We’re back at the Teatro Ariston for the second night of Sanremo 2022!
Last night, we saw the first performances from the first twelve artists, resulting in an early lead for Mahmood and Blanco with their touching bromance ballad Brividi.
Tonight, it’s the turn of the other thirteen, including 2001 champion and international music icon Elisa, as well as Eurovision alumni Fabrizio Moro, Emma and Iva Zanicchi (the latter two having told the Italian press they wouldn’t compete at their home Eurovision should they win) take to the stage.
Various Sanremo veterans from recent years also perform tonight, as the Big in Gara acts all vie for the approval of the Press Jury, divided between TV, Radio, Print and Online outlets, whose verdict will make up a third of the final vote on Saturday. We will see the first full classification of all 25 songs at the end of the show (or, at least, those who are not in Europe and/or are still awake will).
There will also be guest performances from 2021 competitors Arisa and Malika Ayane, as well as a guest appearance from the hosts of Eurovision 2022 Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika, Italian actor Checco Zalone and actresses Margarita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace. There will also be a competition to choose an official song for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics, and last year’s third place and Eurovision 2018 alumnus Ermal Meta will be performing on Orietta Berti’s Costa Toscana cruise ship!
Wow, that’s a lot to get through! Luckily, tonight, viewers of the ESCBubble blog are in for a treat. You will be in the company of me, Joe B, and a very special guest: Cambridge choral scholar, former Fiorentino*, Sanremo savant and friend of mine of many years Richard Decker. His column he wrote, with a bit of assistance from your’s truly, for the Cambridge Language Collective, about the show’s history and last year’s edition, can be found here and here.
Tonight’s acts are as follows:
- Sangiovanni – Farfalle
- Giovanni Truppi – Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia
- Le Vibrazioni – Tantissimo
- Emma – Ogni volta è così
- Matteo Romano – Virale
- Iva Zanicchi – Voglio amarti
- Ditonellapiaga & Rettore – Chimica
- Elisa – O forse sei tu
- Fabrizio Moro – Sei tu
- Tananai – Sesso occasionale
- Irama – Ovunque sarai
- AKA 7even – Perfetta così
- Highsnob & Hu – Abbi cura di te
*as in “resident of Florence”, not a pizza
- Mahmood and Blanco - Brividi 11%, 461 vote461 vote 11%461 vote - 11% of all votes
- Elisa - O forse sei tu 10%, 417 votes417 votes 10%417 votes - 10% of all votes
- Irama - Ovunque sarai 9%, 361 vote361 vote 9%361 vote - 9% of all votes
- La Rappresentante di Lista - Ciao ciao 7%, 304 votes304 votes 7%304 votes - 7% of all votes
- Gianni Morandi - Apri tutte le porte 7%, 283 votes283 votes 7%283 votes - 7% of all votes
- Emma - Ogni volta è cosi 7%, 282 votes282 votes 7%282 votes - 7% of all votes
- Noemi - Ti amo non lo so dire 7%, 271 vote271 vote 7%271 vote - 7% of all votes
- Achille Lauro - Domenica 6%, 227 votes227 votes 6%227 votes - 6% of all votes
- Massimo Ranieri - Letter al di là dal mare 5%, 224 votes224 votes 5%224 votes - 5% of all votes
- Sangiovanni - Farfalle 5%, 206 votes206 votes 5%206 votes - 5% of all votes
- Ditonellapiaga feat. Donatella Rettore - Chimica 4%, 161 vote161 vote 4%161 vote - 4% of all votes
- Aka 7even - Perfetta cosi 3%, 141 vote141 vote 3%141 vote - 3% of all votes
- Fabrizio Moro - Sei tu 3%, 115 votes115 votes 3%115 votes - 3% of all votes
- Ana Mena - Duecentomila ore 2%, 98 votes98 votes 2%98 votes - 2% of all votes
- Matteo Romano - Virale 2%, 82 votes82 votes 2%82 votes - 2% of all votes
- Le Vibrazioni - Tantissimo 2%, 76 votes76 votes 2%76 votes - 2% of all votes
- Giusy Ferreri - Miele 2%, 69 votes69 votes 2%69 votes - 2% of all votes
- Michele Bravi - Inverno dei fiori 2%, 67 votes67 votes 2%67 votes - 2% of all votes
- Iva Zanicchi - Voglio amarti 2%, 66 votes66 votes 2%66 votes - 2% of all votes
- Dargen D'Amico - Dove si balla 1%, 60 votes60 votes 1%60 votes - 1% of all votes
- Highsnob and Hu - Abbi cura di te 1%, 40 votes40 votes 1%40 votes - 1% of all votes
- Tananai - Sesso occasionale 1%, 21 vote21 vote 1%21 vote - 1% of all votes
- Giovanni Truppi - Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia 0%, 20 votes20 votes20 votes - 0% of all votes
- Rkomi - Insuperabile 0%, 17 votes17 votes17 votes - 0% of all votes
- Yuman - Ora e qui 0%, 14 votes14 votes14 votes - 0% of all votes