Italy Sanremo 2022: Elisa
The best ranked at the second night of Sanremo 2022: Elisa (Photo: RAI)

Italy: Results of the second night of Sanremo 2022

The Italian Festival di Sanremo 2022 had its second night where the remaining 13 contestants performed their songs for the first time. All 25 songs have now been performed and we want your opinion: Who should win Sanremo 2022?

As Italy commenced with their national selection Festival di Sanremo 2022, today the second night of Italy's biggest music show took place. In yesterday's show we already saw half of this year's contestants while during the second night, the remaining 13 contestants performed their song for the first time.

During tonight's show the three hosts of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 were also revealed: Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan.

At the end of the show, the songs were ranked and were fully decided by by a press jury, representing TV/printed/web media and radios in Italy. After the second night provisional ranking was revealed, the hosts later announced how the provisional ranking of both nights combined were placed. These results are for guidance however an average of these results will be taken into consideration when combined with the public televote on the final night to determine the superfinalists.

Sanremo 2022 – 2nd night

Sanremo 2022 – 1st and 2nd night

Combined ranking

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 will perform their own song again. Televoting and a demoscopic jury (a jury selected by RAI that represents the Italian population) will form the results of the night and a new ranking will be elaborated, where the previous votes from the first two nights will be 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 1990: Toto Cutugno - "Insieme: 1992"

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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