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Italy: Amadeus does not rule out staying on as host and artistic director at Sanremo 2025!

It is possible that Amadeus will remain in the position of presenter and artistic director of the Sanremo Festival in 2025 as well, according to what he stated in an interview with La Republicca.

The fifth festival of Sanremo is this year, in which Amadeus, in addition to the presentation, also has his artistic direction. Under his guidance, Sanremo not only achieved huge ratings, but produced countless hits, a winning song at the Eurovision Song Contest that became a global hit, and positively engaged the media as much as ever.

Italian public opinion unanimously would like Amadeus to remain in his position for many more years. He seems to no longer rule it out, saying that after the end of Sanremo 2024 he will discuss with RAI about the next festival.

As you read in our previous article, rehearsals have already started in Rome with the RAI orchestra and will last until next Friday.

The next important date is Monday, January 15, when part of the press will have the opportunity to listen exclusively to the 30 candidates of this year’s festival and then formulate their reviews. On January 30, the lyrics of the songs will be published.

In the bookies, rapper Goelier widens his lead over the rest of the artists, with Alessandra Amoroso firmly in second place and Annalisa in third place. We remind you that the festival will take place from the 6th to the 10th of February at the Teatro Ariston.

The winner of Sanremo 2024 is automatically considered the Italian entry for Eurovision 2024. In the event that does not accept to go to Eurovision, the Sanremo organizing committee will then choose the artist to represent Italy in Malmö according to its own criteria (meaning from those contestants who have filled in the Eurovision interest form).

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates regarding Sanremo 2024!

Italy: Rehearsals for Sanremo 2024 have begun!

With Sanremo 2024 just a month away, today the Italian media published pictures showing the RAI orchestra having started rehearsals in Rome for the upcoming festival of Italian song.

The members of the orchestra are already in Rome, while from tomorrow, Monday until Friday, January 12, the artists will go to the Italian capital to carry out their first rehearsals.

The next important date is Monday, January 15, when part of the press will have the opportunity to listen exclusively to the 30 candidates of this year’s festival and then post their reviews. On January 30, the lyrics of the songs will be published.

In the bookies, rapper Goelier widens his lead over the rest of the artists, with Alessandra Amoroso firmly in second place and Annalisa in third place. We remind you that the festival will take place from the 6th to the 10th of February at the Teatro Ariston.

The winner of Sanremo 2024 is automatically considered the Italian entry for Eurovision 2024. In the event that does not accept to go to Eurovision, the Sanremo organizing committee will then choose the artist to represent Italy in Malmö according to its own criteria (meaning from those contestants who have filled in the Eurovision interest form).

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updtates regarding Sanremo 2024!

Italy: The song titles of Sanremo 2024!

Amadeus is currently announing the titles of the songs competing in Sanremo 2024. During Sanremo Giovanni, through which three young artists will win the right to compete in the 74th Festival di Sanremo, in Teatro Ariston, alongside of course the 27 artists already announced.

The titles of the competing songs

During the night of Sanremo Giovanni, Amadeus reveales the titles of the song that will take part in Sanremo 2024.

  1. Ghali “Casa Mia” (My Home)
  2. Alessandra Amoroso“Fino a gui” (Until Here)
  3. Gazzelle“Tutto qui” (That’s All)
  4. Ricchi e poveri“Ma non tutta la vita” (But not the whole life)
  5. Dargen D’amico“Onda alta” (Big Waves)
  6. Angelina Mango “La Noia” (The Boredom)
  7. Fred de Palma“Il cielo non ci vuole” (Heaven doesn’t want Us)
  8. Fiorella Mannoia“Mariposa” (Butterfly)
  9. Loredana Bertè“Pazza” (Crazy)
  10. Mr. Rain  “Due Altalene” (Two Swings)
  11. Geolier  “I p’me, tu p’te” (Me for you, You for me)
  12. Negramaro “Ricominciamo Tutto” (Let’s Restart it All Again)
  13. Rose Villian “Click Boom!”
  14. Mahmood“Tuta gold” (Gold Costume)
  15. Diodato“Ti Muovi” (You Move)
  16. Annalisa“Sinceramente” (Sincerely)
  17. Il Volo“Capolavoro” (Masterpiece)
  18. Emma“Apnea” (Apnoea)
  19. Renga & Nek – “Pazzo Di Te” (Crazy For You)
  20. La Sad – “Autodistruttivo” (Self-Destructive)
  21. Irama – “Tu No” (Not You)
  22. Big Mama – “La Rabbia Non Ti Basta” (Rage is not enough for you)
  23. The Kolors – “Un ragazzo, una ragazza” (A boy, a girl)
  24. Sangiovanni – “Finiscimi” (End me)
  25. Il Tre – “Fragili” (Fragile)
  26. Alfa – “Vai!” (Go!)
  27. Maninni – “Spettacolare” (Spectacular )

