Italian band Stadio won the 66th Sanremo Song Festival last night, but they will not represent Italy at the  forthcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest next May.

This year’s 66th Sanremo Music Festival has finally come to an end after 5 nights of amazing performances, special guests and plenty of entertainment.

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Surprisingly, Stadio have won this year’s Sanremo 2016 with the entry “Un giorno mi dirai”! However, the band has just announced they won’t be representing Italy at Stockholm. RAI will announce the name of the 2016 Italian act in due course.

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The results

The overall combined results consisted of televoting (40%), a demoscopic jury (30%) and the expert jury (30%). All 16 Campioni finalists performed their entries on the night. After the first round of voting, Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato, Francesca Michielin and Stadio advanced to the second round of voting. In the end, it was Stadio who won.

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1. Stadio – Un giorno mi dirai
2. Francesca Michielin – Nessun grado di separazione


3. Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato – Via da qui


4. Enrico Ruggeri – Il primo amore non si scorda mai
5. Lorenzo Fragola – Infinite volte
6. Patty Pravo – Cieli immensi
7. Clementino – Quando sono lontano
8. Noemi – La borsa di una donna
9. Rocco Hunt – Wake Up
10. Arisa – Guardando il cielo
11. Annalisa – Il diluvio universale


12. Elio e le Storie Tese – Vincere l’odio
13. Valerio Scanu – Finalmente piove
14. Alessio Bernabei – Noi siamo infinito
15. Dolcenera – Ora o mai più (le cose cambiano)
16. Irene Fornaciari – Blu

Italy is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest, having debuted in the very first contest in 1956. The country has won the competition twice in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti and in 1990 with Toto Cotugno.