Rotterdam 2021๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

THIS WEEK: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Sanremo 2021

The big yearly Italian celebration of music, Sanremo 2021, which is also a Eurovision selection show, kicks off tonight! It will continue every night until Saturday.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy – Sanremo Music Festival

Show: Festival di Sanremo – 5 days in total

When: 20:30 – 1:30 CET, Tuesday to Saturday

Where to watch: RAI or the livestream

Sanremo will be presented by Amadeus and eight female co-hosts, who will alternate throughout the five evenings. 26 acts will be competing to win the Sanremo competition as part of the Big Artists section. The winner of this section will have the opportunity to go to Eurovision. They are listed below, along with the songs they will be performing:

  • Aiello โ€“ Ora (Now)
  • Annalisa โ€“ Dieci (Ten)
  • Arisa โ€“ Potevi fare di piรน (You could have done more)
  • Bugo โ€“ E invece sรฌ (Instead yes)
  • Colapesce e Dimartino โ€“ Musica leggerissima (Very light music)
  • Coma_Cose โ€“ Fiamme negli occhi (Flames in the eyes)
  • Ermal Meta โ€“ Un milione di cose da dirti (A million things to tell you)
  • Extraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo โ€“ Esordienti (Beginners)
  • Fasma โ€“ Parlami (Talk to me)
  • Francesca Michielin e Fedez โ€“ Chiamami per nome (Call me by name)
  • Francesco Renga โ€“ Quando trovo te (When I find you)
  • Fulminacci โ€“ Santa Marinella
  • Gaia โ€“ Cuore amaro (Bitter heart)
  • Ghemon โ€“ Momento perfetto (Perfect moment)
  • Gio Evan โ€“ Arnica
  • Irama โ€“ La genesi del tuo colore (The genesis of your colour)
  • La Rappresentante di Lista โ€“ Amare (To love)
  • Lo Stato Sociale โ€“ Combat Pop
  • Madame โ€“ Voce (Voice)
  • Malika Ayane โ€“ Ti piaci cosรฌ (You like yourself like that)
  • Mรฅneskin โ€“ Zitti e buoni (Silent and good)
  • Max Gazzรจ e Trifluoperazina Monstery Band โ€“ Il farmacista (The pharmacist)
  • Noemi โ€“ Glicine (Wisteria)
  • Orietta Berti โ€“ Quando ti sei innamorato (When you fell in love)
  • Random โ€“ Torno a te (I come back to you)
  • Willie Peyote โ€“ Mai dire mai (La locura) (Never say never (The madness)

The format

Every one of the 26 artists listed above will advance to the final night, there are no eliminations. They will perform their songs multiple times over the course of the week. Their first performances will be spread out over the first two nights, if you want to catch a first look.

As part of social distancing restrictions there will be no audience, and the evenings will finish no later than 2am local time.

The voting methods will differ each night. Every night a different voting bloc will contribute to the results, scoring on the performances they have seen that night:

  • Tuesday: Demiscopic Jury (A jury selected by RAI that represents the Italian population)
  • Wednesday: Demiscopic Jury
  • Thursday: Orchestra Jury
  • Friday: Press Jury
  • Saturday: Televoting

To select the three superfinalists at the end of the week on Saturday, the results will be decided on an average of the voting percentages obtained over all evenings.

Once the superfinal is completed, the score of the final winner will be divided between 34% Public televoting; 33% Press Jury; 33% Demoscopic Jury.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Sanremo 2021? Will you be watching tonight or any other night throughout the week? Who is going to be watching every night? Let us know!

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Isaac Sturtridge

I like the heavy and weird entries in Eurovision. I also like stats and diving deep into Eurovision stories. My picture is not of me.

One Comment

  1. The hosts are acting very juvenile and they have wasted so much time talking about nothing. There is no class act that stands out above the rest. I have a hard time believing that the singers were chosen, perhaps from the bottom of the barrel. What happened to formal wear and respect for Italy’s renowned festival. Mostof them are tone deaf and their made up names will never be remembered. The cover songs chosen for the duets were so obscure and awfully sung at that. Yes it is Covid times, but this festival could have been done virtually in two days instead of five. All the songs sound loud and obnoxious. Mehta stands a good chance but we know that you now cater to one kind of crowd and that would be the young and possibly deaf someday soon. We want songs that are not vulgar and that will be remembered 20 years from now.

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