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One night could never be enough, so it’s time to share the highlights of night two of Italy’s Festival di Sanremo 2024.

During Wednesday’s show, 15 of this year’s competitors reprised their songs. The others didn’t get the night off, though — they were helping the hosts introduce the acts.

Amadeus was of course back to guide us through the night. He was joined by Giorgia as co-host.

Join the discussion in the comments below. Let us know who upped their game compared to night one.

Festival di Sanremo 2024: Night two

Results

The curtain has just fallen on the second night of Sanremo 2024. Half of the 30 contenders in this year’s edition of the traditional Italian festival took the stage for a second consecutive night, facing evaluation from both the radio jury (50%) and the Italian televote (50%).

As the show reached its conclusion, Amadeus and Giorgia unveiled the night’s voting outcomes, with a notable departure from previous years – only the top five contenders were disclosed:

  1. Geolier – “I p’ me, tu p’te”
  2. Irama – “Tu no”
  3. Annalisa – “Sinceramente”
  4. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  5. Mahmood – “Tuta gold”

Positions 6 to 15 remained undisclosed, building suspense for the full ranking, which will be unveiled on Saturday night.

Looking ahead to Thursday evening (Night 3 of Sanremo), the remaining 15 acts will showcase their songs once again. This time, their performances will be evaluated by a combination of 50% televoting and 50% radio jury.

Who was your favourite of the night? Do you think anyone has increased their chances of winning? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sun
Sun
12 days ago

Too much Sanremo on Wiwibloggs :/

Simon Knight
Simon Knight
14 days ago

Bigmama song is a banger too but my opinion annalisa deserves the win much better catchier song love Loredana berte song too

I P' Me, Tu P' Te
I P' Me, Tu P' Te
14 days ago

Forza Napoli!!!?
Forza Geolier!!!?

Bruce
Bruce
14 days ago

Clara with Diamanti Grezzi is in my opinion Italy’s best option for Eurovision… I still have hope she’ll pull a Mahmood suprise victory like 2019!

Zander25
Zander25
14 days ago

I’m a bit sad Angelina Mango was eliminated to soon. I’m rooting for La Noia or Sinceramente. I want Italy to have some upbeat song for a change.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Zander25

She’s not out, she will be on tonight! Introduced by Irama.

Zander25
Zander25
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

sorry my bad, I forgot the Sanremo night division, and thank you for correction. Im really rooting for her. I only see two best options for Italy this year, Angelina or Annalissa only.

Zander25
Zander25
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sorry, my bad forgot how sanremo works and night division. Thank you for correction. Im really rooting for her. I only see two best option, either Angelina or Annalissa.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
14 days ago

For me at the moment the ones i have seen and heard the two front runners are Annalisa and Mahmood. I understand while Annalise is everyones favourite but i must admit as a song choice i prefer Mahmoods.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago

Spotify Top 5 in Italy
1- Geolier
2- Annalisa
3- Mahmood
4- Angelina Mango
5- Irama

Massimo
Massimo
14 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Forza Napoli?

Jack
Jack
14 days ago

Hello, massive Eurovision fan but casual watcher of national finals. Why does Mahmood keep coming back ?

Amigo
Amigo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jack

He wants to show his talent, creativity and promote his new songs by participating in their most famous song festival (every year). San Remo is so much more than a national final. It’s the best place for promotion of quality in Italy and many other countries. The bonus is, the Winner gets to participate in ESC. Mahmood is just so good and charismatic that he can easily win this year too. I honestly do not want to see him in ESC again. In case he wins, I really want him to pass on the ESC participation to someone else! But… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Jack

He has so much talent in his system, he needs to unleash it.

zach
zach
14 days ago

why is geolier doing so well, his song just seems middle of the road ok to me?

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  zach

It’s Italian urban mainstream.
His song is very good. Specially works for streaming. but for some people it may need some listens to get it if they are not used to it.

Eve
Eve
14 days ago
Reply to  zach

He’s from Southern Italy and singing in Neapolitan dialect. South Italy is feeling proud and wants him to win, they vote like crazy.

