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.

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