Monday, February 13, 2012
Sanremo Festival 2012
The most prestigious festival in Italy kicks-off tonight. The first night of 62nd edition of the Sanremo Festival will take place in the Ariston theatre. The Eurovision Song Contest inherited the concept of Sanremo as Italy will participate again in Europe's favourite show to be held in Baku.
In the first show the fourteen artists who are competing in the established category will perform their songs, of which two will be eliminated by the jury. The popular extravaganza show will be once again hosted by Gianni Morandi. Rocco Papaleo and Ivana Mrazova will join Morandi as hosts of this year’s Sanremo but for the first night along with Morandi there will be last year’s co-presenters Luca and Paolo.
The festival is spread on five days as all artists will perform live and will be accompanied by a live orchestra. Francesco Renga, who won Sanremo in 2005 is amongst the finalists. The line-up includes Matia Bazar (ESC 1979), Lucio Dalla, Gigi d’Alessio and Loredana Berté who are very popular in Italy.
How to watch
Live on Rai Uno - 20:30 CET
Via satellite on Rai Uno (Hot Bird 6)
•Pierdavide Carone feat. Lucio Dalla - Nanì
•Irene Fornaciari - Il mio grande mistero
• Emma Marrone - Non è l’inferno
•Matia Bazar - Sei tu
•Noemi - Sono solo parole
•Francesco Renga - La tua bellezza
•Arisa - La notte
•Nina Zilli - Per sempre
•Samuele Bersani - Un pallone
•Dolcenera - Ci vediamo a casa
• Chiara Civello - Al posto del mondo
• Gigi d’Alessio & Loredana Berté - Respirare
•Eugenio Finardi - E tu lo chiami Dio
•Marlene Kuntz - Canzone per un figlio