Iamme
Iamme
14 days ago

I think what Loredana Bertè is living right now is a kind of “Tribute moment”.
A special celebration to the career of the most unconventional and rebel singer Italy’s ever had. A wild, rock beauty, with huge melancholic eyes. “Sei bellissima”, “Il mare d’inverno”, “Non sono una signora” are just few of her many successes. She was personal friend of Basquiat, Wharol and many other artist.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
14 days ago

Annalisa is the only one remotely interesting to me, so I would like her to be the winner.

Overall, I think this is the weakest Sanremo in the last several years, by far. So many below-average and just ok radio friendly songs, generic, songs that diverge from the common “Italian music” are just so weak.

grft
grft
14 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

wtf

Johan
Johan
14 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

“Generic songs that diverge from the common Italian music”? Are we watching the same show? I think the best thing with San Remo is that it does match the italian music industry pretty well. Which also can be seen on Spotify and Itunes a very long time after the show…

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
14 days ago
Reply to  Johan

Yes, it does. But I am not listening only “Eurovision music” as it often seems to be the case with many people here, and I know something about current trends and Italian music scene and therefore I feel it is weak. I never had a feeling of fatigue when I watched Sanremo, now I had. Preselection was also weak, and they even didn’t select right songs to go through.

Arystophan
Arystophan
14 days ago
Reply to  Johan

The songs are superficial, the language simplistic… Ultima must feel the mediocrity and poverty of the lyrics. The mainstream opposes the sophistication of the brain. And if someone really thinks that the music is good in Sanremo, it is both through lack of knowledge of what we call “original and elaborated” but also through lack of spirit, which is linked to the formatted side of the brain in most humans…

Grft
Grft
14 days ago

I think it’s gonna be between Angelina, Annalisa, Geolier and Irama.

Johan
Johan
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

Agree, with possibly Loredana squeeing into top 5.

Grft
Grft
14 days ago
Reply to  Johan

Yep!
I don’t know how hardly the press will tank Geolier and Irama and if any of them can win. All and all Angelina seems to be the one who reunites all pannels.

Johan
Johan
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

My opinion too, she will probably score well with them all, while the press ignores Geolier (hopefully) and Irama (unfortunately).
I think Annalisa will score well with all panels too – just not as good as Angelina.

Eve
Eve
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

Geolier got more Insta followers than any other artist. Televoting will he his , I’m afraid (thinking of Irama)

Johan
Johan
14 days ago

No wild guess that if Angelina Mango had competed yesterday, Annalisa would have ended up fourth. I still think Italy will send a woman to Malmö – but that it wont be Annalisa. When adding all things up in the superfinal I reckon Ms. Mango will be victorious… Unfortunately I´d say, Sinceramente is a MUCH better song.

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Johan

I agree with you. I also don’t like Angelina’s song. But it has the most chances to win imo. And it will be a shame for me since Italy is always extremely high in my top and it will this year as well as long as they don’t send Geolier or Angelina.

Eve
Eve
14 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

It’s up to Italians to choose who they want to send ofc but it will be kind of disappointing with Geolier or Angelina

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Yes I agree. Last time Italy was outside of my personal top 10 was in 2022 and then waay back in 2014. 2015-2021 and 2023 are all in my top 10 of their respective years. I always count on Italy for a potential top 3 in my top.

Johan
Johan
14 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

Agree! Annalisa, Irama or Mahmood would be in my absolute top too.
Loredana, Angelina and especially Geolier much further down the list.
Something tells me that Geolier would refuse Eurovision if he wins…just my gut feeling though…

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Johan

It’s always annoying when every year we don’t know who has actually accepted going to Eurovision if they win and who hasn’t (they express their desire before the show if I remember well after 2019) . I mean, I get that it is kept as a secret so as not to influence the voting but I would like to know because well curiosity.

Michèle
Michèle
14 days ago

My favourites at this stage are Geolier, Angelina, Carla and Alfa. Also really like Fiorella’s performance.

LeSerg
LeSerg
14 days ago
Reply to  Michèle

Geolier?

