After a record first night — 10,911,000 viewers and an audience share of 54.7%, the best result since 2005 — the super-duper Italian Sanremo 2022 continued with its Wednesday night show.
The remaining 13 contestants — the big names from which Italy’s Eurovision 2022 artist will be chosen — performed their entries to the viewers for the very first time, just like yesterday.
At the end of the live show, a complete provisional ranking based on the results of the press jury voting was revealed.
Sanremo 2022: Elisa leads provisional ranking on second night
Press jury voting ranking
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Click on song titles to watch the performance.
- Elisa with “O forse sei tu“
- Emma with “Ogni volta è così“
- Ditonellapiaga & Rettore with “Chimica“
- Irama with “Ovunque sarai“
- Fabrizio Moro with “Sei tu“
- Giovanni Truppi with “Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia“
- Sangiovanni with “Farfalle“
- Matteo Romano with “Virale“
- Highsnob & Hu with “Abbi cura di te“
- Iva Zanicchi with “Voglio amarti“
- Aka7even with “Perfetta così“
- Le Vibrazioni with “Tantissimo“
- Tananai with “Sesso occasionale“
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Provisional ranking based on the first two nights
- Elisa with “O forse sei tu”
- Mahmood & Blanco with “Brividi”
- La Rappresentante di Lista with “Ciao Ciao”
- Dargen D’Amico with “Dove si balla”
- Gianni Morandi with “Apri tutte le porte”
- Emma with “Ogni volta è così”
- Ditonellapiaga & Rettore with “Chimica”
- Massimo Ranieri with “Lettera di là dal mare”
- Irama with “Ovunque sarai”
- Fabrizio Moro with “Sei tu”
- Giovanni Truppi with “Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia”
- Noemi with “Ti amo non lo so dire”
- Sangiovanni with “Farfalle”
- Michele Bravi with “Inverno dei fiori”
- Rkomi with “Insuperabile”
- Achille Lauro with “Domenica”
- Matteo Romano with “Virale”
- Highsnob & Hu with “Abbi cura di te”
- Giusy Ferreri with “Miele”
- Iva Zanicchi with “Voglio amarti”
- Aka7even with “Perfetta così”
- Le Vibrazioni with “Tantissimo”
- Yuman with “Ora e qui”
- Tananai with “Sesso occasionale”
- Ana Mena with “Duecentomila ore”
? @ditonellapiaga e @Rettore_
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During the second live show — hosted by Amadeus and actress Laura Cesarini — we were treated to guest performances from Italian pop singer Laura Pausini who presented her latest single “Scatola” but, above all, was officially announced as the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022!
She will be on stage at the PalaOlimpico in Turin from May 10 to 14 along with Lebanese-British singer-songwriter Mika and Italian radio and tv presenter and Alessandro Cattelan, who also went up on the Sanremo stage to reveal the big news.
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Two Festival veterans, Arisa and Malika Ayane, also attended the evening to sing two new songs: “Fino all’alba” and “Un po’ più in là”. The two tracks will compete in a “digital battle” and one will become the official anthem of the XXV Winter Olympic Games, to be held in 2026 in Italy, in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
They weren’t the only guests at the Ariston Theatre. Comedian Checco Zalone and actresses Gaia Girace and Margherita Mazzucco also took the stage.
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How will the Sanremo winner be picked?
Voting during the five evenings will occur through different combinations of three methods:
- Public televoting, carried out via landline, mobile phone, the contest’s official mobile app and online voting.
- Press jury voting, expressed by accredited print, radio and web journalists that followed the competition from the Roof Hall at the Ariston Theatre.
- A demoscopic poll, composed by 1000 music fans who voted from their homes via an electronic voting system managed by global market research and a consulting firm Ipsos.
The four voting systems will have a percentage weight so distributed:
- First and Second Evening: 100% press jury voting
- Third Evening: 50% public televoting; 50% demoscopic poll
- Fourth Evening: 34% public televoting; 33% demoscopic poll; 33% press jury voting
- Fifth Evening: 100% public televoting
In the final part of the fifth evening, a new rank indicating the first three acts — determined by the percentage of votes obtained in this evening’s vote and those obtained in previous evenings — will be drawn up.
- Superfinal: 34% public televoting; 33% press jury voting; 33% demoscopic poll
What do you think of the 13 songs premiered in the second live show of Sanremo 2022? Who are you most excited for? Share your thoughts below!
Okay, tonight I did get goosebumps after Elisa performed too. Irama, Michele, Mahmood & Blanco were as great as they were in previous days. A lot of performances are left, Noemi included, but I perhaps go to sleep before, and watch the rest of them tomorrow…
The biggest improvement of the 2nd night after listening to the studio version goes to Sangiovanni. “Farfalle” could be another hit from his last year’s EP. Another improvement comes from Tananai, but I guess we always knew this would happen, since his live performance wasn’t good. The rest of the songs I dare to say did a fine job defending their strenghts on the stage.
Sesso occidentale isn’t that great in comparison with most of songs it has to face, but there’s also an issue of Tananai’s underwhelming performance. Well, someone has to come last, even in Sanremo.
As for Farfalle, I like it. It’s a good song.
Iramas song is simply beautiful. The video? God almighty it’s so beautiful and his voice is stunning. So emotional right now. Love love love that song. Eliza’s was lovely but I was hoping for more of a Seta type song.
Mahmood and blanco song I dunno I just can’t get into that song at all. The start of the song sounds like l’essensiale from Marco in 2013 which I love. But something is off on it.
For me its clear who should win Sanremo this year and it aint this, ciao ciao
Elisa and Irama, both established artists with very credible if conventional songs. I have to say Irama’s song last year was amazing – my favourite even ahead of Maneskin! Standout for me last night was Matteo Romano, who qualified from the newcomer competition. Really love his song – would be great to see him on the Eurovision stage.
After the two evenings, in my opinion, the best one is definitely Irama. I am a big fan of his ballads, so “Ovunque sarai” didn’t disappoint me at all. It’s completely different from “La genesi del tuo colore”, but presents a high quality, just like the last year’s song. Irama’s voce is stunning, so for sure I will root for him. I also love “Brividi”. I can see Mahmood and Blanco winning Sanremo Festival and whole Eurovision in May. Beautiful song, that makes me cry every time I listen to it. Their live performance was absolutely great. The biggest surprise… Read more »
It hurts seeing Noemi and Michele Bravi in those positions, but I am sure things will change with the following votes. Overall, I think “Ciao, Ciao” is my favourite song, it’s great live and so very catchy! I am really enjoying Sanremo this year 🙂
sorry, you wrote every big country. That ofc would make it less than 40 Sanremos.
Poland and Russia could easily do this indeed. Easily! Germany lost all credibility with their viewers, which wasn’t much to begin with. They really should apologize in the upcoming NF. Poland as well for that matter. Russia is in fact also pretty lazy to just select another Kirkorov or host a half ass mini show.
I do. Who has the time and energy to digest 40 Sanremos? In principle, I of course agree with you that this is the very best approach and everybody should follow suit. But realistically, I don’t believe that every country would have that amount of songwriting talent to fill such a large show with quality, even if the broadcasters tried. I believe the fault always lies with the wrong people being in charge. Look at Germany. Nobody believes that the garbage they selected internally last yeae is the best songwriting an entire country can do. Everyone involved in selecting this… Read more »
I think that both national finals and internal choices have their advantages. Sure, in the case of Italy, Sanremo works like a clockwork. Then again, Switzerland scored two amazing results with internally chosen songs. On average, I feel like national finals have more filters to go through, usually resulting in a song that either the juries, the televoters or both really like. That way, we are usually spared the absolutely abysmal songs, and have winners mostly in the upper third in quality of their selections. Then again, the winning entries of NFs have to appeal to as many demographics as… Read more »
It really would be fun to have upcoming formats from other countries in December to even it out. Good point, Midnight Gold was great, I’m glad it didn’t get lost in one of Lithuania’s 100 heats.
Sure, this is a rule of thumb, as we’ve got some really daring entries from national selections (Telemovies), and some really, really safe ones from internal selections (The Best In Me). Internal selections are an easier way to pull through something niche, funny, or not within current trends. You *can* do it via NF, but only if the song has a really wide appeal, despite of being niche/dated/comedic. But as Tibor said, I’d also prefer NFs in the vain of Sanremo for countries like Germany and the UK, who have resources and scale to pull it off.
I think it would be interesting to see such festival from the UK, Germany, or Russia. But in order to do it, first they would have to see *why* Sanremo and Melodifestivalen, for instance, work perfectly for what they are going for: They are, as you said, a display of national music more than *just* a platform for Eurovision (in Sanremo’s case, even more so). Thus, they have separate rules to fit their mold. For instance, Sanremo allows songs over 3 minutes and autotune, while both shows allow cussing withing the lyrics. For instance: What percentage of songs in a… Read more »
Elisa’s song is easy top 5 material for eurovision. Would be one of the most qualitive ballads we’ve had in like 10 years.
Very good songs this year in Festival Di Sanremo 2022 !!! My favorites (not particular order) :
– Matteo Romano
– Dargen Damico
– Gianni Morandi
– Fabrizio Moro
Good Luck !!
I completely agree with your top and I don’t have a particular other either uwu
Btw, I was surprised by Matteo Romano’s entry, he was buried by the press but I think it’s a lovely well-done song 🙂
I think it was Matteo Romano who stood out last night, his song is brilliant and he coped with the pressure so well! I cannot get the melody out of my head, there is something so poetic about it. Such a pity that young artists like him have a difficult start (e.g. having no founds for videoclips – like Matteo). I think he did exceedingly well in compare to his more experienced colleagues.
I thought night 2 had a stronger collection of songs than night 1. Strangely, the top 2 with the press jury were two of the more average songs in my opinion. I really enjoyed Chimica, Ovunque Sarai, Sei Tu, Virale, Abbi cura di te, Perfetta cosi and Tantissimo.
After an awful first night with mediocre songs especially Brividi (seriously are we listening to the same thing?), the second night was more interesting.
The best for me were Matteo Romano and Elisa. Elisa has a nice ballad full of emotions and Matteo’s song probably the best overall out of all 25 songs.
This ranking is a joke. Elisa first, Matteo Romano 17th? Yeah, right!
I’m not sure how I feel about Sanremo being a national delection. There’s no staging and now that they allow autotune we can’t even know for sure how they would sound in Eurovision…
Anyway, my favorites are Matteo Romano, Sangiovani, La Rappresentante di Lista, Irama and Emma.
They don’t allow autotune. Everything is live…
Autotune is not lipsynching. Just google Sanremo autotune and you’ll get everything explained.
I was in a rush and didn’t understand the comment properly.
Autotune can be applied to live vocals as well and they started allowing its use last year.
Did you really think Madame (last year) and Sangiovani had such robotic voices naturally?
Autotune is only allowed since last year. I’m not a fan because artists coud sound quite different when they step up on the ESC stage and don’t have their safety blanket.
Great show once again. It was exciting to finally have the hosts confirmed, and I enjoyed both their joint performance as well as Laura’s individual one. Can’t say much more before we see them in action in Turin. To be honest, the second night wasn’t quite as strong as the first one in my opinion, but there were two songs in particular that are almost tied for my first place. If I had to, I would give a slight edge to “Chimica”. It’s pretty rare that a song, no matter how uptempo, makes me want to move, but this one… Read more »
I feel like overall this year Sanremo is not as good as last year, but there are still some great songs. I’m not doing a ranking of both nights until I have enough time to listen to yesterday’s songs a second time but here are some comments from last night: – Highsnob & Hu were a revelation and I loved their song, it could even be my favourite of the entire competition. They won’t win but I’ll be happy if they can reach the top 10 (it will never happen, that’s the kind of song that needed to be helped… Read more »
Off-topic: Poland’s ESC song *I hope*:
Top 10 for sure imo, maybe not quite the winner, but a grower
Oh, this is gorgeous! Poland, you have one job!
I love it! With the right live performance, this could indeed do very well.
Btw, imagine Georgia ending the first half of the second semifinal and Poland with River starting the second half of the second semifinal. Georgia has clowns, River has the lyrics “I float away”, do you get what I mean?
I might have become tired by the end of it, and I will have to listen to the studio versions, but for me, serata 1 was easily the more impactful one as a whole. The biggest impact from serata 2 came from Irama. His song is amazing, and his delivery even amplified that. It’s a different song from last year, but just as good. I got goosebumps! If it was up to me, he’s be right up there with Mahmood & Blanco, result-wise. Considering this is only the beginning, he might be after awhile. Elisa, Emma, and Fabrizio all have… Read more »
somehow I miss last year’s sanremo..hha but because we’re here, I do agree with you, plus Elisa..I can’t deny her song is also good.. but for myself, I prefer Michele as he never won Sanremo before..or LRDL with such a catchy song..but their song and her performance somehow lil bit reminds me of Fusedmarc from Lithuania ESC 2017
Elisa’s song is indeed quite good. Michele would be a great winner, but considering he’s no famous, and there’s no hype, I don’t have much hope for that happening. It would be a nice surprise if it did. I can see how you made the connection between LRDL and Fusedmarc, but I see them as different sides of what you can do with that concept. I definitely prefer Ciao ciao.
As ballads go, I think Irama should be waaay above Fabrizio in the ranking. I agree with the top 2, Irama should join them. They always underrate him somehow. Unfair
Also really like the performance of Abbi cura di te. Beautifully done.
yes I do agree with you
The second bunch is overall better and I understand why Elisa is leading. It is a beautiful package overall, a rather classical ballad with just enough going for it that it never really gets boring, like others. Same goes for Irama. That is one talented guy with great style. He may have been denied a Eurovision victory last year.
Before Sanremo started, I was looking forward to Mahmood, Emma, Elisa and Irama. They’re songs are great, but I’m surprisingly enjoying more listening to Matteo Romano, Highsnob&Hu, Aka7even and Sangiovanni. I think Virale is actually my favorite.
For me, Sanremo is the NF with the highest quality for everything. But this year is so meh! If Benidorm Fest would continue bring quality (I hope, despite the telenovela drama), it could easily replace Sanremo.
I’m disappointed this year
Well, with all due respect, but if benidorm fest songs had participated in Sanremo, most would have joined ana mena at the bottom
Ciao Ciao is by far the best song here.
The studio versions may change some of these thoughts, but I guess I’ll only be able to check them tomorrow. My highlights of the 2nd night: “O forse sei tu” (Elisa): She’s a fantastic performer and delivered exactly what was expected from her. The song on the other hand is a conventional Sanremo ballad. Mahmood & Blanco bring a contemporary vein that I think it’s missing here. “Ovunque sarai” (Irama): The press was underestimating him. He gave it all on the stage and I imagine flashbacks from last year went through his mind. But his song is also pretty conventional,… Read more »
That’s what I thought too about Irama. Beautiful performance like always but is that really the song that will make him win, when he had such outstanding songs before? Hmm
One thing I think it’s for sure: he will win Sanremo eventually. He has everything to appeal to each voting segment in the contest. And he’s still young. I believe everytime he gets to that stage, he’s earning credit for a future win.
After seeing all the entries, I keep coming back to Ciao Ciao There’s just something really engaging about it. Like, I can’t decide if I like it or not, but I can’t stop wanting to listen to it and the chorus really hooks me in every time.
I love Francesca Michelin’s feminist ways – she didn’t want the flowers last year and she doesn’t want them this year.
They give flowers to the men too. I don’t see what is about feminism here.
actually they don’t? lol they’ve only been doing it since last year and only occasionally
Actually she gave the flowers to a man in the orchestra not because she didn’t want them, but because both men and women should receive flowers, in fact if you noticed this year men got flowers too. Not all of them tho, maybe because some felt embarrassed and they asked not to have flowers
Pls no Elisa – she sing nice but i fall asleep 3x during her performance – Its just heavy to listen … sorry i still hope for Mahmood/Sangiovanni/Noemi or Irama
My picks from tonight would be Emma and Sangiovanni, and overall I think Sangiovanni is my winner, he should go in Eurovision and it would be very cool!. Not feeling Brividi, Elisa’s song, and Ciao Ciao, beautiful songs but not my taste. Seeing the numbers of views on youtube already and the fact that Mahmood and Blanco have already millions of followers it’s obvious they will win the televote by a huge margin and maybe even the demoscopic jury, so they will be in the superfinal for sure and certainly win this festival. The thing is with this song I… Read more »
Actually Italians are voting for their best song, not the one which might rank well in Eurovision.
I know that clearly, I know San Remo, but we are on a blog about Eurovision here so of course we the non italians have and share opinions about the songs but with Eurovision in mind, it’s logical. And I know well that the San Remo winner can refuse to go in Eurovision too so as I said I think Mahmood will win this festival but I would prefer in that case another song to go in Eurovision.
Last year fransesca/medez had also the most views and they were first in the public voting until the superfinal where the majority of the voters voted for the Maneskin… Views don’t mean a lot of things, especially when we are referring to artists like Mahmood who had thousands of fans outside of Italy as well…
Maneskin had already millions of followers too, it helps.
Last three editions of Sanremo, positions after the first performances:
I’m not saying you’re wrong, just that it might not be quite as obvious as one might think. A lot can still change!
my heart wants ciao ciao but my head says brividi
In my honest opinion, actually I prefer a new winner rather than the former winners because they will represent Italy in this eurovision which held in Italy itself.. the former sanremo winners can be the guest acts instead, rather than as a winner from this year sanremo.. but anyway, anyone is equal about this competetion so I wish all of them good luck..
Brividi should go to eurovision and bring Italy another top 5. It’s the best by far.
Elisa’s song is good but not something that I think can make any impact in eurovision. And I’m happy she’s first now because in recent years the number one of the first 2 nights didn’t win in the end(ermal meta, gabbani, ultimo).
In general this year I don’t find many competitive songs for ESC like in last year for example. But maybe some will grow on me.
Well, I’ve always had a theory that host countries have a tendency to send weaker songs than their winning songs so that they don’t end up footing the bill for hosting Eurovision twice in a row (after what happened with Ireland in the 90s, I don’t blame them). But even if Italy is phoning it in, their host entry will probably do better than most host entries recently.
That’s not so hard to do lol
When I listen the song of Irama I go so emotional THIS IS GREATH
Very expected top 3. I like Elisa’s song, it’s nice to listen to but honestly nothing special. Her other hits are more impressive. I think this top 3 proceed to super final. I’ll be rooting for mahmood and lrdl. To my mind, Brividi is the top quality and song that most deserves to win but in the perspective of Eurovision ciao ciao may be more suitable. Let’s see. P. S. I also liked Virale by Matteo Romano. Would even say that it’s my favorite and I think it could have great chances to win if the artist was popular but… Read more »
Thank you, for me Virale was the best of the night and i cannot understand why they grade him so low…
Agree. I really hoped that press would appreciate the song and help him as they did with Mahmood because artist is not quite popular so his result won’t be high among demoscopic and public.
So many ballads…. Regarding the total results is ok, but i think the juries for the top of the second night they just went with the famous acts: Elisa, Emma and Irama (where i found somehow votebaiting the repetitive focus on Francesca). Also today i think I heard the worst of the four Irama San Remo songs. I mean “La genesi del tuo colore” is an amazing song, an original song which you know is the one in the many. His ballad today was ok, like all the other ballads of the san remo. No top 5 from me today… Read more »
Ciao Ciao by La Rappresentante di Lista is the only song that instantly grabbed my attention.
I expected more from Mahmood and Blanco, it’s not as alternative or cool as I hoped for.
I agree with you. But my mistake is that i am looking for a song that will give Italy a second consecutive win in Eurovision. Ciao Ciao is that song. Mahmood and Blanco’s song is an ok song, a good Italian Ballad, a safe song for a top 10 result maybe but not a winning song. Not after last year…
Maybe Italy doesn’t want to win again twice in a row?
Also what happened with Tananai with “Sesso occasionale”? The song itself seems good but the performance was so off
Giusy Ferreri with “Miele” deserves much more recognition. really like this one
Yes at least she brought something different
I like both songs !! May the best win !!
I never thought I could write this but UMK is better than Sanremo this year…
There’s nothing to compare both events! One’s a NF that just started improving a couple editions ago and the other is a historical, social, musical and cultural phenomenon that goes beyond the ESC bubble. Besides, their respective formats are completely different.
lol Don’t state the obvious.