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Italy: Sanremo 2024 participants revealed

The 27 artists competing in the 2024 edition of Festival di Sanremo have been announced. The winner will be given the opportunity to represent Italy at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö

After months of speculation, the wait is finally over and we are now able to see who is in the running to represent Italy on the Eurovision stage next year after Marco Mengoni's 4th place finish earlier this year with "Due vite."

It has been unveiled by RAI (the Italian Broadcaster) that 30 artists will be competing for a ticket to Malmö in May, and among those are some familiar faces. As of now, 27 acts have been announced. The big acts:

4 former Eurovision participants

Many of the 27 announced participants in Sanremo 2024 have competed in the contest in the past (Big Artists section / Sezione Campioni). Four of them are former Eurovision representatives:

Annalisa
Sanremo 2013: "Scintille"
Sanremo 2016: Il diluvio universale
Sanremo 2018: Il mondo prima di te
Sanremo 2021: Dieci
Dargen D'Amico
Sanremo 2022: Dove si balla (Dargen D'Amico)
Diodato
Sanremo 2018: Adesso (with Roy Paci)
(Eurovision 2020): Fai rumore
Emma
Sanremo 2011: "Arriverà" (as part of Modà)
Sanremo 2012: "Non è l'inferno"
Eurovision 2014: La Mia Città
Sanremo 2022: Ogni volta è così
Fiorella Mannoia
Sanremo 1981: "Caffè nero bollente"
Sanremo 1984: "Come si cambia"
Sanremo 2017: Che sia benedetta
Francesco Renga
Sanremo 2019: Aspetto che torni
Sanremo 2021: Quando trovo te
Il Volo
Eurovision 2015: Grande amore
Sanremo 2019: Musica che resta
Irama
Sanremo 2022: Ovunque sarai
Loredana Bertè
Sanremo 1986: "Re"
Sanremo 1988: "Io"
Sanremo 1991: "In questa città"
Sanremo 1993: "Stiamo come stiamo" (with Mia Martini)
Sanremo 1994: "Amici non ne ho"
Sanremo 1995: "ANGELI & angeli"
Sanremo 1997: Luna
Sanremo 2002: "Dimmi che mi ami"
Sanremo 2008: "Musica e parole" (disqualified)
Sanremo 2012: "Respirare" (with Gigi D'Alessio)
Sanremo 2019: Cosa ti aspetti da me
Mahmood
Eurovision 2019: Soldi
Eurovision 2022: Brividi (with Blanco)
Mr. Rain
Sanremo 2023: Supereroi
Nek
Sanremo 1997: Laura non c'è
Sanremo 2015: Fatti avanti amore
Ricchi e Poveri
Sanremo 1970: "La prima cosa bella"
Sanremo 1971: "Che sarà"
Sanremo 1972: Un diadema di cilegie
Sanremo 1973: "Dolce frutto"
Sanremo 1976: "Due storie di musicanti"
Eurovision 1978: Questo Amore
Sanremo 1981: "Sarà perché ti amo"
Sanremo 1985: "Se m'innamoro"
Sanremo 1987: "Canzone d'amore"
Sanremo 1988: "Nascerà Gesù"
Sanremo 1989: "Chi voglio sei tu"
Sanremo 1990: "Buona giornata"
Sanremo 1992: "Così lontani"
Sangiovanni
Sanremo 2022: Farfalle
The Kolors
Sanremo 2018: Frida (mai, mai, mai)

Sanremo 2024

Next year's Festival di Sanremo will feature five live shows, all hosted by Amadeus together with various co-hosts:

  • Tuesday, 6 February

During the first night, all songs will be performed. On the first night, only the press jury will vote (TV jury and online jury). Co-host: Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013 and 2023).

  • Wednesday, 7 February

On the second night, half of the songs up for competition will be performed and judged by 50% radio jury and 50% public voting. Co-host: Giorgia.

  • Thursday, 8 February

The remaining songs will be performed. The voting method will be the same as Wednesday. Co-host: Teresa Mannino.

  • Friday, 9 February

Each of the 30 artists will perform a cover of another song. The artists can perform the song solo or together with an acclaimed Italian or international guest artist. Co-host: Lorella Cuccarini.

  • Saturday, 10 February

The 30 songs will be performed one last time this Saturday. Public voting from the 5th night, combined with the results from the previous nights, will select five songs for the Superfinal. Here, the voting will be split between public voting (34%), the press jury (33%), and the radio jury (33%). The winner will have the option to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. Co-host: Fiorello.

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest

Italy 1958: Domenico Modugno - "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu"

Italy has participated in 48 Eurovision contests. They have won three times:

Their worst result came in 1966, when they finished last.

Italy 1958: Domenico Modugno - "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu"

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

Italy took a long pause from the Eurovision Song Contest between 1998 and 2010. Since then, Italy has been a "Big-5" country, which means they don't have to go through the Semi-final round and are automatically qualified for the Grand Final.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Fairytale by Alexander Rybak will always be their answer.

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