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Geolier: “Angelina Mango rightfully won and I voted for her!”

Geolier, who secured the second place in this year’s Sanremo Festival, faced both applause and criticism at the Teatro Ariston. He encountered disapproval from the audience when it was announced that he was leading in the overall rankings just before the final began, and also when he won on the night of the covers. Despite this, he made a comeback with new statements, speaking about the fair victory of Angelina Mango, as well as the criticism he received for his attire on the green carpet of Teatro Ariston.

For his first official appearance at Sanremo, the rapper wore a tracksuit from Naples, his favorite team. However, he was approached by a staff member of the Festival, who negatively commented on the sports tracksuit worn by the singer. Later, the same person passed him a sticker to cover the logo of Napoli, which the singer tore off.

“I speak the language of the neighborhoods, the Neapolitan of the people. Mahmood, Fred de Palma, and I were there; they whistled anyway: they weren’t against me. Angelina had to win. She did something spectacular. And I voted for her. Then I gave myself the other four votes for safety. Why did I win the cover night? Because it proves that when Naples commits itself, there is nothing for anyone: it becomes a chain! No one else has that, no city,” said Geolier.

At the start of the final evening, Amadeus revealed the general ranking up to that moment. Geolier was first, winning every night thanks to the televoting, in which he received huge percentages. However, he ultimately took the second place, as he was rated very low by both journalists and radio representatives.

For the record, Geolier was the artist who received the highest percentages in the televoting, while also receiving the fewest votes from the judging panels. However, history will write that he took second place and that Angelina Mango was the winner of the festival and the representative of Italy at Eurovision 2024.

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Italy: Amadeus won’t host Sanremo 2025| These are the candidates for hosting the Festival!

We know for quite a while now, that Sanremo 2024, was going to be the last festival that the successful Amadeus would host. Now, after Angelina Mango’s win, the lights in Teatro Ariston went down, and RAI is searching for the new presenter of the Italian music show.

In their first joint interview in a popular Italian magazine, the italian presenter and his wife Giovanna Civitillo, talked about the withdrawal of Amadeus from the festival:

“After five years between Milan and Rome I want to devote myself to my wife and children, they fill up my life and they complete me. Off stage I’m like the sad clown, they’re my glass half full.”

H Giovanna Civitillo added that he is a capable, generous and honest man.

As of Festival di Sanremo 2025, there are already a few names that RAI is targeting. After both Carlo Conti (host and artistic director of the festival from 2015 until 2017) and Paolo Bonolis, (host of the 2005 festival) declined that offer, the public broadcaster has some other names in mind. These are Alessandro Cattelan, host of Eurovision 2022, Antonella Clerici (participant in Sanremo 2005, 2010) but also Alessia Marcuzzi.

The Festival di Sanremo 2024 was completed a few days ago, with Angelina Mango, being the first woman winning the festival after ten years. In Eurovision, Italy will take part directly in the Grand Final, as part of the BIG 5 group, in May 11:

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

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San Marino: Fans request San Marino RTV to consider Annalisa or Mahmood for Eurovision | The first established artist for UVPSM 2024 will be revealed tomorrow!

The most successful edition of Festival de Sanremo in many years saw its conclusion past Saturday. While, Angelina Mango won the big prize and will therefore represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, she was not the only contestant to draw the audience’s attention.

Except for Angelina Mango, Eurovision fans went crazy for Annalisa’s entry as well as Mahmood’s entry, who has already participated at the Eurovision Song Contest twice. Annalisa finished third overall with her song “Sinceramente“, while Mahmood placed sixth, just outside the top five with “Tuta Gold“. Mahmood and Annalisa are both well-liked by Eurovision fans, who expected their Sanremo 2024 entries to do well on the Eurovision stage.

A request to San Marino RTV

Hence and since they are not able to represent Italy this year, Eurovision fans request San Marino RTV via social media to approach them and send them to Eurovision. In reality, aside from Mahmood, Annalisa has tried her luck in Sanremo numerous times and has failed to win the big prize, so many Eurovision fans who wish to see her in Eurovision believe that representing San Marino may be her last chance.

Indicatively, some of the tweets posted mention that:

“It would be wonderful if San Marino RTV brought @NaliOfficial [Annalisa] to #Eurovision2024”.

“Annalisa please go to the Eurovision with San Marino and win, giving everyone a humiliation!”

“So how do we send Mahmood to compete in Eurovision with San Marino?! @SanMarino_RTV don’t you want to take revenge and win this festival?!”

“I would like to remind San Marino that Annalisa and Mahmood may be available and that they are ready to give us, rightly, the xxxx”

San Marino’s response and the reveal of the established artists for UVPSM 2024

The Secretary of State for Tourism, Federico Pedini Amati spoke to San Marino RTV about the afore-mentioned issue. According to him:

Why not? Anyone can register, the contest is open to everyone, not just those who were in Sanremo. We expect some news. Then we talk about Annalisa, Mahmood or others… I have heard that someone might be really interested and tomorrow we will be able to know more. 

