Tonight: 61st Sanremo festival final

by Edward Montebello 55 views

Tonight at the Ariston theatre the Italian extravaganza final show better known as Sanremo will take place. Ten acts will battle to win the 61st edition of this festival. Prior revealing the winner, the Italian broadcaster Rai will announce who will represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The show

Ten songs will go on stage for the last time. All entries will be accompanied by a live orchestra. Amongst the competitors there are Albano (Italy 1976/1985), Luca Barbarossa (Italy 1988) and Italian X Factor winner Nathalie. The show will be hosted by the Italian popular singer Gianni Morandi accompanied by Luca, Paolo and the two female beauties Elisabetta Canalis and Belen Rodriguez.

The participants

  • La Crus – Io confesso
  • Giusy Ferreri – Il mare immenso
  • Davide Van De Sfross – Yanez
  • Luca Madonia ft Franco Battiato – L’alieno
  • Nathalie – Viva sospesa
  • Anna Tatangelo – Bastardo
  • Modá and Emma – Arrivera
  • Albano – Amanda e libero
  • Roberto Vecchioni – Chiamami ancora amore
  • Luca Barbarossa & Raquel del Rosario – Fino il fondo

How to watch

  • Live on RaiUno at20:35 CET
  • Via satellite on RaiUno Italy and Rai International (via satellite Hotbird and Astra).

Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest twice and will return in the contest after an absence of thirteen years.

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Edward Montebello

Joined esctoday.com in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.

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