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It’s time for a week of Italian music. Festival di Sanremo returns for its 74th edition in 2024. The iconic and prestigious music festival runs between Tuesday and Saturday, and it will once again be used to choose Italy’s entry for Eurovision.

There are 30 acts competing in this year’s festival. In a change from recent editions, all 30 of them performed during night one of the competition.

That means we can get straight to business and see who your favourites are amongst the line-up.

If you didn’t manage to stay up all night to hear all 30 songs, then you can review them in the YouTube playlist below. Once you’ve made your mind up, let us know your top choices to lift the trophy and become Italy’s Eurovision 2024 representative.

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Poll: Who should win Festival di Sanremo 2024?

You can vote for as many acts as you want. But, you’ll only be able to vote once — so make sure you’re confident about your choices before you submit your votes.

What did you make of night one? Who is your early favourite to win Festival di Sanremo 2024? Shout out in the comments below.

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Sun
Sun
2 months ago

Too much Sanremo on Wiwibloggs :/

Andi
Andi
2 months ago
Reply to  Sun

Well, it’s a big thing this week. You have to go through it. After today it’s over 🙂

Susana Cameroni
Susana Cameroni
2 months ago

I like Il Volo Song talk about Love and is what Ee need this time in the World

Karworld
Karworld
2 months ago

For me, la Noia. And Mahmood always great. Happy with both.
By the way, there is already a great Italian version of z0rra
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGeB8KeJQ/

Roo
Roo
2 months ago

I really hope it is Loredana Berte going to Eurovision. Her Sister Mia Martini performed in Eurovision 1992 in Malmo. Loredana was also married to Bjorn Borg. Loredana for Malmo!

Yana Valladares
Yana Valladares
2 months ago

This edition is as a good as we were expecting. My favourites are Mahmood and Irama.

David
David
2 months ago

Top 10 – No particular order

Loredana Berte (would be a great choice)
Irama
Alessandra Amoroso
Annalisa
Diodato
Clara
The Kolors
BigMama
Nek/Francesco Renga
Mahmood

musimakeup
musimakeup
2 months ago

Woaw…total respect for Ricchi e Poveri !!….the song is really not ridiculous or outdated it’s good and catchy !!!!!!! Mahmood really deserves to go but I,d love to see Ricchi e Poveri…

musimakeup
musimakeup
2 months ago

I had big hopes for Diodato just cause Fai Rumore would clllleeeaarrly have won ESC that famous year…no question… but i’m quite underwhelmed by this one for now..

musimakeup
musimakeup
2 months ago

I still haven’t listened to all of them but for now it’s mahmood for sure….. annalisa is good but repetitive…i’d get over it pretty quickly

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Loredana, Emma and Irama are the best this year! One of them should win! Annalisa and Angelina Mango are ok not as good as people said.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Loredana, Emma and Irama are the best this year! One of them should win! Annalisa and Angelina Moro are ok not as good as people said.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

Annalisa’s song was my favorite last night, but I was impressed by Ricchi e Poveri, decades into their career and they still deliver! Their performance was stunning!

Fatima
Fatima
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

One of the reasons I love the Italian scene. In the UK, a band like that wouldn’t be allowed such a platform.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

I’ve just listened to Mr. Rain’s song several more times and it’s stunning. Much better than Supereroi imo.

Jack
Jack
2 months ago

It’s Annalisa’s time. The studio cut is 10 times better than the live orchestra version

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

The live version is way better than the studio version, she increased the song with her powerful voice live

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Running order for tonight guys : 2nd NIGHT RUNNING ORDER 1 Fred De Palma Il cielo non ci vuole 2 Renga & Nek Pazzo di te 3 Alfa Vai! 4 Dargen D’Amico Onda alta 5 Il Volo Capolavoro 6 Gazzelli Tutto qui 7 Emma Apnea 8 Mahmood Tuta gold 9 BigMama La rabbia non ti basta 10 The Kolors Un ragazzo, una ragazza 11 Geolier I’ p’ me, tu p’ te 12 Loredana Bertè Pazza 13 Annalisa Sinceramente 14 Irama Tu no 15 Clara Diamanti My top 5 from tonight are: Mahmood, Irama, II Volo, Fred de Palma and Renga… Read more »

Knut Olav
Knut Olav
2 months ago

It’s really tricky for me to single out one favourite over the others because I don’t dislike any of the 30 entries! I’ve listened to them on Spotify today and I like them all! Sanremo delivers once again, and I can just sit back and enjoy 30 good songs! Thank you Italy, Thank you Sanremo!