Michèle
Michèle
14 days ago
Reply to  LeSerg

Yes, something very different for Italy – in a good way in my opinion. Edgy but with ethnic vibes!

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago

I don’t like Geolier’s song but it will have a very enormous televoting I fear. The juries will most probably avert his victory though. I think Irama can’t win either (unfortunately) because the televoting once again won’t be enough. As of now it’s between Annalisa and Angelina I think. If that’s the case I 100% would choose Annalisa. Yesterday I was positively surprised by Dargen D’Amico’s song. A very energetic track that is at the same time dark and with a message that it conveys really well. Gazzelle also has an interesting song with a very special voice. Renga&Nek are… Read more »

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
14 days ago

I’m so happy for Irama, I hope he wins!

Ari
Ari
14 days ago

I just saw Apnea was released last October on Emma’s album. I didn’t know Sanremo songs could be released before the show.

matt
matt
14 days ago
Reply to  Ari

I don’t think so. Most likely, what you saw is a new release of her album containing the sanremo song (a sort of deluxe version)

Ari
Ari
14 days ago
Reply to  matt

Probably Spotify just threw it in with the album and the release date remained the same.

Ari
Ari
14 days ago

Getting better up there. The voting was a mix, maybe Irama even won the televote. I already had the song on repeat yesterday, it’s a classic.

hanno yksi
hanno yksi
14 days ago

Loredana is on her way – what a great performance – love it – in Italy, people with 73 still can rock the stage

Grft
Grft
14 days ago

Do you think Irama can win?

Ari
Ari
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

Unfortunately all the different juries have enough power to prevent that.

Grft
Grft
14 days ago
Reply to  Ari

He ended up 2nd yesterday with public+radio jury (66% of the final score on Saturday). So I don’t know …

Ari
Ari
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

I find him so clearly the best that I have no second choice to win.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

He will probably be the only ballad in the superfinal which may help

Davie
Davie
14 days ago

For me it’s got to be Irama.

i loved Annalisa’s “Il mondo prima di te” a couple of years ago but not this song. Similarly I feel Mahmood has had better songs and Loredana is just Loredana.

Although I suppose there would be certain justice for Loredana singing for Italy in Malmo when her older sister represented Italy in the same city in 1992.

Tonks
Tonks
14 days ago

I really hope that Irama could finally win, he is one of my favorite singers. If not him, I’m hoping for Annalisa or Mahmood

Adult Lasagna
Adult Lasagna
14 days ago

Can an Italian tell me if Mahmood is general very popular in Italy or only when Sanremo comes along?

AxV
AxV
14 days ago
Reply to  Adult Lasagna

He is always very popular

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
14 days ago
Reply to  Adult Lasagna

Seems like he is not so popular this year, looking at his results so far and the views on his first performance.

XAN
XAN
14 days ago
Reply to  Adult Lasagna

i really really like him and his songs,
but,to be honest,he isn’t the superstar
that you could think;
Soldi and Brividi are of course very successful songs,
but his albums
not so much;
his latest album,for example,charted only for around ten weeks in the top 100,
while Marco Mengoni’s one
has been in the charts for more than 100 weeks.

Also his concerts are almost never sold out and they are all in very small venues.

Marty McCU
Marty McCU
14 days ago

Its time for Italy to send a solo female artist. Been a long time.

Dida
Dida
14 days ago

No more Mahmood, please! Sick and tired of him. I’m rooting for IRAMA

Gustav
Gustav
14 days ago
Reply to  Dida

Goodness, yes… we should start calling him Månsmood.

Patrick
Patrick
14 days ago
Reply to  Dida

Yeah, success can make other people suddenly resentful!!! Poor you!!!!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
14 days ago
Reply to  Dida

I actually feel like his song this year is better than his last two Eurovision attempts

Ricooric
Ricooric
14 days ago
Reply to  Dida

I think it is funny when Mahmood tries for the 3th time people are rooting for him and saying he is the best and stuff. But when Loreen tried for the 2nd time last year everyone was angry and it was time for someone new. Same for other artists who tried for a 2nd or more time.