It’s not one of these two so we spoil this possibility but if they arrived we would be really very happy . But I’m not saying this because they are singers that we have seen at the Festival now, but because they are very famous singers who would honor and greatly raise the level of our contest too.

Hence, tomorrow the first established artist who will compete in UVPSM 2024 will be revealed.

In case San Marino takes into consideration the fans’ desire, it will not be the first time that a Sanremo participant takes the Eurovision stage representing San Marino. In 2022, Achille Lauro represented San Marino in Turin with his song “Stripper“. A couple weeks prior “Una Voce per San Marino” final, Achille participated in Festival di Sanremo, finishing fourteenth.

Una Voce per San Marino 2024

129 emerging artists will compete in the semi-finals of the Sanmarinese national selection for Malmö, out of which eight will advance to the Grand Final. Those eight artists will be joined in the final by eight artists selected and invited by RTV as established artists. The semi-finals for the emerging artists will take place on February 15 and 16 and will be broadcasted from February 19 to February 23.

The Grand Final of UVPSM 2024 will take place on February 24 at Teatro Nuovo di Dogana and the winner of the selection will therefore have the right to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö in terms of meeting the criteria of eligibility of RTV.

Despite this marathon session of a national selection, Piqued Jacks, UVPSM 2023 winners, did not manage to qualify to the Grand Final, finishing dead least with nul points.

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Source: RTVSanMarino

Italy: Rai Stands with Jewish Community and Israel after Ghali’s statement!

The 2024 Sanremo Festival finale took an unexpected turn when rapper Ghali used his platform to call for a “stop to genocide.” While his intention might have been to shed light on humanitarian concerns, the aftermath saw a flurry of reactions, highlighting the complexities of political and social discourse within the realm of entertainment.

Roberto Sergio, the managing director of Rai (Radiotelevisione italiana), wasted no time in expressing solidarity with the Jewish community and the people of Israel in the wake of the controversy. In a statement issued promptly after the event, Sergio emphasized, “My solidarity with the people of Israel and the Jewish community is heartfelt and convinced.

Ghali‘s call for action, however, did not escape scrutiny. Noemi Di Segni, president of the Jewish community of Rome, lamented the missed opportunity for the festival stage to advocate for the release of hostages held by Hamas, criticizing the use of terms that she believed distorted historical realities. She remarked:

If music and the festival, due to its relevance, is the space for the freedom to express thoughts of love, pain, joy, social denunciations and political contestations, it is regrettable that this stage was not the occasion to launch, likewise, an appeal for the release of the hostages in the hands of Hamas, leaving to unilateralism the legitimacy of distortion, with the use of terms that once again offend the history of our country and all of Europe.

Israel’s ambassador to Italy, Alon Bar, condemned the exploitation of the Sanremo stage for spreading what he deemed as hatred and provocation. In response, Ghali expressed regret over the ambassador’s reaction, emphasizing the chilling effect of speaking out against war and genocide. He replied:

I don’t know what to reply, I am so sorry that the ambassador responded in this way. There were so many things to say. This policy of terror continues and people are more and more afraid to say stop war and stop genocide, people feel they lose something if they say long live the peace.”

The controversy extended into the realm of politics, with Maurizio Gasparri of Forza Italia demanding an apology from RAI leadership to Israel. Piero Fassino also weighed in, underscoring the importance of acknowledging the victims of Hamas.

In a mid-afternoon statement, Roberto Sergio reflected on Rai’s coverage of tragic events such as the Shoah and ongoing hostage situations involving Hamas, reaffirming the broadcaster’s commitment to reporting on such issues.

The Sanremo controversy underscores the complex interplay between artistic expression, political discourse, and historical sensitivities, sparking a wider conversation about the responsibilities of public platforms in navigating sensitive topics. As the festival draws to a close, it leaves behind a legacy of introspection and debate, reminding us of the power and pitfalls of words spoken on stage.

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Italy: “I’m happy, it couldn’t have been better”, says Geolier!

Sanremo 2024 was concluded with Serata Finale, the past Saturday. While being Amadeus’ most successful, in terms of viewing rates, edition, there was also a lot of controversy on Geolier, who despite winning the public vote every night, did not eventually win the big prize.

Geolier was booed by the audience at Teatro Ariston following the announcement of the general classification at the start of the Grand Final and again when he won the covers’ night. Despite not winning the Festival, Geolier seemed satisfied with the outcome and supports Angelina Mango.

I liked everything. Yesterday it was me and Angelina on stage, two guys born after 2000. I’m happy, it couldn’t have been better. No bitterness about the frustration.

Geolier led the General Classification, won the public voting every night, and placed first in the final round of public voting by a large margin over second place, he did not win. The radio and media committees placed him very low on the scoreboard, ensuring Angelina’s victory.

Geolier’s participation was enough to reignite the rivalry between the North and the South, being a proud representative of Naples, rapping in Neapolitan dialect. The south of Italy backed him as much as possible, and his low placement on juries was viewed negatively by Neapolitans as discrimination against South Italians.