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

It really looks it’ll be Annalisa vs Angelina Mango for the win.
Geolier can still do it as he will probably win televote but I don’t know with press voting.
Loredana will have a big support as well I guess.
We may have some surprise

zoliszekely
zoliszekely
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Hoping for Irama as a surprise winner.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  zoliszekely

Right now I think he will make superfinal thanks to televote as 5th. Once there, anything can happen this year

Emily
Emily
2 months ago

Posted in the other article by accident.

Not sure on a winner so far, but the ones I like the most…
Mahmood, Mr. Rain, Dargen D’Amico, The Kolors, Annalisa, Clara

Emily
Emily
2 months ago
Reply to  Emily

I like a lot of the entries here, but the ones above were just the ones I immediately clicked with. ^^

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

My top 10: Annalisa, Mahmood, Mango, Irama, Dargen, The Kolors, Geolier, Rose Villain, Il Volo and Emma. However BigMama, Mr Rain, Clara, Fred and Ghali are all honourable mentions!

Really good year! It’s impossible to pick a bad song. All of these songs would top most of the other National Selections. Very diverse selection too with orchestral, rap, pop, electronic, dance and disco songs thrown in. I believe Italy really has a good chance of winning this year! The newer types of songs should be encouraged for song diversity sake!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

I think I counted only 5 songs I wouldn’t send to Eurovision! Really high standards this year!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

I can also see a lot of these songs being a hit in Italy or other countries even if they don’t do well here!

Ria NL
Ria NL
2 months ago

Diodato, Il Volo, and Irama are my favorites

Daniel
Daniel
2 months ago

Mahmood or Annalissa might win; not sure about the singer Angelina.
Don’t understand how Diodato’s boring song can be in top5 :/

Fatima
Fatima
2 months ago
Reply to  Daniel

People still feel he was robbed in 2020

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

Why does press jury always rank Irama low? They’re a joke and should he taken away from voting in future.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Most of those journalists are voting every year and they have their bias sadly.

Sox
Sox
2 months ago

My top 6:
1. Irama
2. Mahmood
3. Dargen
4. Angelina
5. Ghali
6. The Kolors

Steven
Steven
2 months ago

Comment section for Israeli singer not open? Guess we all know what country is going to get super booed in Malmo

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

At the same time she will probably swipe the televote by a lot. If she gets threatened in Malmö which is a big change it will be israles best pr moment of the year next to the olympics in paris.

Tino
Tino
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Yeah but I’m afraid that a lot of people will vote for Israel for the same reason a lot of people won’t: because it’s Israel. I really wish Europe will boycott the country and bot vote for it but I’m not stupid and I know a lot of people will support them…
What a messed up world we live in.

Jean-Paul
2 months ago
Reply to  Tino

I support Israel!

Boo
Boo
2 months ago
Reply to  Tino

You do you, let others be.

Tino
Tino
2 months ago
Reply to  Boo

I definitely let others be and do what they want but I also allow myself to judge.

By the way people could have said the same thing back in the 40s “Let others be”. Yeah…

Boo
Boo
2 months ago
Reply to  Tino

Have you considered knitting? It supposed to claim once nerve.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

They also closed the Icelandic national selection’s comment section after more comments were made about Israel and Bashar Murad

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

The comments were getting nasty and it’s such a shame Iceland included Bashar Murad in Söngvakeppnin for some virtue signaling stunt, as they have pretty nice songs

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

I actually unironically like his song. It’s catchy. Plus, he was educated in Jerusalem and so far hasn’t said anything about Israel this year.

Melissa
Melissa
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

He was already planning to participate even if nothing had escalated last Fall… He has pretty decent connections to Iceland at this point and travels there a lot.

Johan
Johan
2 months ago

Annalisa, Mahmood, Irama, Clara…in that order.
Annalisa would be a fab choice for Eurovision, and wouldn´t mind Mahmood a third time either – that man never disappoints.

Generally strong year though, many great songs. But how Loredana ended up first is beyond me…hopefully that changes during the week.

Gustav
Gustav
2 months ago
Reply to  Johan

Månsmood… he’s everywhere.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Johan

I really liked Tuta Gold. Now I get why Mahmood is one of Italy’s biggest names, his artistry is constantly evolving and he always looks great doing so

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

Irama and Mr. Rain

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

LOL Bejba is starring in the music video of The Kolors playing a gym teacher which seems to be a much more suitable profession for her than singing. 😛

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

Ricchi e Poveri are a slay yet again!!!!!!!

the bond vibes in the intro, and such a quirky crowdpleasing wholesome banger, wow wow wow

Elena
Elena
2 months ago

Annalisa because I love her, great song and I would like to see her make a duet with Slimane…

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

Eden Golan a fantastic choice for Israel

missing136
missing136
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

TRUE

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago

I think that Annalisa has the best song but watching the live performances I didn’t really connect with the song and that’s not a good sign. Angelina Mango on the other hand got me hooked and the song is really catchy and memorable, so she would be my choice for now. Many interesting songs though, so it may be a quite open competition this year.

Garbo
Garbo
2 months ago

I liked Irama, Dargen D’amico, Big Mama, Angelina Mango and Mannini. If I had to choose only one, I’d go with Irama.
I was a bit underwhelmed with Annalisa, Mahmood and Diodato, especially since I love their previous entries.
PS: It was so nice to see Ricchi e Poveri again. They were so cute in their bow <3

Stan
Stan
2 months ago

Annalisa, Angelina Mango or Mahmood!

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

I haven’t listened to half of the songs yet and perhaps will gradually listen to them during the day and during today’s and tomorrow’s shows. From what I’ve listened to, the top 5 is great if it had been in a slightly different order. Also I would have replaced Angelina whose song isn’t really my style with Irama. All in all a great festival, looking forward to the rest of the shows!

Melissa
Melissa
2 months ago

Annalisa didn’t actually fully click for me during the live performance but did after I listened to the Studio Cut. Not because she did anything wrong, she was amazing. But something about the Studio Cut really elevates the song for me? This might be one of those songs that actually just sounds nicer without the live orchestra since you get more out of the electronic sounds.

Annalisa to Eurovision for me however based on Studio Cuts and Lives for sure.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 months ago

Took Wiwibloggs long enough to write one article about Israel and even then, made sure none of us would be able to comment.
Even I, as an Israeli, am ready to see comments against us, how come you won’t allow people to talk?
A bunch of cowards, unbelievable…

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I think it was a smart decision – when there is a danger for the discussion to be off topic, insults thrown in any and all directions and trolls making light of the serious topic. The majority of the discussion would be people expresing their stance on wheather Israel should even compete, who did what terrible thing and if it’s more terrible than the thing the other side of the conflict did. Barely anyone would mention the singer chosen to represent the country in the contest and/or what song she might end up singing.

Boo
Boo
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Did you read the article about Iceland on here? Thats when wiwi shut down the comment, it got really nasty. I don’t think they should shut down the comments but if they let it go on, this website will turn in to a pit of hate, which is kind of is anyway.

