Team Wiwi was cheering “Benissimo!” over and over tonight as we watched the first night of Sanremo 2015. Filled with both ballads and upbeat songs, Sanremo will no doubt deliver an amazing song for Vienna. Sadly, only one of twenty acts will be chosen.

Sanremo isn’t just unique for its songs: its also unique for its scoring system, which keeps fans guessing. At the end of the show the judges reveal the Top 6 acts and the Bottom 4 acts. However, the acts are presented randomly so you don’t know their precise placement within their group. Anything is still possible as the festival continues. Even so, for the bottom 4 we are left saying “Che pietà”. So who’s up and who’s down? Read on…

Sanremo’s Top Six

Chiara

http://youtu.be/nu0IrAhG-1Y

Malika Ayane

http://youtu.be/mUCeB63fIVc

Dear Jack

Nek

Annalisa

http://youtu.be/WkwNvgvcCSc

Nesli

http://youtu.be/pAjHna7EJzE

Sanremo’s Bottom Four

Gianluca Grignani

http://youtu.be/BU-Oewbbtlc

Alex Britti

Lara Fabian

http://youtu.be/xYK3LBLORPU

Grazia di Michele and Mauto Coruzzi

Tomorrow’s show will feature ten more artists, including popera trio Il Volo, Eurovision 1987 singer Raf, and Eurovision 2012 singer/Amy Winehouse doppelgänger Nina Zilli. Who are y’all excited for?

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Edre
Edre
6 years ago

And no, dhani, she’s an Italian X Factor winner 🙂 I watched her edition and she just owned the competition, her Massive Attack’s Teardrop cover was phenomenal.

Edre
Edre
6 years ago

I’m quite disappointed by many songs, expecially by Annalisa’s one. Dear Jack are terrible in my opinion, just something to grab votes from young people, I hope juries will save us.
I really like Chiara’s song (it reminds me of Siru somehow, they have both strong vocals and a powerful but still catchy ballad) but I think Nek’s is the one. It’s a catchy, contemporary and interesting song, it could do quite well at the Eurovision, but sadly I don’t see him winning Sanremo.

BlandZebra
BlandZebra
6 years ago

NEK was my favourite, followed by Chiara. Disappointed by Annalisa’s song. Great voice as always but song just doesn’t cut it.

dhani
6 years ago

is this chiara who represent malta 3 times??

deli
deli
6 years ago

Nek to win! Nek for Eurovision!

AM.Casablancas
AM.Casablancas
6 years ago

Chiara + NEK + Dear Jack
PERFEZIONE!

Thiefo
6 years ago

Oh I didn’t know Nek was participating! I was a big fan of his in the 90s and early 00s … I must say he aged well 😛 just saying.
I’m also liking Dear Jack, but I’m not sure of how well a song like theirs would fare in ESC…

Amaury
Amaury
6 years ago

Nek! JUST PERFECT!! <3

D
D
6 years ago

Annalisa <3

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

Disapointed in all these songs so far but liked Nek (although it reminds me of something One Republic would play) and then Chiara. Was expecting more from Lara Fabian.