Italy 2023: The results of the first night of the national final

The results of the first night of the Italian national final, also known as the annually worldwide mega popular “Festival di Sanremo”, were announced. The dates of Sanremo 2023 are: February 7th until 11th 2023; the shows start at 20:00 CET.

Source: RAI, Festival di Sanremo 2023, logo

Festival di Sanremo 2023

On February 7th 2023 the 73rd edition of the Festival di Sanremo started. The popular Italian televised music festival format was the inspiration for the biggest music festival in the world, the Eurovision Song Contest, and these days the Sanremo Festival also decides the Italian representative of the Eurovision Song Contest of that specific year.

The results of the Sanremo Festival are based on a press vote, which is determined by online journalists, but also from TV, newspapers, and magazines.

The results of the first night

Below you can find the ranking of the 14 performances of the first night of the Festival di Sanremo 2023. In this regard, Marco Mengoni, who already represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song “L’Essenziale”, won the first night of Sanremo 2023, and Anna Oxa came last.

  1. Marco Mengoni – Due vite
  2. Elodie – Due
  3. Come_Cose – L’addio
  4. Ultimo – Alba
  5. Leo Gassman – Terzo cuore
  6. Mara Sattei – Duemilaminuti
  7. Colla Zio – Non mi va
  8. Cugini di Campagna – Lettera 22
  9. Mr. Rain – Supereroi
  10. Gianluca Grignani – Quando ti manca il fiato
  11. Ariete – Mare di guai
  12. gIANMARIA – Mostro
  13. OLLY – Polvere
  14. Anna Oxa  – Sali

The dates of Festival di Sanremo 2023

Below you can find the dates of Festival di Sanremo 2023.

  • Semi-final 1 – February 7th 2023
  • Semi-final 2 – February 8th 2023
  • Semi-final 3 – February 9th 2023
  • Semi-final 4 – February 10th 2023
  • National Grand Final – February 11th 2023

All televised shows of the Italian national final start at 20:30 CET.

The winner of the Festival di Sanremo will be asked to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Eurovision 2022

In the contest of 2022 Mahmood & Blanco represented Italy in their home country, which was the host country of 2022; they sang the song “Brividi”. The duo ended in 6th position (of 25) in the Grand Final. Italy does not have to compete in the Semi-finals, because they are one of the Big Five countries, and in 2022 they were also the previous winner, since the Italian band Måneskin won the contest of 2022 with the song “Zitti e Buoni”.
Source: Official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel, Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi (2022)

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