The world-famous Teatro Ariston, nestled in charming Liguria, is read to burst with joy. That’s as the 74th Festival di Sanremo unfolds next February with an expanded field of 30 participants. It’s a music event that’s set to light up an entire week, culminating on the 10th of February. Brace yourselves: Italy’s Sanremo is about to steal the spotlight once again.

As Amadeus gears up for his grand finale as the presenter and artistic director of Sanremo, he’s on a mission to sprinkle some extra magic this time. And he has absolutely nailed it so far! The excitement is real as Italy’s RAI has revealed the lineup of artists during an exclusive TG! announcement.

True to his word, Amadeus has unleashed what could be the most dazzling lineup in the entire history of Sanremo. Picture this: the crème de la crème of the Italian music scene, featuring past winners, chart-toppers with countless hits, and social media sensations with millions of adoring fans—all vying for the coveted Golden Lion and the golden ticket to Eurovision 2024.

But wait, there’s more! The anticipation reaches new heights as we eagerly await the three winners of Sanremo Giovani, set to be crowned on December 20. They’ll join this golden cast with brand-new songs, adding an extra layer of excitement to the already fantastic lineup.

Sanremo 2024: The 30 participating artists include…

  • Fiorella Mannoia
  • Geolier
  • Dargen d’Amico
  • Emma
  • Fred de Palma
  • Angelina Mango
  • La Sad
  • Diodato
  • Il Tre
  • Francesco Renga & Nek
  • Sangiovanni
  • Alfa
  • Il Volo  
  • Alessandra Amoroso
  • Gazzell
  • Negramaro
  • Irama
  • Rose Villian
  • Mahmmod
  • Loredana Bertè
  • The Kolors
  • Big Mama
  • Ghali
  • Annalisa
  • Mr. Rain
  • Maninni
  • Ricchi e Poveri

Amongst the names above names are previous Eurovision participants: Emma (2014 – ‘La mia città’), Il Volo (2015 – ‘Grande Amore’), Diodato (2020 – ‘Fai Rumore’) and Mahmood (2019 – ‘Soldi’ & 2022 ‘Brividi’).

“Soldi” by Mahmood continues to reign supreme at the top of the music charts, with numerous Eurofans passionately arguing that he deserved to win in 2019. Undeterred, Mahmood made a triumphant return to the Eurovision stage in Turin 2022, his home country, with Blanco by his side, achieving 6th place. Yet, he’s not one to rest on his laurels, as Mahmood is back, setting his sights on winning Sanremo and possibly making another run at Eurovision. One thing is certain – he has already won our Eurovision hearts!

Who could forget that fantastic trio that stole our hearts back in 2015? Il Volo managed to clinch the televoting victory in the Eurovision Grand Final with their absolutely stunning ballad, “Grande Amore,” a performance that sent shivers down our spines. Well they are back and after their global tour they are planning their dynamic comeback with a song penned by well-known and esteemed creators such as Edwyn Roberts (known for collaborations with Laura Pausini, Diodato, Malika Ayane), Stefano Marletta (associated with Paola Turci, Chiara Galiazzo), Michael Tenisci (credited with works for Tiziano Ferro, Alessandra Amoroso), and  Erensto Ginoble, the brother of Gianluca.

Angelina Mango, a young pop queen who is coming from a music family, has a huge fan base in Italy. In November 2022, Mango was admitted as a competitor to the twenty-second edition of the musical talent show broadcast on Canale 5, Amici di Maria De Filippi, in which she finished in second place and won the singing category.

Among the groups, we find The Kolors a pop-rock band,  with a previous  participation in Sanremo in 2018. And, of course, we can’t overlook Alessandra Amoroso, the Italian pop sensation known from the reality competition TV show Amici di Maria de Filippi. With a string of successful albums and consistent chart-topping achievements, Amoroso has become a prominent figure in the world of Italian pop music and is ready to compete in the San Remo fighting arena.

Sanremo 2024: Schedule and voting method

First Night – Tuesday, 6th February 2024

Prepare your ears for the grand unveiling of 30 sensational songs! The fate of the performers lies in the hands of the press, TV, and web jury. There’s no elimination on this day.

