Ten more acts of the competing Campioni will be seen tonight performing in the second night of the 655th Sanremo Song Festival. Just one night less till the Grand Final on Saturday 14 February. Also, the Nuove Proposte competition kicks off this evening with the first 4 competing entries.
About the show
Yesterday, the first ten Campioni (Big Artists) sang their entry for this year’s edition of Italy’s biggest and most traditional music competition. The ten remaining artists will feature today at the Teatro Ariston. These ten entries are too in the race for representing Italy in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. If the winner of Campioni of the 65th Sanremo Festival wishes to decline the ticket to Vienna, the organizers can still choose another participant for the country’s Eurovision entry, on their own criteria.
These will be tonight’s competing Campioni:
- Bianca Atzei – Il solo al mondo
- Biggio e Mandelli (I solidi idioti) – Vita d’inferno
- Lorenzo Fragola – Siamo uguali
- Irene Grandi – Un vento senza nome
- Il Volo – Grande amore
- Moreno – Oggi ti parlo così
- Marco Masini – Che giorno è
- Raf – Come una favola
- Anna Tatangelo – Libera
- Nina Zilli – Sola
The full information about all the participants is available at esctoday.com.
Tonight the audience and the public in Teatro Ariston will have the pleasure of seeing the first four of the eight participants in the competition Nuove Proposte. The four entrants will be split in two couples. The two entrants of each couple shall compete against each other and the two resulting winners will continue to the Nuove Proposte semi-final on Friday.
In both competitions, the Nuove Proposte and the Campioni, the points will be allocated using the combination of 50% televoting and 50% press jury votes.
The full classification of the Campioni will be completed at the end of the evening. Each night will account 50% in the elaboration of the joint ranking of the first two nights. The top artists and those at risk of not qualifying will be announced in alphabetical order.
On Friday night, during the Sanremo Festival semi-final, 16 of the 20 Campioni will qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday.
The gala will be presented by Carlo Conti, who will count on the assistance of the vallette Arisa and last year’s Italian Eurovision Song Contest singer Emma Marrone.
How to watch
The second gala of the Sanremo Festival will start tonight at 20:20 CET and it will be broadcast live. You can follow the Notte 2 on:
- Rai webcast
- Rai HD
- Rai Radio 1
- Rai Radio 2
The Teatro Ariston will be honored with the presence and performance of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst as a guest artist during the second night of the 65th Sanremo Festival. Conchita brought the Eurovision Song Contest to Austria with Rise like phoenix for the second time in the history of the competition after Udo Jürgens’s victory in 1966.
Sanremo 2015 Agenda
10/02 – Sanremo Notte 1
- 11/02 – Sanremo Notte 2
- 12/02 – Sanremo Notte 3
- 13/03 – Sanremo Notte 4 (Semi-final of Campioni with twenty acts)
- 14/02 – Sanremo Notte 5 (Grand Final of Sanremo 2015 with sixteen acts)
The story so far
The Sanremo Festival is an institution on its own in Italy. The first edition took place in 1951 with the victory of Tony Dallara and Renato Rascel. The competition had continued with no interruption to date.
Italy’s Eurovision entry has traditionally been selected through the Sanremo Festival. Some of the latest Eurovision representatives for the country came from the Sanremo Festival, namely Raphael Gualazzi (2011), Nina Zilli (2012) and Marco Mengoni (2013).
Italy counts 2 victories in the Eurovision Song Contest, the first with Gigliola Cinquetti in 1964 and the second and most recent one with Toto Cutugno singing Insieme in 1990.
You can have more information from the official Sanremo Festival website. You can also follow and comment on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just use the hashtag #sanremo2015.
ESCToday wishes to thank eurofestivalia.net.