Italy: The five most suitable songs of Sanremo 2021 for Eurovision, according to local reports!

The reports of the journalists who had the opportunity to listen to Sanremo 2021 songs and evaluate them continue with new reportes. The largest Italian music website, All Music Italia, lists the five most suitable songs to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest.

According to the journalists of All Music Italia, the five most suitable songs in order to be the Italian entry in the upcoming Eurovision song contest are:

1. Irama
2. Malika Ayane
3. Lo stato sociale
4. Måneskin
5. Ghemon

Under certain conditions could be the songs of: Willie Peyote, Ermal Meta, FedeFranci, Arisa, Noemi, Annalisa. The same article states that all other songs of the Festival are unsuitable for a contest such as Eurovision.

We remind you that according to the rules of the 71st Sanremo Festival, the winner, once has signed the relevant statement that he/she accepts to represent Italy in Eurovision, is automatically the representative of the country in Rotterdam. If the winner has not submitted the relevant declaration until the final festival on March 6, then RAI has the right to choose the country’s representative at Eurovision 2021, whichever of the artists have signed the relevant declaration, with their own criteria and without necessarily taking into account the general classification.

Who would you like to represent Italy in Eurovision 2021?

Source: All Music Italia

Italy: Sanremo will be held live but with no audience and with many protection measures from the Teatro Ariston!

The RAI security protocol, based on which Sanremo 2021 will be held from March 2 to 6 at the Teatro Ariston, in the small town of Liguria, was recently announced.

As the domestic media reported in the last few days, there will be no audience in the stands of Ariston. Each artist will come to the Festival alone, accompanied only by a sound engineer and an accompanist from his record company. The spaces will be redesigned and separate dressing rooms will be created for everyone.

There will be use of FFP2 mask, antiseptic gels, continuous rapid-coron detection test, thermometers, etc. There will be no hugs, kisses and everyone will be constantly at a distance of 1.5 meters, especially those who will not wear a mask.

The smallest possible number will be used in the live orchestra (approximately 60 people), while the bouquets and the prize will be transported in a cart!

The artists are invited to come to the Festival dressed in the clothes of their show, while as soon as they finish their show they will go to a specially designed space of about 150 square meters, below the stage, where they will wear their mask again.

The protocol presented today by RAI is 75 pages long, but according to Mazzini who designed it, it guarantees the safest possible holding of the 71st Sanremo Festival.

We remind you the 26 artists that compete in the upcoming Sanremo music festival:

  • Francesco Renga – Quando trovo te
  • Coma_Cose – Fiamme negli occhi
  • Gaia Gozzi – Cuore amaro
  • Irama – La genesi del tuo colore
  • Madame – Voce
  • Fulminacci – Santa Marinella
  • Willie Peyote – Mai dire mai (La locura)
  • Orietta Berti – Quando ti sei innamorato
  • Ermal Meta – Un milione di cose da dirti
  • Fasma – Parlami
  • Arisa – Potevi fare di più
  • Gio Evan – Arnica
  • Måneskin – Zitti e buoni
  • Aiello – Ora
  • Ghemon – Momento perfetto
  • La Rappresentante di Lista – Amare
  • Malika Ayane – Ti piaci così
  • Max Gazzè e Trifluoperazina Monstery Band –Il farmacista
  • Annalisa – Dieci
  • Bugo – E invece sì
  • Colapesce e Dimartino – Musica leggerissima
  • Noemi – Glicine
  • Random – Torno a te
  • Francesca Michielin e Fedez – Chiamami per nome
  • Extraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo – Bianca luce nera
  • Lo Stato Sociale – Combat Pop

Stay tuned in Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Italy in the Eurovision 2021!


Italy: No audience in Sanremo 2021 or transfer for later!

The future of Sanremo 2021 remains uncertain, as the current Italian press reports that RAI has rejected plans to hold the festival on the dates already announced, with an audience on the stands of the Teatro Ariston. The two options that Amadeus now has are the Sanremo on March 2 to 6 but without an audience or its postponement for April at least.

The plans to create a protective shield around the people involved in Sanremo and to stay on a cruise ship throughout the festival so that they have no other contact with the rest of the world seem to be permanently rejected by the RAI.

According to the trustworthy Il Messaggero, the two scenarios that are now being considered are the following:

  • The Sanremo 2021 will take place on the announced dates (March 2 to 6), but without the presence of the audience.
  • The postponement of the festival for April onwards, where they hope that the presence of the audience will be possible, since there will be more time for the vaccination.

In the event of course that the second scenario prevails, then Italy will have to choose its representative in the Eurovision Song Contest in a different way, since the meeting of the Heads of Delegations will take place on March 15 and until then the 41 countries participating in this year’s contest should have completed the procedures for the song selections.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news related to Sanremo 2021!

Source: Il Messaggero

Italy: Amadeus wants ABBA in Sanremo 2021!

This is a bomb really. Amadeus in a radio interview on Saturday on Radio 2 revealed that he wants ABBA as guests in Sanremo 2021!