Second Night – Wednesday, 7th February 2024

The top 15 songs from the previous night get another chance to shine. This time, it’s a dual voting affair: 50% televoting and 50% radio jury. The stakes are high, but fear not – no acts will bid farewell just yet.

Third Night – Thursday, 8th February 2024

The spotlight now shifts to the remaining 15 songs. Once again, it’s a dual voting extravaganza: 50% televoting and 50% radio jury. Tensions rise, but rest assured, there are no goodbyes yet.

Fourth Night – Friday, 9th February 2024 – Cover Day

A twist awaits as the 30 acts will perform cover version of any song they’d like. Alongside guest acts of their choice, the stage transforms into a musical wonderland. The results? A threesome voting feast: 34% televoting, 33% press, TV, and web jury, and 33% radio jury. No eliminations at this point.
 

Fifth Night – Saturday, 10th February 2024

The final crescendo! All 30 songs echo once more, and this time, it’s the audience’s turn to take the reins with 100% televoting. Brace yourselves for the results as the curtain falls on the main event.
 
But wait, there’s more! The sum of all results from the five days will unveil the top 5 acts, who will either perform their original entries again or treat us to a nostalgic recap. The ultimate winner will be determined by a threesome voting showdown: 34% televoting, 33% press, TV, and web jury, and 33% radio jury. Drumroll, please!
 

From Sanremo 2024 to Eurovision in Malmö

The excitement for us doesn’t end with Sanremo! Any of the 30 acts interested in Eurovision 2024 will say so on a special form. The winning act of Sanremo 2024 will have the right of first refusal for Eurovision 2024. If they decline the Eurovision adventure, the organizing committee will wield its magic wand and select the Eurovision representative based on their own criteria.
 
So, mark your calendars and get ready to be swept away by the melodies, the elegance and the joy of Sanremo 2024. It’s not just a festival; it’s a celebration of music, laughter, and the unforgettable moments that make Sanremo the magical place it is. Let the countdown to this musical fiesta begin!

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Joseph Jorizzo
Joseph Jorizzo
9 days ago

Who won ?

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Mamma mia, Sanremo 2024 sarà un bagno di sangue. Azz, non saprei dire su chi puntare per rappresentare l’ Italia a Malmö, tanti sono i grandi e amatissimi artisti in gara. Mi sa che la giuria di qualità stravolgerà tutto.
Mamma mia, Sanremo 2024 will be a bloodbath. Azz, I couldn’t say who to focus on to represent Italy in Malmö, there are so many great and beloved artists competing. I think the quality jury will overturn everything.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago

My only concern … with 30 singers are we going to go to sleep some time around 5am?

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

That’s the only problem with Sanremo, it takes too long that by the time the show ends it’s 9 or 10 at night in Mexico, not to say it starts around 2 in the afternoon here

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Prendo ferie quella settimana 🙂

Dida
Dida
2 months ago

Mahmood should stop participating for a while, at least. He’s getting irritating… He won’t win San Remo in the near future (there are so many deserving other Italian artists), and he definitely won’t represent Italy ar Eurovision anytime soon, after the live mess with Blanko, back in 2022. I’m rooting for Irama or Diodado…

AkiraSan
AkiraSan
2 months ago

So many gorgeous artists. I don’t even know who should win. But I’m so happy.

Melissa
Melissa
2 months ago

DIODATO YESSSS

I’ve been waiting for him to try again after 2020 happened, oh please let him do well enough to earn a ticket again ?

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 months ago

Amazing line-up! Can’t wait to listen to Ghali’s entry in particular.

Samah.ex
Samah.ex
2 months ago

We Italians on Tiktok and Twitter are joking about the fact that this Sanremo resembles the Hunger Games, first of all because it is the 74th edition, then because Amadeus announced the singers in President Snow style, and because when he presents he resembles Caesar Flickerman. In addition to the fact that this edition will be a bloodbath.???