However, the winner takes it all and Angelina Mango was crowned the winner of Festival di Sanremo 2024 with her song “La Noia” and will therefore represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, held in Malmö, Sweden.

You can also check out EurovisionFun’s reaction video on “La Noia“, below:

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Italy: “La Noia” Dominates Worldwide Charts!

The grand winner of Sanremo 2024, Angelina Mango, has confirmed that she will accept the opportunity to represent Italy at Eurovision 2024 in May in Malmo with the song that brought her victory at the festival, “La Noia.”

The composer of the song is Dardust, who also penned Luxembourg‘s entry this year.

Already, “La Noia” has made a significant impact both in European countries and globally, indicating a positive sign for Italy‘s participation in Eurovision.

Specifically, “La Noia” has managed to enter the top 200 songs on Spotify charts in the following countries:

🇮🇹 Italy: ⬆️ #3 (+1) (1,671,693 streams)

🗺 Worldwide: ⬆️ #65 (+39) (1,930,245 streams)

🇨🇭 Switzerland: ⬆️ #6 (+23) (27,957 streams)

🇱🇺 Luxembourg: ⬆️ #13 (+36) (1,846 streams)

In addition to the winning song “La Noia,” other songs by the young singer have also scored high on the Italian charts, making her the sixth most popular artist on Italian Spotify at the moment.

Watch our reaction video below for the country’s participation in Eurovision 2024:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates regarding Italy’s participation in Eurovision 2024 in Malmo!

Italy: Sanremo 2024 full results!

Earlier today RAI announced the detailed results of Sanremo 2024. In them we can see the huge percentages that Geolier received in the televoting on all nights, percentages that in all cases were slightly above or below 50%. On the opposite side, Angelina Mango had the support of both the radio committee and the accredited journalists following the festival from Sala Stampa.

Prima serata

On the first night of the festival all 30 songs were performed and only the journalists voted. The ranking order was as follows:

1 Loredana Bertè
2 Angelina Mango
3 Annalisa
4 Diodato
5 Mahmood
6 Fiorella Mannoia
7 The Kolors
8 Emma
9 Ghali
10 Dargen D’Amico
10 Negramaro
12 Ricchi e Poveri
13 Il Volo
14 Gazzelle
15 Alessandra Amoroso
16 Big Mama
17 Irama
18 Santi Francesi
19 Clara
20 Rose Villain
21 Maninni
22 Alfa
23 Geolier
24 Mr. Rain
25 Renga e Nek
26 Il Tre
27 Fred De Palma
28 BNKR44
28 La Sad
30 Sangiovanni


Seconda serata

On the second night, 15 of the 30 songs were presented again, with the score being determined by 50% from the televoting and 50% from representatives of 184 radio stations from all over Italy.

General ranking (50% televoting, 50% radios)

1 Geolier
2 Irama
3 Annalisa
4 Loredana Bertè
5 Mahmood
6 Emma
7 Il Volo
8 Gazzelle
9 The Kolors
10 Dargen D’Amico
11 Alfa
12 Clara
13 Big Mama
14 Renga e Nek
15 Fred De Palma

Radios’ ranking

1 Annalisa
2 The Kolors
3 Loredana Bertè
4 Emma
5 Mahmood
6 Irama
7 Alfa
8 Geolier
9 Big Mama
10 Clara
11 Dargen D’Amico
12 Gazzelle
13 Il Volo
14 Renga e Nek
15 Fred De Palma

Televoters’ ranking

1 Geolier 56,5
2 Irama 7,7
3 Annalisa 5,9
4 Il Volo 5,0
5 Gazzelle 4,2
6 Mahmood 4,0
7 Loredana Bertè 3,6
8 Emma 3,4
9 Dargen D’Amico 2,2
10 Alfa 2,0
11 Renga e Nek 1,4
12 Clara 1,3
13 The Kolors 1,2
14 Big Mama 1,1
15 Fred De Palma 0,5


Terza serata

On the third night, the remaining 15 songs were presented with the same voting structure (50% televote, 50% radio).

General ranking (50% televoting, 50% radios)

1 Angelina Mango
2 Ghali
3 Alessandra Amoroso
4 Il Tre
5 Mr. Rain
6 Diodato
7 Fiorella Mannoia
8 Rose Villain
9 Negramaro
10 La Sad
11 Ricchi e Poveri
12 Santi Francesi
13 BNKR44
14 Sangiovanni
15 Maninni

Radios’ ranking

1 Angelina Mango
2 Diodato
3 Negramaro
4 Ghali
5 Fiorella Mannoia
6 Alessandra Amoroso
7 Ricchi e Poveri
8 Mr. Rain
9 Rose Villain
10 Santi Francesi
11 Maninni
12 Sangiovanni
13 Il Tre
14 BNKR44
15 La Sad

