Tel Aviv 2019

Tonight: The start of the Sanremo Music Festival 2019!

Happy Super-Tuesday, everyone? Or is it just Sanremo Tuesday? You may think just having one show to watch would be less exciting than usual, however it does make deciding what to watch a LOT easier. And it doesn’t matter much when that show lasts longer than everything else combined…

🇮🇹 Italy – Sanremo Music Festival

Show: Festival di Sanremo – 1st day

When: 20:30 – eternity 01:00 CET

Where to Watch: RAI or the official stream

Things start off with a bang in Italy as all 24 competing entries take the stage on the very first night of the 69th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival. Notable among them we have former Sanremo winners and third place recipients from Eurovision 2015: Il Volo, back to dazzle us all with a new song and new facial hair. You might call this the revenge of 2015 since they are going against the act that came second the very same year they won: Nek. Another one to look out for is Ultimo, who won the Sanremo Giovani contest last year and has since been busy gaining millions of views faster than an average reaction video on YouTube.

Will we find out any results tonight?

Maybe? Although nobody will be sent home, we should get some sort of a result at the end of the evening. If it’s anything like last year, then acts will be divided into three separate categories based on how well they did in the voting. And who will be doing the voting you ask? Well on night one, the voting will be a three-way combination of the following: 40% public televoting, 30% Demoscopic voting and 30% Press jury voting.

The songs taking part and the running order for tonight is listed down below:

  1. Francesco Renga – Aspetto che torni
  2. Nino D’Angelo e Livio Cori – Un’altra luce
  3. Nek – Mi farò trovare pronto
  4. The Zen Circus – L’amore è una dittatura
  5. Il Volo – Musica che resta
  6. Loredana Bertè – Cosa ti aspetti da me
  7. Daniele Silvestri – Argentovivo
  8. Federica Carta e Shade – Senza farlo apposta
  9. Ultimo – I tuoi particolari
  10. Paola Turci – L’ultimo ostacolo
  11. Motta – Dov’è l’Italia
  12. Boomdabash – Per un milione
  13. Patty Pravo con Briga – Un po’ come la vita
  14. Simone Cristicchi – Abbi cura di me
  15. Achille Lauro – Rolls Royce
  16. Arisa – Mi sento bene
  17. Negrita – I ragazzi stanno bene
  18. Ghemon – Rose viola
  19. Einar – Parole nuove
  20. Ex-Otago – Solo una canzone
  21. Anna Tatangelo – Le nostre anime di notte
  22. Irama – La ragazza con il cuore di latta
  23. Enrico Nigiotti – Nonno Hollywood
  24. Mahmood – Soldi

Who are you hoping to see/hear the most? Will you be watching Sanremo tonight? If so, we hope you have plenty of refreshments (or duct tape to keep eyelids open) stored and ready!

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