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.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news regarding Sanremo 2024!

Source: imusic

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: 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: COVID-19 threatens Sanremo 2021 | RAI final decisions in January!

At the presentation of AmaSanremo, the competition through which 6 finalists for the Giovani category of Sanremo 2021 will emerge, the artistic director and presenter of the Festival, Amadeus, revealed that the final decisions of RAI will be announced in January, since no one can already knows what will happen with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amadeus said that both he and the RAI people are working to have a safe Sanremo from March 2 to 6, with the audience in the stands of the Teatro Ariston. Unfortunately, the evolution with the pandemic is such that nothing can be ruled out. Any decisions, however, will be made in January.

However, regardless of what will eventually happen and what RAI will decide, all the procedures related to Sanremo 2021 continue normally. Amadeus has already revealed that the interest in the Big category is twice as high as last year, from all record companies and independent musicians. He characteristically stated that among the candidates we will see well-known names, but also contemporary artists who are now making a success.

The director of RAI1, Stefano Coletta confirmed what Amadeus said, adding that nothing is a given at the moment and especially for the presence or not of the public, they will decide at the last minute, taking into account the epidemiological situation that will prevail.

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:

Source: radioitalia

Italy: Sanremo 2021 will be held with the audiece or will be cancelled | The announcement date of “Campioni” names!

RAI has already announced the dates, the presenter and artistic director of Sanremo 2021, while in the coming days the rules of the 71st Italian Song Festival will be announced. Amadeus, who will be the festival’s presenter and artistic director for the second year in a row, explains that Sanremo will take place normally as we know it and if this is not possible due to the pandemic, then it will not take place at all! Read more