The fifth night of the 63rd edition of the Sanremo Italian Song Festival will take place tonight at the Teatro Ariston, hosted by Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto. Rai, the Italian national broadcaster will announce the name of the 2013 Italian Eurovision representative tonight during the show.
Special guests at the event will be the singer Andrea Bocelli and the top model Bianca Balti.
All the 14 artists of the Big Category will perform their entries and try to win the much sought-after prize.
A deliberation via televoting in the third night have already allotted 25% of the total points, while this night a new deliberation via a special panel of judges and televoting will give the remaining 50% and 25% respectively and will decide the winner of the Big category.
Below you can find the list of the artists of the Big Category who will compete tonight:
- Chiara Galiazzo – Il futuro che sarà
- Raphael Gualazzi – Sai (Ci basta un sogno)
- Maria Nazionale – E’ colpa mia
- Marta sui tubi – Vorrei
- Marco Mengoni – L’essenziale
- Simona Molinari and Peter Cincotti – La felicità
- Daniele Silvestri – A bocca chiusa
- Almamegretta – Mamma non lo sai
- Annalisa – Scintille
- Malika Ayane – E se poi
- Simone Cristicchi – La prima volta che sono morto
- Elio e le Storie Tese – La canzone mononota
- Max Gazzè – Sotto casa
- Modà – Se si potesse non morire
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.
Tonight’s show will also be aired live on the official Eurovision Song Contest website at 21.00 CET here
Italy will announce their 2013 Eurovision representative tonight during the last night of the Sanremo Festival. 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.
Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for the latest information on the 2013 Sanremo Song Festival.