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Samah.ex

If artists like Ermal and Arisa got rejected, it’s already been a bloodbath with huge bloodshed. I’d love to hear their rejected songs. I find it hard to believe they weren’t top 30.

Nows
Nows
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Amadeus said that his favourite songs were 50, don’t give him prompts to enlarge it from 30 to 50 ???

Samah.ex
Samah.ex
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Yep! It was a damn bloodbath, so many good names. I would like to listen to their songs too

Emory
Emory
2 months ago

Was really hoping to see Madame back, but oh well

Pauly
Pauly
2 months ago

Mahmood again? He is taking part every 2 years, wtf.

Anja
Anja
2 months ago

I think there was a list going around with people who were rejected this year, and it has names like Francesco Gabbani, Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro on it. Imagine, even more winners! My heart would fail, I swear!

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Anja

I find it very hard to believe that any of those 3 was rejected. Just recently, I dove into Ermal Meta’s discography and it has some real gems.

Anja
Anja
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Right? He has some beautiful songs, great voice, music and presence. Would have loved to see him this year (though maybe it’s for the best, it’s too hard to decide as it is).

Samah.ex
Samah.ex
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

it’s true, they rejected them.
Amadeus rejected these singers: Francesco Gabbani, Ermal Meta, Michele Bravi, Albano, Jalisse (Eurovision 1997), Arisa, Malika Ayane, Patty Pravo, Alexia, Marcella Bella and Zero Assoluto.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Samah.ex

Outrageous!

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Samah.ex

Omg, even the rejects list looks stacked! 😮

Samah.ex
Samah.ex
2 months ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

It is! I’m still shocked by: Michele Bravi, Arisa, Malika Ayane, Jalisse and Zero Assoluto

Matt
Matt
2 months ago

This lineup look crazy insane and I’m super excited to hear what songs they all bring. Honest question, but why do most people seem super excited that people who have already won the competition (in some cases twice) are coming back but aren’t as happy when artists return for other countries?

Karmaqleon
Karmaqleon
2 months ago

Alessandra and Loredana … I’m so hyped ..love their voices !!!

Nasy
Nasy
2 months ago

Same names as always. And yet again a man will win. Why doesn’t Italy get the same hate Sweden gets?

sucof
sucof
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

with the difference that Italian singers get hundreds of millions of views, win prizes and are known all over the world, the Swedish artists (excluding abba 40 years ago) of the melodifestivalen are known only in Finland and their songs are downloaded by their relatives .

Nasy
Nasy
2 months ago
Reply to  sucof

yeah I’m not buying the statement that the italian singers are famous all over the world lol, volare is older than abba

sucof
sucof
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

my friend you are not updated, the songs of The Kolors with Italodisco or annalisa for example this summer were in the top 10 many European countries

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

Tell me, did Mans Zermelow topped the global charts in 2015?? Juries gave him the victory against the televote who voted massively for Il Volo. But the ones who are massively famous worldwide are Il Volo, not Mans Zermelow. Mans is only used like salt each time in each Eurovision organized by Sweden or in a sweden influenced country like UK. The only swedish act from eurovision who had success were ABBA, and, in a much lesser way Loreen.

Blood
Blood
2 months ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

He did actually top them, more than Il Volo at least. i’m from Slovenia, apparently a neighboring country to Italy and Heroes is still occasionally played on the radio here. Grande Amore… not a single time… ever.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Blood

Probably not in Slovenia. But be confident Il Volo are more known worldwide than Mans Zermelow. Mans Zermelow is a sensation for the Eurovision Fans only.

Ppas
Ppas
2 months ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

This seems like a really stupid argument.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  sucof

In Finland? I lived there and no one gives a damn about Mello

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

Italy has Dardust. Sweden has the Debs. Italy has an orchestra. Sweden has even more playback than Eurovision. Oh wait. Eurovision has it too, now. Probably wasn’t Italy’s idea.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

I mean, Sweden has Max Martin tbf

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

No, they don’t. When was he in Melodifestivalen?

