Italy Sanremo 2019: Claudio Baglioni, Virginia Raffaele, Claudio Bisio

Italy: Results of the second night of Sanremo 2019

The Italian Festival di Sanremo had its second night where half of the contestants performed their songs for the second time

Yesterday's evening all the 24 contestants at this year's Sanremo Music Festival in Italy performed their songs for the first time. Tonight, we saw half of the entries one more time on the stage in the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo.

The results of the second night were again announced in three groups: Top, middle and bottom. The results are – like yesterday – based on 40% public televoting, 30% demoscopic poll, 30% press jury voting, but tonight it was only the results based on the press jury that were announced, where the results announced yesterday was based on the demoscopic poll.

Press Jury Result – Night 2


Random order

  • Achille Lauro – "Rolls Royce"
  • Arisa – "Mi sento bene"
  • Loredana Bertè – "Cosa ti aspetti da me"
  • Daniele Silvestri – "Argento vivo"


Random order

  • Ex-Otago – "Solo una canzone"
  • Ghemon – "Rose viola"
  • Il Volo – "Musica che resta"
  • Paola Turci – "L'ultimo ostacolo"


Random order

  • Federica Carta e Shade – "Senza farlo apposta"
  • Einar – "Parole nuove"
  • Negrita – "I ragazzi stanno bene"
  • Nek – "Mi farò trovare pronto"

Sanremo 2019 – Schedule

During all 5 nights we have the possibility to listen all 24 songs and there will not be any eliminations. So all 24 songs will go to Saturday's final.

  • Sanremo Night 1: Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • Sanremo Night 2: Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • Sanremo Night 3: Thursday 7 February 2019
  • Sanremo Night 4: Friday 8 February 2019
  • Sanremo Final: Saturday 9 February 2019

At Night 1 (Tuesday) all the 24 artists perform their song for the first time. The results of the demoscopic poll were announced in groups. At Night 2 (Wednesday) the first 12 artists each performs their song again, and the results of the Press Jury were announced in groups. At Night 3 (Thursday) the other 12 artists each performs their song for the second time. At Night 4 (Friday) all the 24 artists perform their own song in a duet along with a special guest.

At Saturday's Final, the ranking will be revealed and the top 3 will advance to the Super Final. At the end we have a winner and maybe the Italian entry for Eurovision 2019 (In 2016, Sanremo winner, Stadio rejected Eurovision and second classified Francesca Michielin flew to Stockholm).

Sanremo 2019 – Voting

There are four groups who decide the outcome of Sanremo 2019:

  • Televoting: Public voting via phone, mobile phone, app and online
  • Press Jury: Sanremo's accredited journalists
  • Demoscopic Poll: A sample of 300 fans
  • Expert Jury: Eight professionals from the music/entertainment/culture industry

The voting system changes between the nights. For the first three nights, the ranking is determined by televoting (40%), press jury (30%) and demoscopic jury (30%).

For the last two nights televoting has 50%, press jury keeps 30% and and expert jury 20%.

Final ranking and top 3 are given by the combination of all 5 nights. Winner will be selected through the voting system of night 5.

Italy in Eurovision Song Contest

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

Italy has been in Eurovision for 44 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 1964: Gigliola Cinquetti - "Non Ho L'étà"

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.

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