ITALY – The Italian national broadcaster RAI has announced the rules of Sanremo 2020, which have a new clause regarding the Eurovision Song Contest. The rules of the competition state that all participants and their record companies must submit a form to RAI stating that the artist will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. All parties must inform RAI by the first night of the contest whether they wish to take part in Eurovision.
BIG VOTING CHANGES
Following the gap between the various voting results in the final night of the festival, artistic director of the festival announced huge changes in the voting process. Highlight of those changes is the fact that during the final night only the public will decide the winner.
- February 4: Demoscopic jury (300 targeted selected fans across the country) will vote upon the 10 established artists.
- February 5: Demoscopic jury (300 targeted selected fans across the country) will vote upon the 10 established artists.
- February 6: Orchestra and backing vocalists are voting for the 20 established acts who perform cover songs, awards will be given. That result will be accumulated in the final voting.
- February 7: Press jury will vote for the second presentation of the 20 established artists’ song entries.
- February 8: Public voting (50%), press jury and dermoscopic jury will cast their votes in the first round. All previous night voting will be added in the final voting and various awards will be given. Then a super final will take place among the top three. Public will solemnly decide the winner.