After five shows, the winner of Sanremo has been finally revealed!
The band Stadio has got the trophy of the popular Italian music festival having the right to represent Italy at Eurovision 2016. However, they have declined the invitation to perform in Stockholm, so the Italian hopeful will be selected among the other candidates.
A total of 16 acts have competed at today’s final:
- Francesca Michielin – Nessun grado di separazione
- Alessio Bernabei – Noi siamo infinito
- Clementino – Quando sono lontano
- Patty Pravo – Cieli immensi
- Lorenzo Fragola – Infinite Volta
- Noemi – La Borssa di una Donna
- Elio e le Storie Tese – Vincere l’odio
- Arisa – Guardando il Cielo
- Stadio – Un Giorno mi Dirai
- Annalisa – Il diluvio universale
- Rocco Hunt – Wake Up
- Dolcenera – Ora o mai più (le cose cambiano)
- Enrico Ruggeri – Il Primo Amore Non Si Scorda Mai
- Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato – Via Da Qui
- Valerio Scanu – Finalmente piove
- Irene Fornaciari – Blu (Wildcard)
The winner has been selected after two rounds of voting. In the first round, the top three entries from the sixteen competing entries advanced to a the second round of voting. In the second round, the winner was decided by the combination of public televoting (40%), expert panel votes (30%) and the demoscopic poll results (30%).
These were the three superfinalists:
- Stadio – Un Giorno mi Dirai (1st place)
- Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato – Via Da Qui (3rd place)
- Francesca Michielin – Nessun grado di separazione (2nd place)
The 66th edition of Sanremo was hosted by Carlo Conti along with Gabriel Garko, Madalina Ghenea and Virginia Raffaele.