Mahmood Blanco

It’s not even close. Mahmood & Blanco are our readers’ favourites to win Sanremo 2022 ahead of the final night.

Their song “Brividi” — that’s shivers, in English — recounts the insecurities of people who don’t always know how to love. Within a day of its release it had already climbed to #5 on the Spotify Global Top 50 chart, moving past the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran. 

The song also tops the provisional rankings of Sanremo 2022 following Night 4. Momentum is clearly on their side. And so are our readers.

We counted a total of 3,579 votes. M&B earned a staggering 1,248 of them — or around 35% of all votes cast. The next closest act — La Rappresentante di Lista — had around 10% of the votes.

Who should win Sanremo 2022 in Italy?

  1. Mahmood & Blanco: 34.87%, 1,248 votes
  2. La Rappresentante di Lista: 9.97%, 357 votes
  3. Irama: 8.80%, 315 votes
  4. Elisa 8.16% 292
  5. Matteo Romano 4.11% 147
  6. Ana Mena 3.86% 138
  7. Sangiovanni 3.58% 128
  8. Noemi 3.30% 118
  9. Emma Marrone 2.91% 104
  10. Gianni Morandi 2.26% 81
  11. Ditonellapiaga & Rettore 2.15% 77
  12. Aka7even 2.12% 76
  13. Dargen D’Amico 1.82% 65
  14. Achille Lauro 1.76% 63
  15. Michele Bravi 1.62% 58
  16. Giusy Ferreri 1.40% 50
  17. Rkomi 1.15% 41
  18. Fabrizio Moro 1.06% 38
  19. Le Vibrazioni 0.98% 35
  20. Highsnob & Hu 0.92% 33
  21. Yuman 0.75% 27
  22. Massimo Ranieri 0.75% 27
  23. Tananai 0.59% 21
  24. Iva Zanicchi 0.56% 20
  25. Giovanni Truppi 0.56% 20

Total Votes 3,579

What do you think? Who is going to take the crown tonight? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Eds
Eds
11 months ago

I can see why people would love this song but personally I’m not a fan of it. I guess I’m just bored of ballads.

Last year’s edition was stronger.

Last edited 11 months ago by Eds
Vincenzo
Vincenzo
11 months ago

Landslide vote for Mahmood & Blanco.

54% jury and 53% televote

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
11 months ago

Giovanni Truppi criminally robbed both in this poll and in the festival : (
Well at least it seems like he has got a new fan. Gonna go check out his music.

Last edited 11 months ago by There is a light guiding my way
Vincenzo
Vincenzo
11 months ago

Top 3 is:

ELISA
GIANNI MORANDI
MAHMOOD & BLANCO

Now there is the new televote plus jury votes to find the winner.

Last edited 11 months ago by Vincenzo
Milla
Milla
11 months ago

Overhyped

Aria
Aria
11 months ago
Reply to  Milla

U wish

Pazvani
Pazvani
11 months ago

MaHMOOD ahmadinedad s TerroRist

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
11 months ago

I think I’m the only one loving Chimica by Ditonellapiaga e Retore. So underrated.

  1. Mahmood e Bianco
  2. Irama
  3. La Rappresentante da Lista
  4. Ditonellapiaga & Rettore
  5. Sangiovanni

I know this won’t happen, but…

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
11 months ago

You are definitely not the only one, I love it as well.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
11 months ago

Ok they are in my TOP 3 and I would not be mad for them, but my winner is Irama. Sadly his live performance is not as good as studio version. Last editions of Sanremo were much stronger, that’s what I think.

Veronica
Veronica
11 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I totally agree with you, this year all the songs are really weak, my favourite are Mahmood’s and Irama’s but only because all the others are perfectly forgettable. Whoever wins Sanremo will not surely win Eurovision too.