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Roy it’s solidarity , all sites together decided to not have any articles on the Israeli selection till its winner. It’s called being there with your peers. The opposite of cowardice.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

Or collective cowardice… If you ask me.
Hypocrisy too, as Israel has been in wars for so long now, not just this one.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

They are all signs of our times unfortunately, when ignorants become suddenly masters of indoctrination, through the ‘enlightenment’ of TikTok. Meh.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Regarding TikTok, I really hope that UMG’s contract’s termination means the end of TikTok

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I’m not well read enough on the topic to take sides at the moment.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

As much as I hate when the comments sections are closed, I think it was a sensible decision. Every discussion related to Israel and P4l3st1n3 gets easily derailed and they get nasty real quick too

Ray
Ray
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

I disagree. If they are going to write and post an article then they should let people discuss it. It should not be one rule for one country and a different rule for another.

nycforeverever
nycforeverever
2 months ago

Mahmood and Annalisa were my favorites tonight. I also liked Clara but sure it won’t get even in the top 5. Generally, this year is extremely strong with lots of great performances. Very curious who’s gonna be the winner.

Milla
Milla
2 months ago

Same people on top every year. And Italy is always so hyped and once in Eurovision it doesn’t go so well as expected for some reason. Italian music is… italian. Songs sound good in Italian. But for me some performances feels a bit pretencious and too much drama.

Angela
Angela
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Exactly!
Angelina’s song is so basic and repetitive. La noia, la noia again and again…If San Marino sends it, it will be even Q?? difficult….
I guess if Italy sends a towel, will be the winner for some “fans”. Italy is always over-hyped

Jak
Jak
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

You really think that Sanremo is somewhat comparable to Melodifestivalen?

To start with, there is an orchestra at Sanremo and songs there are not made of plastic.

Nadors
Nadors
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

I’d say Italy does exceptionally well at Eurovision. There are a lot of good songs every year and placing in the top 5 or 10 all the time is an amazing achievement.
But even if that weren’t the case, we’re glad we send what we consider to be our best for that year. It generally is good quality.

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

You basically post negative comments about EVERY country, except Sweden

Memento
Memento
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Sanremo is the Festival of the Italian Song, so it is quite logic that some of the most popular artists are on top of the chart. Considering that getting the Eurovision pass is not their main purpose, I’d say that Sanremo winners have done quite well in ESC so far.

Dida
Dida
2 months ago

Mahmood should give us a break. He won 2 times and he’s been to Eurovision 2 times already, let other artists win… Time for Irama or Diodado, maybe? Well, anyone except Mahmood again!!!

Eruofan México
Eruofan México
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

Yes Iramas song is greath and Di9dato hace a good concept

Melissa
Melissa
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

People don’t go to Sanremo to go to Eurovision exclusively,,, Even if he DID win he might not even want to go to Eurovision again so soon

Dida
Dida
2 months ago
Reply to  Melissa

He will want, he’s to desperate for attention…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

Dude, this might just be his best attempt!

lil nääz x
lil nääz x
2 months ago

Every year everyone loves san Remo and hates Melodifestivalen. I find it amusing. Italy this year had a lot of returning singers in their line up and ii dont see anyone whining about it. Nevertheless this selection is good

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  lil nääz x

Exactly! Pretty annoying..

Memento
Memento
2 months ago
Reply to  lil nääz x

Well, Sanremo is the Festival of the Italian Song, so it is quite logic that it hosts what are supposedly the top notch acts of the Italian music scene, even if that means having few of the same artists performing for some year in a row. It would be nonsensical, both in terms of art and marketing, to leave them at home.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

Omg, despite there being some “fillers” this was such a solid lineup and I just can’t pick up a favorite. Literally I loved more than 5 songs. Well done as usual, Italy!

voxtaylor
voxtaylor
2 months ago

1. Rose Villian
2. Angelina Mango (best performance)
3. La Sad
4. Fred De Palma
5. Ghali
6. bnkr44

Angelina Mango would be a great Eurovision contender. Rose Villian is my fave, hopefully she picks out a more fitting outfit next time tho xD

La Sad has a great song, the performance wasn’t perfect though so it took a couple listens before it latched onto my brain.

