Speaking after her victory, Arisa paid tribute to her parents, “I have realised my dream: to sing at the Sanremo Festival. Then, after everything else that has happened, this was a gift from the earth and the sky. I am very happy for my parents, who have lived, and are still living humble lives. They deserve this."
The other business of the evening saw al the Artisti contenders singing duets with established stars. All of the twelve remaining acts were singing to stay in the festival. This included Al Bano, who, after being eliminated on the second evening, together with two others acts had been voted back into the festival on Thursday’s third evening. Iva Zanicchi, who had been eliminated on the first evening of the festival, failed to be voted back. The other Artisti voted back into the festival with Al Bano was Sal da Vinci.
For the final evening, twelve had to become ten and so, the last task of Friday evening was to eliminate two of the acts. Their futures were in the hands of the resident giuria demoscopica and the members of the orchestra, who each had 50% of the vote. The acts with the lowest votes and eliminated from the festival were Dolcenera with Il Mio Amore Unico and hip-hop group Gemelli Diversi with Vivi per un Miracolo. The remaining ten acts will compete in Saturday’s Ultima Serata to be the 59th winner of the Sanremo Festival.