Televoters’ ranking

1 Angelina Mango 15,5
2 Ghali 13,2
3 Il Tre 12,8
4 Alessandra Amoroso 12,6
5 Mr. Rain 8,7
6 La Sad 5,6
7 Diodato 5,2
8 Fiorella Mannoia 5,0
9 Rose Villain 4,7
10 Negramaro 3,6
11 BNKR44 3,4
12 Ricchi e Poveri 2,7
13 Santi Francesi 2,7
14 Sangiovanni 2,2
15 Maninni 1,8


General ranking of all 30 songs of the Seconda and Terza serata

1 Geolier
2 Angelina Mango
3 Irama
4 Ghali
5 Annalisa
6 Alessandra Amoroso
7 Il Tre
8 Mahmood
9 Loredana Bertè
10 Il Volo
11 Mr. Rain
12 Emma
13 Gazzelle
14 Diodato
15 Fiorella Mannoia
16 Negramaro
17 The Kolors
18 Rose Villain
19 Dargen D’Amico
20 Alfa
21 La Sad
22 Ricchi e Poveri
23 Clara
24 Santi Francesi
25 Big Mama
26 Renga e Nek
27 BNKR44
28 Sangiovanni
29 Maninni
30 Fred De Palma


Overall ranking of all three nights (Journalists’ Committee, Radio Committee and Televoting)

1 Geolier
2 Angelina Mango
3 Annalisa
4 Ghali
5 Irama
6 Loredana Bertè
7 Alessandra Amoroso
8 Mahmood
9 Diodato
10 Emma
11 Il Volo
12 Fiorella Mannoia
13 Gazzelle
14 Il Tre
15 The Kolors
16 Negramaro
17 Mr. Rain
18 Dargen D’Amico
19 Ricchi e Poveri
20 Rose Villain
21 Alfa
22 Big Mama
23 Santi Francesi
24 Clara
25 Maninni
26 Renga e Nek
27 La Sad
28 BNKR44
29 Sangiovanni
30 Fred De Palma


Quarta serata

On the fourth night, or simply cover night, the vote was determined 34% by the televote, 33% by the journalists’ committee and 33% by the radios.

Overall ranking

1 Geolier
2 Angelina Mango
3 Annalisa
4 Ghali
5 Alfa
6 Irama
7 Mahmood
8 Santi Francesi
9 Il Volo
10 Alessandra Amoroso
11 Gazzelle
12 The Kolors
13 Fiorella Mannoia
14 Diodato
15 Mr. Rain
16 Il Tre
17 Ricchi e Poveri
18 Loredana Bertè
19 Emma
20 Big Mama
21 Negramaro
22 Clara
23 BNKR44
24 Renga e Nek
25 Maninni
26 Fred De Palma
27 Rose Villain)
28 La Sad
29 Dargen D’Amico
30 Sangiovanni

Radios’ ranking

1 Angelina Mango
2 Annalisa
3 Alfa
4 Mahmood
5 Santi Francesi
6 Diodato
7 The Kolors
8 Irama
9 Il Volo
10 Negramaro
11 Ricchi e Poveri
12 Ghali
13 Mr. Rain
14 Emma
15 Big Mama
16 Fiorella Mannoia
17 Renga e Nek
18 Alessandra Amoroso
19 Gazzelle
20 Maninni
21 Clara
22 Loredana Bertè
23 Fred De Palma
24 BNKR44
25 Il Tre
26 Geolier
27 Rose Villain
28 Sangiovanni
29 Dargen D’Amico
30 La Sad

Journalists’ ranking

1 Angelina Mango
2 Annalisa
3 Santi Francesi
4 Alfa
5 Diodato
6 Mahmood
7 Ghali
8 Fiorella Mannoia
9 The Kolors
10 Irama
11 Ricchi e Poveri
12 Il Volo
13 Loredana Bertè
14 Big Mama
15 Gazzelle
16 Negramaro
17 Clara
18 Alessandra Amoroso
19 Renga e Nek
20 Mr. Rain
21 Maninni
22 Emma
23 Fred De Palma
24 BNKR44
25 Dargen D’Amico
26 Il Tre
26 Rose Villain
28 Geolier
29 La Sad
30 Sangiovanni

Televoters’ ranking

1 Geolier 43,3
2 Angelina Mango 8,4
3 Ghali 5,6
4 Annalisa 5,4
5 Irama 5,0
6 Alfa 4,7
7 Mahmood 3,4
8 Santi Francesi 2,4
9 Alessandra Amoroso 2,3
10 Il Tre 2,2
11 Gazzelle 2,0
12 Il Volo 1,7
13 Mr. Rain 1,4
14 Fiorella Mannoia 1,4
15 Loredana Bertè 1,2
16 Emma 1,1
17 The Kolors 1,1
18 BNKR44 0,9
19 Sangiovanni 0,8
20 Ricchi e Poveri 0,8
21 La Sad 0,7
22 Clara 0,7
23 Diodato 0,7
24 Big Mama 0,6
25 Rose Villain 0,6
26 Negramaro 0,5
27 Renga e Nek 0,4
28 Dargen D’Amico 0,4
29 Maninni 0,2
30 Fred De Palma 0,2


Overall ranking of all four nights

1 Geolier
2 Angelina Mango
3 Annalisa
4 Ghali
5 Irama
6 Mahmood
7 Alessandra Amoroso
8 Loredana Bertè
9 Diodato
10 Alfa
11 Il Volo
12 Emma
13 Gazzelle
14 Fiorella Mannoia
15 The Kolors
16 Il Tre
17 Santi Francesi
18 Mr. Rain
19 Negramaro
20 Ricchi e Poveri
21 Dargen D’Amico
22 Big Mama
23 Rose Villain
24 Clara
25 Maninni
26 Renga e Nek
27 BNKR44
28 La Sad
29 Fred De Palma
30 Sangiovanni


Quinta serata

On the Final, in the first round, the voting was 100% based on the TV audience.