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

The difference is that Sweden has tried to win with Cornelia Jacobs but failed (and personally I much preferred her song and voice than the copycat of Loreen with Tattoo and her voice who has been everything else than perfect during the performances in Liverpool). Then, as they failed to win, they had to convince Loreen (a previous winner) to come back in order to host the Eurovision in Sweden on the 50th anniversary of Abba’s Waterloo (as they did on the 10th and 25th anniversary). So Sweden had to bring Loreen, a previous winner. And probably, if they will… Read more »

Th16
2 months ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Oh the delusion. Just to let you know , Sweden has a way more successful music scene than Italy. Like …by far. Also il volo are not even known worldwide. I’ll not comment on the “successful” part. Maybe that’s the case domestically in your country

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Th16

Stop… please. Success is NOT defined by how global it is. Or just by the radio pop market. Sweden is very successful, but so is Italy. It is just more concentrated.

Th16
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well , he/she defined success by how global it is , so I’m just speaking with his/her own terms.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Th16

Il Volo are not known worldwide? Hahahaha. You are kidding. Never heard of them selling out arenas worldwide? Have you ever heard of Italo Disco? Have you ever heard of a certain Giorgio Moroder composing hits for big stars? And Raffaella Carrà? And Umberto Tozzi, or RAF, or Tiziano Ferro, or Zucchero, or Adriano Celentano or many more? Or some hits that are under an american name, but it’s actually an italian singer and italian producer behind? Ever heard of a certain Toto Cutugno? We know Sweden is so concentrate in their belly, but if an Italian song hasn’t success… Read more »

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Th16

Go to see the list of concerts scheduled. Ilvolomusic dot com.

4 dates in Japan, all the major cities around central and South America. Europe. Poland. Luxembourg. Switzerland etc. Sweden. That’s clear. You only like the same plastic pop songs you produce from ages. You don’t have an operatic background. Or the Bel Canto tradition. Or musicians like Paganini, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Pavarotti, etc. Go ask around the world if they know more Il Volo, or Domenico Modugno vs Mans Zermelow or Loreen. And note I am speaking only of singers ho performed in Eurovision.

Th16
2 months ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

No need to talk to me like I am Swedish. I’m Greek. You all have a disgusting negativity towards this country on this site and because of what? Because Melfest is purposed for ESC and to make good esc performances and because of that it seems like they have cracked Eurovision so they keep getting the best results out of all? Good for them actually. They want to do well in the contest and they know how. Or because their Melfest lineups are very predictable and with no that much musical variety? Well they are a small country after all… Read more »

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Th16

Well, you exactly write the reason. They have cracked the Eurovision. Check how many times juries have enormously hyped any average song from Sweden and sunk the song voted by the televote. 1991 (only juries) favoured Sweden against France, 2015 (juries gave a strong push to Mans to win it against Russia and Italy), 2023 … strangely each time on an anniversary of ABBA’s win. How many years the contest has been managed by a Swedish executive supervisor? Svante Stockelius first, then Jon Ola Sand from Norway and now Martin Osterdahl from Sweden. Is that an hidden rule from EBU… Read more »

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Th16

Projection much?

Nows
Nows
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

Actually Italy gets the same hate Sweden gets, but there are some main differences, such as that Italian singers have a career beyond Sanremo made up of album produced, singles topping the charts, sold out concerts and recently even European acknowledgement. If you check most of Melodifestivalen singers’ Spotify profile you’ll see that apart from their MF entries they’re quite irrelevant and useless. Take a look at Geolier, and then compare it with Clara Hammarstrom, who’s the most relevant? ?

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Nows

You perfectly get the point. Swedish entries are acts expressely manufactured with the Eurovision in mind. Melfest is just like Eurovision. That’s why the Eurovision juries vote frequently swedish entries. So there is much more about the props on stage, the dance moves, the attractiveness of catchy lyrics and radio friendly music. If we check, the last years we got Portugal winning with a very particular song. Ukraine winning with 1944 and Stefania, bith in Ukrainian. Italy winning with a rock performance (in Italian). We see the catchy tunes in english may have become boring. Sweden should try to change… Read more »

esc_fl
esc_fl
2 months ago

Ricchi e Poveri were the Italian representatives in 1978 as well!

