sanremo

Italy’s iconic Sanremo Music Festival 2021 starts on Tuesday 2 March and continues for five nights until the final on Saturday 6 March. Local fans can catch the festival by switching their televisions to RAI 1 while international viewers can watch online.

Here’s when and how you can watch Sanremo online.

Watch Festival di Sanremo 2021 online

RAI will stream all five nights of Sanremo on RAIPlay.

Typically, the on-demand player is geo-blocked for viewers outside Italy. However, RAI usually lifts restrictions during the live shows.

Watch Sanremo 2021 on RAIPlay.

All performances are uploaded to YouTube immediately after the broadcast. Alas, RAI usually removes them shortly after the last night of the Festival.

Watch Sanremo 2021 performances on YouTube.

First evening — Tuesday 6 March

Time: 20:40 CET to 01:30 CET

Thirteen of the 26 acts will perform tonight. They are:

  • Aiello “Ora”
  • Annalisa “Dieci”
  • Arisa “Potevi fare di più”
  • Colapesce e Dimartino “Musica leggerissima”
  • Coma_Cose “Fiamme negli occhi”
  • Fasma “Parlami”
  • Francesca Michielin e Fedez “Chiamami per nome”
  • Francesco Renga “Quando trovo te”
  • Ghemon “Momento perfetto”
  • Irama “La genesi del tuo colore”
  • Madame “Voce”
  • Måneskin “Zitti e buoni”
  • Max Gazzè e La Trifluoperazina Monstery Band “Il farmacista”

Four of the eight newcomers will also perform. There is also due to be guest appearances from:

  • Loredana Bertè
  • Diodato
  • Alessia Bonari
  • Banda musicale della Polizia di stato con Olga Zakharova e Stefano Di Battista

Second evening — Wednesday 3 March

Time: 20:40 CET to 01:30 CET

The rest of the 26 sing tonight. They are:

  • Bugo “E invece sì”
  • Ermal Meta “Un milione di cose da dirti”
  • Extraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo “Bianca luce nera”
  • Fulminacci “Santa Marinella”
  • Gaia “Cuore amaro”
  • Gio Evan “Arnica”
  • La Rappresentante di Lista “Amare”
  • Lo Stato Sociale “Combat Pop”
  • Malika Ayane “Ti piaci così”
  • Noemi “Glicine”
  • Orietta Berti “Quando ti sei innamorato”
  • Random “Torno a te”
  • Willie Peyote “Mai dire mai (La locura)”

The remaining four newcomers will also perform. There is also due to be guest appearances from:

  • Negramaro
  • Laura Pausini – Io sì (Seen)
  • Gigliola Cinquetti
  • Fausto Leali
  • Marcella Bella

Third evening — Thursday 4 March

Time: 20:40 CET to 01:30 CET

Thursday is covers night! Most of the 26 acts will pair up with a non-competing artist to duet on a cover of an Italian classic, most of which will be linked to Sanremo.

  • Aiello with Vegas Jones – Gianna (Rino Gaetano – 1978)
  • Annalisa with Federico Poggipollini – La musica è finita (Ornella Vanoni – 1967)
  • Arisa with Michele Bravi – Quando (Pino Daniele – 1991)
  • Bugo with i Pinguini Tattici Nucleari – Un’avventura (Lucio Battisti – 1969)
  • Colapesce e Dimartino – Povera patria (Franco Battiato – 1991)
  • Coma_Cose with Alberto Radius e Mamakass – Il mio canto libero (Lucio Battisti – 1972)
  • Ermal Meta with la Napoli Mandolin Orchestra – Caruso (Lucio Dalla – 1986)
  • Extraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo with Peter Pichler – Medley Rosamunda (Gabriella Ferri)
  • Fasma with Nesli – La fine (Nesli – 2009)
  • Francesca Michielin e Fedez – Medley Del verde (Calcutta – 2015)/Le cose in comune (Daniele Silvestri – 1995)
  • Francesco Renga with Casadilego – Una ragione di più (Ornella Vanoni – 1969)
  • Fulminacci with Valerio Lundini e Roy Paci – Penso positivo (Jovanotti – 1994)
  • Gaia with Lous and the Yakuza – Mi sono innamorato di te (Luigi Tenco – 1962)
  • Ghemon with i Neri per Caso – Medley Le ragazze/Donne/Acqua e sapone/La canzone del sole
  • Gio Evan with i cantanti di The Voice Senior – Gli anni (883 – 1995)
  • Irama – Cirano (Francesco Guccini – 1996)
  • La Rappresentante di Lista with Donatella Rettore – Splendido Splendente (Donatella Rettore – 1979)
  • Lo Stato Sociale with Sergio Rubini e i lavoratori dello spettacolo – Non è per sempre (Afterhours – 1999)
  • Madame – Prisencolinensinainciusol (Adriano Celentano – 1972)
  • Malika Ayane – Insieme a te non ci sto più (Caterina Caselli – 1968)
  • Måneskin with Manuel Agnelli – Amandoti (CCCP – Fedeli alla linea – 1990)
  • Max Gazzè e La Trifluoperazina Monstery Band with Daniele Silvestri e The Magical Mistery Band – Del mondo (C.S.I. – 1994)
  • Noemi with Neffa – Prima di andare via (Neffa – 2003)
  • Orietta Berti with Le Deva – Io che amo solo te (Sergio Endrigo – 1962)
  • Random with The Kolors – Ragazzo fortunato (Jovanotti – 1992)
  • Willie Peyote with Samuele Bersani – Giudizi universali (Samuele Bersani – 1997)

Fourth evening — Friday 5 March

Time: 20:45 CET to 01:30 CET

All 26 acts will perform their songs once more.

