Italy Sanremo 2019 Fourth Night

Italy: Fourth night of Sanremo 2019 was "Duet Night"

The Italian Festival di Sanremo had its fourth night where all the contestants performed their songs for the third time – but this time as duets

Tonight all the 24 contestants at this year's Sanremo Music Festival in Italy performed their songs for the third time on the stage in the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo before tomorrows Grand Final of Sanremo 2019.

The 24 contestants were hooked up with guest artists from the Italian music industry, singing 24 duets.

The results of the previous three nights were announced in three groups: Top, middle and bottom. But this Friday the Italian broadcaster RAI decided not to announce any results, to keep the excitement before tomorrows final.

Sanremo 2019 – Duet Night

Motta & Nada were awarded a price for the evening's best duet with "Dov'è l’Italia".

Sanremo 2019 – Schedule

During all 5 nights we have the possibility to listen all 24 songs and there will not be any eliminations. So all 24 songs will go to Saturday's final.

  • Sanremo Night 1: Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • Sanremo Night 2: Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • Sanremo Night 3: Thursday 7 February 2019
  • Sanremo Night 4: Friday 8 February 2019
  • Sanremo Final: Saturday 9 February 2019

At Night 1 (Tuesday) all the 24 artists perform their song for the first time. The results of the demoscopic poll were announced in groups. At Night 2 (Wednesday) the first 12 artists each performs their song again, and the results of the Press Jury were announced in groups. At Night 3 (Thursday) the other 12 artists each performs their song for the second time. At Night 4 (Friday) all the 24 artists perform their own song in a duet along with a special guest.

At Saturday's Final, the ranking will be revealed and the top 3 will advance to the Super Final. At the end we have a winner and maybe the Italian entry for Eurovision 2019 (In 2016, Sanremo winner, Stadio rejected Eurovision and second classified Francesca Michielin flew to Stockholm).

Sanremo 2019 – Voting

There are four groups who decide the outcome of Sanremo 2019:

  • Televoting: Public voting via phone, mobile phone, app and online
  • Press Jury: Sanremo's accredited journalists
  • Demoscopic Poll: A sample of 300 fans
  • Expert Jury: Eight professionals from the music/entertainment/culture industry

The voting system changes between the nights. For the first three nights, the ranking is determined by televoting (40%), press jury (30%) and demoscopic jury (30%).

For the last two nights televoting has 50%, press jury keeps 30% and and expert jury 20%.

Final ranking and top 3 are given by the combination of all 5 nights. Winner will be selected through the voting system of night 5.

Italy in Eurovision Song Contest

Italy has been in Eurovision for 44 contests. They have won twice, in 1964 with the song "Non Ho L'étà" and in 1990 with "Insieme: 1992". Worst result was in 1966 where they finished last.

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.

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