Peppino di Capri and Gino Paoli announced as Sanremo superguests
Today, Amadeus, host and artistic director of Sanremo 2023, made a surprise appearance on the Italian TG1 news. He announced the confirmation of two more ‘super guests’ will take part in the 73rd Festival di Sanremo: Peppino di Capri and Gino Paoli.
Peppino di Capri is well known in Italy. He has no less than 15 appearances at Sanremo – his last coming in 2005 with the song “La panchina” (The bench) – including two victories: in 1973 with “Un grande amore e niente più” (A great love and nothing more) and again in 1976 with “Non lo faccio più” (I don’t do it anymore).
Outside of Italy, he may be remembered by Eurofans for representing Italy on home soil at Eurovision 1991 in Cinecittà, Rome with “Comm’è ddoce ‘o mare” (How sweet is the sea). He got Italy a 7th place result that year with 89 points. Amadeus did not announce his specific role at this year’s Sanremo, but we will see him at the Ariston Theatre on Thursday evening the 9th February.
Gino Paoli has competed in five Sanremo Festivals (1961, 1964, 1966, 1989, and 2002). He last graced the stage of the Ariston in 2009 when he sang a duet of “Come foglie” with Malika Ayane. His appearance will come during the Grand Final of the Festival on Saturday 11th February.
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