It’s coming! In just a few days the 66th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival will kick off. From Tuesday to Saturday night 20 Italian stars will fight to win the trophy and the chance to fly the Italian flag in Stockholm at Eurovision 2016.
Top secret rehearsals with the big orchestra are already underway inside the Ariston theatre. According to the rules, we cannot hear the entries competing in the “Campioni” section until they are performed on the stage for the first time. The curiosity is killing us!
But to keep us alive RAI has slowly been drip-feeding exciting news. Day after day the list of special international guests gets longer. We already reported the names of Sir Elton John, Ellie Goulding and Maître Gims. All three of them will be in town to promote their latest albums Wonderful crazy night, Delirium and Mon cœur avait raison.
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In recent days two more superstars have been announced: Nicole Kidman and J Balvin. The wondrous Australian actress is ready to bring her beauty on the stage, while the Colombian reggaeton artist will sing his worldwide hit “Ginza” for the first time in Italy. It’s already scored more than 388 million views on YouTube!
We will see also Roberto Bolle, one of the most important Italian dancers. He is currently a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and a principal dancer étoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet.
As we previously reported, several non-competing Italian artists will join them: Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti, Elisa, Pooh, Renato Zero, Ezio Bosso and the latest act announced, Cristina D’Avena, the Queen of the Italian animated cartoons, who has sung almost 400 opening themes!