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Italy: Second show of Sanremo today!

The second show of the Italian music festival will be held today from the city of Sanremo!

A total of twenty artists (Campioni Category) are competing at this year’s edition to get the trophy and consequently have the chance to represent Italy at Eurovision 2016. However, if the winner declines the invitation, the Italian hopeful for Stockholm will be selected among the other candidates.

These are the 10 artists to take the stage at today’s show:

  1. Annalisa – Il Diluvio Universale
  2. Alessio Bernabei – Noi Siamo Infinito
  3. Clementino – Quando Sono Lontano
  4. Dolcenera – Ora o Mai Più
  5. Elio e Le Storie Tese – Vincere L’Odio
  6. Francesca Michelin – Nessun Grado di Separazione
  7. Nefta – Sogni e Nostalgia
  8. Patty Pravo – Cieli Immensi
  9. Valerio Scanu – Finalmente Piove
  10. Zero Assoluto – Di Me e Di Te

The voting is now open until Friday when a mix of public televote, professional jury and audience will decide the four acts which won’t make through to the final of Sanremo, set on Saturday.

Dates of Sanremo 2016:

  • Semi-Final 1 – February 9
  • Semi-Final 2 – February 10
  • Semi-Final 3 – Feburuary 11
  • Semi-Final 4 – February 12
  • Final – February 13

The 66th edition of Sanremo is hosted by Carlo Conti along with Gabriel Garko, Madalina Ghenea and Virginia Raffaele. You can watch the show live on RAI 1 at 20.30:

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016