ITALY – The rules and conditions for next year’s Sanremo Music Festival, which runs from the 1st to the 5th of February at Teatro Ariston in San Remo, have recently been released by Italian public broadcaster RAI. Some of the regulations affect the voting mechanism and the Press Jury votes will be counted in three distinct press categories, according to the guidelines.
Next year’s Sanremo edition will include 24 acts: 22 will be picked by Amadeus, the festival’s artistic director, and two will be chosen by Sanremo Giovani. All 24 artists are competing in the Final night and will have to select whether or not they want to represent Italy in Eurovision 2022. Once again, there will be no eliminations.
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The 24 acts will perform their songs (12 per night) on the first two nights of the competition, on February 1st and 2nd, and only the press jury will vote on them. The press jury will be divided into three categories: print, radio & television, and web, with the votes from each category being equally weighted. To determine who wins the competition, the “Demoscopic 1000” jury and the general public will vote on the third night (3rd of February). The results of the voting will be combined with the results from the “Demoscopic 1000” jury to determine the winner.
It’ll be a night of covers on February 4th, when each of the 24 competitors will do a rendition of an international classic from the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980. They may perform alone or with another Italian celebrity, as long as RAI agrees, and the song they cover doesn’t have to be an Italian success.
THE VOTING CHANGES
A jury’s average score from the previous nights will determine the first results on the Final Night, which is on the 5th of February. The top three artists will either perform once more, or prior live performances will be re-aired with new lines being opened. When it comes to Sanremo 2022, the winner will be chosen by a combination of 33% voting by the press (including print and radio), 33% voting by the “Demoscopic 1000” panel, and 34% voting by televised viewers.
When it comes to representing Italy in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, the Sanremo winner will have the last choice. Måneskin, who triumphed in Rotterdam last year, was the last of the previous five champions to represent Italy in Eurovision. Stadio, the 2016 Sanremo champion who declined to compete in Eurovision, was replaced by Francesca Michielin.
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