The first show of Sanremo 2020 has just taken place at the Ariston Theatre. The first 12 acts have stepped on stage presenting their competing songs to the audience for the first time.
The 70th edition of the iconic Italian music festival has already kicked off at Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre. As in previous editions, the winner will get the right to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest. All the performances of the first night are now available to watch on the official YouTube of the broadcaster:
- Irene Grandi – “Finalmente io“
- Marco Masini – “Il confronto”
- Rita Pavone – “Niente (Resilienza 74)”
- Achille Lauro – “Me ne frego”
- Diodato – “Fai rumore”
- Le Vibrazioni – “Dov’è”
- Anastasio – “Rosso di rabbia”
- Elodie – “Andromeda”
- Bugo e Morgan – “Sincero”
- Alberto Urso – “Il sole a est”
- Riki – “Lo sappiamo entrambi”
- Raphael Gualazzi – “Carioca”
THE SHOW FORMAT
The format of Sanremo 2020 has undergone a few changes. Most notably, a jury made up of all the members of the orchestra will have a say on the third show, while they’re also completely getting rid of the expert jury.
- First and second nights (February 4th and 5th):
- The 24 performers will make their first appearance, 12 per show. The voting for this show is fully up to the demoscopic jury (a jury selected by RAI that represents the Italian population).
- The 8 artists from the youth category will also perform for the first time. The demoscopic jury will decide which four of them will advance to the next show.
- Third night (February 6th):
- The 24 artists will cover memorable songs from Sanremo’s past commemorating the 70th anniversary of the competition. The orchestra will vote this time.
- The 4 qualified youth artists will perform their entries once again. A combination of the televote, the press jury and the demoscopic jury will decide the two finalists.
- Fourth night (February 7th):
- The 24 artists will perform their entries again. While the press jury, made up of radio, TV and web journalists, will decide the results of the show.
- The 2 youth artists that had made it to the final will perform their entries. Once again, the televote and the two panels will decide the winner of the Youth category.
- Final night (February 8th):
- The 24 artists will perform their entries for the last time. A combination of the televote (34%), the press jury (33%) and the demoscopic jury (33%) will decide the outcome. As usual, the three superfinalists will be decided after adding up the votes of all shows.
- At the superfinal, the winner of Sanremo 2020 will be decided through the same voting combination, but, this time, the points will be reset. So, only the points of the superfinal will help choose the final winning entry.
The last 12 participants will premiere their songs at the second show, which you will be able to watch today at 20.40 CET on our ESCplus Multi-Window live feed.