Last week, we learned that Sanremo 2022 will take place in its usual early February slot following its move to March this year. Other details of the festival are being kept under wraps for the time being, including the hosts. While there had been uncertainty over whether Amadeus would return as host for a third time, in a press conference today, he revealed that he is currently in talks with Rai.
In last month’s press conference, the Director of Rai 1, Stefano Coletta, suggested that Sanremo and Eurovision will likely be hosted by different people. As we reported, early rumours suggest that former X Factor Italy host Alessandro Cattelan is a favourite to host Eurovision 2022.
In a separate press conference today, Sanremo 2020 and 2021 host Amadeus revealed that he is currently in talks with the broadcaster about next year’s edition.
It is always, an honor, a prestige. But it must be up to par, the conditions must be created for an event that is not inferior to the past…I have always said that I have a splendid relationship with Rai and with the director of Rai Coletta and with the deputy director Fasulo, with whom I have shared two important and particular festivals. We are talking about it, they know that I would do it if it were an important Festival, of the rebirth, which we could already have done.Amadeus in a press conference for Arena ’60 ’70 ’80’,
About Sanremo 2021
The 71st edition of Sanremo Music Festival took place between the 2nd and 6th March 2021. This was later than usual, having been pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic, which also caused other changes for the festival. For one, after weeks of exchanges between Sanremo’s Artistic Director Amadeus, the CTS and Rai, the festival did not have a live audience.
Despite the protocols, the festival went ahead with 26 participating artists. Alongside Amadeus and Floriello, the shows were co-hosted by Matilda De Angelis, Elodie, Vittoria Ceretti, Barbara Palombelli and Beatrice Venezi. Night one was opened with a performance of “Fai Rumore” by Diodato, who won the 2020 edition.
On night five, 26 became three, with Måneskin, Michielin and Fedez and Ermal Meta advancing to the superfinal. Ultimately, Måneskin triumphed with a staggering 53.5% of the vote. This success translated to Eurovision victory, winning the contest in Rotterdam with 524 points.
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