The final night of the Sanremo Festival has arrived. The winner of tonight will be the Italian representative in Turin
In the final of five nights of the 72th Sanremo Festival the winner will be declared. The winner also has the opportunity to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest. This is tremendously important this year as Italy is the host country of the 66th edition of the ESC.
There are a lot of good songs this year and the competition is very strong, so it’s going to be a very exiting evening.
In the last four nights the 25 participants could perform their entries two times, additionally they had to sing a cover song. While the first and second night, the press jury has been eligible to determine their winner. In the third night there is a combination of televoting (50%) and demoscopic poll (50%). The fourth evening with the cover songs, there the Italian public have a say or a third of the votes, together - the jury and the demoscopic poll. Tonight the Italian public will have 100% voting rights. When the top three acts have been determined, a mix of televoting, jury and poll will determine the winner.
One of the biggest favourites this year is Mahmood & Blanco, who have an outstanding performance and song. Their song “Brividi” received a lot of clicks (5,2 million) on YouTube already, so it seems that this could be the upcoming winner.
In the moment these act are leading the tableau, but everything can change tonight
1. Mahmood & Blanco - “Brividi” 2. Gianni Morandi - “Apri tutte le porte” 3. Elisa - “O forse sei tu”
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!