Jessie
Jessie
11 months ago

brividi > soldi

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
11 months ago

Brividi was my favorite first too but then especially Insuperabile grew on me. (Too bad other people don’t seem to like it that much)

#synthsareawesome
#synthsareawesome
11 months ago

Is “Brividi” full of gay romance undertones as the previous article about Sanremo suggests? I don’t know Italian, so I can’t tell. The performance didn’t seem to reflect the topic to me, but I might be wrong.

hzalfa
hzalfa
11 months ago

No, it’s a love song where the gender of the loved person is never mentioned, like in all of Mahmood’s love songs. There’s some sort of “love is love” message with Blanco and Mahmood singing the same love song despite the fact that one of them is straight and the other one is not.

#synthsareawesome
#synthsareawesome
11 months ago
Reply to  hzalfa

Thank you for the reply! Never knew that one of the duo wasn’t straight. Nice to see some representation.

Daya sloten
Daya sloten
11 months ago

You can watch the official music video. It’s beautiful and mahmood is with a man. I’m not sure but I think it’s kind of his coming out video? I thought it wasn’t 100% confirmed before that he wasn’t straight

Daxp
Daxp
11 months ago
Reply to  hzalfa

That’s not true. The gender is explicit. These are definitely 2 men talking to each other. It’s clear because of the use of Italian grammar. It does not translate into English, unfortunately. Mahmood says “sei cambiato” (“you’ve changed”) at the start of the song, and “sono uno fra i tanti” (“I’m one of many”) towards the end, meaning he’s male and the person in front of him also is. When they harmonise and sing to each other simultaneously in the chorus, they say “mi lasci nudo” (“you leave me naked”). Again “nudo” is a masculine adjective (“a naked man”), so… Read more »

Daxp
Daxp
11 months ago
Reply to  hzalfa

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Last edited 11 months ago by Daxp
Daxp
Daxp
11 months ago

I don’t know if “romance” is the right word, but the song is definitely about sexual tension between 2 men. There is no light at the end of the tunnel, however. They both know it’s not gonna work. It’s about 2 gay men that really like each other, but that mutual infatuation sadly never blossoms into a relationship. They run after each other and dream about being together, but in the end they give up. They accept that they won’t be a couple. This is a gay outlook on a gay encounter. There’s no sugar coating. It’s very sincere.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
11 months ago

For me it was the opposite, it’s the performance that gave me a strong gay vibe. Later I watched the video and it confirmed that for me. Can’t believe Blanco is straight and they two are just friends. They act a serious chemistry on stage.

Isabella
Isabella
11 months ago

the legend Gianni Morandi is coming strong for that 3rd spot. and it’s super deserved.

por no estar
por no estar
11 months ago
Reply to  Isabella

i disagree

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
11 months ago
Reply to  Isabella

Sanremo is always full of surprises, so I wouldn’t be sure. 😉

Isabella
Isabella
11 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

well

NickC
NickC
11 months ago

Odds of Italy winning ESC is up to 14%. If they do not choose Brividi, they clearly do not want to host for the second time…

AlexC
AlexC
11 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Not a chance for Italy to win ESC again with such a song.

Last edited 11 months ago by AlexC
Vincenzo
Vincenzo
11 months ago
Reply to  AlexC

Why, are you so sure? Duncan Lawrence won with Arcade another ballad.

AlexC
AlexC
11 months ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Arcade it was a great ballad. This is something but definitely nothing great about it. For San Remo maybe is good but not for ESC.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
11 months ago
Reply to  AlexC

Well, it doesn’t look like you say. in 3 days the music video on Youtube scored 8,5 millions views and 5,8 millions views the first Sanremo performance video.. And most of the comment say of “brividi” (shievers) and emotion flowing out to people from this song.

Last edited 11 months ago by Vincenzo
Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
11 months ago
Reply to  NickC

They can’t win with this.

Fatima
Fatima
11 months ago
Reply to  NickC

They’ll certainly do better than Netherlands 2021, Israel 2019, Portugal 2018, Ukraine 2017, Austria 2015

Simple
Simple
11 months ago

Hopefully the “3rd in televote receives a ticket to Turin” marathon continues.