Italy 2017: Sanremo Festival hosts and guests announced
ITALY – In less than a month now, the small Liguria city of Sanremo will host one of the most popular national finals of the Eurovision season, the one and only “Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo”.
For this 67th edition, Carlo Conti remains the host and artistic director of the show, and is promising us a splendid Sanremo week next February. For the event, his co-hostess will be popular TV personality Maria DeFilippi.
During a press conference, the list of guest artists was announced yesterday. This year, in addition to Tiziano Ferro, 3 international artists will perform on Teatro Ariston’s stage: Rag’n’Bone, Mika and Ricky Martin!
Here is a quick reminder of the Sanremo 2017 week:
7th and 8th February: during the 2 first shows, 11 “Big” artists will perform each evening, and the first 8 songs will proceed to the final.
8th and 9th February: 4 “Newcomer” artists will perform each evening, and 2 will proceed to the final.
9th February: the 16 “Big” artists that are already qualified will perform covers of Italian classics. In addition, the 6 singers that are not qualified will sing again in a “Second Chance round” and 4 will qualify for the final.
10th February: the 20 “Big” artists take the stage once again, and 4 will be eliminated. The “”Newcomer” final will also take place that night.
11th February: “Big” final, with the 16 remaining songs. One of those artists will be chosen to fly to Kiev.
So Europe, get ready, Sanremo 2017 is on its way…