RAI has just revealed the 20 candidates that will compete at the 68th edition of Sanremo. The Italian music festival will serve once again to select the next national representative at the Eurovision Song Contest as the winner will have the chance to represent the country in Lisbon.
You can find the list of participants below:
- Nina Zilli – Senza Apartenere
- Roby Facchinetti & Riccardo Fogli – Il Segreto Del Tempo
- The Kolors – Frida
- Diodato & Roy Paci – Adesso
- Mario Biondi – Rivederti
- Lucia Barbarossa – Passame Er Sale
- Lo Stato Sociale – Una Vita In Vacanza
- Annalisa – Il Mondo Prima Di Te
- Giovanni Caccamo – Eterno
- Enzo Avitabile & Peppe Servillo – Il Coraggio Di Ogni Giorno
- Ornella Vanoni, Bungaro & Pacifico – Imparare Ad Amarsi
- Renzo Rubino – Custodiare
- Noemi – Non Smettere Mai Di Cercarmi
- Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente
- Le Vibrazioni – Così Sbagliato
- Ron – Almeno Pensami
- Max Gazzè – La Leggenda Di Cristalda E Pizzomunno
- Decibel – Lettera Dal Duca
- Red Canzian Ognuno Ha Il Suo Racconto
- Elio E Le Storie Tese – Arrivedorci
A few months ago, RAI revealed some changes for the 68th edition of Sanremo Music Festival. The broadcaster approached record labels to find suitable candidates for the Italian contest, while they also received applications from an open call.
In addition, a few changes will also be introduced in the live shows. In 2018, all 20 candidates will compete at the final night, so none of them won’t be eliminated in the previous shows. The fourth evening will see all entrants perform duet songs with guest artists.
The winner of Sanremo 2018 will be decided by a combination of public televoting, an expert panel and press members.
Sanremo 2018 will be hosted by Claudio Baglioni, who was also appointed show producer, and a guest host each night. As in previous editions, the Italian Music Festival will be made up of five shows:
- February 6 – First Night (20 candidates perform their entries)
- February 7 – Second Night (20 candidates perform their entries)
- February 8 – Third Night (20 candidates perform their entries)
- February 9 – Fourth Night (20 candidates perform songs with guest artists)
- February 10 – Final (20 candidates perform their entries and the winner is revealed)