Yesterday, late at night, Carlo Conti, who will be hosting the San Remo festival in 2017 once again, presented the participants of the festival.
San Remo has been a long-running contest in Italy, since 1951, and the Eurovision Song Contest has been partly based on exactly this festival.
There are 22 participants in the ”Campioni” category, for the established named, and 8 in the ”Giovani” category, a category for newcomers:
Al Bano – Di rose e di spine
Alessio Bernabei – Nel mezzo di un applauso
Bianca Atzei – Ora esisti solo tu
Chiara Galiazzo – Nessun posto è casa mia
Clementino – Ragazzi fuori
Elodie – Tutta colpa mia
Ermal Meta – Vietato morire
Fabrizio Moro – Portami via
Fiorella Mannoia – Che sia benedetta
Francessco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma
Gigi d’Alessio – La prima stella
Giusy Ferreri – Fatalmente male
Lodovica Comello – Il cielo non mi basta
Marco Masini – Spostato di un secondo
Michele Bravi – Il diario degli errori
Michele Zarrillo – Mani nelle mani
Nesli & Alice Paba – Do retta a te
Paola Turci – Fatti bella per te
Raige & Giulia Luzi – Togliamoci la voglia
Ron – L’ottava meraviglia
Samuel Umberto Romano – Vedrai
Sergio Sylvestre – Con te
Al Bano represented Italy twice at the Eurovision Song Contest with Romina Power, to whom he was married at the time. In 1976 with We’ll Live It All Again and in 1985 with Magic Oh Magic coming 7th both times.
Gigi D’Alessio has written Italy’s Junior Eurovision 2015 entry Viva performed by the twins Chiara & Martina.
Elodie’s song was written by Emma Marone, who represented Italy in 2014.
Braschi – Nel mare ci sono i coccodrilli
Francesco Guasti – Universo
Lele – Ora mai
Leo Stain – Ciò che resta
Maldestro – Canzone per Federica
Marianne Mirage – Le canzoni fanno male
Tommaso Pini – Cose che danno ansia
Valeria Farinacci – Insieme
Important for Eurovision is the Campioni section. On February 7 the festival will start and will see all 22 Campioni artists perform. The following two days, 11 of them each will sing and the top 6 of both nights will qualify to the final, decided by 50% press vote, 50% televote. On February 10 there will be a second chance round, from which 3 acts will qualify, making the total of final acts on the 11th of February: 15.
In the final an expert jury, a popular jury and televoting will decide which 3 acts qualify to a superfinal, in which the same 3 components will decide the winner!
The winner will receive the privilege of representing Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest.