ITALY – Another record for Sanremo Giovani which beats itself, compared to last year, with a significant increase of valid registrations. This year, 961 applications for participation arrived on the table of the artistic director Amadeus and the Music Commission, the highest number in recent years, with an increase compared to the previous edition of 119 units, equal to 14 per cent. Leading the ranking by region was Lazio with 179 participants.
In particular, there are 867 single singers (336 women and 531 men) and 94 groups. Most of the requests came from the South (402 or 41.8 per cent), followed by the Center with 268 (27.9 per cent), the North with 257 (26.8 per cent). There was a significant increase also for participation requests from abroad, 34, equal to 3.5 per cent, almost triple last year.
“To all the girls, boys and musical groups who have signed up for Sanremo Giovani – says Amadeus – my thanks go and my good luck. We have achieved a real record of registrations, select the most beautiful songs It will be a difficult but fascinating undertaking. Congratulations to all for the extraordinary work. The journey towards the Ariston Theater and the Sanremo Festival begins, as every year, with you “.
The Musical Commission chaired by Amadeus, as artistic director, and composed of Claudio Fasulo, Gianmarco Mazzi, Massimo Martelli and Leonardo De Amicis, began to listen to the songs during the registration phase and will continue with listening in the coming days to select the first 60 artists who will participate in the live auditions to be held in Rome, October 19 and 20, at the Rai Radio headquarters in Via Asiago in Rome. To these will be added the winner of the Castrocaro Festival, the Watt group.
At the end of the auditions, then, 20 groups and artists will be chosen who will participate in the “semi-finals” live, in the second evening of Rai1, within the broadcast conducted by Amadeus “AmaSanremo”, in the five episodes of October 29 and 5, 12, 19 and 26 November.
Only at the end of this path will the 10 finalists of the Sanremo Giovani edition be known, the contest, broadcast in primetime on Rai1 on December 17, which will see 10 “under 34” compete to win and win 6 of the 8 places available (2 will arrive from Sanremo Area) to participate in the Sanremo Festival 2021 in the New proposals category.
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