The 26 acts that will participate in the Campioni Category of Sanremo festival 2021 were unveiled last evening during the Sanremo Giovani show.
A total of 26 candidates will compete in the 71st edition of the Sanremo Festival which is the highest number since 1988. The winner of Sanremo festival will have the right to represent Italy at Eurovision 2021 next May in Rotterdam.
During the Sanremo Giovani final that took place at the Teatro del Casinò di Sanremo the artistic director of Sanremo Festival, Amadeus, revealed the final line up of the 2021 Sanremo Festival was unveiled. The acts that will comete in the Campioni Category are:
Francesco Renga – Quando trovo te
Coma_Cose – Fiamme negli occhi
Gaia Gozzi – Cuore amaro
Irama –La genesi del tuo colore
Madame – Voce
Fulminacci – Santa Marinella
Willie Peyote – Mai dire mai (La locura)
Orietta Berti – Quando ti sei innamorato
Ermal Meta – Un milione di cose da dirti
Arisa – Potevi fare di più
Gio Evan – Arnica
Måneskin – Zitti e buoni
Aiello – Ora
Ghemon – Momento perfetto
La Rappresentante di Lista – Amare
Malika Ayane – Ti piaci così
Max Gazzè e Trifluoperazina Monstery Band –Il farmacista
Annalisa – Dieci
Bugo – E invece sì
Colapesce e Dimartino – Musica leggerissima
Noemi – Glicine
Random –Torno a te
Francesca Michielin e Fedez –Chiamami per nome
Extraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo –Bianca luce nera
Lo Stato Sociale – Combat Pop
Among next year’s acts are a few past Eurovision participants that draw out attention! Among them is Ermal Meta who represented Italy along with Fabrizio Moro in Eurovision 2018 and achieve a 5th placing, Francesca Michielin who defended the Italian colors in 2016 and came 16th. In addition, the winner of Sanremo 2014 ,which didn’t go on to Eurovision as Emma was internally selected that year, Arisa, is making a comeback along with more other former Sanremo participants that have achieved remarkable placings.
Sanremo 2021 set to run from March 2 to March 6 and will take place with the public present at Teatro Ariston. The winner of the Campioni category will have the right to represent Italy at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest, next May in Rotterdam.
The Italian Eurovision Story so far
Italy has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 45 times since its debut appearance back in 1956. After staying out of the competiton for a preiod of 14 years, from 1998, in 2011 the Italian team got back on board. Italy has won the contest twice in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti and her song “Non ho l’età”. while it second trophy came in 1990 with Toto Cutugno and the song “Insieme: 1992”.
Since its come back in 2011 tha nation has achieved some remarkable results finishing in the top ten in seven cases of the last eight contests (2011–2019), with Raphael Gualazzi second in 2011, Nina Zilli ninth in 2012, Marco Mengoni seventh in 2013 andIl Volo third in 2015, Francesco Ghabbani6th in Kiev. In 2018 the winners of Sanremo 2018 ,Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro, represented Italy in Eurovision in Lisbon with their song “Non mi avete fatto niente”. The Italian duo achieved an honorable 5th place in the Grand final with 308 points and a remarkable 3rd placing in the public voting.
In 2019 , Mahmood, winner of Sanremo 2019 represented the country in Tel Aviv with his entry Soldi. The Italian representative addes one more good result for the country achieving a 2nd place in the Grand Final.
This year Diodato might have won the Sanremo festival with ‘Fai Rumore’ but unfortunately didn’t have the chance to perform in Rotterdam as the contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lets remember Diodato’s stunning performance of ‘Fai Rumore’ in Arena di Verona broadcasted during the alternative show “Europe Shine A Light” last May: