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:
- Annalisa – Il Diluvio Universale
- Alessio Bernabei – Noi Siamo Infinito
- Clementino – Quando Sono Lontano
- Dolcenera – Ora o Mai Più
- Elio e Le Storie Tese – Vincere L’Odio
- Francesca Michelin – Nessun Grado di Separazione
- Nefta – Sogni e Nostalgia
- Patty Pravo – Cieli Immensi
- Valerio Scanu – Finalmente Piove
- 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: