Perché Sanremo è Sanremo! In keeping with tradition, this year the Sanremese parade is full of surprises. It’s time to discover who will serve as guest at the musical party!
Twenty five singers will sing-it-out at the Ariston Theatre from 1 to 5 February 2022 for honour and glory — and the ticket to Eurovision 2022 in Turin, on home soil.
As in 2019, there will be only one category on stage, following the cancellation of the traditional distinction between Big and Newcomers.
Just like it happened three years ago, artistic director and host Amadeus chose who will compete alongside the established artists through Sanremo Giovani — a separate festival for twelve emerging artists.
When the rules were announced, it was stated that only two Newcomers would join the list of competitors, but yesterday morning, during a press conference, Amadeus changed the game again: the top 3 acts of Sanremo Giovani will compete instead at the Italian kermesse.
Let’s see who stood on the podium taking the chance to sing at the Sanremo Music Festival 2022!
Yuri Santos aka “Yuman”, Alberto Cotta Rasumino aka “Tananai” and Matteo Romano are the three winners of Sanremo Giovani.
Yuman is a half Italian-half Cape Verdean artist born in Rome in 1995. In 2019 he was listed by MTV Italy as artist of the month. “Mille notti“, his first track in Italian, is based on the special and complicated relationship that binds fathers and sons.
Born in Milan in 1995, Tananai released an electronic music album in 2017 under the pseudonym Not For Us. He then changed his style, approaching the Italian indie world. He collaborated with Fedez on “Le madri degli altri“, a track from the rapper’s latest album “Disumano”.
Matteo Romano is only 19 but arrives at the Festival having won a platinum disc for the song ‘Concedimi‘, which went viral on TikTok Italia and reached number two in Spotify’s Top 50 Italy.
The three artists performed live on Rai 1 along with nine other colleagues with an original song. They were judged by Amadeus himself and a professional jury.
At the end of the evening the complete ranking was not revealed, only the top 3 acts were proclaimed. They will took the stage of Sanremo 2022 with a new unreleased song, not the one they won the competition with.
Sanremo 2022 – Competing artists and song titles
Let’s find out the full list of 25 artists competing in Sanremo and the titles of their songs.
- Achille Lauro – Domenica
- Aka 7even – Perfetta così
- Ana Mena – Duecentomila ore
- Dargen D’Amico – Dove si balla
- Ditonellapiaga & Donatella Rettore – Chimica
- Elisa – O forse sei tu
- Emma – Ogni volta è così
- Fabrizio Moro – Sei tu
- Gianni Morandi – Apri tutte le porte
- Giovanni Truppi – Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia
- Giusy Ferreri – Miele
- Highsnob & Hu – Abbi cura di te
- Irama – Ovunque sarai
- Iva Zanicchi – Voglio amarti
- La Rappresentante di Lista – Ciao ciao
- Le Vibrazioni – Tantissimo
- Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
- Massimo Ranieri – Lettera al di là del mare
- Matteo Romano – Virale
- Michele Bravi – Inverno dei fiori
- Noemi – Ti amo non lo so dire
- Rkomi – Insuperabile
- Sangiovanni – Farfalle
- Tananai – Sesso occasionale
- Yuman – Ora e qui
Who is your favourite on the Sanremo 2022 lineup? Who do you think will win the contest? Tell us your thoughts below.