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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.

Final Results

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.

Overall Ranking

  1. Stadio – “Un giorno mi dirai”
  2. Francesca Michielin – “Nessun grado di separazione”
  3. Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato – “Via da qui”
  4. Enrico Ruggeri – “Il primo amore non si scorda mai”
  5. Lorenzo Fragola – “Infinite volte”
  6. Patty Pravo – “Cieli immensi”
  7. Clementino – “Quando sono lontano”
  8. Noemi – “La borsa di una donna”
  9. Rocco Hunt – “Wake Up”
  10. Arisa – “Guardando il cielo”
  11. Annalisa – “Il diluvio universale”
  12. Elio e le Storie Tese – “Vincere l’odio”
  13. Valerio Scanu – “Finalmente piove”
  14. Alessio Bernabei – “Noi siamo infinito”
  15. Dolcenera – “Ora o mai più (le cose cambiano)”
  16. Irene Fornaciari – “Blu”

Are you happy with the results? Who do you want to represent Italy? Let us know below!

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Charles
Charles
6 years ago

@Jacques: You don’t like that Italians dislike Eurovision and Italians themselves will never shy away from finding Eurovision an embarrassment and a joke that pokes fun at music, which Italians love and treasure very seriously. It has always been like that and it shall always be like that .. Now, can we move on from this?

Racal
Racal
6 years ago

Facebook page “Gli amici dell’Eurofestival” says that Francesca will go to Eurovision (the Wikipedia page of Eurovision 2016 says the same). I love her song as well!

Gil
Gil
6 years ago

Final word by Stadio band:
“We would love to participate, but we have a tour already planned.”

I hope RAI doesn’t change the second option: Francesca Michielin and she is entusiast.

Racal
Racal
6 years ago

I quite like Stadio’s song. From all the ESC songs revealed so far, they are the best one by a mile! It’s not the typical Eurovision schlagger, and that’s a very good thing.

Let’s see what happens, and if they decide to go to Stockholm.

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

I would be disappointed if Italy sent this to Stockholm.

Gil
Gil
6 years ago

@Nador
Ok, like I said before you have your opinion like I have mine. Her voice is raspy, she sung in that way for a long time, 68 or 30. Respect.
Furthermore, I don’t think that the most of home votes comes from averages of fifty years old people, exactly the opposite.

Jacques
Jacques
6 years ago

I don’t like the way Italians take the Eurovision Song Contest.

I’m glad now that last year Il Volo didn’t won.

Nadors
Nadors
6 years ago

@ Gil
I like her and her voice, I admit her song didn’t impress me, but these are just different tastes. My criticism is that she was out of tune most of the song, missing shamefully high notes and gasping and out of time several times. Don’t blame her, she’s 68.

Nadors
Nadors
6 years ago

From the Press Conference just now: Stadio haven’t decided yet. They might still participate to the ESC.

Gil
Gil
6 years ago

@Nadors, ok, you didn’t like Sanremo this year, but, how can someone write that Patty Pravo “should be ashamed of making a fool of herself”???? Please… “Cieli immensi” is one of the best song this year and her voice is like that for about 50 years. Respect. When Conti called her sixth position we heard the people in the Ariston.

Personally I liked Gabbani, Ermal Meta, Miele and some other of the young singers more than half of the champions’ songs but that is my opinion, just like everybody else.

Nadors
Nadors
6 years ago

RAI has been advertising the upcoming ESC during Sanremo calling it the top event of the year. Starting in February for a May event. I think RAI is really trying to promote ESC but I have to admit that the Italians are pretty oblivious to it

Nadors
Nadors
6 years ago

I am an Italian who is usually proud of Italian music but I was quite disappointed. I don’t agree with those who claim that Sanremo is about the voice as at least this year it wasn’t. Here are my impressions: Stadio: The lyrics are nice but the music nothing special and the voice awful. I suspect their victory is due mainly to the specialist jury and to the age of their fans (usually around 50) who are demographically important in Italy Francesca Michielin: L’amore esiste is a much better song than her Sanremo one, and I love it. However I… Read more »

Nadors
Nadors
6 years ago

A DEMOSCOPIC jury is one that is representative of the population, so it includes all age classes and all socio-economic situations.

DenizNL
DenizNL
6 years ago

Luckily not. I don’t like the song.

thomasfan22
thomasfan22
6 years ago

PLEASE LET FRANCESCA REPRESENT ITALY ;-;

Roberto Alessi
Roberto Alessi
6 years ago

Don’t make a mess my friends:
Arisa didn’t represent Italy in 2014 just because RAI opted for an internal selection (Emma Marrone). She has been always keen to take part in Eurovision Song Contest.

