Italy’s Sanremo Music Festival 2017 continues this evening with the third night of the long-running event. Both the Campioni and Nuove Proposte events will take place tonight, but which acts will qualify to night 4 of the festival?
How to watch
Night 3 of Sanremo 2017 airs from 20:35 CET on the following channels:
- Rai 1
- Rai 4
- Radio 2
- Live webcast via rai.it
Tonight’s show will run for just under 4 hours, finishing at 00:30 CET.
This evening sees the continuation of both the Campioni as well as the Nuove Proposte categories of the competition.
Tonight’s Big Artist event will take place in 2 parts this evening; the cover contest and the elimination round.
In the cover round of the competition, the 16 direct qualifiers from night 1 and 2 of Sanremo 2017 will perform a cover song of a known national hit of their choice to the public and press jury.
Cover songs and participants
- Al Bano – Pregherò
- Alessio Bernabei – Un giorno credi
- Michele Bravi – La stagione dell’amore
- Lodovica Comello – Le mille bolle blu
- Gigi D’Alessio – L’immensità
- Elodie – Quando finisce un amore
- Francesco Gabbani – Susanna
- Chiara Galiazzo – Diamante
- Fiorella Mannoia – Sempre e per sempre
- Marco Masini – Signor Tenente
- Ermal Meta – Amara terra mia
- Fabrizio Moro – La leva calcistica della classe ’68
- Samuel – Ho difeso il mio amore
- Sergio Sylvestre – La pelle nera
- Paola Turci – Un’emozione da poco
- Michele Zarrillo – Se tu non torni
The winner of the cover contest will be determined in 2 parts; the top 4 will qualify to the second round of the cover competition, the winner of which will be awarded a special prize for the evening.
The remaining 6 acts from the first 2 nights of Sanremo 2017 will compete in the elimination round of the contest.
Elimination round participants
- Clementino – Ragazzi fuori
- Ron – L’ottava meraviglia
- Giusy Ferreri – Fa talmente male
- Nesli feat. Alice Paba – Do retta a te
- Bianca Atzei – Ora esisti solo tu
- Raige feat. Giulia Luzi – Togliamoci la voglia
The votes from the previous 2 nights will be reset, in which both the public televote and press jury will both have a 50% say in which acts should qualify to the next stage of the competition. The top 4 will qualify, whilst the remaining 2 acts will be eliminated from the contest.
The last 4 participants in the Newcomers’ competition will compete in the second show of this category.
Voting remains the same as from last night’s Nuove Proposte show; the top 2 acts who will qualify to tomorrow night’s show will be determined via a 50% televote and 50% press jury vote, whilst the bottom 2 acts will be eliminated from the show.
Tonight’s Nuove Proposte participants
- Lele – Ora mai
- Maldestro – Canzone per Federica
- Tommaso Pini – Cose che danno ansia
- Valeria Farinacci – Insieme
Sanremo Music Festival 2017 schedule
You can check out our full guide on the whole Sanremo 2017 competition for a more in-depth look at this year’s Italian festival.
07/02: Night 1 08/02: Night 2
- 09/02: Night 3 (16 Campioni qualifiers perform a cover version of a national hit, whilst remaining 6 acts will compete in the elimination round; 4 will qualify to night 4 and will join the 16 qualifiers from night 1 and 2 / Last 4 Nuove Proposte acts perform, 2 qualify to night 4)
- 10/02: Night 4 (20 Campioni acts perform again; 16 acts will qualify to night 5 / Nuove Proposte finalists perform again; winner is determined)
- 11/02: Night 5 (16 finalists will perform again, top 3 will qualify to super-final where the votes will be reset; winner decided and offered Eurovision participation)