Gianni Morandi at risk of Disqualification from Sanremo

A member of the Sanremo Festival‘s royalty risks being disqualified from the 2022 competition. Gianni Morandi has participated in Italy’s beloved Sanremo Festival five times already:

  • 1st place in 1987 with Enrico Ruggeri and Umberto Tozzi (Si può dare di più)
  • 2nd place in 1995 with Barbara Cola (In amore)
  • 3rd place in 2000 (Innamorato)
  • 4th place in 1972 (Vado a lavorare)
  • 8th place in 1983 (La mia nemica amatissima)

Morandi is due to take part in the 2022 Festival for a sixth time, however according to Eurofestival News he may have broken an important rule – that all songs be unpublished prior to the start of the festival. In a since removed video on his Facebook page, a large portion of his Sanremo song “Apri tutte le porte” could be heard in the background. To make matters worse, in the half-hour or so the video was online, it received over 200 comments.

For the moment, the question of Morandi’s participation has still been unanswered, as RAI will have to decided whether or not “Apri tutte le porte” is still eligible to compete based on how they interpret the definition of what constitutes a “new song.”

This is not the first time something similar has happened. Just last year on Fedez’ Instagram, a segment of “Chiamami per nome” was heard in one of his stories. In that case, RAI decided not to disqualify Fedez and Francesca Michielin. Similar events have happened to previous performers including Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro in 2018, Riccardo Sinigallia in 2014, Chiara Civello in 2012, Gigi D’Alessio and Loredana Bertè in 2012, and Loredana Bertè (solo artist) in 2008 – just to name a few.

Would you be upset if Gianni Morandi gets disqualified? Were you looking forward to hearing his song this year? Let us know your thoughts on Sanremo 2022 below!


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