Sun
Sun
2 months ago

I will never understand why Italy since returning to ESC has been so overrated. Now the toxic Italian fandom can fill my comment with negative points. Thank you

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
2 months ago
Reply to  Sun

None is going to fill your comment with negative points. There is nothing to blame if you don’t undrestand. Me too. I don’t understand why you don’t understand the fact that Italy is so successful or as you say overrated.

sucof
sucof
2 months ago
Reply to  Sun

@Sun Are you Swedish perhaps?

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Sun

I mean, I could agree that some Italian entries (since the country’s return) were overrated (2015 once you read the translated lyrics and 2022 come to mind), but Italy has consistently sent quality entries and acts since they returned, entries genuinely liked both home and abroad

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

It’s clear you didn’t understand the meaning of the song from Mahmood and Blanco. For 2015 I may agree. It’a song about love. So according to you we should reject all the songs with lyrics related to love. Let’s say, around 70% of the songs.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Regardless of the lyrics, the song was bland. Especially when compared to other competing entries that year

Bettie
Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Sun

Isn’t this comment also a bit toxic?

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Sun

Italy brings quality. Not all the human beings understand quality. You are one of those who doesn’t understand quality music but prefer to listen to cheeky catchy tunes that means nothing. Also, Italy has brought the variety other countries don’t bring because they fear to fail. Additionally, Italian music has a long history. It’s not something who exists only for the Eurovision, but stands on his own. I know, if you are used to watch garbage every day you don’t understand the beauty of a Michelangelo Statue.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Funny how if this was Melodifestivalen, people would be complaining about the “same old faces”… different rules for different people…sad.

Dominic
Dominic
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

If this was Melodifestivalen, 6 people would have written 25 out of these 30 songs, which is better to be avoided for the sake of diversity. I don’t mind seeing returning artists. Non in Melfest, not in Sanremo. They are especially keen on going to ESC or participating at these festivals, and I understand the enthusiasm. Recent former winners who entered top 15 returning within a few years is something I’d rather avoid (and this goes for Mahmood, The Roop, Let 3 and anyone). But sure, I’m open to loving their new songs.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Dominic

Italy does have about 50 million more citizens than Sweden, to be fair. Per capita, Sanremo probably has even more returning songwriters than Melodifestivalen. Anyway, I was referring more to overall sentiment than any one comment here.

Nows
Nows
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Actually no, in the last five years G:son and Jimmy Joker have written 20 songs each in Melodifestivalen, the counterpart in Sanremo is Dardust but he has signed only 8 songs from 2020 to 2023 so yeah say it again that Italy has always the same authors you useless clown

Gabriela
Gabriela
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The difference is that in Sanremo they don’t need to rely on hundreds of props on stage to make up for the formulaic cliché cheap songs that will be overrated with the help of the label record$.

“you can’t go on because you look so beautiful” … yeesh cringe right? But no worries, let’s put him singing it on a treadmill, that’ll distract the public, it’s quirky … oh juries? No worries, they will rank it top 3 because, it’$ fair.

Sweden in a nutshell.

Nasy
Nasy
2 months ago
Reply to  Gabriela

you’re so right! let’s remove the “vision” part from Eurovision and have it only be a singing competition, no staging, no props, and let’s see how popular the contest stays!

Vale
Vale
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

It depends on what you mean popular. Yes, the show is popular. The majority of songs don’t become popular.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Nasy

What a huge loss it would be to have a Eurovision without panini presses and interacting with choreographed graphics such as stick-man figures. How will there ever be a worthy televote winner without such brilliance?