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
6 years ago

THANK GOD

Bronson
Bronson
6 years ago

I’m still flabbergasted at how this managed to win. It’s terrible. I can’t believe I waited 5 hours for that xD

Also where did the rumours of Arisa not wanting to participate come from? From what I know she’s always been keen to go!

Gil
Gil
6 years ago

#@Charles, absolutely right.

People still don’t get that Sanremo is not a song contest meant to choose the ESC participant. Can happen that the italian contestant will get out from Sanremo but that’s all. And Sanremo is a quality Music contest, here to win you must sing, is not enough move on the stage showing flash and lights or dance or put a well made animated background. Sorry for brutality, there is Sanremo and there is Eurovision Song Contest, two different things.

About Stadio, really happy that they declined! Fiuuu… I really hope in Francesca.

ct_greece
ct_greece
6 years ago

@ Jonas

My God, Ireland is bad this year!

Jacques
Jacques
6 years ago

Oh, now Arisa doesn’t want to return? Why? I guess the best thing they could do was choose her, as they had stolen her chance of representing Italy in 2014. But her song at Sanremo this year is quite nonsense – so they should find her a new song too. Well, if it’s not Arisa, then Francesca Michielin…and of course with a new song. This year’s Sanremo results are crazily bad and there’s no Eurovision-winning songs there. Arisa, Francesca are cool artists but their songs are festival are not so good. But I am glad that Stadio decided not to… Read more »

ct_greece
ct_greece
6 years ago

Poor choice there for Italy. They spent 20 hours of live television to come up with this? The truth is there aren’t many obvious choices for Eurovision from this year’s line-up I’m afraid.

@Charles

Having a national song contest for songs in your own language is all well and good. Participating in something bigger and having your music heard outside your borders is also important. RAI realises that which is why they will immediately make an anouncement on who goes to Stockholm.

MarioMario
6 years ago

Worst Sanremo results ever.

Italia_AUS01
6 years ago

fingers crossed Arisa will chnage her mind although she said no the first time she’d bring italy back to top 10 its sadly being dissed at ESC for long time italy when IlVolo should have won last years contest but juries didn’t give them votes.

dramalama
dramalama
6 years ago

im not really surprised i couldn’t watch sanremo as it was way to confusing.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

ESC fans still don’t understand the true essence of Sanremo and its musical purposes … i repeat … musical purposes … not staging, LED-oriented purposes … Sanremo is STILL and it has always been for more than 60 years a true SONG contest that has never been won by either transsexual or a drag queen. And here lies the big difference .. for those who are smart enough to understand. Plus: when will ESC fans ever understand the true feelings of both Italy and RAI about Eurovision? They are actually quite generous to take part of it again … with… Read more »

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Clearly I’m missing something without knowing the lyrics. It’s good for what they were aiming for. But it’s certainly not a good idea to send this act to ESC.

Dany Curly
6 years ago

It’s a beautiful song! Congrats!

Criticca
Criticca
6 years ago

I hope it will be between Anna Lisa, Francheska, Lorenzo or Arisa (even though she said she didn’t want to do it)..

DR
DR
6 years ago

Just looked it up and Marco could sing Ti ho voluto bene veramente. It’s just over 3 minute. Take the three booms out at the beginning and it will fit, and it was released in October so fits in the 1st September rule. Send that and guaranteet top ten placing, I think.

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

Of course Un giorno mi dirai is a horrible song for Eurovision, but then again Eurovision is barely more than an afterthought in Sanremo, I was surprised Carlo even mentioned it. Given that ESC is not a prestigious event in Italy, I doubt Stadio will ultimately choose to participate after “thinking about it”, and even if they do (quite unlikely) it will probably be with a different song. I would love to see Francesca, Lorenzo or Annalisa represent Italy, but not with their Sanremo songs. None of the songs this year would get top 15 at Eurovision.

DR
DR
6 years ago

I think they should bring back Marco Mengoni. Whilst his song was okay in 2013, his music is much better generally. The Essential was written with Sanremo in mind. It’s like writing a song for the festival in Albania. It doesn’t quite fit for Eurovision. His most recent songs Guerriero,Io ti aspetto and Ti ho volute bene are all great songs that would do really well at ESC especially Io ti aspetto especially. He also said back in Malmo he would like to come back. He commented as Italy had been out for so long the stigma was gone and… Read more »

Jasmin
Jasmin
6 years ago

What a craaaaaaaaaaazy night, haha

Don’t really like their song but love those guys for not going to Eurovision.
I’m quite happy they won over Giovanni & Deborah, so Francesca may have a chance to go to Eurovision.

