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Italy Sanremo 2021: Night 3 combined demoscopic and orchestra jury ranking
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Italy: Results of the third night of Sanremo 2021

Tonight it was "Cover Night" at Sanremo 2021. The 26 competing artists brought to the stage songs from previous editions of contest along with guest stars

After two nights of Festival di Sanremo 2021, we now heard all the songs in contention vying to win the Italian national final. Tonight, the third night of the prestigious festival was held but the competing songs were not heard. Instead, all artists performed songs that have competed at previous editions of Festival di Sanremo.

The members of the orchestra and choir decided tonight's ranking whilst the competition artists were able to decide whether to perform alone or be accompanied by Italian or foreign guests.

After the orchestra ranking was announced, the top 10 artists were revealed which comprises from the first two nights demoscopic votes and the orchestra ranking.

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 Cover Night

Orchestra Ranking

Top 10 Ranking

Night 1, 2 and 3 combined

  1. Ermal Meta
  2. Annalisa
  3. Willie Peyote
  4. Arisa
  5. Irama
  6. Lo Stato Sociale
  7. Malika Ayane
  8. Extraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo
  9. Orietta Berti
  10. Måneskin

Sanremo 2021

At Nights 1 & 2 (Tuesday & Wednesday) all the 26 artists performed their song for the first time, half of them sang on the first night, the other half on the second night. The outcome of both nights were decided by a demoscopic poll.

At Night 3 (Thursday) all the 26 artists were 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 decided Thursday's ranking.

At Night 4 (Friday) all the 26 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 26th 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 71th edition of Sanremo Music Festival, and will have first refusal to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Italy in Eurovision Song Contest

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.

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)

Steven 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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