The diocese, sponsored by the Municipality of Sanremo, organizes the event together with Vatican Radio.
The head of the radio, Massimiliano Menichetti, flaunts satisfaction with the event.
“We are very happy to join this singing event that was born in the city of flowers and music. Sanremo will increase its offer even more by creating, for three days, a musical relay between the Festival of the Christian song and the historic Festival of the Italian song.”
Vatican Radio has always alternated liturgical moments with musical moments, but until now it has not had a specific container for Christian Music (or Christian Music, as it is called in the United States).
- In addition to the prize for the winner, a special “Diretto per Sanremo Giovani 2023” prize will be awarded.
- This second prize, awarded by the jury, will go to an artist under 28 and will allow them to take part in the selections of Sanremo Giovani.
- In addition to the Trophy, the winner of this award will also have record production, a video clip and a photoshoot with the Joseba Publishing and DDT Music Entertainment Italy Labels for the presentation at Sanremo Giovani 2023, the publication of the song through Belive on 150 platforms, with related digital postcards sent to over 850 radios.
But who will participate in the event?
24 singers will participate in the event to be held at the Auditorium of Villa Santa Clotilde, Opera San Orione, on 3, 4 and 5 February and which will be presented by the artistic director Fabrizio Venturi together with DJ Mitch of Radio 105.
Antonio Labate – “The angels”
Beppe Bianco – “Hope in your smile”
Carmela Iacono – “Prayer of the Vincentians”
We sang to Jesus – “You are eternity”
Dino Santonico – “Love me as only you can”
Fra Vinicius – “It is worthwhile”
Alisa De Marco – “Free to go”
Marta Falcone – “I heard about you”
Dajana and Eminio Sinni – “Our Father”
Isaura Nencini – “To be happy”
Karen Marra – “Wind”
Letizia Mariotti – “Here, the conversion”
Marco Tanduo – “Thank you my God”
Mariarosaria Finocchiaro – “Above the braces”
Pier Didoni – “I look for you”
Daniela Donatone, D’Anì – “In half breath”
Shoek – “New Race”
Stella Sorrentino, Meissa – “He is love”
Tony Nevoso – “Never again”
Loide – “Riscò”
Jonathan – “You loved me first”
Letizia Centorbi – “You are everything to me”
It seems that everything is heading towards Sanremo, but European attention for this event is high. We could therefore find ourselves in 2023 participants from outside Italy.
Could it be a good time that the small Papal State debuts at Eurovision? Or maybe that he organizes his own in a “Christian” sauce?