Italy: Sanremo Song Festival begins tonight!

Tonight marks the beginning of the 69th edition of Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo – or as we more commonly know it, the Sanremo Music Festival.

Earlier in the national final season, the 24 artists were announced for the popular Italian music festival. The competitors will take to the stage tonight for the first time, and will be featured throughout the next 5 nights with the competition concluding on the 9th of February. The show will be hosted by Claudio Baglioni, Claudio Bisio and Virginia Raffaele.

Here is the full line-up:

  • Achille Lauro – Rolls Royce
  • Anna Tatangelo – Le nostre anime di notte
  • Arisa – Mi sento bene
  • Boomdabash – Per un millione
  • Daniele Silvestri – Argento vivo
  • Einar – Parole nuove
  • Enrico Nigiotti – Nonno Hollywood
  • Ex-Otago – Solo una canzone
  • Federica Carta & Shade – Senza farlo apposta
  • Francesco Renga – Aspetto che torni
  • Ghemon – Rose Viola
  • Il Volo – Musica che resta
  • Irama – La ragazza con il cuore di latta
  • Loredana Bertè – Cosa ti aspetti di me
  • Mahmood –  Soldi
  • Motta – Dov’è Italia
  • Negrita – I ragazzi stanno bene
  • Nek – Mi farò trovare pronto
  • Nino D’Angelo & Livio Cori – Un’altra luce
  • Paola Turci – L’ultimo ostacolo
  • Patty Pravo & Briga – Un po’ come la vita
  • Simone Cristicchi – Abbi cura di me
  • Ultimo – I tuoi particolari
  • Zen Circus – L’amore è una dittatura

The voting on the first night will include Public Vote (40%), Demoscopic Jury (30%) and Press Jury (30%), however no one will be eliminated. Which acts are you most excited to see perform?

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