gIANMARIA wins Sanremo Giovani as line-up and song titles for Sanremo 2023 finalised

Tonight saw the first semi-National Final of the 2023 Eurovision season, as 12 new hopefuls took to the stage on Rai 1 to compete for the six remaining places at the Ariston in February in the 73rd Italian Song Festival. The show, hosted by musical director Amadeus and last year’s third place finisher Gianni Morandi, also saw an appearance from all the big artists, who were announced at the beginning of the month, to premiere their song titles.

The acts and songs, in the running order of the show, were:

  1. gIANMARIA – La città che odi (WINNER)
  2. Noor – Tua Amelie
  3. Will – Le cose più importanti
  4. OLLY – L’anima balla
  5. Maninni – Mille porte
  6. Colla Zio – Asfalto
  7. Fiat 131 – Pupille
  8. Mida – Malditè
  9. Shari – Sotto voce
  10. Giuse the Lizia – Sincera
  11. Romeo & Drill – Giorno di scuola
  12. Sethu – Sottoterra

An internal jury decided that gIANMARIA was the winner, and that Will, OLLY, Colla Zio, Shari and Sethu will also qualify for Sanremo. They will perform different songs in the show, and will join the 22 ‘big’ artists, who were announced on 4th December 2022. During the show, each of these artists made an appearance to reveal their song title. All titles for the Festival, in aplhabetical order by artist, will be:

  • Anna Oxa – Sali (canto dell’anima)
  • Ariete – Mare di guai
  • Articolo 31 – Un bel viaggio
  • Colapesce & Dimartino – Splash
  • Colla Zio – Non mi va
  • Coma_Cose – L’addio
  • Elodie – Due
  • Gianluca Grignani – Quando ti manca il fiato
  • gIANMARIA – Mostro
  • Giorgia – Parole dette male
  • I Cugini di Campagna – Lettera 22
  • Lazza – Cenere
  • LDA – Se poi domani
  • Leo Gassmann – Terzo cuore
  • Levante – Vivo
  • Madame – Il bene nel male
  • Mara Sattei – Duemilaminuti
  • Marco Mengoni – Due vite
  • Modà – Lasciami
  • Mr. Rain – Supereroi
  • OLLY – Polvere
  • Paola & Chiara – Furore
  • Rosa Chemical – Made In Italy
  • Sethu – Cause perse
  • Shari – Egoista
  • Tananai – Tango
  • Ultimo – Alba
  • Will – Stupido

The first show from the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2023, and will run each night until Saturday, when the winner is crowned and offered first refusal to represent Italy at Eurovision. Since this pass was re-introduced to the Festival in 2013, most winners have agreed to go to Eurovision, including n0w-worldwide rock gods Måneskin in 2021, however, Stadio, who won in 2016 with Un giorno mi dirai, refused the honour, handing it instead to second-placed Francesca Michielin.

The last festival was won by Mahmood and Blanco, who sailed to victory with their Michelangelo-penned bromance ballad Brividi and represented their country at a home Eurovision in Turin, finishing 6th in the process.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Sanremo 2023? Are you happy with the result of Giovani? Remember to follow ESCBubble on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter for more exclusive Eurovision content!


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