Jo.
Jo.
14 days ago
Reply to  Ricooric

5 people on Twitter are not “everyone”

Daniel
Daniel
14 days ago
Reply to  Dida

Irama’s song is really boring

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
14 days ago

Annalisa got third. Definitely should have been 1st and at this rate she won’t win Sanremo. Lordeanna overperforming as always. Irama rightfully getting the position he should be but this is proof that he’s more popular with the audience and that they have taste rather than the radios, broadcasters and juries from the first night! I don’t think the winner of SanRemo is set in stone yet unlike last year where Marco sweeped most of the vote. This will be a close one! I do hope Annalisa wins over many of these acts though. I thought it would also be… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

It’s the middle of the night,I should be asleep, but instead I am googling translations of Mahmood’s lyrics. I need help. GOLDEN TRACKSUIT If I leave for Budapest, you’ll remember the days in the moonlight tent, smoking til dawn You don’t change,and I won’t change fcking my head in a nightclub Suffering may seem a bit fake if you shed your tears at a rave White shirt, gold tooth, blue jeans… don’t compare me to a b i t c h like that It wasn’t enough, just us in the jeep, man I’m not good at chasing like that Five… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

A bleak social commentary on how tough struggling immigrants have it, and how intolerance can impact their lives forever? Urban grit. Discuss. Or just go to sleep.

Jimmy
Jimmy
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Insomnia is also a zorra

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Sanremo is like caffeine to me. I got there in the end. It’s worth it.

Iamme
Iamme
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Mahmood’s mother is italian, from Sardinia; he was born and raised in Milano. He doesn’t even speak arabic since he met his egyptian father very few times.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Iamme

Yes, I know, but this song is fiction based on reality, and racists don’t care about details like that anyway… if you look different, you are not one of them.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Call me “fro”, not fra. Fro is the truncated version of fr0cio in italian, which translates into f?g. So it’s a kind of coming out by Mahmood. Well, it’s not the first. But the lyrics are very personal and autobiographic.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Sorry, heard it again, and read the lyrics. You are right, it’s “fra” which means fratello (brother or bro).

Eve
Eve
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

“Tuta gold”, the meaning of Mahmood’s song at Sanremo The protagonist is a boy who starts to look back, who rethinks his life up to that moment. He is outside a rave party tent and there reflects on his adolescence, on what hurt him in the past and how this made him stronger. He is the one wearing the famous “tuta gold”, a suit in acetate, that synthetic material that many wore in the 90s. This is a symbol of comfort and at the same time has a great meaning: in the most common place and in the simplest garment… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Expert analysis!

marius spinu
14 days ago

#joker 2019

Grft
Grft
14 days ago

I really hope the press doesn’t ruin Irama’s chances this time. It’s looking good for him

Irene
Irene
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

He literally can’t sing live. He always performs with a ton of auto tune. And we all now auto tune is not allowed in Eurovision. He would do really bad in Malmö.

Irene
Irene
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

*know

Isabella
Isabella
14 days ago

Annalisa robbed. But then again women always are at Sanremo

Melissa
Melissa
14 days ago
Reply to  Isabella

Being 3rd for the second night in a row while the previous 1st place of Night 1 fell to 4th place indicates she actually has a consistent result on both nights, and I think top 3 on both nights bodes really well for her once she ultimately makes it to the Superfinal and starts gaining the votes from songs that didn’t make the cut.

Melissa
Melissa
14 days ago
Reply to  Melissa

Like, ultimately, all that matters is you make it to the Superfinal on Night 5.

Mahmood was 3rd place at the end of the 4th night in 2019. Måneskin wasn’t even in the top 3 (They were 5th) at the end of Night 4 in 2021. She’s not out of the running nor robbed… YET.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
14 days ago
Reply to  Melissa

Looking back, HOW did Maneskin do so well and win Sanremo when they were always consistently out of the top 5? I heard at one point at the start they were in the bottom ten or something?!

Melissa
Melissa
13 days ago

Barely clinched the superfinal spot after great 2nd performances and the cover night and then people warming up to the song during Night 5 since televote also meant more and they always had that backing.