1 Geolier 44,8
2 Angelina Mango 14,2
3 Annalisa 6,0
4 Ghali 5,8
5 Mahmood 4,9
6 Irama 4,6
7 Loredana Bertè 3,2
8 Il Volo 2,6
9 Il Tre 1,6
10 Alessandra Amoroso 1,3
11 Gazzelle 1,3
12 Alfa 1,1
13 Dargen D’Amico 0,9
14 Emma 0,8
15 Mr. Rain 0,7
16 Fiorella Mannoia 0,7
17 Diodato 0,7
18 Renga e Nek 0,7
19 Negramaro 0,6
20 Big Mama 0,5
21 Santi Francesi 0,5
22 The Kolors 0,4
23 La Sad 0,4
24 Ricchi e Poveri 0,3
25 Clara 0,3
26 Sangiovanni 0,3
27 Rose Villain 0,3
28 BNKR44 0,2
29 Maninni 0,1
30 Fred De Palma 0,1

Overall Sanremo 2024 ranking

1 Geolier
2 Angelina Mango
3 Annalisa
4 Ghali
5 Irama
6 Mahmood
7 Loredana Bertè
8 Il Volo
9 Alessandra Amoroso
10 Alfa
11 Gazzelle
12 Il Tre
13 Diodato
14 Emma
15 Fiorella Mannoia
16 The Kolors
17 Mr.Rain
18 Santi Francesi
19 Negramaro
20 Dargen D’Amico
21 Ricchi e Poveri
22 BigMama
23 Rose Villain
24 Clara
25 Renga e Nek
26 Maninni
27 La Sad
28 BNKR44
29 Sangiovanni
30 Fred De Palma

In the second round of voting, the Top 5 was ranked 34% by the televoting, 33% by the journalists’ committee and 33% by the radio committee.

Overall ranking – Winner

1 Angelina Mango
2 Geolier
3 Annalisa
4 Ghali
5 Irama

Televoters’ ranking

1 Geolier 60
2 Angelina Mango 16,1
3 Ghali 8,3
4 Annalisa 8
5 Irama 7,5

Radios’ ranking

1 Angelina Mango
2 Annalisa
3 Ghali
4 Irama
5 Geolier

Journalists’ ranking

1 Angelina Mango
2 Annalisa
3 Ghali
4 Geolier
5 Irama


Source: RAI

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RAI: Considerations for Selecting Eurovision Representative from Sanremo via International Committee!

The lights went out at the Teatro Ariston for the triumphant 74th edition of the Sanremo Festival, with 1.5 million more viewers tuning in compared to last year to watch the grand final on RAI1. Shortly before, the RAI press conference, hosted by Amadeus and three past winners, concluded with the confirmation from Angelina Mango that she would represent Italy at Eurovision 2024. However, there was another significant development regarding Sanremo’s role in selecting Italy’s Eurovision representative.

Separation of Sanremo Winner and Eurovision Representation from 2025?

During the press conference, Amadeus was asked if, during his years as host and artistic director of the festival, he ever considered using an international committee to select the most suitable artist and song to represent Italy at Eurovision.

While Amadeus answered negatively, the response from RAI officials was different, indicating that it is something they will consider for the next year.

The above response was obviously prompted by this year’s events, particularly the near-victory of Geolier with a song widely acknowledged as having no chance at Eurovision, while there were several songs at Sanremo that would have performed much better. Furthermore, Sanremo serves incidentally as Italy’s national final, and the voting criteria of both the audience, journalists, and radio representatives do not necessarily align with Eurovision representation.

So, the question is reasonable, and RAI‘s answer is also sensible, perhaps believing that disconnecting the Sanremo winner from Eurovision representation and selecting the artist who will represent Italy in the competition may yield even better results, especially in a year like this one.

RAI‘s Mammoth Revenues and Viewership

The Sanremo final ended with massive television ratings for RAI, surpassing last year’s by a significant margin. Specifically, an average of 74.1% of viewers, totaling 14,301,000, tuned in, compared to 66% and 12,256,000 viewers last year.

The moment with the highest viewership was during Amadeus‘s humorous sketch with Fiorello, with over 18,000,000 viewers watching RAI1, and the peak share reached 85.26% during the announcement of the top 5 results.

