Italy Sanremo 2020 Night 2 Results

Italy: Francesco Gabbani wins the second night of Sanremo 2020

The last 12 artists of this year's Festival di Sanremo 2020, Italy's national selection for Eurovision Song Contest, performed their songs for the very first time

The second night of Sanremo 2020 has just finished and this evening's results are also out.

The demoscopic jury's voting was announced in the end of the show and presented in a full ranking, just like yesterday's show.

On the top of the ranking, we have Francesco Gabbani, Italy's representative at Eurovision 2017 (Occidentali's Karma).

Demoscopic Jury Result – Night 2

  1. Francesco Gabbani – Viceversa
  2. Piero Pelù – Gigante
  3. Pinguini Tattici Nucleari – Ringo Starr
  4. Tosca – Ho amato tutto
  5. Michele Zarrillo – Nell'estasi o nel fango
  6. Levante – Tiki Bom Bom
  7. Giordana Angi – Come mia madre
  8. Paolo Jannacci – Voglio parlarti adesso
  9. Enrico Nigiotti – Baciami adesso
  10. Elettra Lamborghini – Musica (E il resto scompare)
  11. Rancore – Eden
  12. Junior Cally – No grazie

Sanremo 2020

  • Sanremo Night 1: Tuesday 4 February 2020
  • Sanremo Night 2: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
  • Sanremo Night 3: Thursday, 6 February 2020
  • Sanremo Night 4: Friday, 7 February 2020
  • Sanremo 2020 Final: Saturday, 8 February 2020

At Nights 1 & 2 (Tuesday & Wednesday) all the 24 artists performed their song for the first time, half of them in the first one, the other half in the second night. The outcome of both nights is decided by a demoscopic poll.

At Night 3 (Thursday) all the 24 artists will be given a chance to choose and to perform songs that have competed at previous editions of Sanremo Music Festival. The members of the orchestra and choir will decide Thursday's ranking.

At Night 4 (Friday) all the 24 artists will perform their own song again. The press jury will judge every act and a new ranking will be elaborated, where all the previous votes from previous nights will be added.

At Saturday's Final, every contestant will perform their songs again. In a first stage, the voting will be determined by a system involving the demoscopic jury (33%), the press jury (33%) and the televote (34%) - songs will be ranked from 24th to 4th place.

The top 3 acts qualify to the Superfinal. A new voting will take place and at the end of it, we will have the winner of the 70th edition of Sanremo Music Festival, and Italy's representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Italy in Eurovision Song Contest

Italy 2015: Il Volo - "Grande Amore"

Italy has been in Eurovision for 45 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.

Italy 2015: Il Volo - "Grande Amore"

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: João Barateiro (Portugal)

João has watched his first show in 2009, but he has become a fan recently. He has a very unpredictable taste and he is easily influenced by a way a song is performed live and by the way it is staged. Albania and Norway are his favourite ESC countries.

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