Italy Sanremo 2023: Colapesce & Dimartino
Colapesce & Dimartino (Photo: RAI)

Italy: Results for Sanremo 2023 Night 2

With the final 14 artists performing their songs tonight, we have officially heard all the songs competing in Festival di Sanremo 2023, as well as the song that will be representing Italy at Eurovision 2023. It's time to vote: Who should win Sanremo 2023?

Night 2 is officially a wrap, and we're one step closer to knowing who'll be the winner of the 73rd annual Festival di Sanremo. With Night 2 in the books, we can officially say we've heard the song that'll be representing Italy at Eurovision this May, but we won't know the song receiving that honor until the final night, 11 February.

Like the first night, 14 artists performed their songs live for the first time. At the end of the night, the press jury (consisting of 33% TV/media print, 33% radio media, and 33% online media) established a ranking of the songs that were performed. Also like the first night, this ranking is only taken into consideration with the televote to determine the super-finalists on the final night.

At the end of Night 2, Colapesce & Dimartino are the front-runners with their song "Splash."

Sanremo 2023 – 2nd night

Press Jury ranking

On Night 3, which will be held on Thursday, 9 February, all 28 artists will perform their songs live for a second time. An updated provisional ranking will be released at the end of the night which includes a combination of the results from all three nights.

Sanremo 2023

  • 7 February 2023: Sanremo Night 1
  • 8 February 2023: Sanremo Night 2
  • 9 February 2023: Sanremo Night 3
  • 10 February 2023: Sanremo Night 4
  • 11 February 2023: Sanremo Final

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 will be performed on this night. Voting will be 50% public (consisting of 1,000 people) and 50% televoting to produce the results for the night. With this, a new ranking will be established together with the combination of the results from the first two nights.

Night 4 (Friday): All 28 artists will perform 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 it 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 has participated in 47 Eurovision contests. They have won three times:

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

Italy 1990: Toto Cutugno - "Insieme: 1992"

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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