Superfinal was super one-sided for them in televote too.

Eve
Eve
14 days ago

Does it mean that Mahmoud have no chance to win the whole thing? He was nr 5 yesterday and today aswell…

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
14 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Yeah, in recent years Sanremo result has become kinda predictable. If you an artist does well during the first few nights, they will probably win the whole thing.

Go Loredana Berte!

Pekoto
Pekoto
14 days ago

Hmm seems likely it’ll be between Geolier and Angelina Mango

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  Pekoto

Don’t rule out Irama neither. That superfinal will be very close and mess I feel

Catriona
Catriona
14 days ago
Reply to  Pekoto

Annalisa is winning still.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago

Irama again doing great with televote.
He also has the ballad to appeal a huge conservartive audience

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
14 days ago
Reply to  Alex

He realised that competing with a ballad is his best chance to win Sanremo.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

Geolier at number one, surprising.

Now time for zzzzzzzzzz.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

He’s one of the biggest artist in Italy and has the whole Napoli behind him

guilo
guilo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

It was always clear that Geolier will win Televoting. Press will prevent overall victory though

Alex
Alex
14 days ago

Forza Napoli
South Italy spoke

Eve
Eve
14 days ago

we underestimated the Neapolitans hehe they voted like crazy!!!

Alina
Alina
14 days ago

Il Volo forever ??
They’re my number one tonight and every time they come to Sanremo. Sadly, Italians don’t seem to appreciate them so much as some foreigners do

Eve
Eve
14 days ago
Reply to  Alina

Agree and disappointed ((

steve
steve
14 days ago

Mamma mia, what a shock

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  steve

Geolier smashing televote was pretty expected

Eve
Eve
14 days ago

Yay Irama nr 2 televote!

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Eve

But these are without the votes of the singers who will sing tomorrow.

Chingiz Tulegenov
Chingiz Tulegenov
14 days ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Still, this half is much stronger and he’s above 3 of the top 5 voted acts from yesterday

Eve
Eve
14 days ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

I see. And jurys didn’t vote for him yesterday((

nycforeverever
nycforeverever
14 days ago

My favorites for the night and actually of the festival, too: Mahmood, Annalisa, Clara. They nailed it. And is it me or tonight everyone is dressed extremely well. Such an aesthetic delight to watch everyone.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

Predictions for number one?

Mahmood? Il Volo have a devoted votebase.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

Leo was singing “in character” there, right? Nice to see another side to his talent.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes. He was singing like Franco Califano.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago

Clara another great discovery. She’s very good

Bassi
Bassi
14 days ago

The beginning of Clara’s song seems identical to the beginning of Duga je no? (from Filip Baloš). Same “sample”, maybe?

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Bassi

Samples should get proper credit, sad if so.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

Clara in another beautiful dress.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

One more song, Leo Gassman, then results?

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Lwo Gassman is not in this festival.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Clara I meant, then Leo as a guest.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Didn’t know Leo Gassman was a guest. Probably to promote some fiction. I will check the production sheet.

Eve
Eve
14 days ago

My winners tonight Irama, Mahmoud, II Volo, Fred De Palma, Renga & Nek aaaand Loredana!

Anya
Anya
14 days ago

My favourite is Mahmood

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

Irama, the Marlon Brando of Sanremo. One of my top three.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Irama has this dark side. He rarely smiles. He rarely seems happy. The audience was quite cold with him. Despite hiw wonderful songs, interpretation, intensity and voice, I fear he will never win Sanremo. Even worse the Eurovision. It’s a pity.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

He probably doesn’t care. Good for him.

Eve
Eve
14 days ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

I find it mesmerizing.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Italians are communicative people. Maybe Irama is too introverted to result friendly, open, intriguing. I don’t know. Someone who received such cold response from the audience in the Ariston Theatre will probably receive the same cold response from the televote.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago

Annalisa was fantastic tonight

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  Alex

And kudos to her for not going breathless with all that fast melody and thousant words. Amazing