The result announcement of Sanremo 2024

The Sanremo festival is a musical marathon, with different votings taking place each night and a fairly complex scoring system. In the press conference that preceded Sanremo Giovanni, Amadeus revealed that the results will be announced on each of the five nights of the festival.

  • At the end of the first night 6/2 the top10 will be revealed (all 30 artists will compete)
  • At the end of the second night 7/2 the top5 will be revealed (15 artists will compete)
  • At the end of the third night 8/2 the top5 will be revealed (15 artists will compete)
  • At the end of the fourth night 9/2 the top10 will be revealed (all 30 artists will compete)
  • At the end of the fifth night 10/2 the final scoreboard of all 30 artists will be revealed

The program of Sanremo 2024

1ST DAY – TUESDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY 2024

The 30 songs will be listened for the first time, with the results of that day being 100% determined by the press, TV and web jury – no elimination

2ND DAY – WEDNESDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY 2024

The first 15 songs will be listened again, with the results of that day being determined by a dual voting: 50% televoting and 50% radio jury – no elimination

3RD DAY – THURSDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY 2024

The last 15 songs will be listened again, with the results of that day being determined by a dual voting: 50% televoting and 50% radio jury – no elimination

4TH DAY – FRIDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY 2024 – COVER DAY

The 30 acts will perform (alongside a guest act or acts of their choice) a cover version of either an italian or an non-italian song with the result of that day being determined a threesome voting: 34% televoting, 33% press, TV and web jury and 33% radio jury – no elimination

5TH DAY – SATURDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2024

The 30 songs will be heard again, with the results of that day being 100% determined by the televoting After that, the results of the day will join those of Sanremo 2024’s previous 4 days.

The sum of all those results will then determine the top-5 (even the 4th day will count, despite the fact the acts sing covers as opposed to their original songs) (Note that during each show, they reveal a part of the results from those days just before the end of the current show… and they show only a part of the provisory general results either just before the end of the current show or at the start of the following show) – The top-5 will either perform their entries again or a recap will be shown and then the winner will be determined by a threesome voting: 34% televoting, 33% press, TV and web jury and 33% radio jury

POST SANREMO 2024 – EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Any of the 30 acts (and its respective record labels) who are interested in going to the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will have to fill a special form concerning ESC – The winning act of Sanremo 2024 is automatically considered to be the Eurovision 2024 act. The winning act also has first refusal on that matter, though – in case it doesn’t accept going to Eurovision at all, the show’s organizing committee will then pick the Eurovision 2024 act according to their own criteria (this is especially important to those who have filled the form that determines its interest in going to ESC)

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Italian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Italy: Tiziano Ferro supports Alessandra Amoroso for Sanremo 2024!

The Italian superstar and one of the country’s most commercial artists, both at home and abroad, Tiziano Ferro, with his public post expresses his clear support for Alessandra Amoroso for the upcoming Sanremo festival.

Wishing good luck for Alessandra Amoroso’s maiden participation, Tiziano Ferro wrote to her on Instagram:

Beautiful baby girl, go conquer everyone!

Tiziano Ferro since 2001 when his career began has sold more than 20 million records worldwide. He has sung in Italian as well as in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, covering many of his songs in these languages.

Although he and Alessandra Amoroso have been approached many times by all the artistic directors of Sanremo to take part in the festival, he has not participated so so far. He was invited on several occasions as a guest, but never as a contestant.

Alessandra Amoros, as we informed you in our previous article, is the big favorite to win, in what is surprising to everyone, her first participation in Sanremo. She said after announcing her participation:

I look forward to everything from here on out.
Like the first time on stage.
On stage for the first time.

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη Alessandra Amoroso (@amorosoof)

Sanremo 2024 will take place from 6 to 10 February and its winner will have the right to represent Italy at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates regarding the Sanremo festival!

Italy: Alessandra Amoroso new favourite to win Sanremo 2024!

The bookmakers have reformulated their odds and we have a clearer situation as to the favourites at the upcoming Sanremo festival, which is already attracting not only domestic music interest, but also from abroad. New big favorite for the victory is now the pop superstar Alessandra Amoroso, who in her first participation in the festival is of course aiming for the victory, which will give her not only the Golden Lion, but also the ticket to Malmö!

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Italy: The artists’ initial reactions upon their participation announcement at Sanremo 2024!

Amadeus revealed the lineup for the 74th edition of the Sanremo Festival just a few hours ago. Many previous winners, successful artists of the Italian music scene as well as Italian superstars make up the lineup, who will compete for the Golden Lion from February 6 to 10 at Sanremo’s Teatro Ariston.

The artists were extremely anxious until Amadeus’ announcement of the competing acts. The chosen artists had no idea whether they’d be on the Amadeus shortlist, as shown on their social media posts, with some of their reactions being literally epic!

Bigmama

Bigmama, despite being only 24 years old, was able to accomplish one of her greatest dreams, to participate at the Sanremo Festival. She is a symbol for many plus-sized women, but she is also an activist for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in Italy, which adores her.

Bigmama is unable to control her joy and excitement when she hears her name from Amadeus and falls down sobbing in the video posted on Twitter.

Renga and Nek

The classic Italian pop-music enthusiasts just found their favorites on Renga and Nek. It will not be their first time on the stage of Sanremo. Renga took first place at Sanremo in 2005, while Nek finished in second place in 2015. Nek has also given us the now-iconic “Laura non c’e” during his 1997 debut at the festival, which, although it did not win, went on to become a worldwide hit.

When Amadeus announced their participation, they were in the kitchen getting ready for lunch as their faces lit up.

Mr. Rain

Mr Rain’s participation in this year’s Sanremo festival gave him the necessary boost in his career, in addition to a third place finish. Mr Rain returns to the Festival in 2024 following a successful season with sold out shows all over Italy. Mr Rain’s intentions are revealed in the laconic video he uploaded.

Alessandra Amoroso

Sanremo’s biggest surprise was definitely Alessandra Amoroso. Not only Amadeus, but also his predecessors, have been begging her to perform at the Sanremo Festival for many years. Everyone’s pleas were heard this time, and Alessandra will participate at this huge musical celebration.

Along with a photo showing her back, a small text accompanied her post on X following the announcement of her participation, mentioning:

With an eye on everything that will happen from now on. As if it were the first time on stage. On that stage for the first time.

Il Volo

Following their extremely successful world tour, Il Volo will return once again to Sanremo aiming to win. The Amadeus’ announcement found them in flight, but that did not stop them from watching the artists’ announcement live.

Negramaro

Negramaro is one of Italy’s most well-known pop bands and they are also the big favorites to win, according to the early betting. The group appears to be taking their participation in Sanremo 2024 very seriously, as evidenced by a special video for their participation.

Mahmood

Having already won the festival twice in just four years, Mahmood will claim the the victory once again, while he’s a favorite of the press. With a quite humorous post, Mahmood reacted to his participation at the Sanremo 2024.

The winner of the 2023 edition of the Sanremo Festival was Marco Mengoni with his song “Due Vite“. Mengoni accepted the RAI invitation and represented his home country at the Eurovision stage for the second time, finishing 4th overall. His single “Due Vite” went to become a major success in Italy and was recently awarded as a five-times platinum record.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4HBDAbdXUg

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news regarding the 2024 edition of the Sanremo Festival!

Italy: Are the participants of Sanremo 2024 about to be revealed in December 3?

A moment that all Italians and non, are eagerly waiting for is the announcement of the participants of Festival di Sanremo 2024, and judging from all the indications, this moment is very close! Read more

Italy: Il Volo and Annalisa to perform a duet in Sanremo 2024?

Sanremo 2024 is just a few months away, and judging from what has been revealed recently, it will likely be the most spectacular edition in its recent history. According to recent speculation, which if confirmed will in fact cause a musical sensation, the Festival’s previous winners and third-place winners in the Eurovision Song Contest, Il Volo, will perform a duet with the fan favorite, Annalisa.

Annalisa and Il Volo aiming for victory at the Teatro Ariston?

