of the festival, Saturday, February 5th.

The ranking of the first night

At around 1am, Amadeus announced the journalists’ ranking of the 12 songs. The ranking was as follows:

  1. Mahmood & Blanco
  2. La rappresentante di lista
  3. Dargen D’Amico
  4. Gianni Morandi
  5. Massimo Ranieri
  6. Noemi
  7. Michele Bravi
  8. Rkomi
  9. Achille Lauro feat. Harlem Gospel Choir
  10. Giusy Ferreri
  11. Yuman
  12. Ana Mena

The winners of the first night were Mahmood & Blanco with the song “Brividi”.

What do you think of the results of the first night? What was your favorite song and/or performance? 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: 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.

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!