Gippa
Gippa
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think that’s because for Italian artists partecipating in Sanremo is already a victory, so they can showcase their new musical project to their main market, winning and going to eurovision is just a plus. The songs from Sanremo are aired on every radio and we listen to them till summer. For a week in Italy, press and social media people don’t talk about anything else. Except from summer bops those songs are the most listened songs of the year. Every artist wants a stage like that and that’s why Sanremo is not really a national final and why returning… Read more »

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  Gippa

Perfectly said. But they will continue to compare their cheesy national finals with Sanremo. People of those finals don’t vote for quality. They vote for the most coreographic song with the higher chances to win Eurovision. Let’s talk about Verka Serducka, or Kaarja. These are not quality songs. Kaarja was singing awfully towards the end of the performance. These are catchy songs to create hype, a following, a dance sequence to be easily replicated by everybody and shared on social medias and tiktok. Quality is the voice of Marco Mengoni. Or the stage presence and songwriting skills of Damiano from… Read more »

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

A bloodbath!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

You ain’t kiddin’! Hard to pick one, although I think it might be Annalisa’s time this time around. They’re way overdue to send a female participant.

Dominic
Dominic
2 months ago

This line-up is great! I am having high hopes for Annalisa (my Sanremo 2021 winner) and Irama (my 2022 winner), both of whom would be wonderful additions to Eurovision. Also, my Sanremo winner of 2020 (and IRL winner too) Diodato would deserve to actually go to ESC. Now, I am a huge fan of Grande amore and Soldi too, but before hearing the actual songs, I’d prefer a new representative for ESC. Mahmood won 2 times in 5 years. The third time might feel too much, even if his entry is great. I am a fan of Il Volo, and… Read more »

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Dominic

Man, I’d really love either of them to win Sanremo next year. Both Irama’s entries from 2021 and 2022 were great, and Annalisa has improved a lot as an artist since her last Sanremo participation (with Mon Amour, she became the first solo female #1 on the Italian charts in years earlier this year)

Aan
Aan
2 months ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

I agree, both are my go-to for this year (and I was saying it before they got announced!). Honestly Annalisa is having such a strong year that I think if she comes with something like from her album, I’d vote a million times for her. AND she can perform them live extremely well. I have confidence 😀

sucof
sucof
2 months ago

It would be really interesting if wiwibloggs went to Sanremo to talk about the event, the atmosphere and interview the singers, tell the Sanremo festival from their foreign point of view, also because it promises to be the most fantastic edition in the whole history of the festival!

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
2 months ago
Reply to  sucof

They only go when the host broadcaster pays their stay, like San Marino.

Nadors
Nadors
2 months ago

Non Italians might not know that, but Negramaro are huge and respected in Italy, they will be the favourites in popularity. Alessandra Amoroso, of course, is a classy act. But Annalisa comes from 4 hits in the chart and might be considered to top Italian act at the moment. the Kolors have enjoyed success in Europe with Italodisco this summer. However it is an incredible lineout, of artist with huge following and I have no doubt that the difference will be made by the songs.

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

Seems all countries are doing their very best this year. And if the songs are as good as the artists it will be a year to remember.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

don’t underestimate Francesco Renga (the 2005 sanremo champion)

currently in a duo where he solely uses his last name Renga with another artist Nek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odOrSqZv-Xo

example of their work, release from this year

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Nek also won Sanremo during the years Italy didn’t take part of ESC, it would’ve been great if they had taken part of ESC back in the day

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

I would have loved that. NEK is always my first choice about songs Italy could have sent during those years. Laura non c’e still slaps hard even after 25 years.

Anja
Anja
2 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

I swear I still sing it from the top of my lungs whenever I hear it!

Nows
Nows
2 months ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

Nek has never won Sanremo what are you saying lol

Ppas
Ppas
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Renga’s 2021 song was so cool!

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

ricchi e poveri must be rich from all those covers of „sarà perché ti amo“. Hopefully the money helps with how this song has been slaughtered beyond belief. The German Schlager world produced some especially painful covers. Even Italian can sound hideous sung in a thick German accent.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

to be fair, one of their members recently passed away, they were a trio, they are now a duo (Franco died in 2022)

Angela and Angelo, and they toured this year throughout Australia

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Thanks for the info, but how is that “to be fair?”

