The third show of the Italian music festival will be held today from the city of Sanremo. It’s time for covers!
Today, all 20 participants will take the stage to perform covers of Italian songs. After two rounds of voting, a 50-50 combination of public and press jury voting will choose a winner, who will be given a special prize.
These are the artists their covers for today’s show:
- Annalisa – America (Gianna Nannini)
- Arisa – Cuore (Rita Pavone)
- Alessio Bernabei – A mano a mano (Riccardo Cocciante)
- Clementino – Don Raffaè (Fabrizio De André)
- Dear Jack – Un bacio a mezzanotte (Quartetto Cetra)
- Dolcenera – Amore disperato (Nada)
- Elio e le Storie Tese – Quinto ripensamento (Walter Murphy)
- Irene Fornaciari – Se perdo anche te (Gianni Morandi)
- Lorenzo Fragola – La donna cannone (Francesco De Gregori)
- Rocco Hunt – Tu vuò fà l’americano (Renato Carosone)
- Deborah Iurato e Giovanni Caccamo – Amore senza fine (Pino Daniele)
- Francesca Michielin – Il mio canto libero (Lucio Battisti)
- Bluvertigo – La lontananza (Domenico Modugno)
- Neffa – O sarracino (Renato Carosone)
- Noemi – Dedicato (Loredana Bertè)
- Patty Pravo – Tutt’al più (Patty Pravo)
- Enrico Ruggeri – A’ canzuncella (Alunni del Sole)
- Valerio Scanu – Io vivrò (senza te) (Lucio Battisti)
- Stadio – La sera dei miracoli (Lucio Dalla)
- Zero Assoluto – Goldrake (Actarus)
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.
The overall 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: