Italy: 21 acts advance to the next stage of Area Sanremo 2021
A total of 21 singers continue in Area Sanremo 2021, the competition that will determine four spots in the Sanremo Giovani Festival.
A total of 12 artists will take the stage of the Teatro del Casinò di Sanremo on December 15, 2021 for the Sanremo Giovani 2021 final, which in turn will open the doors of the Ariston Theater to the 2 winning artists. Four of them will be determined via the Area Sanremo contest.
The Evaluation Commission, made up of Franco Zanetti (President), Maestro Giuseppe Vessicchio (President), Piero Pelù, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi and Marta Tripodi, listened again to the 56 finalists and selected the 21 qualifiers of the competition.
Here the 21 acts that made it to the final judgement stage:
- Anna Rene '(Polignano a Mare - BA)
- Aria (Brugherio - MB)
- Canca (Genoa)
- Emanuele Conte (Povegliano - TV),
- Cricca (Riccione - RN )
- Destro (Leverano - LE)
- Etta (Sparanise - CE),
- Gobbi & Lucrezia (Bologna)
- Ilan (Ravenna)
- Isabel (Casale Marittimo - PI)
- Josue '(Messina)
- Littame (Terrassa Padovana - PD)
- Camilla Magli (Milan)
- Moà '(Orvieto - TR)
- Namida (Porto Viro - RO)
- Noe (Terracina - LT)
- Senza_Cri (Brindisi)
- Sophia Murgia (Budoni - SS)
- Dalila Spagnolo (Lecce)
- Ulisse Schiavo (Padua)
- Vittoria (Villafranca di Lunigiana - MS)
The 21 qualifiers of the Sanremo Area will have the opportunity to audition in front of the Artistic Commission of RAI, which will decide the 4 artists who will participate in the final evening of Sanremo Giovani.
Italy in Eurovision
Italy has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 46 times since making its debut at the first contest in 1956. After a 14-year absence from 1998 and on, the country returned to the contest in 2011. Italy has won the contest twice in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti and her song “Non ho l’età”. Italy’s second victory in the contest came in 1990 with Toto Cutugno and the song “Insieme: 1992”.
Italy’s come back to the contest has proved to be very successful, the country having finished in the top ten in eight times of the last decade (2011–2021), with Raphael Gualazzi second in 2011, Nina Zilli ninth in 2012, Marco Mengoni seventh in 2013 and Il Volo third in 2015, Francesco Ghabbani 6th in Kiev. In 2018 the winners of Sanremo 2018 ,Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro, represented Italy in Eurovision in Lisbon with their song “Non mi avete fatto niente”. The Italian duo achieved an honorable 5th place in the Grand final with 308 points and a remarkable 3rd placing in the public voting.
In 2019 , Mahmood, winner of Sanremo 2019 represented the country in Tel Aviv with his entry Soldi. The Italian representative kept the good results for Italy achieving a 2nd place in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv. In 2020 Diodato might have won the Sanremo festival with 'Fai Rumore' but unfortunately didn't have the chance to perform in Rotterdam as the contest was cancelled de to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year the rock band Maneskin won Saremo 2021 and went on representing the nation on Rotterdam where they triumphed with their song 'Zitti e Buoni' bringing the 2022 contest to Italy.
News Source: ansa.it