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

Ricchi e Poveri, wow what a lovely comeback, also i am surprised by this, since they literally said in the Giovanni Zarrella Show earlier this year, they had a upcoming tour, although they are live really really good still, with the right song they can be quite crowdpleasers looking forward to Gazzelle too of his biggest hit ”Destri” which currently has 45 million views on youtube Angelina Mango a current rising star in their music scene am curious if the entry for eurovision will once again perform in Giovanni Zarrella Show (like what Marco did this year too) btw i’d… Read more »

BEN-KS
BEN-KS
2 months ago

Every year, I watch Sanremo, including the first night and final, and then typically follow it up with more Italian music. Despite not understanding Italian, I translate the lyrics of the songs online. Recently, I found all of Irama’s songs at Sanremo to be enjoyable, particularly Ovunque Sarai, which is one of my all-time favorites. Irama’s performance, voice, and expressiveness have made him one of my favorite artists. 

It’s great to see him back on the lineup, and I’m confident Sanremo will give him the respect he deserves, especially after the failure to send Ovunque Sarai on ESC2022.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

I hope Blanco can still return anytime he wants after last year. Just make sure he has no technical difficulties and flower decorations on stage and it should be fine.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

I can’t wait to listen to the Sanremo songs. Especially happy to see Irama back but also Emma and Il Volo and others. The Eurovision season highlight is now in February, not in May anymore tbh. Maybe it’ll finally be Irama‘s time to snatch the trophy. Mahmood though… he won twice already and both times very recently, there are so many others who deserve this more, in my opinion. Unless of course he has the best song. It should always depend on the best song.

Chessguy99
2 months ago

Quite a line up. Been watching Sanremo for eight years, and this is going to be something special.

Atlas
Atlas
2 months ago

So excited to see Angelina Mango on the list! I’ve been loving the music she’s been putting out this past year and hoped she would be included!

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

I really hope the songs match the hype of the returning Eurovision performers.

Polegend Godnova
2 months ago

this will be a very competitive edition… last year it was clear as day marco would win based on the respect he enjoys from the industry and public alike, while this year it seems to be very open. i’m rooting for annalisa, her new album is excellent… i’m also personally a fan of alessandra amoroso and i’m curious to see what she’ll bring!

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago

You all know, because i’m always mentioning it, that I am a massive Italian music fan and this line-up for me is just *chef’s kiss* I have at least ten people I follow up regularly. I don’t even know who to root for because I truly have huge reasons to root for a whole lot of them. I’ve been a fan of NEK for over two decades, I’d love see him in Eurovision. I’d be OK with him not going again to Eurovision, but I’d love if Mahmood technically got to reach the four victories record Domenico Modugno and Claudio… Read more »

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

La Mía Città Is Emma’s worst song imo, I can’t comprehend how RAI thought it was a good idea to go to Copenhagen with that one xd

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Marco Mengoni will be host, or co-host, for the first night. Yay.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Let’s not forget Ricchi e Poveri! They deserve a mention in the headline too. They represented Italy in 1978, and won Sanremo in 1985. #JusticeForRicchiEPoveri

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Here is their 1985 winner. Sanremo had no orchestra that year, can you imagine? The staircase remained, but of course. https://youtu.be/_cNW52LT63c?si=SLwROWFSkUutFCKR

matt
matt
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The orchestra was notably absent during the period from 1976 to 1989. Additionally, in the early 1980s, the majority of songs were performed in playback, with playback becoming a mandatory practice in 1984!

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  matt

Shocking, compared to today! At least Rai finally saw sense and brought the orchestra back. We’ve been waiting 25 years for the EBU to see the light.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Mamma Mamma Maria!!!!!!! such a timeless BOP

and their biggest hit of course Sara Perché Ti Amo (was covered in my nation Netherlands too btw, in dutch by Tim Douwsma and Monique Smit – Een Zomeravond Met Jou, which was also a hit here in our charts) the original still much much better

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Sarà perché ti amo got covered the hell out of it here on the other side of the pond too lmao

Anja
Anja
2 months ago

I don’t know for whom I should root for, these are some of my absolute favorite artists! I don’t know who could even win this. Can someone please hit up Martin Österdahl, we’ll need more than one representative for Italy.

