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Italy: Results after Sanremo 2023 Night 4

Tonight was "Cover Night" for Sanremo 2023 - a night where all 28 competing artists sing a cover of a song, either as a solo or in a duet with a guest singer. Vote down below in our poll: Italy: Who should win Sanremo 2023?

The fourth night of the iconic Festival di Sanremo has come to a close, and all artists performed again tonight. Except they didn't sing their own songs as tonight was the long-awaited Cover Night.

All 28 artists had to sing a song of choice from 1960-2009, either as a solo or in a duet with an acclaimed Italian artist or an international artist of their choosing.

Marco Mengoni remains the front runner of the festival after the top 5 ranking was announced. Mengoni performed a cover of The Beatles' classic "Let It Be" with The Kingdom Choir.

Top 5 Ranking


  1. Marco Mengoni – "Let It Be" (feat. The Kingdom Choir)
  2. Ultimo – Eros Ramazzotti medley (feat. Eros Ramazzotti)
  3. Lazza – "La fine" (feat. Emma Marrone & Laura Marzadori)
  4. Giorgia – "Luce (tramonti a nord est)" / "Di sole e d'azzurro" (feat. Elisa)
  5. Mr. Rain – "Qualcosa di grande" (feat. Fasma)

This means another updated ranking! Tonight, the provisional ranking consisted of 33% televote, 33% press jury (TV/print, online and media), and 33% public poll (of 1,000 people).

Sanremo 2023 – 4th night

Cover Night

*TOTAL RANKING is the total ranking of all 28 songs after the first four nights

Night 5, the final night, takes place 11 February. All 28 artists will perform their songs again in hopes of being one of five artists selected to move on to the super-final at the end of the night. The five artists who make it to the super-final will perform again, in hopes of being crowned the winner of the 73rd Sanremo, and awarded the opportunity to represent Italy at Eurovision this May in Liverpool!

Sanremo 2023

Nights 1 and 2 (Tuesday and Wednesday): 14 artists performed their songs on each night. At the end of both nights, each song was ranked by the press jury which consisted of TV/print media, radio media, and online media to determine the results.

Night 3 (Thursday): All 28 songs were performed on this night. Voting was 50% public poll (consisting of 1,000 people) and 50% televoting to produce the results for that night. With this, a new ranking was established with the combination of the results from the first two nights.

Night 4 (Friday): All 28 artists performed a song from 1960-2009 either as a solo or with an acclaimed Italian artist or international guest artist.

Night 5 (Saturday): The final night! All 28 artists perform their song for a third time in hopes of making to the second round, the superfinal. The superfinal will consist of the top 5 songs and will be performed again in hopes of winning the festival. The winner is determined by whoever receives the most votes in the final voting, and will go on to represent the country at Eurovision on 13 May in Liverpool.

All shows will take place in the legendary Teatro Ariston in Sanremo and are hosted by the iconic Amadeus, Gianni Morandi, and Chiara Ferragni.

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest

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

Italy has participated in 47 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, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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