Following the reunion at last year’s Sanremo festival of the legendary Italian band Ricchi e Poveri, Amadeus sets the bar even higher for this year’s edition of Sanremo. According to what he revealed on Radio 2, the artistic director and presenter of the festival, Amadeus, revealed that he eagerly wants to bring ABBA to Teatro Ariston in March!

ABBA has sold millions of records worldwide, and in 1974 they were the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo.

We remind you that Sanremo 2021 is going to take place from the 2nd to the 6th of March.

See below the appearance of Ricchi e Poveri at Sanremo 2020:

Source: illmessaggero

Italy: The first odds for the winner of Sanremo 2021!

The 71st Sanremo Song Festival may be a long way off, as it will be held in March, but that does not stop betting companies from giving the first odds to the winner, who will most likely be Italy’s representative at Eurovision 2021.

According to Superscommesse, the first favorite to win is the duet of Fedez & Francesca Michielin. If Francesca Michielin manages to win at Sanremo 2021, she will represent Italy for the second time, after 2016, where she represented her country although she was not the winner of that year’s festival, as the Stadio winners were not able to participate in Eurovision.

The second favorite is the band Måneskin. The popular pop rock band has a large fan base that follows them and will definitely be one of the protagonists. In third place is Annalisa, who has reached the source many times, but without winning so far.

See the bets in detail:

Fedez & Francesca Michielin 3.50-4.50
Måneskin 5.00-6.00
Annalissa 8.00-9.00
Aiello 8.00-12.00
Arisa 9.00-10.00
Ermal Meta 7.50-11.00
Irama 8.00-11.00
Noemi 9.00-12.00
Fulminacci 9.00-13.00
Gio Evan 13.00-20.00
Lo stato sociale 12.00-13.00
Random 13.00-20.00
Gaia 9.00-15.00 (this is kinda surprising)
Max Gazzè & TMB 15.00-16.00
Willie Peyote 16.00-25.00
Fasma 15.00-21.00
Francesco Renga 15.00-21.00
Colapescedimartino 16.00-33.00
Extraliscio ft. Davide Toffolo 25.00-31.00
La rappresentante di lista 25.00-31.00
Madame 20.00-33.00
Coma_Cose 33.00-36.00
Ghemon 41.00-50.00
Bugo 50.00-51.00
Orietta Berti 50.00-51.00

Of course, all of the above will be overturned as soon as the journalists listen exclusively to the candidate songs and write their review.

Who do you think will be the winner of Sanremo 2021?

Italy: Jalisse complains for the 24th rejection in the Sanremo Festival!

Jalisse, the duo that won Sanremo in 1997, then representing Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest with Fiumi Di Parole winning fourth place, publicly expressed their protest and displeasure that they were once again not selected among the competing artists in the upcoming festival.

Jalisse, which consists of Alessandra Drusian and Fabio Ricci, and is a couple in life, are constantly trying since their victory at Sanremo 1997, to be back on the Ariston stage, without success.

Fabio Ricci wonders in his long post on the official page of Jalisse, if in the end the reason for their rejection is that they do not have the right acquaintances. Nevertheless, as he characteristically states, they will insist, because they remain romantic.

Every year, with fearless hearts, for 24 years, we hang on to television, hand in hand like two dreamy lovers, like when you wait until Santa Claus arrives late or when you are the last in a long line and you hope it’s your turn and instead they close your door. We hope that Jalisse will be among those names that will be announced, with the new song that we submit to the jury, every year.

Jalisse a Sanremo? 24 volte no!

Anche stasera, come da 24 anni, Alessandra e Fabio hanno seguito la tv per scoprire i…

Δημοσιεύτηκε από Jalisse στις Πέμπτη, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2020

Jalisse wonder why they are cut every year, saying that they do not want to believe the rumors that everyone who is selected has friendly relations with people on the jury, etc. Fabio Ricci also reveals the song they sent to last year’s festival, saying that they will definitely release the song they have submitted this year as well.

Italy: Diodato sent a song for Sanremo 2021!

Today is the last day of the deadline, for the artists who want to claim a place among the candidates of the big category of Sanremo 2021. According to the Italian media, Diodato, who was the winner of this year’s festival and the representative of Italy in Eurovision 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic, has sent a song for Sanremo 2021, wanting to defend his title, but also to have another chance to be on the stage of Eurovision.

RAI has announced that Italy will be represented by the winner of Sanremo 2021 if it so wishes, otherwise it reserves the right to select another artist from the big category, based on its own criteria.

Other names mentioned in today’s posts as having sent a song to RAI for Sanremo 2021 are Ermal Meta, Lo Stato Sociale, Achille Lauro, Ghemon, Max Gazzè, Giusy Ferreri, Francesco Renga, Gaia, Leo Gassmann, Fulminacci, Noemi, Mr. Rain, Rocco Hunt, Elodie, Bugo, Malika Ayane, Annalisa, The Kolors, Michele Bravi, Luca Carboni, Federico Rossi, Maneskins, Arisa, Donatella Rettore and others. Of course we will have to wait a few more days to see if the above posts are valid. So far, however, more than 300 songs have been submitted, without any of the candidate songs to have COVID-19 as a theme, as it was revealed by Amadeus.

