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Italy: First impressions of the Sanremo 2019 songs

Italian reporters were given the opportunity to listen to the 24 songs that will take part in the Sanremo Song Festival 2019. Claudio Baglioni stated that he hopes the panel that has chosen the songs did a good job. He also said that he will not sing his classics.

The songs of Sanremo 2019

It seems that most of the reporters liked the song Argentovivo by Daniele Silvestri and Rancore, a song that talks about life in prison through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old. Manuel Angeli is going to accompany them during the night of the duets. The song Rolls Royce by Achille Lauro mentions Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and  Amy Winehouse and is a powerful rock track. Mahmood ‘s song has strong lyrics and mentions the muslim religion.

The songs by Arisa, Anna Tatangelo, Enrico Nigiotti, Ex-Otago, Motta, Negrita and Ultimo are all very original, whereas Francesco Renga, Irama and Nek have powerful strongs. Nek’s song in particular promises to make every viewer get up and dance. Lat but not least, Nino D’Angelo and Livio Core will sing in the neapolitan language.

In contrast, the songs by Simone Cristicchi, Patty Pravo and Briga, Paola Turci, Loredana Berte, Il Volo, Ghemon, Federica Carta and Shade and Einar failed to impress the reporters. Οι Booombadash and Zen Circus received mixed reviews.

The duets of Sanremo 2019

Baglioni has also revelaed some of the duets that we are going to enjoy on February 8 on the stage of Ariston. Nek with Neri Marcorè, Ultimo with Fabrizio Moro, Zen Circus with Brunori Sars, Simone Cristicchi with Ermal Meta, Francesco Renga with Bungaro and the ballet of Eleonora Abbagnato, Daniele Silvestri and Rancore with Manuel Agnelli, BoomDaBash with Rocco Hunt, Anna Tatangelo with Syria, Mahmood with Guè Pequeno, Paola Turci with Beppe Fiorello, Loredana Bertè with Irene Grandi, Enrico Nigiotti with Paolo Jannacci.

The Saremo Song Festival 2019 is going to take place from 5 to 9 February.

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