Italy: RAI unveils the Sanremo 2022 candidates

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,704 views

RAI, the Italian national broadcaster, has revealed the names of the Sanremo  2022 competing acts. The 2022 Eurovision host nation is working from strength to strength in order to find the 2022 Italian Eurovision act who will defend the Italian colours at the 2022 Eurovision edition on home soil.

The Eurovision fan fraternity and the Italians are all awaiting with anticipation to know who will follow Maneskin’s footsteps and represent the 2022 Eurovision host nation in Turin next year.

The 2022 Sanremo candidates:

  • Ana Mena
  • Elisa
  • Dargen D’Amico
  • Gianni Morandi
  • Donatella Rettore con Dittonellapiaga
  • Noemi
  • Highsnob + Hu
  • Le Vibrazioni
  • Sangiovanni
  • Massimo Ranieri
  • La Rappresentante di Lista
  • Emma
  • Achille Lauro
  • Michele Bravi
  • Iva Zanicchi
  • Rkomi
  • Fabrizio Moro
  • Mahmood ft. Blanco
  • Giusy Ferreri
  • Irama
  • Giovanni Truppi
  • Aka7even

Amongst the candidates we have six former Italian Eurovision representatives: Mahmood (Italy 2019), Fabrizio Moro (Italy 2018), Emma Marrone (Italy 2014), Iva Zanicchi ( Italy 1969),  Massimo Ranieri (Italy 1971, 1973 )and Gianni Morandi (Italy 1970 ).

About Sanremo 2022

Amadeus will be the Sanremo host and artistic director for the third consecutive year. The 2022 Sanremo Song Festival will run from 01-05 February. The Grand Final of Sanremo 2022 is set to take place on Saturday 5 February, where the winner of the competition will be eligible to represent Italy at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on home soil.

RAI has revamped the voting system for Sanremo 2022. There will be no eliminations throughout the competition until the last night where the winner will be determined. The press vote will be divided into 3 categories: written press, Radio & TV and web.

The 2022 Sanremo winner will be determined via a mixed televoting, press  jury (press room/web/tv/ radio) and demoscopic voting deliberation.

The 2022 Sanremo Agenda

  • 01/02/2022Sanremo 2022 Soiree #1 (First 12 acts will perform their entries)
  • 02/02/2022Sanremo 2022 Soiree #2 (Second set of 12 acts will perform their entries)
  • 03/02/2022Sanremo 2022 Soiree #3  ( All 24 acts will perform their respective entries)
  • 04/02/2022Sanremo 2022 Soiree #4 ( All 24 acts will perform a cover song alone or with a guest)
  • 05/02/2022Sanremo 2022 Soiree #5Grand Final ( 24 competing entries)

Italy in Eurovision

Italy is one of the founder countries of the Eurovision Song Contest having debuted at the very first contest in 1956 and has won the competition thrice (1964, 1990 and 2021). The country has hosted the event twice: Naples (1965) and Rome (1991). Thanks to Maneskin’s epic victory in Rotterdam earlier this year the Eurovision bandwagon is returning to Italian soil for the the third time



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