Italy Sanremo 2020 Night 1 Result

Italy: Results of the first night of Sanremo 2020

Half of the contestants at this year's Festival di Sanremo 2020, Italy's national selection for Eurovision Song Contest, performed their songs for the very first time

The first night of the 70th Sanremo Music Festival has just finished and the first results are also out.

The outcome of the first night was not ranked in three groups (top, middle and bottom) as usual. Instead the full ranking was announced in the end of the show.

The results of the first night were fully decided by the demoscopic jury.

Demoscopic Jury Result – Night 1

  1. Le Vibrazioni – Dov'è
  2. Elodie – Andromeda
  3. Diodato – Fai rumore
  4. Irene Grandi – Finalmente io
  5. Marco Masini – Il confronto
  6. Alberto Urso – Il sole ad est
  7. Raphael Gualazzi – Carioca
  8. Anastasio – Rosso di rabbia
  9. Achille Lauro – Me ne frego
  10. Rita Pavone – Niente (Resilienza 74)
  11. Riki – Lo sappiamo entrambi
  12. Bugo & Morgan – Sincero

The remaining 12 acts will be presented Wednesday evening at Sanremo Night 2.

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 perform their song for the first time, half of them sang in the first one, the other half will sing 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 1958: Domenico Modugno - "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu"

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 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: 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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