Tonight sees the conclusion of the 63rd Sanremo festival. During the show, RAI will announce the singer or band that will represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in May. It is hard to predict who will carry the flag for Italy, but read on for a guide as to who the likely act will be.
The penultimate evening of the Sanremo festival saw all the artists in the Campioni section pay tribute to the past. In an evening called ‘Sanremo Story. They all sung classic songs from festivals past.
The 63rd Sanremo festival reached the halfway point this evening with all fourteen songs left in the Campioni section performing and the remaining four acts in the newcomers ‘Novita’ section competing for the two places left in the final.
This evening saw the first of five shows of the 63rd Sanremo Festival. Hosts Fabio Fazio, who first hosted the festival in 1999 and comedian Luciana Littizzetto, introduced seven of the 14 acts in the Campioni section for established acts. Usually, each singer has one song, but this year came with a new innovation.
Nina Zilli will be representing Italy at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with the bi-lingual song L'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love). Italy is one of the big five country that automatically places in the final where they finished 2nd last year.
Tonight, among the entries chosen for Baku will be the Italian song. The final evening of the Sanremo Festival will see the announcement of the artists chosen by a special jury to represent Italy in Baku. Here is a guide to the chances each singer has of being chosen.
Tonight was a busy night in Sanremo’s Teatro Ariston. The remaining twelve acts in the Artisti section sang for the right to be part of the final tomorrow evening. It was the biggest night in the young lives of the four acts left in the Sanremosocial section for new artists as one of them was crowned the winner.