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Italy: Results after the third night of Sanremo 2022

All the 25 competing songs were performed for the second time on the Sanremo stage in Italy. Here's the provisional ranking from the first three nights

Italy is now mid way in Festival di Sanremo 2022, which serves as their national for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

After the first two nights, the provisional classification was revealed with Elisa in the lead, but this changed tonight.

Tonight, all 25 competing artists took once again the stage to perform their song. At the end of the show, the provisional ranking of the three first nights was announced: The ranking includes the televotes and demoscopic jury's votes from tonight, combined with the ranking from the first two nights decided by the press juries representing TV/printed/web media and radios in Italy.

Sanremo 2022 – 3rd Night

Sanremo 2022

  • 1 February 2022: Sanremo Night 1
  • 2 February 2022: Sanremo Night 2
  • 3 February 2022: Sanremo Night 3
  • 4 February 2022: Sanremo Night 4
  • 5 February 2022: Sanremo Final

At Nights 1 & 2 (Tuesday & Wednesday) all the 25 artists performed their song for the first time, half of them sang in the first one, the other half sang on the second night. The outcome of both nights was decided by a press jury (representing TV/printed/web media and radio in Italy).

At Night 3 (Thursday) all the 25 artists performed their own song again. Televoting and a demoscopic jury (a jury with 1000 public viewers all over Italy) formed the results of the night and a new ranking was elaborated, where the previous votes from the first two nights were added.

At Night 4 (Friday) all the 25 artists will be given a chance to choose and to perform a cover of a song from the 20th century. The artists can perform the song solo or together with an acclaimed Italian or international guest artist.

At Saturday's Final, every contestant will perform their songs again, and the top 3 songs will proceed to the Superfinal. A new voting will take place and at the end of it, we will have the winner of the 72nd edition of Sanremo Music Festival, and will have first refusal to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Italy in Eurovision Song Contest

Italy has been in Eurovision for 46 contests. They have won three times:

Worst result was in 1966 where they finished last.

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

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: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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