The Italian national broadcaster revealed the names of the  69 candidate acts for Sanremo Giovani Festivsal. 

After this year’s changes introduced in the Sanremo 2019 edition, we might no see again the New Proposte category in the next Sanremo Festival but RAI has launched the new festival of  Sanremo Giovani.  The new music festival Sanremo Giovani will include a total of 24 artist aged 16 to 36 and the event will take place over three nights on December 17 to December 21.  

The national broadcaster had opened the submission window on September 4 until October 12  for all interested acts, inviting the same time record labels to submit acts’ names and entries for the festival. A record number of 677 submissions came in surpassing RAI’s expectations. Last evening RAI revealed the 69 candidate acts selected to go through the auditions in Rome on November 12 in order to shortlist the number down to the first 18 acts that will reach the Sanremo Giovani shows. The names of the 69 candidate are :

Albert – Libertà
Andrea Vigentini – Magari
Andrea Biagioni – Alba piena
Argento – Mescolare
Banda Rulli Frulli – L’imitazione del male
Cannella – Nei miei ricordi
Chiara Scalisi – Voglio smettere di fare musica
Cimini – Anime impazzite
Ciuffi Rossi – Ti dedico tutto
Cobalto – Fuorigioco
Cordio – La nostra vita
Cristiano Turrini – Irrazionale
David – Padre
Diego Conti – 3 gradi
Easy Funk – Lobotomia
Ego – Sembrava facile
Einar Ortiz – Centomila volte
Fabio De Vincente – Come nelle favole
Federica Abbate – Finalmente
Federico Angelucci – L’uomo che verrà
Federico Baroni – Non pensarci
Filo Vals – Occasionale
Flo – Se move
Fm 93 – Lara (Ho fatto un pezzo indie)
Forlenzo – Non canto jazz
Fosco17 – Dicembre
Frances Alina – Forse mi va
Giacomo Eva – Errore bellissimo
Giacomo Voli – Senza l’autotiun
Giada D’Auria – Sola si sta bene
Giulia Mutti – Almeno tre
Icaro – Vivo sopra un’astronave (A Mina)
Jole – La turista e il gondoliere nelle sfere di vetro con neve
La Rua – Alla mia età si vola
La Zero – Nina è brava
Laura Ciriaco – L’inizio
Le Larve – Semplice
Le Ore – La mia felpa è come me
Liberementi – Datemi spazio
Libero – Anime a gas
Lilian More – Antieroi
Loomy – Coriandoli
Luce – Uguale a te
Mahmood – Gioventù bruciata
Maria (Vincitore Festival di Castrocaro 2018) – L’amore non si cancella
Marte Marasco – Nella mia testa
Maryam Tancredi – Con te dovunque al mondo
Michele Merlo – Non mi manchi più
Miriam Masala – Ops
Molla – 21 orizzontale
Morgan Ics – Io sono Alessandro
Nico Arezzo – Gorilla
Nomercy Blake – Che noia
Nyvinne – Io ti penso
Orler – Qualcosa di unico
Raphael – Figli delle lacrime
Rasmo & Jsnow – Sotto le mie suole
Ros – Incendio
Samuel Pietrasanta – Deja vu
Sarah Dietrich – Per venirti a cercare
Seba – Cuore bomba innescata
Symo – Paura di amare
Tr3ntan9ve – Low cost
Valentina Astolfi – A volte
Valentina Tioli – Giungla
Vittorio Sisto – Oltre
Wepro – Stop/Replay
Ylenia Lucisano – Il destino delle cose inutili
Zic – Torta

Among the names we can see that of  Antonello Carozza (Icaro), who was one in the creative team behind Italy’s Eurovision 2016 entry while in 2010 he had participated in Russia’s national final and has participated in the New Wave Festival and The Voice in Russia and Italy. Notable as well is the name of  Andrea Vigentini who was one of the backing vocalists in this year’s Italian participation in Lisbon.

The 69 acts will perform before the Music Committee which consists of artistic director of the festival and deputy director in RAI1  Claudio Baglioni, producer Massimo Giuliano, director and author Massimo Martelli, TV director Duccio Forzano, and the internationally recognised music producer Geoff Westley.

 Area Sanremo Academy

While the auditions in Rome on November 12 will determine the group of 18 acts that will compete in the Sanremo Giovani, the rest 6 acts that will complete the total number of 24 acts will be selected through  Area Sanremo academy, as it happened in the past with the Nuove Proposte category. From a total of 2.322 subscriptions,  870 participants with unreleased songs were accepted in the academy to receive special guidance from professional coaches. On October 30, the 225 names that made to the final phase will face one more last set of auditions  held on 8-10 Νοεμβρίου at Teatro dell’ Opera del Casino. There a special committee formed by artisitc director of  Radio Italia, Antonio Vandoni, director of the Festival’s Orchestra , Enzo Campignoli, producer Gianni Testa and singer Monia Russo , will determine the last six acts to compete in the Sanremo Giovani with the first group of 18 acts.

The 24 participants during the three nights of  SanRemo Giovani will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their entries during the first two days while in the last day they will compete each other. The two first winners will join the other big names of the italian music scene in Sanremo Festival, where they will compete  on Teatro Ariston stage for the trophy which leads to Eurovision 2019. Sanremo festival is set to take place at  Teatro Ariston from 5  to 9 February 2019.

Stay tuned on the INFE Network for more news concerning the  SanRemo Giovani and Sanremo Festival along with Italy’s Eurovision 2019 hopefuls.