To the loud applause of the audience, Arisa was crowned the winner of the Sanremo Festival on what was her fourth foray into the event. Her song, Controvento, was lying in second place after the first round of voting on Thursday but climbed up to the top spot to claim victory of the final evening in the Teatro Ariston.
The event commonly considered to be the father of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sanremo Festival, starts on Tuesday 18th February in the beautiful Italian town on Riviera. There will be four evenings of music, special guests, drama and no doubt some controversy along the way until the winner of the 64th festival is revealed on Saturday.
Earlier today, the head of the selection committee for the 2014 Sanremo Festival, Fabio Fazio, announced the names of the singers and the songs which will compete in the 64th edition of the famous event.
The third evening of the Sanremo Festival saw stars from all over the world, such as Sergio Dalma, on stage at the Teatro Ariston singing Italian songs that have been hits in various languages and countries around the world.
This evening saw the opening night of the 62nd Sanremo Festival. All 14 the artists in the ‘Big’ section for well-known artists performed. The 8 ‘Giovanni’ (for new singers) will sing tomorrow. It is likely that the Italian entry for Baku will be among these eight songs.
It was an eventful evening in the Teatro Ariston on Friday. Arisa won the Proposte, while Al Bano was voted back into the festival after being eliminated on the second evening. Iva Zanicchi was not so lucky.