Sanremo Highlights, Results & Iconic Moments: Night 2
Another day - another evening of the Sanremo Music Festival! If you missed yesterday's shenanigans we've got you covered here. For everything (and I mean *everything*) you need to know about Sanremo to enjoy the contest - check out our preview article.
Allora, let's get to the nitty gritty. The second half of the artists performed this morning during the five hour show - here are the provisional results (combined from Night 1) for all 25 artists consisting of a print and TV media jury (33%), a radio jury (34%) and a web media jury (33%):
Elisa - 'O forse sei tu'
Currently sitting second in the odds and looking extremely popular for a Top 3 finish - Elisa looked and sang like an angel tonight. There is room for Elisa to show off those stellar vocals in this captivating song AND I get the impression she has more to give for future performances. This entry is particularly beautiful with the orchestra. One to watch.
Sangiovanni - 'Farfalle'
A contemporary quintessentially Italian-pop entry that will get plenty of radio time locally. A very catchy and easy song to get into from the Sanremo debut artist. An eye-catching show-opener and looking sharp in all pink. Very excited for this one on Spotify.
Emma - 'Ogni volta è così'
A great entry for Emma giving lots of moments to show off her unique moments. Her conductor was Eurovision 2016 participant Francesca Michielin. A solid entry with lots of presence and confidence. Brava Emma!
Iva Zanicchi - 'Voglio amarti'
Iva is Sanremo royalty - she won Sanremo in 1967 with 'Non pensare a me', in 1969 with 'Zingara' and AGAIN in 1974 with 'Ciao cara, come stai?'. Iva remains the only female singer to do so 3 times. In all likelihood she is not going for number four this year - but regardless, she gave a captivating and beautiful performance for the crowd.
Irama - 'Ovunque sarai'
A very different entry from his previous Sanremo attempts. 'Ovunque sarai' gives Irama plenty of time and room to show off his vocals in a completely different capacity. A lovely tune and performance. Additionally, it was very nice to see him in person after he was relegated last year due to COVID-19 concerns. Bravo!
AKA 7even - 'Perfetta così'
A bit of a surprise package from a Sanremo debut artist. An extremely well produced and radio friendly entry performed well by AKA 7seven. I get the impression he has some more to give for future performances. Anthemic and a unique sound for Sanremo.
We have the hosts of Eurovision 2022 announced! Welcome Laura Pausini, Alessandro Catellan and Mika! Laura and Mika also performed a duet of 'I Have a Dream'.
Co-host Lorena Cesarini opening up about racism she has faced with a wonderful and important speech
The beloved Francesca Michielin (and last years runner-up) conducting for Emma
Orietta Berti serving looks
This morning was the second night of the five day festival - the rest of the week will proceed as follows:
Third Night - Friday (06:40am AEDT)
All 25 artists will perform their entries
Voting will be split between a demoscopic jury (50%) and televote (50%)
A provisional ranking combining results from all three evenings will be given
Confirmed special guests: Roberto Saviano, Orietta Berti with Fabio Rovazzi (on the Costa Toscana) and Coma_Cose singing 'Fiamme negli occhi'
Fourth Night - Saturday (06:40am AEDT)
All 25 artist will perform covers of iconic Italian or international songs from the 60s, 70s or 80s.
Artists may perform solo or together with an acclaimed Italian or international guest
Voting will be televote (34%), combined press jury (33%) and demoscopic jury (33%)
A provisional ranking combining results from all four evenings will be given
Confirmed special guests: Cesare Cremonini, Orietta Berti with Fabio Rovazzi (on the Costa Toscana) and Pinguini Tattici Nucleari singing 'Ringo Starr'
Final Night - Sunday (06:40am AEDT)
All 25 artists will perform their songs for the third and final time
At the end of televoting, the final ranking will be drawn up, determined by the average between the percentages of the final evening and those of the previous evenings, which will establish the final ranking from the twenty-fifth to the fourth position. The top 3 ranked acts will proceed to super final to decide the winner.
Votes will be reset. Of the top three in the super final - the winner will be decided by televote (34%), press jury (33%) and demoscopic jury (33%).
Confirmed special guests: Banda musicale della Guardia di Finanza and Orietta Berti with Fabio Rovazzi