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago
Reply to  Anja

Can we pay San Marino to pick someone off this list? They did it with Achille, couple years ago.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

That sounds like you want to take a hit out on someone

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

San Marino i think our next 80’s Popstar could very well be Ryan Paris showing up there lol, after Ivana Spagna and Eiffel 65

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago

Omg, several of my favorite acts are going to take part, Sanremo is going to be such a treat next year! 😀

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

The competition will be big! Especially given the fact we have artists that have enormous fan bases. And the multiple juries can also spice the result up even more. Looking forward to Sanremo 2024, it has big shoes to fill given the fact that the 2023 edition is my favourite edition I’ve watched so far!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
2 months ago

It’s going to be a bloodbath. I like it.

Diana
Diana
2 months ago

This is FANTASTIC! Sanremo 2024 can be the best edition ever! So glad to see Irama among those names. After amazing songs in 2019, 2021 and 2022 I’m more than sure that he can win and I’m really rooting for him! And it’s great that we will finally see Alessandra Amoroso – I’m such a fan of her music. Hoping also for Negramaro’s good result, as their recent songs are amazing. I can’t wait to listen to all the songs!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

When I said that it will be the returning artists year 1 month ago and when I said Il Volo will come back I was downvoted but look… it’s again more confirmed here with Emma, Mahmood, Il Volo, Diodato (technically he has not yet performed on the Eurovision stage) and Ricci i Poveri. The interest from already Eurovision artists for Eurovision next year has never been that high. Diodato deserves it so much and it would be direct competition for Slimane I guess but since 2016 we have not seen a woman representing Italy so it would be time too.… Read more »

Louka
Louka
2 months ago

Annalisa and The Kolors are my early favorites ! It would be really interesting to get some ‘ITALODISCO’ from our transalpine neighbors. Satisfied about the return of Mr. Rain and Mr. Diodato who will unquestionably treat us with fantastic Italian musical excellence. Oh, and did I see Loredana Bertè, the 4th place finish of the 2019 edition which I remember the public in Ariston went crazy about during the results sequence ? This year promise to be terrific, I can’t wait to hear the songs !

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Louka

Yes, the iconic Loredana, sister of Mia Martini. The excitement.

Vale
Vale
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Iconic was Mia Martini, not Berté, who treated her sister not nicely.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Louka

Ex Wife of international tennis star Bjorn Borg

and yes Loredana was one of my faves in 2019, also a cool anime music video she had back then

Sucof
Sucof
2 months ago

The scenography:

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Una's sparkling points
Una's sparkling points
2 months ago
Reply to  Sucof

Gorgeous stage!! This static looks like a butterfly with the wings looking like oysters with pearls in them. It should look stunning in motion!!

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Sucof

Two staircases! Double the excitement!

finnished
finnished
2 months ago

So excited about Alessandra Amoroso!

Sam
Sam
2 months ago

Simply… WOW! Congratulations Italy. Will this one be the best San Remo seen in the last decade? Rooting for Loredana, Mr Rain, Alfa, Sangiovanni and The Kolors.
And hoping for Irama to take the crown he deserves more than anyone else in that list.
Missing Madame. She should have won back in February.

Teddi
Teddi
2 months ago

Oh my gosh. Those are some really BIG and popular names! All competing in the same year, holy moly…. It will be quite interesting to see the outcome considering the magnitude of fame and popularity that few of them them have!

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Very impressive lineup even if you were to remove previous winners

matt
matt
2 months ago

You did not mention Ricchi e Poveri as previous eurovision participants

jercle
jercle
2 months ago
Reply to  matt

I noticed that too…but you know Wiwibloggs, they’re not too bothered about anything pre-2004.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  matt

Oops, I should have read the comments before saying the same thing myself. Oh well, it deserves to be said twice. #JusticeForRicchiEPoveri

jercle
jercle
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

And don’t forget as well that Sarah Bray from Luxembourg sang one of their songs as her postcard song in 1991!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

Rooting for Il Volo and Diodato, especially Diodato, because he deserves his shot at Eurovision. I don’t count Eurovision: Shine A Light.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

yes Diodato deserves his chance at ESC for real now, but honestly song comes first, only if he has as great of a song as Fai Rumore was

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

True, true.