Italy: Tonight the newcomers' category

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The Italian extravaganza show better known as Sanremo continued last night as two acts from the second chance proceeded to the final while two songs advanced to the next stage in the newcomers' category.

Anna Oxa, Albano, Anna Tatangelo and Patty Bravo competed for two spots in the final. The four artists were partly eliminated last Tuesday and Wednesday but last night they had a second chance to join the other artists in the established category. Four more songs were presented in the newcomers’ category and two of them advanced to the next stage.

The qualified acts (established artists):

  • Albano – Amanda E' Libera
  • Anna Tatangelo – Bastardo

The qualified acts (newcomers’ category):

  • Roberto Amade – Come pioggia
  • Micaela – Fuoco e cenere

Tonight the newcomers’ competition takes place and one of the following songs will be the winner.

  • Raphael Gualazzi – Follia d'amore
  • Serena Abrami – Lontano da tutto
  • Roberto Amade – Come pioggia
  • Micaela – Fuoco e cenere

Sanremo is being hosted by the Italian popular singer Gianni Morandi accompanied by Luca, Paolo and the two female beauties Elisabetta Canalis and Belen Rodriguez. The show continues tonight at 21:10 CET on Rai 1, Rai 1 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 fourteen years. Italian broadcaster Rai will announce who will represent Italy in the next Eurovision Song Contest before revealing the winner of this year’s Sanremo festival.

Edward Montebello

Joined 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.