Italy Sanremo 2024: Amadeus & Lorella Cuccarini
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Italy: Night 4 of Sanremo 2024 Results

It's Cover Night! All 30 acts performed with a cover of their choice either by themselves or alongside an Italian artist or internationally acclaimed artist of their choice

With Night 4 drawing to a close, that means Sanremo week is almost over. But not before the infamous Cover Night takes place!

Each year, Festival di Sanremo dedicates one of the nights to artists performing covers of songs. This year, artists were able to select a song of their choosing and were given the option to perform it as a solo or as a duet with an Italian artist or an internationally acclaimed artist.

Including all of the guests, 172 artists performed on the Sanremo stage tonight.

We saw all 30 acts take the stage this year with a wide variety of songs and medleys being covered. From classic Italian songs, to worldwide hits, and even former Sanremo and Eurovision songs, all 30 acts put on a great show tonight.

Tonight's performances were ranked and the top five from the evening was revealed at the end. Voting consisted of three parts: press jury (33%), radio jury (33%), and televote (34%). Below you can see who was in the top five, as well as the songs or medleys performed tonight.

Sanremo 2024 – 4th night

Cover Night

*TOTAL RANKING is the total ranking of all 30 songs after the first four nights

Tonight, Italian singer, dancer, and television presenter Lorella Cuccarini co-hosted alongside Amadeus.

Like previous nights, we were presented with performances on external stages from special guests. Showing off her second place Sanremo 2012 song 'La notte' on the Suzuki stage is Arisa. The floating stage on the Costa Smeralda cruise ship saw a medley performed by Gigi D'Agostino. Sanremo 1997 winners Jalisse came on at the end to perform their winning song 'Fiumi di parole.'

With all of this said, Night 5 (the final night) is upon us tomorrow. Each artist will perform their song again with the hopes of making it to the Superfinal. The five artists who move on to the Superfinal will sing their song one last time and a new round of voting will take place to determine who will take the Sanremo 2024 crown, as well as be presented with the opportunity to represent Italy at Eurovision this May. Co-hosting will be Fiorello.

Sanremo 2024

  • 6 February 2024: Sanremo Night 1
  • 7 February 2024: Sanremo Night 2
  • 8 February 2024: Sanremo Night 3
  • 9 February 2024: Sanremo Night 4
  • 10 February 2024: Sanremo Final

This year's edition of Festival di Sanremo will feature five live shows held at the iconic Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, all hosted by Amadeus together with various co-hosts.

  • Night 1: Tuesday, 6 February

Durning Night 1, all of the songs were performed live. Voting was only taken from the press jury (TV jury and online jury) to determine the Night 1 results. Co-host: Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013 and 2023).

  • Night 2: Wednesday, 7 February

Night 2 we saw half of the acts take the stage again to perform their songs. Voting this night consisted of 50% radio jury and 50% public voting. Co-host: Giorgia.

  • Night 3: Thursday, 8 February

Night 3 we saw the remaining songs that did not partake in Night 2. The voting method was the same as Wednesday (Night 2). Co-host: Teresa Mannino.

  • Night 4: Friday, 9 February

Night 4, each of the 30 artists performed a cover of another song. The artists could perform the song solo or together with an acclaimed Italian or international guest artist. Co-host: Lorella Cuccarini.

  • Night 5: Saturday, 10 February

Night 5, the final night! All 30 songs will be performed one last time. Public voting from the 5th night, combined with the results from the previous nights, will select five songs for the Superfinal. The voting will then 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 1964: Gigliola Cinquetti - "Non Ho L'étà"

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

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

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

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, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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