Annalisa is a part of Warner Music, while Il Volo are a part of Sony. They are both being managed by the same management agency, Friends & Partners. Is it a possible scenario that the Ferdinando Salzano-led agency is encouraging them to enter the festival together in order to increase their chances of winning?

The composers of their song, namely Edwyn Roberts and Stefano Marletta, are also mentioned in various articles published on the Iternet. Edwyn Roberts and Stefano Marletta are both renowned writers and are accredited of several successful singles.

Still, this won’t be the first time Annalisa and Il Volo have collaborated. A few months prior, their cover performance of the famous “A Star Is Born” song, “Shallow”, was praised.

The possible candidates for Sanremo 2024

All Music Italia magazine recently published a list of the most likely candidates for Sanremo 2024. This list consists of:

  • Alessandra Amoroso (Epic/Sony Music Italy)
  • Il Volo (Sony Music)
  • Geolier (Warner)
  • Annalisa (Warner Music)
  • Bresh (Epic/Sony Music)
  • Irama (Warner Music)
  • Pinguini Tattici Nucleari (Columbia/Sony Music)
  • The Kolors (Warner Music)
  • Angelina Mango (LaTarma Records)
  • Alfa (Artist First)
  • Dargen D’Amico (Island Records/Universal)
  • Tedua (Epic/Sony Music)
  • Achille Lauro (Warner Music)
  • Ghali (Warner Music)
  • Rose Villain (Warner Music)
  • Diodato (Carosello Records)
  • Mahmood (Island Records/Universal Music)
  • Sangiovanni (Sugar Music)
  • Mr. Rain (Warner Music)
  • Gianmaría (Epic/Sony Music)
  • Jalisse (Starpoint)
  • Patty Pravo
  • Rhove (EMI/Universal Music)
  • Gigi D’Alessio (GDG/Sony Music Italy)
  • Ernia (Island Records/Universal Music)
  • Rocco Hunt (Epic/Sony Music)
  • Francesco Gabbani (BMG)
  • Ditonellapiaga (BMG)
  • LA Representative di Lista (Numero Uno/Sony Music)
  • Tropico (Numero uno/Sony Music)
  • Matteo Paolillo (ADA Music Italy/Warner Music)
  • SALMO (Columbia/Sony Music)

The 74th edition of Festival di Sanremo will take place from February 6 to February 10 in Teatro Ariston in the small in Ligurian city of Sanremo. The winner will have the option to represent Italy in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, should he or she desire so. If the winner declines, RAI reserves the right, following its own criteria, to select an alternative artist from the other competitors. Three groups of people will vote in order choose the winner:

  • the general public
  • a committee from radio stations
  • and a jury of accredited journalists who attend the festival

Last year’s winner of Sanremo and hence, Italy’s representative in Eurovision 2023, was Marco Mengoni with his song “Due Vite”, finishing in fourth place.

https://youtu.be/d6IiOSut_4M

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Italy: Marco Mengoni among the presenters of Sanremo 2024!

As announced on Fiorello‘s Viva Rai2 show, by the artistic director and presenter of the Sanremo Festival, Amadeus, Marco Mengoni will be among the presenters of Sanremo 2024!

Marco Mengoni, the winner of Sanremo 2013 and 2023 and Italy‘s representative at Eurovision in the respective years, was also present on the show and thanked Amadeus.

Marco will present together with Amadeus the first night of the Festival, on Tuesday 6 February, where he will also perform his winning song “Due Vite“.

After his victory at Sanremo 2023 and his Eurovision performance, where he finished 4th, Marco Mengoni has been on a highly successful European tour, from Munich, Frankfurt and Vienna, to Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona and Paris.

The 74th Sanremo Festival will take place from 6 to 10 February at the Teatro Ariston in the small Ligurian town of San Remo. The winner of the festival will have the right to represent Italy at Eurovision 2024 if they so wish. In case of refusal, the RAI has the right, according to its own criteria, to choose another artist from the contestants. The winner will be chosen through a three-way vote by the public, a jury of accredited journalists attending the festival and a panel of radio stations.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Sanremo 2024!

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Italy: These are the outsanding names of the rumoured contestants of Sanremo 2024!

We’re almost a month away from the long-awaited announcement of the artists taking part in Festival di Sanremo 2024, who except from claiming the Golden Lion (Sanremo’s established award), they’re also competing for the Italian representation in Eurovision 2024! Read more