On December 17, RAI will announce the 20 finalists of the big category. We remind you that Diodato was the winner of Sanremo 2020 and representative of Italy at Eurovision 2020, which was finally canceled, with the song Fai Rumore:

Would you like to see Diodato again in the Eurovision Song Contest?

Source: TvBlog

Italy: More than 300 songs for Sanremo 2021 | None about COVID-19!

As revealed by the artistic director and presenter of Sanremo 2021 Amadeus, more than 300 songs have already been submitted to RAI for Sanremo 2021. In addition, Amadeus clarified that there are no songs about the coronavirus.

The deadline for submitting songs for Sanremo 2021 expires on December 1, and more than 300 songs have already been submitted by record companies and independent creators!

Amadeus thanked the artists who did not send songs about COVID-19, since as RAI explained earlier, Sanremo 2021 will essentially mean a return to normalcy and does not want to have sad content.

Sanremo 2021 will be a big party to celebrate the rebirth of the world and music!


Amadeus once again confirmed that the dates of the festival are those that have already been announced from March 2 to March 6, while he noted that he hopes the pandemic will be under control until then, so that the public has a normal place, in the stands of the Teatro Ariston.

On December 17, RAI will announce the 20 finalists of the big category. We remind you that Diodato was the winner of Sanremo 2020 and representative of Italy at Eurovision 2020, which was finally canceled, with the song Fai Rumore:

Source: ilmessaggero

Italy: These are the 20 reported contestants in Sanremo 2021!

RAI insists that Sanremo 2021 will take place from March 2 to March 6, as originally announced, although final announcements are expected in January. The website recensiamomusica, as every year, published a list of the most likely names of artists that we will see competing in the big category of the festival and which, according to the regulations, will also claim the Italian representation in Eurovision 2021.

So let’s take a closer look at the 20 artists we are most likely to see at Sanremo 2021:

1. Gaia
2. Noemi
3. Fulminacci
4. Leo Gassmann
5. Irama
6. Mr. Rain
7. Elodie
8. Ermal Meta
9. Fasma
10. Luca Carboni
11. Fede
12. The Kolors
13. Malika Ayane
14. Tommaso Paradiso
15. Colapesce e Dimartino
16. Francesco Renga
17. Michele Bravi
18. Annalisa
19. Bugo
20. Måneskin

Among the names we meet Ermal Meta who was the winner of Sanremo 2018 and representative of Italy in Eurovision the same year, in a duet with Fabrizio Moro, Non Mi Avette Fato Niente, who won fifth place in the final standings.

There are also several artists who have participated in the festival again, such as Annalisa, Bugo, Michele Bravi, The Kolors, Elodie, Irama etc. The list also features Måneskin, one of the most popular pop-rock bands of the contemporary Italian music scene.

On December 17, RAI will announce the 20 finalists of the big category. We remind you that Diodato was the winner of Sanremo 2020 and representative of Italy at Eurovision 2020, which was finally canceled, with the song Fai Rumore:

Italy: The municipality of Sanremo requests the postponement of Sanremo 2021 for April!

According to the Italian media, the municipality of Sanremo, which is also the co-organizer of the festival of the same name, requests its postponement for April in order to make it easier, on terms as close as possible to normal.

RAI has announced that Sanremo 2021 will take place in the small town of Liguria, from March 2 to March 6, a month later than usual.

However, the increase in cases and deaths from the coronation in recent times in Italy, prompted the city council to ask the RAI to move the dates of Sanremo 2021 a month later. The rationale for the request is quite reasonable, since the city of Sanremo benefits greatly from the holding of the annual music festival, with the capacity of hotels reaching 100% and the shops full of life. The eventual realization of Sanremo 2021 without an audience, due to the pandemic, will mean financial disaster for the professionals of the city.

If, of course, the above happens, then there is an issue with the Italian representation in the Eurovision Song Contest, since the meeting of the heads of delegations is set for March 15, a catalytic date for the submission of the candidate songs. This practically means that all the competing songs at Eurovision 2021 should have been selected by March 15, which in the case of Italy will not be possible through Sanremo, if the dates in April are shifted.

We remind you that according to the recently announced Sanremo 2021 regulations, the winner of the big category will have the opportunity if he/she wishes to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest. In case of refusal then RAI will select another contestant of the big category, most likely following the final ranking of the festival. The artists of the big category of Sanremo 2021 will be announced on the night of the selection of the 8 finalists of the Giovani category, in the Casino of the City of Sanremo, on the 17th of December.

The winner of Sanremo 2020 and the representative of Italy in Eurovision 2020 that was finally canceled, was Diodato with Fai Rumore: