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Italy 2017: your guide to this week’s Sanremo Festival

photo: ANSA / Claudio Onorati

ITALY – Today the 2017 edition of Sanremo Festival begins and it will conclude on Saturday night with the grand final of the show and the announcement of who’s going to represent Italy in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The Sanremo Festival takes place at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo at 20:30 CET and will be aired live via RAI also via live webcast.

Participants Song Title
Al Bano Di rose e di spine
Elodie Tutta colpa mia
Paola Turci Fatti bella per te
Samuel Vedrai
Fiorella Mannoia Che sia benedetta
Nesli & Alice Paba Do retta a te
Michele Bravi Il diario dei errori
Fabrizio Moro Portami via
Giusy Ferreri Fatalmente mae
Gigi D’Alessio La prima stella
Raige & Giulia Luzi Togliamoci la voglia
Ron L’ottava meraviglia
Ermal Meta Vietato morire
Michele Zarrillo Mani nelle mani
Lodovica Comello Il cielo non mi basta
Sergio Sylvestre Con te
Clementino Ragazzi fuori
Alessio Bernabei In mezzo di un applauso
Francesco Gabbani Occidentali’s Karma
Chiara Nessun posto è casa mia
Bianca Atzei Ora esisti solo tu
Marco Masini Spostato di un secondo

Federico Russo, Tess Massazza, Herbert Ballerina presents Prima Festival 2017, a small show on air on Rai 1 immediately after TG1. The show features details, curiosities and news relating to Sanremo Music Festival 2017. Nicola Savino, Gialappa’s Band and Ubaldo Pantani are the presentators of Dopo Festival 2017, a talk show on air on Rai 1 immediately after Sanremo Music Festival. The show features comments about the televised song contest with the participation of singers and journalists.

FEBRUARY 7 PARTICIPANS

  • Al Bano – Di rose e di spine
  • Alessio Bernabei – Nel mezzo di un applauso
  • Clementino – Ragazzi fuori
  • Elodie – Tutta colpa mia
  • Ermal Meta – Vietato morire
  • Fabrizio Moro – Portami via
  • Fiorella Mannoia – Che sia benedetta
  • Giusy Ferreri – Fa talmente male
  • Lodovica Comello – Il cielo non mi basta
  • Ron – L’ottava meraviglia
  • Samuel Umberto Romano – Vedrai

GUEST STARS

This week during the event various guest stars will also perform. Fro the Italian music industry we will see Tiziano Ferro and Carmen Consoli, with international performances from Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin alongside British electronic-trio Clean Bandit. Raoul Bova, Rocio Muñoz Morales, Paola Cortellesi, Antonio Albanese, Diletta Leotta, Marco Cusinand Valentina Diouf will each recite a speech on the stage during the festival. Comedy performances over the 5 nights, will be provided by Maurizio Crozz and Rocco Tanica.

HOW TI WORKS

On February 7th: First 11 Campioni acts perform; 8 acts qualify to night 4, 3 acts compete again in elimination round on night 3
On February 8th: Last 11 Campioni acts perform; 8 acts qualify to night 4, 3 acts compete again in elimination round on night 3. First 4 Nuove Proposte acts perform; 2 qualify to night 4.
On February 9th: 16 Campioni qualifiers will perform a cover version of a national hit, whilst remaining 6 acts will compete in the elimination round; 4 will qualify to night 4 and will join the 16 qualifiers from night 1 and 2. Last 4 Nuove Proposte acts perform, 2 qualify to night 4.
On February 10th: 20 Campioni acts perform again; 16 acts will qualify to night 5. Nuove Proposte finalists perform again; winner is determined.
On February 11th: 16 finalists will perform again, top 3 will qualify to super-final where the votes will be reset; winner decided and offered Eurovision participation.

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About Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE) (829 Articles)
For many years I was living in Denmark, it was back in 2000 when I met and loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Thousands of miles away from Europe now, I am still a dedicated fan of the contest and proud to be a member of oikotimes.com

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