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Italy’s Sanremo 2018 duet guests have been announced

RAI, the broadcaster for Italy, have announced the 20 guest artists who will duet with the 20 artists on the fourth evening of the 2018 Sanremo Festival.

Sanremo Festival is used to choose Italy’s entry for Eurovision. The winner of the contest receives the right to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest, but has the option of refusing awarding it to the 2nd or 3rd place artist. The 20 artists announced by RAI will perform duets with the 20 competing artists of the festival. RAI have yet to reveal what songs will be performed in the duets.

The Sanremo 2018 artists & their guest duet partners

  • Annalisa with Michele Bravi
  • Decibel with Midge Ure 
  • Diodato & Roy Paci with Ghemon
  • Elio & le Storie Tese with Neri per Caso
  • Enzo Avitabile & Peppe Servillo with Avion Travel & Daby Touré 
  • Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro with Simone Cristicchi 
  • Giovanni Caccamo with Arisa 
  • Le Vibrazioni with Skin
  • Lo Stato Sociale with Piccolo Coro dell’Antoniano & Paolo Rossi
  • Luca Barbarossa with Anna Foglietta
  • Mario Biondi with Ana Carolina & Daniel Jobim
  • Max Gazzè with Rita Marcotulli & Roberto Gatto
  • Nina Zilli with Sergio Cammariere
  • Noemi with Paola Turci
  • Ornella Vanoni, Bungaro & Pacifico with Alessandro Preziosi
  • Roby Facchinetti & Riccardo Fogli with Giusy Ferreri
  • Red Canzian with Marco Masini
  • Renzo Rubino with Serena Rossi
  • Ron with Alice
  • The Kolors with Tullio De Piscopo & Enrico Nigiotti

This year’s Sanremo will begin on Tuesday 6th February, taking place over five days with the final taking place on Saturday 10th February. Last year, Francesco Gabbani won Sanremo 2017 and went on to represent Italy at Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine. Occidentali’s Karma finished sixth in Kyiv, despite being the big favourite to win.


What do you think of the guests at Sanremo? Will you be watching? Any names that stand out for you? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @escXtra

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Tom O'Donoghue

Music photographer based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Photographer for London Eurovision Party.

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