The second night of the 63rd edition of the Sanremo Italian Song Festival will take place tonight, 13 February, at the Teatro Ariston, hosted by Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto.
Special guests attending the event tonight will be: the singers Asaf Avidan and Carla Bruni Sarkozy, top model Bar Rafaeli, the group Ricchi e Poveri, who represented Italy at the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest, and the italian actors Neri Marcorè and Beppe Fiorello. The latter will be interviewed about his paticipation in the Tv movie Volare, inspired by the songs and life of Domenico Modugno, three times Italian representative at the ESC in 1958, 1959 and 1966. In 1958 Modugno won the Sanremo Festival with the song Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) and also came third in the Eurovision Song Contest that year.
This night the remaining 7 of the 14 artists of the Big Category who did not perform yesterday will sing their entries, together with 4 of the 8 competitors of the Giovani Category. A 50/50 deliberation by a special panel of judges and telovoting will decide which songs will proceed to the next round.
Below you can find the list of the artists of the Big Category who will compete tonight, in order of appearance:
- Modà – Come l’acqua dentro il mare and Se si potesse non morire
- Malika Ayane – Niente and E se poi
- Simone Cristicchi – Mi manchi and La prima volta
- Almamegretta – Mamma non lo sa and Onda che vai
- Max Gazzè – Sotto casa and I tuoi maledettissimi impegn
- Annalisa – Non so ballare and Scintille
- Elio e le Storie Tese – Dannati forever and La canzone mononota
The artists of the Giovani Category who will compete tonight, in order of appearance, are:
- Il Cile – Le parole non servono più
- Renzo Rubino – Il Postino
- Blastema – Dietro l’intima ragione
- Irene Ghiotto – Baciami?
The event will be aired live by RAI, Radio Televisione Italiana, and via Eurovision by the EBU, European Broadcasting Union. You can watch the show live on RAI 1 Channel at 20:30 CET or via webcast on the official RAI website here
Italy will announce their 2013 Eurovision representative during the last night of the Sanremo Festival, on Saturday16 February. It is not clear yet if the singer will be selected from the Giovani Category, as it happened with Raphael Gualazzi in 2011, or selected from the Big Category, like Nina Zilli last year.
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