According to Radio Italia, San Remo 2020 will once again feature 20 finalists. The San Remo Youth category, which offers a chance in the nation’s largest musical showcase to undiscovered talent will feature 8 artists. Last year Mahmood was offered a chance in Sanremo by advancing through this category and went on to win Sanremo and be runner-up at Eurovision, but that won’t occur this time, as the Giovani winner won’t the given that chance.
The week-long music fest in Italy will once again offer the brightest of Italian talent in nightly themes:
- Night 1: First ten finalists compete and 4 artists from Sanremo Giovani. Two artists from Sanremo Giovani will be eliminated
- Night 2: Second ten finalists compete and the remaining 4 artists from Sanremo Giovani. Two more artists from Sanremo Giovani will be eliminated.
- Night 3: The third evening will be comprised of covers of songs that have been made famous in the contest’s 70-year history. All 20 finalists will perform and San Remo Giovani acts that advanced from previous nights. Two more Sanremo Giovani acts will be eliminated.
- Night 4: All twenty artists compete and the two remaining Sanremo Giovani acts. A Sanremo Giovani winner will be declared.
- Night 5: The 20 San Remo artists compete for a final time. The top 3 after a public/jury/press vote will perform again and one will be proclaimed the winner of Sanremo 2020.
Sanremo Giovani will begin on November 23rd. Over the course of four weeks, 20 artists will compete. 10 will advance to the final of Sanremo Giovani on December 17th. From here 5 will advance to the Sanremo stage in February and be joined by other contestants selected through Area Sanremo and Sanremo Young to complete the 8 in that category.
Mark you calendars for all this as follows:
- Saturday, November 23rd – Sanremo Giovani begins
- Saturday, November 30th – Sanremo Giovani week 2
- Saturday, December 7 – Sanremo Giovani – week 3
- Saturday, December 14 – Sanremo Giovani week 4
- Tuesday, December 17th – Sanremo Giovani finale
- Tuesday, February 4th – Sanremo Night 1
- Wednesday, February 5th – Sanremo Night 2
- Thursday, February 6th – Sanremo Night 3
- Friday, February 7th – Sanremo Night 4
- Saturday, February 8th – Sanremo Night 5 – FINAL
Source : Radio Italia