This year’s 66th edition of Sanremo Music Festival has finally come to an end after 5 nights of dazzling performances, special guests and plenty of entertainment. But the bit Eurovision fans were most interested in is the winner. And it’s been confirmed that Stadio has won this year’s Sanremo 2016 with the entry “Un giorno mi dirai”! The big question is however, will Stadio represent Italy at Stockholm?
Update February 14, 13:08 CET: During a press conference which took place this morning, host Carlo Conti have spoken to Stadio over the phone. And they have clarified that they are still undecided on whether to represent Italy at Eurovision 2016. A final decision from the group have yet to be confirmed, although they’re also considering collaborating with Sanremo 2016 runner-up Francesca Michielin.
Repechage round Results
Before the final got under way, there was the small matter of the Repechage round. The televoting public had been voting since the phone lines were opened last night, and host Carlo Conti announced that Irene Fornaciari will join the 15 already-confirmed finalists. Sadly, the Sanremo journey ended for Zero Assoluto, Neffa, Dear Jack and Bluvertigo.
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Same as last night, the overall combined results consisted of televoting (40%), a demoscopic jury (30%) and the expert jury (30%). All 16 Campioni finalists started off with a clean slate when they performed their entries on the night. After the first round of voting, Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato, Francesca Michielin and Stadio advanced to the second round of voting. In the end, it was Stadio who emerged triumphant.
- Stadio – “Un giorno mi dirai”
- Francesca Michielin – “Nessun grado di separazione”
- Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato – “Via da qui”
- Enrico Ruggeri – “Il primo amore non si scorda mai”
- Lorenzo Fragola – “Infinite volte”
- Patty Pravo – “Cieli immensi”
- Clementino – “Quando sono lontano”
- Noemi – “La borsa di una donna”
- Rocco Hunt – “Wake Up”
- Arisa – “Guardando il cielo”
- Annalisa – “Il diluvio universale”
- Elio e le Storie Tese – “Vincere l’odio”
- Valerio Scanu – “Finalmente piove”
- Alessio Bernabei – “Noi siamo infinito”
- Dolcenera – “Ora o mai più (le cose cambiano)”
- Irene Fornaciari – “Blu”
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Photo: Pigi Cipelli