The first night of Sanremo Festival 2013 was spectacular. Fabio Fazio, Luciana Littizzetto hosted the show and introduced the 14 participants in the “Campioni” category. This year the participants have two songs each one of them eliminated by televoting and jury (press) voting.
Marco Mengoni proceeds to Saturday’s grand final with his second song “L’essenziale” as “Belissimo” eliminated. Italian entrant in Eurovision 2011, Raphael Gualazzi returns to Sanremo Festival and goes to the final on Saturday with the song “Sai (Basta un Sogno)” as “Senza Ritegno” eliminated last night. Daniele Silvestri will sing again on Saturday the song “A Bocca Chiusa” and Simona Molinari and Peter Cincotti with “La Felicità”.
Rock singer Marta sui Tubi will compete with “Vorrei” in the grand final next Saturday in the festival while glamorous Maria Nazionale and the her song “E’ Colpa Mia” will once again be performed on Saturday. Chiara Galiazzo proceeds to the final with the song “Il Futuro che Sarà”.
Sanremo Festival 2013 organizers awarded Toto Cotugno for his contribution to the festival as well. On Wednesday 7 more acts will be presented alongside with the first four singer of the “Giovani category”.