Not sure why Rose Villian is so underrated. Although I’m sure fellow ‘24 alum Emma can relate, La Mia Città was overlooked back in 2014 despite being an absolute banger

esc_fl
esc_fl
2 months ago

It’s so hard to choose, Italy has a stellar selection <3

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

If Angelina or Mahmood go to Eurovision they will win and I think Italy doesn’t want to win again so they will not choose either of them.
Annalisa’s song is a good song but not contemporary enough to win the contest so a safer choice for Italy who wants a good ranking but not to host the competition again.

Daniel Kaplan
Daniel Kaplan
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

How many times do we need to say this. Italy’s priority is sanremo, not Eurovision

Atlas
Atlas
2 months ago
Reply to  Daniel Kaplan

Exactly. People seem to keep forgetting which one came first. Sanremo is the main goal, Eurovision is a fun added bonus

Th16
2 months ago
Reply to  Atlas

Well whatever came first, most of the people here that watch San Remo , watch it as a Eurovision NF.

Stego
Stego
2 months ago
Reply to  Th16

Still, it’s always hard for non Italians to grasp that, for Sanremo participants, the ESC is the afterthought of an afterthought, if at all. They’re basically usually reminded about its existence only during the winner’s press conference, when somebody from the press starts talking about it.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

My Top 5
1. Angelina Mango
2.Emma
3.Bukr44
4 Annalisa
5.Diadato

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

EMMA has a hit!!!!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

I liked Ghali, The Kolors, Dargen D’amico, Big Mama, Ricchi e poveri, Angelina Mango, Annalisa. I quite like Loredana song and to have her in Eurovision would be totally iconic. Diodato didn’t grab me with his song this year, very surprised to see him top 5, also Mahmood cool song but I could see other songs in the top 5 instead. Listening to the songs several times now these are my options for Eurovision, Dargen D’amico: powerful song with a great message, nice outfits, nice glasses. Ricchi e poveri or Loredana: would totally be iconic on the esc stage. Big… Read more »

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

Ok I’ve heard the studio versions now and I must say that I prefer Mahmood’s song to Annalisa’s song, Angelina’s song is totally the genre I imagined from Marina for Greece.
So Mahmood’s song would be great for Eurovision.

Penny Bleta
Penny Bleta
2 months ago

Nothing close to Marina’s style lol. I don’t know how you even thought this lol. If you expect something like Annalisa’s song from Marina you will be disappointed. Marina is someone who combines ethnic and very traditional sounds with modern pop and trap sounds. Her style is more like Rosalia’s than Annalisa’s

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago

Your comment about Angelina’s song is exactly what I thought too (and I’m Greek). Angelina and Marina seem to have similar styles, combining more traditional sounds with urban elements, so I’m curious to see if they end up competing eachother this year.

John
John
2 months ago

Annalisa is amazing. Mahmood is good but how many times more? He tried and couldn’t get bigger, he had a chance.
Let’s see new worldwide artist from Italy.
Love from NYC <3

voxtaylor
voxtaylor
2 months ago

Top five for now: Angelina Mango, Rose Villian, Fred de Palma, bnkr44, then either Ghali or La Sad. Sanremo is always full of growers tho, so who knows how we’ll all feel come night 5 haha

voxtaylor
voxtaylor
2 months ago
Reply to  voxtaylor

Forgot Santi Francesi! They were great too. Mahmood is my fave artist in this year’s lineup but his song didn’t really surprise me. Maybe it’s because I already listen to too much of his music lol Also big fan of Gazzelle, didn’t realize he was in Sanremo this year until he walked down those steps. It’s a sentimental ballad so I’ll probably need more listens before I realize how much I like it. Not a big fan of Annalisa’s music typically, but I really like her entry this year! The hype is valid And as others said, loving all the… Read more »

voxtaylor
voxtaylor
2 months ago
Reply to  voxtaylor

Okay add Emma, The Kolors & BigMama to that list. So many songs with modern production this edition, it’s great. Maybe due to Lazza’s second place last year?

John
John
2 months ago

Annalisa forever ?? from NYC