The last four newcomers — top two from Tuesday and top two from Wednesday — will also sing their entries.

Fifth evening: The final — Saturday 6 March

Time: 20:45 CET to 01:30 CET

The 26 acts will perform their songs one final time. By the end of the night, we will have a new Sanremo champion.

Unlike other Eurovision-related festivals, the winner will not necessarily be the act that goes to the song contest. Before the contest, acts are required to tell the broadcaster whether they would be willing to represent Italy at Eurovision or not. If the Sanremo winner has agreed to do Eurovision, they’ll get the ticket to Rotterdam. If not, RAI will internally select one of the other competitors.

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Rini Useini
Rini Useini
7 months ago

ermal meta is the best

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
7 months ago

I’m conscious of the relevance of San Remo as a festival, but i find it soooo boring, outdated, endless… i am definitely not going to spend 25 hours of my week watching that, don’t have enough vodka for doing it

James
James
7 months ago

It’s not the show for you, in short.

Mysteria
Mysteria
7 months ago

I’m so excited

Last edited 7 months ago by Mysteria
Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

Arisa on first tonight, yay. Francesca fourth.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Irama has needed a Covid test, so Noemi is going on tonight instead.

Kalla
Kalla
7 months ago

I love the quality of music from Sanremo, but about 25 hours of viewing time this week on 1 selection feels a lot of commitment, especially when my Italian spands to just about ‘caio’! I wish RAI would allow international viewers to watch it on catch up and not just live, could skip some of the very longggg talking between performances.

A L
A L
7 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

Trust me, we Italians would skip most of the talking too ahahah It gets worse with time, the show finishes later every year… @[email protected]

Esc addict
Esc addict
7 months ago

Only 13 songs, 5 hours, it’s going to be a very very very long evening…..

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
7 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Don’t follow all the 5 nights but just the last one. Very simple.
Curious to know if you have followed Mf started a month ago. Or the Norwegian selection. With all the duels, battles. semifinals ect ect these selections are longer than Sanremo.

Kalla
Kalla
7 months ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

Hmm I don’t think they are longer at all if you count the hours! Plus they are spread out in weekly shows which makes it a lot nicer to follow.

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
7 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

I don’t think.
You don’t have to watch all the nights. You can watch the final and have all the songs together and the winner s too. Only 5 h
MF it is longer. If you want to listen to all the songs you have to follow the eliminations, semifinals, duels and battles because if you watch only the final night you ll lose the ones eliminated during the almost two long months.
It’s a pure commercial tactic.
The samd that RAI uses making a 5 h show each night.

Esc addict
Esc addict
7 months ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

Yes I’ve followed the Melfest and the MGP, and each shows lasted 1 hour and a half, and in Melfest you had 9 performances during this time even more if you add the interval acts so yeah there’s a difference here.
And I’m not talking about the 5 evenings, I’m talking about today and tomorrow mainly but yeah I admit that even with the 26 songs in the same evenings it will be very long, cause after all it’s San Remo, it’s the tradition.

Last edited 7 months ago by Esc addict
Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
7 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Basically if you want to listen to all the Sanremo songs and to know about the winner you have to watch a 5 h show, the last night.
It’s not the same for MF and MGP.
if you want to listen to all the songs you have to watch all the nights spread into mostly two months.

sucof
sucof
7 months ago

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sucof
sucof
7 months ago

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NscoN
NscoN
7 months ago

The final evening will definitely stretch to 2:30 – 3:00 CET

Nora
Nora
7 months ago

I will watch online. And it doesn’t matter that by the end of the show, the time will be 5-6 in the morning

Last edited 7 months ago by Nora
Frisian esc
Frisian esc
7 months ago

Think i’ll just watch the music videos/spotify audio’s when I wake up tomorrow morning as always 😀

hello Hi
hello Hi
7 months ago

There is a strong chance we could see a Eurovision winner tonight . I do hope so

Pavlo8899
Pavlo8899
7 months ago

I know this has nothing to do with sanremo,but on the 4th of march except moldova and the netherlands,belgium and romania will also release their songs!:)Who are you guys most excited for?

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  Pavlo8899

honestly, all of them

Aplk
Aplk
7 months ago
Reply to  Pavlo8899

moldova and belgium

Jamie
Jamie
7 months ago
Reply to  Pavlo8899

Not Moldova, that’s for sure. Hate everything Kirkorov touches.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Actually, it might still be going on when I wake up in the morning here….so I might just catch the end and then go back to watch the performances afterwards.
It looks like it’s going to be a long one. Looking forward to it though!