Irene
Irene
6 years ago

Pathetic and underserved.

Tony
Tony
6 years ago

The demoscopic jury is made out of 300 music enthusiasts who vote from home via an electronic system. That’s what it says in the festival rules. That’s weird if you asked me.

hayayaya
hayayaya
6 years ago

Ofc, wiwi readers wants another woman – Francesca. We have again so much women with bad songs like every year. Send any of your men there or choose the duo, because we, normal people, don’t want more boring female singers. Switzerland will be last in semi again with Rykka, why do you want to destroy other country? Europe is boring with your bad taste, wiwi readers. You are really funny.

Héctor
Héctor
6 years ago

I’m happy Stadio won’t go to Stockholm, I didn’t like their song. Who they think they are??? Eurovision don’t need them… In fact, I almost don’t like any of this year’s songs… Probably the Italian entri for Stockholm will be between the two other finalists Francesca Michielin with “Nessun grado di separazione” or Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato with “Via da qui”. If I were them I would select either Dear Jack or Lorenzo Fragola.

Jonas
Jonas
6 years ago

Yeah, more than times than not the winner has not been their entry. Since their return in 2011, only twice has the San Remo winner gone on to the Eurovision stage. So it’s no biggie, really. Not like the German situation last year.

Sparrow
Sparrow
6 years ago

Look it’s actually a really nice song but I’m glad they declined to go to Stockholm, this isn’t for Eurovision

bogtrotter
bogtrotter
6 years ago

The thing about Sanremo is that it’s not a national final for Eurovision. It’s a national song contest, and most often the decision is made to make the winner their Eurovision representative, if they so please. It’s not the first time they don’t do it like that. Nina Zilli was chosen without winning the contest and didn’t sing her Sanremo entry. Emma Marrone, who won instead, was internally selected as their representative two years later. Basically, it’s a contest that often produces the Italian entry, but I didn’t expect it to this year.

Jonas
Jonas
6 years ago

Also, maybe this isn’t the right place, but here’s the first live performance of Nicky Byrne’s “Sunlight”!

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-ray-darcy-show-extras-30003588/10530071/

Jonas
Jonas
6 years ago

What does the word “demiscopic” mean? I’ve never heard that term before.

Let’s not be too ageist – I’m glad they’re not going to Stockholm too, but they hardly have their “career behind them” – they’ve just won San Remo!

It’s not the worst.

Will the actual entrant be announced soon, and will it definitely come from this pool? Bring back Nina Zilli, I say.

Paul D
Paul D
6 years ago

I think Francesca should go, she was the second place and her song is very good tbh

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

so who represents italy???

little_gatita5
little_gatita5
6 years ago

Mandan esto despues de mandar una obra de arte como Grande Amore?? Horror! Que decepcion contigo este año contigo Italia! Annalisa: vencedora!

also
also
6 years ago

THANK GOD THEY DECLINED

Black n Blue
Black n Blue
6 years ago

I can see where the appeal for these comes from. The song is nice, but it won at the expense of far more worthy songs. The result clearly shows that nostalgia voters have gotten the final say. The right thing for Stadio to do is to hand over Eurovision duties to Francesca. She was fabulous tonight. Francesca’s the one with her career ahead of her. Stadio are the ones with their career behind them. Hopefully Rai can make the moral decision required.

Giorgio
Giorgio
6 years ago

None of the Sanremo 2016 songs are strong enough to ensure Italy a top 10 anyway. The fact that there was no sure winner says it all. A pretty boring year for Italy!

Purple_Rain
Purple_Rain
6 years ago

Despues de haber mandado una obra de arte como lo es Grande Amore, ahora envian esto?? en serio?? que horror este año Italia va a quedar muy mal de los ultimos, ya vereis. Que decepcion contigo este año Italia, cuando la verdadera ganadora la tenias sentada todo el tiempo: Annalisa. 🙁

jowncarlo
jowncarlo
6 years ago

The song’s okay, but I think it would be better if they just pass the ticket to someone else, maybe Francesca who finished as the runner-up. I could barely hear/understand the vocalist, as if he was struggling. I don’t know. I was rooting for Lorenzo, but oh well. Right now, Francesca for Stockholm in my opinion.