Italy Sanremo 2022: Lineup
Mahmood, Fabrizzio Moro, Emma Marrone, Irama, Elisa

Italy: Artists for Sanremo 2022 revealed

The 25 artists for next year's Festival di Sanremo in Italy have been revealed. The winner will represent Italy at Eurovision 2022 on home soil

The Italian public broadcaster and organiser of Eurovision 2022, RAI, has announced the list of artists competing at next year's Sanremo, the country's national selection.

The list of 22 artists has been posted in RAI's official website and features known names for Eurovision fans such as Mahmood (Italy 2019) or Emma Marrone (Italy 2014). Later on, three more artists were added after qualifying from the Sanremo Giovani.

The winner will be given the chance of representing Italy at next year's Eurovision to be held in Turin.

Three of the acts are from Sanremo Giovani: Matteo Romano, Tananai and Yuman.

Six former Eurovision participants

The lineup contains no fewer than six artists who has previously represented Italy at Eurovision Song Contest. Three of them more than 50 years ago!

Achille Lauro
Sanremo 2019: Rolls Royce
Sanremo 2020: Me ne frego
Eurovision 2014: La Mia Città
Fabrizio Moro
Sanremo 2017: Portami via
Eurovision 2018: Non mi avete fatto niente (with Ermal Meta)
Gianni Morandi
Eurovision 1970: Occhi di ragazza
Sanremo 1972: Vado a lavorare
Giusy Ferreri
Sanremo 2017: Fa talmente male
Iva Zanicchi
Sanremo 1966: La notte dell'addio
La Rappresentante di Lista
Sanremo 2021: Amare
Le Vibrazioni
Sanremo 2018: Così sbagliato
Sanremo 2020: Dov'è
Eurovision 2019: Soldi
Massimo Ranieri
Eurovision 1971: L'amore è un attimo
Eurovision 1973: Chi sarà con te
Michele Bravi
Sanremo 2016: La borsa di una donna
Sanremo 2021: Glicine

Sanremo 2022

The 72nd Sanremo takes place in the first week of February live from Teatro Ariston of Sanremo, hosted for the third time in a row by Amadeus, co-hosted by various personalities.

The winner of Sanremo will once again have the first option to represent Italy at Eurovision Song Contest.

There will be a total of 5 shows of Sanremo 2022:

  • 1st night: 1 February 2022
  • 2nd night: 2 February 2022

On the first two nights, the 24 artists will premiere their songs (12 on each night), and will be judged by three juries from media: TV/printed media jury, Web media jury, Radio jury.

  • 3rd night: 3 February 2022

On the third night all the 24 artists will again perform their songs and will be judged by televoting and a demoscopic jury (50/50).

  • 4th night: 4 February 2022

4th night is "Covers night", where all 24 artists will each perform a song from the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s, alone or together with an acclaimed Italian or international guest artist. The performances will be judged by 33% televoting, 33% press jury, 33% demoscopic jury.

  • 5th night: 5 February 2022

On the final night there will be two rounds. In the first round, all 24 songs will be judged by 100% televoting, and the top-3 will proceed to the Superfinal. In the Superfinal, the 3 super-finalists will perform their songs again. Voting will be reset, and the winner will be decided by 33% televoting, 33% press jury and 33% demoscopic jury.

Italy in Eurovision Song Contest

Italy 1964: Gigliola Cinquetti - "Non Ho L'étà"

Italy has been in Eurovision for 46 contests. They have won three times:

Worst result was in 1966 where they finished last.

Italy 1964: Gigliola Cinquetti - "Non Ho L'étà"

The most known song is "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu" or better known as "Volare" from 1958. It is also the most covered Eurovision Song Contest song. The song has been covered by famous stars such as Dean Martin, Cliff Richard, David Bowie and many more.

Italy had a long pause from Eurovision Song Contest from 1998 to 2010. Since then Italy has been a "Big-5"-country, automatically qualifying for every year's Grand Final.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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