The penultimate night of Sanremo 2022 brought the fun antics of the 25 artists singing cover songs of iconic Italian or international tunes from the 60s, 70s or 80s. The artists could perform solo or together with an acclaimed Italian or international guest.
If you missed Night 1, Night 2 and Night 3 drama and shenanigans we've got you covered. 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. Voting consisted of televote (34%), combined press jury (33%) and demoscopic jury (33%) for this evening. This is the provisional results from the fourth evening (they only announced the Top 3 of the cover songs):
Achille Lauro & Loredana Bertè - "Sei bellissima" (Loredana Bertè - 1975)
Standing ovation and easily the biggest crowd and media response from the night. An absolutely iconic and unforgettable performance. Achille Lauro gifted his own (extremely impressive) red roses to Loredana plus had Amadeus read her a tribute using the lyrics from her own song at the end of the performance. Stunning. I was snatched.
Gianni Morandi & Jovanotti with a classic Italian medley
These two absolutely blew the roof of Teatro Ariston - the crowd was on their feet and dancing wildly the whole time. Amazing energy from the Sanremo veteran. It's no surprise the scoreboard enjoyed this one.
Mahmood & Blanco - "Il cielo in una stanza" (Gino Paoli - 1960)
The big guns big showed us how it's done - to prove that not only they can do contemporary duets but also something classic too, an important moment on the Sanremo stage. Looks like they're going to be incredibly hard to beat. Another chemistry fuelled performance.
Elisa - "What a Feelin'" (Irene Cara - 1983)
Elisa was accompanied on stage by a dancer who brought lots of life to the performances. Very impressive overall - great energy and standing ovation also. It was good to hear such a different song performed by Elisa. Producer of 'What a Feelin' Giorgio Moroder wished her luck at Sanremo after her performance.
Emma & Francesca Michielin - "...Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears - 1998)
Honestly iconic. They ate. Emma ended the performance with a full tribute with "It's Britney B*tch" to finish. Another large audience reaction. Certainly a unique rendition of the iconic tune. Great to see artists having fun with cover night.
Loredana Bertè returns to Sanremo
"It's Britney B*tch"
Rkomi getting his moneys worth of FantaSanremo - he pretty much thanked everyone humanly possible, dropped a "papalina" AND got Amaedus to do push ups on stage. Iconic.
This morning was the fourth night of the five day festival - the final night will proceed as follows:
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