RAI‘s revenue from advertising during the five days of the festival was €60,182,000, far exceeding the expenses incurred by the Italian public broadcaster for Sanremo, proving that creating something so remarkable yields commensurate returns.

Amadeus‘s Future at Sanremo and His Possible Successor

Amadeus revealed that in two weeks, he will meet with RAI for a general assessment of Sanremo 2024. He did not clarify whether there would be any discussion about extending their collaboration into 2025. However, the name of a possible successor to Amadeus as host and artistic director of the festival has already been circulating in the press.

That person is the former politician and long-time popular Italian television host, Gerry Scotti. A few days earlier, Amadeus and Gerry Scotti had dinner, discussing the Sanremo Festival. The only issue for him to take on this significant role is that he belongs to the dynamics of private television and would need to resolve any outstanding issues there.

Of course, all of the above will make sense if Amadeus steps down and does not remain in his position in 2025. In that case, Amadeus will be the longest-serving host and artistic director of Sanremo.

Stay tuned for all the developments!

Italy: Angelina Mango said “Si” at Eurovision 2024 and is going to Malmö!

The big winner of Sanremo 2024, Angelina Mango, has just confirmed in the press conference that she accepts her right to represent Italy in Eurovision 2024, in May in Malmö with the song that brought her victory at the festival, La Noia.

Angelina Mango managed to win the 74th Sanremo Song Festival, despite the fact that Geolier won the televoting with a record percentage, reaching 60%. The support she received from journalists and radio representatives brought her to the first place and thus gave her the right to be the one who will represent Italy in Eurovision 2024. The 22-year-old performer accepted her right and this is how we will see her in May in Malmö, to represent Italy in the contest.

Just three women have represented Italy since the country’s return to the competition in 20111 with less than stellar results, with only Nina Zilli managing to make the top 10, with Emma and Francesca Michielin finishing 21st and 16th respectively.

The song with which Angelina Mango will represent Italy at Eurovision 2024 is La Noia, the song with which she won in Sanremo. The composer of the song is Dardust, who this year also signs the participation of Luxembourg.

A few words about Angelina Mango

Angelina Mango is 22 years old. She is the daughter of the well-known artist Mango. She became famous after her participation in 2022 in the popular talent show, Amici di Maria De Filippi, where she took second place. She has a discography from 2020 and has released nine singles. Her musical career began in a band with her brother, in which she still remains a member, despite the solo course she has already charted.

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest

Italy is one of the founding members of the Eurovision Song Contest, making its debut in the first contest in 1956. It has won three times with Gigliola Cinquetti (1964), Toto Cutugno (1990) and Maneskin (2021).

The country was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest by the most famous and internationally recognized artists throughout Eurovision history: Ana Oxa, Domenico Modugno, Albano, Romina Power, Franco Batiatto, Umberto Tozzi, Mahmood, Matia Bazar, Marco Mengoni, Emma Marrone , Il Volo , Francesco Gabbani, Raphael Gualazzi, Massimo Ranieri, Ricardo Fogli, Maneskin, etc.

Italy withdrew from the contest in 1998 and returned to Eurovision in 2011 after a 13-year absence. Since their return to the competition, the Italians have been very successful, using Sanremo as their method of choice in almost all of their entries, taking two second places, one third and six other top-10 finishes since 2011.

This year will be Italy’s 49th participation in the competition. In 2023 Marco Mengoni took fourth place for Italy, with Due Vita.

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Italy: Angelina Mango is the winner of the Festival di Sanremo 2024 | All that happened during the Last Night!

Welcome back Eurovision fans to the world of Sanremo for the fifth and final time for this year. The 74th Festival di Sanremo, or the Italian Song Festival, one of the most beloved festivals of the whole world has reached the Fifth or La Quinta Serata, the last Night, the one that is going to define the winner of this year’s Festival and the possible entrant for Italy in Eurovision Song Contest 2024, since the winners will earn the well known “right of first refusal”, meaning the right to represent Italy only if they wish to do so.

Live from the coastal town of Sanremo, in Liguria, Teatro Ariston opened for one more and last time its gates and welcomed everyone around the world to celebrate, to feel and to dance to the Italian music. Tonight all of the thirty (30) entrants performed once more their songs, just like they did during the First Night, and were judged only by the public during the Night’s first round of voting at least, since during the second and final voting round a sum of televoting and the two juries was held and determined the winner. Thus, brace yourselves for La Serata Finale of this year’s Sanremo, keep reading and find out who was the ultimate winner of the Festival!

Apart from the live, and lucky, audience inside the Teatro Ariston, viewers of all around the world were able to watch for once more the Festival live on RAI Uno and RAIPlay or to listen to the live coverage from RAI Radio 2. Before the official starting of the Festival, Gazelle, Mr. Rain and Sangiovanni shared some of their thoughts for being part of a such a huge Festival.

As an opening ceremony the Italian Army Music Band inside the Teatro performed the Italian National Anthem.

 

In the beginning of the Night, the general ranking of all the thirty (30) contestants was revealed, according on how the results had been formed that far since the beginning of the Festival.

