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Tonight: Sanremo 2019 kicks off in Italy

Today the 69th edition of the iconic Italian music festival will kick off in Sanremo. As in previous editions, the winner will get the right to represent Italy at Eurovision

Twenty-four candidates will compete for five nights to get the big trophy and the chance to step on the Eurovision stage. Tonight all hopefuls will perform their original songs for the competition:

  • Achille Lauro – Rolls Royce
  • Anna Tatangelo – Le nostre anime di notte
  • Arisa – Mi sento bene
  • Boomdabash – Per un milione
  • Daniele Silvestri – Argento vivo
  • Enrico Nigiotti – Nonno Hollywood
  • Ex Otago – Solo una canzone
  • Federica Carta e Shade – Senza farlo apposta
  • Francesco Renga – Aspetto che torni
  • Ghemon – Rose viola
  • Il Volo – Musica che resta
  • Irama – La ragazza col cuore di latta
  • Loredana Bertè – Cosa ti aspetti da me
  • Motta – Dov’è l’Italia
  • Negrita – I ragazzi stanno bene
  • Nek – Mi farò trovare pronto
  • Nino D’Angelo e Livio Cori – Un’altra luce
  • Paola Turci – L’ultimo ostacolo
  • Patty Pravo e Briga – Un po’ come la vita
  • Simone Cristicchi – Abbi cura di me
  • Ultimo – I tuoi particolari
  • Zen Circus – L’amore è una dittatura
  • Einar (qualified from Sanremo Giovani)
  • Mahmood (qualified from Sanremo Giovani)

This year once again,  all 24 candidates will compete in the final night, so no one will be eliminated in the previous shows. Whereas, the fourth evening will see all entrants perform duet songs with guest artists.

The winner of Sanremo 2019 will be decided by a combination of public televoting, an expert panel and press members.

Voting will remain the same as in previous years. In nights one to three; televoting will decide 40% of the vote, the jury will decide 30% and the jury of the press room the remaining 30%. Nights four and five will see; 50% televoting, 30% jury of the press room and 20% of the expert jury.

Sanremo 2019 schedule:

  • February 5 – First Night ( The 24 candidates perform their entries)
  • February 6 – Second Night (12 candidates perform their entries)
  • February 7 – Third Night (Another 12 candidates perform their entries)
  • February 8 – Fourth Night (24 candidates perform songs with guest artists)
  • February 9 – Final (24 candidates perform their entries and the winner is revealed)

You can watch the First Show of Sanremo 2019 hosted by Claudio Baglioni at 20.35 CET on our Live Feed.

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