Sanremo 2016 kicked off tonight with a flurry of big voices, amazing songs and special guest appearances from Elton John and Maître Gims. But the main event for Eurovision fans was when ten of the twenty Big Artists performed their original numbers, with the public hearing them for the very first time. Now, after several hours and a lot of waiting, the results have finally been revealed.
Sanremo is very unique in the way the results are calculated. At the end of the show, the hosts revealed the Top 6 acts and the Bottom 4 acts, which were determined by a combination of the tele-vote and the press jury. However, the acts were all revealed in a random order, so we will not know the exact placement for some time. Remember, anything is still possible.
Sanremo’s Top 6
Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato
Sanremo’s Bottom 4
Tomorrow’s show will feature ten more artists, including your hot favourite Annalisa, rising-star Francesca Michielin and Sanremo 2010 winner Valerio Scanu. Who are y’all excited for?
I understand Italian and I just love Infinite Volte. Great lyrics, amazing voice, and a romantic ballad in Italian 😀 Just perfect! However, I can’t see him winning 🙁
Lorenzo Fragola is no Marco Mengoni. He lacks the charisma and he lacks the voice. Plus the constant squinting he does with his eyes is distracting. “Infinite Volte” is a good enough song, but then again it’s not “L’Essenziale”
My favourites last night were Giovanni e Deborah (although it takes a while to take off, it grows into the timeless italian ballad that never fails to move you), followed by Arisa. And I have to say Giovanni is very easy on the eye 🙂
I have to say I’m truly disappointed. I don’t really see anyone who could possibly do well between these ten artists, with those songs. Some are beautiful for the italian standards and surely will do well for the italians, but I’m afraid with any of them Italy will not be in the top ten. Knowing, anyway, that they could change the song, I’d hope for Arisa. Her voice is simply magical, but she has better songs to offer. Now, let’s wait for tonight, and let’s hope Annalisa or Francesca Michielin deliver some awesome performances and good songs. The first is… Read more »
how I can see the full show,please help
For now, I don’t see any of them doing well in Stockholm, in my opinion they are weak entries, especially if we compare them to past years acts. I must say I didn’t see the show at all, but when I put it on my PC I got it in the final recap and the only song that appealed to me was “Mezzo Respiro” by Dear Jack, but as I can see it’s eliminated, sooo thank you Italy. Hearing all of them (at least the ones which are available in ytb), for me, they are boring (I like ballads, so… Read more »
@Robyn Gallagher: I guess it’s a matter of personal tastes, cause I personally love the authentic way Sanremo is done. 🙂 It’s their thing, they have their own style and their own history, and they’re not trying to follow any trend. This is not just a national selection (actually it’s not even meant to be a national selection), it’s a monument of Italian television and music, and it’s bigger than Eurovision itself (the ESC concept was based off it).
@robyn should Italy ever win Eurovision, it would be organised with the same structure of evry other ESC since EBU has its own strict rules. Sanremo has nothing to do with it Sanremo is thought and made for an Italian audience who is more than used to this given that this is what we have been growing up with since our birth. Not for other people who may see it as a 4-hour long torture. It doesn’t make any sense to compare Sanremo’s organisation and the ESC’s one 😉
Arisa, I love you a lot. Your “Amami” or “Controvento” is adorable.
Please change your song for Eurovision with one like them in case you win.
Arisa, Lorenzo, and Dear Jack were the standouts to me. The second heat seems much stronger. Can’t wait to see Annalissa and my fave Dolcenera.
Laura Pausini stole the show. #LEGEND
Lorenzo struggled vocally with Siamo Uguali last year, but that song was legit. As for Infinite Volte, it’s really nice on first listen which is a good characteristic of a Eurovision song. It’s like Marco Mengoni’s L’essenziale from 2013. Fragola all the way!
I think that Italy has the momentum of a win very soon. Lorenzo Fragola might be the one! Such a beautiful piece of music. Italian is the most beautiful language in the world!