The presenters

For his fifth and final consecutive year, the famous Italian television and radio presenter, Amadeus, was the main host and the artistic director of the Festival, while on his side, as a co-host, for this final evening, was the famous Italian comedian, singer, radio and television presenter Rosario Fiorello, known just as Fiorello, who accompanied him during all the previous Nights but covering everything from outside the theatre, but now it was time for the audience to see Fiorello on stage performing a medley to Michael Jackson.

 

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The Fifth Night’s format

The Fifth Night is also the final one, at the end of which everyone will know the one and only winner. The Night was consisted of two voting rounds. During the first one, which began right before the first candidate performance, all of the thirty (30) entrants performed for the last time their official entries, while during the second voting round, the top five from the first round had to reperforme their songs, so the winner could be determined among them. During the first voting round only the public determined the result, by holding the absolute 100% of the final result. That specific result was of course added up to the results obtained that far, from all the previous Nights. Ultimately, towards the end of the Night a second and final voting round among the public, the jury of the press and the jury of the radio was held.

The Fifth Night’s performances

All of the thirty (30) entrants had to perform for one final time their songs. The lines opened for the public to vote right before the first performance. Remember that the first voting round’s ranking was determined only by the public. Thus according also to the official running order that was released a few hours ago, the Fifth Night’s performances, along with their voting number, were the following:

(You can watch all of the thirty performanes by clicking on the songs’ titles)

01) Francesco Renga and NekPazzo di te

The very first performance of the Serata Finale was by Francesco Renga and Nek.

 

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02) BigMamaLa rabbia non ti basta

According to Eurovision tradition performing at the second place is a “curse”. Is it the same for Sanremo? We shall see at the end. BigMama gave a very good performance of her song. What do you think?

 

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03) GazelleTutto qui

Gazelle gave a really emotional performance and he dedicated his song to his mother, Giovanna.

 

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04) Dargen D’AmicoOnda alta

Dargen gave a really good performance of his song, with him being very comfortable on stage and communicative with the audience.

 

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05) Il VoloCapolavoro

Being incredible vocally for once more, Il Volo delivered an emotional performance of their song “Capolavoro”, the masterpiece.

 

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06) Loredana BertèPazza

One of the Night fan favourites, eccentric Loredana Bertè received an amazing round of applause, even before she started singing! Remember she was the winner of the First Night, voted by the press jury.

 

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07) NegramaroRicominciamo tutto

Negramaro gave a really emotional performance of their song.

 

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08) MahmoodTutta gold

An another favourite for the win, Mahmood who has already represented Italy twice in Eurovision, in 2019 and 2022 and reached the fifth place at the Second Night, gave an absolute unforgettable “gold” performance on stage along with his dancers.

 

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09) Santi FrancesiL’amore in bocca

Santi Francesi gave a really good and emotional performance of their song.

 

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10) DiodatoTi muovi

Diodato gave a very beautiful performance along with his dancers on stage. Diodato came fourth at the First Night, by the press jury.

 

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11) Fiorella MannoiaMariposa

Fiorella gave a fully energetic performance to a song dedicated to the empowerment of women and their ability to transform themselves into something even better, just like butterflies. At the end of the Night, Mannoia won the award for the best lyrics.

 

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12) Alessandra AmorosoFino a qui

An artist with numerous hits in Italian music, Amoroso was really beautiful on stage.

 

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13) AlfaVai!”

One of the youngest participants of the Festival, Alfa was full of energy on stage.

 

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14) IramaTu no

Coming second during the Second Night by the public and the radio jury, Irama was incredible vocally, giving a really passionate performance of his song.

 

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15) GhaliCasa mia

After a commercial break, the runner up of the Third Night, Ghali gave a really entertaining performance “chatting” with his alien friend about life on Earth on stage.

 

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16) AnnalisaSinceramente

First Night’s runner up, Second’s third place and one of the most favourite entries for the fans, Annalisa gave an really exquisite performance on stage

 

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17) Angelina MangoLa noia

Right next was not only the runner up of the First Night and the winner of the Third one, but also the Lucio Dalla award receiver for this year’s Sanremo by the press; her name… Angelina Mango, with “La noia”, one of the greatest favourites to win! No matter her little fall at the end, she nailed the rest of her performance.

 

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18) GeolierI p’me, tu p’te

No matter the immense round of booing that he received during his win at the end of the Fourth Night, Geolier was certainly the biggest favourite to win the whole Festival, since he did not only win at the Fourth Night, but at the Second as well. His song is in the dialect of Naples, where he comes from making the majority of South Italy to stand by his side.

 

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19) EmmaApnea

The 2014’s representative Emma was totally confident on stage and gave a fully energetic performance of her song.

 

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20) Il TreFragili

Il Tre gave a really energetic and excausted performance on stage, however he held his breath really well.

 

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21) Ricchi e PoveriMa non tutta la vita

The famous duo had a really great time on stage and enjoied it a lot along with the whole Teatro.

 

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22) The KolorsUn ragazzo una ragazza

Everyone in the audience enjoied The Kolors’ full of energy performance, even members from the live orchestra.

 

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23) ManinniSpettacolare

One of the most beautiful Italian ballads and Maninni was great on stage; at the end Maninni dedicated his performance at his parents and gave his mother his bunch of flowers,

 

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24) La SadAutodistruttivo

La Sad really rocked the theatre with their powerful rock ballad and raised their own flag totally against all kinds of racism and discrimination.

 

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25) Mr. RainDue altalene

Talking about a father who lost both of his children, Mr. Rain sang his entry “Due altalene” accompanied by two actual swings on stage giving a really emotional performance, dedicating it to all those people who are not longer with us, at least physically.

 

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26) Fred de PalmaIl cielo non ci vuole

After his really good performance, Fred rapped for a little bit along with Fiorello and Amadeus.

 

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27) SangiovanniFiniscimi

The youngest entrant of this year’s Festival, Sangiovanni, gave a totally respectful performance of his song.

 

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28) ClaraDiamanti grezzi

The newcomer to the Festival, young Clara performed her song “Diamanti grezzi” dedicating her performance to her beloved brother. A talented artist that has surely a bright future to the Italian music stage.

 

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29) Bnkr44Governo punk

Bnkr44 really enjoied their presence on Sanremo’s stage.

 

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30) Rose VillainClick boom

Last but not least, La Serata Finale of the Festival di Sanremo 2024 came to an end with Rose Villain’s performance, with her being very good vocally.

 

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After all the thirty (30) entries had been performed, the lines were closed for the public, for that first voting round of the Night.

Special Guests

Of course La Serata Finale of Sanremo 2024 had also an amazing guest list. The Italian actor, model and television personality Luca Argentero made a lovely appearance along with the Italian actor Claudio Gioè. The Italian ballet dancer Roberto Bolle gave also an incredible ballet performance on stage, accompanied by his dancers. The Italian rapper Tananai was also present and performed live at the square of Sanremo, along with rapper Tedua, who had also performed during the First Night, was aboard on Costa Smeralda on the open sea singing “Red Lights“. However, the most undoubtedly exquisit guest was by far Gigliola Cinquetti, who was the very first Italian winner in Eurovision Song Contest back in 1964, with her beloved song “Non ho l’età”, which was actually performed 60 years later.

The first round’s results

As it is already mentioned, the Fifth Night’s voting procedure is consisted of two parts. Thus, during the first round, only the public was able to vote, hence the absolute 100% of the result was determined by televoting. This specific result was added to all the previous televoting results of the Nights, meaning the 50% of the Second Night, the 50% of the Third Night and the Fourth’s 34%. So , the top thirty general ranking was the following:

  1. Irama – “Tu no”
  2. Ghali – “Casa mia”
  3. Angelina Mango – “La noia”
  4. Geolier – “I’p me, tu p’te”
  5. Annalisa – “Sinceramente”
  6. Mahmood – “Tuta gold”
  7. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  8. Il Volo – “Capolavoro”
  9. Alessandra Amoroso – “Fino a qui”
  10. Alfa – “Vai!”
  11. Gazelle – “Tutto qui”
  12. Il Tre – “Fragili”
  13. Diodato – “Ti muovi”
  14. Emma – “Apnea”
  15. Fiorella Mannoia – “Mariposa”
  16. The Kolors “Un ragazzo una ragazza”
  17. Mr. Rain – “Due altalene”
  18. Santi Francesi – “L’amore in bocca”
  19. Negramaro – “Ricominciamo tutto”
  20. Dargen D’Amico – “Onda alta”
  21. Ricchi e Poveri – “Ma non tutta ma vita”
  22. BigMama – “La rabbia non ti basta”
  23. Rose Villain – “Click Boom!”
  24. Clara – “Diamanti grezzi”
  25. Francesco Renga and Nek – “Pazzo di te”
  26. Maninni – “Spettacolare”
  27. La Sad – “Autodistruttivo”
  28. Bnkr44 – “Governo punk”
  29. Sangiovanni – “Finiscimi”
  30. Fred de Palma – “Il cielo non ci vuole”

The second round’s (Super Final) results and the Festival’s winner

Only the top five performaces qualified for the second round or the Super Final. The second voting round began among only those top five artists from the first round; during their recap of their songs the lines opened once more, so the public could vote one last time. During that time, the final result, thus the Festival’s winner as well, was determined by a voting split system among the public again, holding the 34%, the jury of the press TV and web, holding the 33% and the jury of the radio holding the rest 33%. Thus, the Festival’s very final top five was the following:

  1. Angelina Mango – “La noia”
  2. Geolier – “I p’me, tu p’te”
  3. Annalisa – “Sinceramente”
  4. Ghali – “Casa mia”
  5. Irama – “Tu no”

Of course this means that the official winner of the Festival di Sanremo 2024 and Marco Mengoni’s successor is Angelina Mango with her song “La noia”.

The only thing that remains to see is whether will accept to represent Italy in Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö or not and if he/she does so, with which song of his/hers.

Source: RAIPlay

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