On Wednesday 15th December, Sanremo Giovani concluded. Sanremo Giovani is a competition for upcoming artists in Italy to compete for places in the big Sanremo festival next year, due to take place between the 1st and 5th of February. During Sanremo Giovani, the song titles for all 25 competing acts were revealed – the 3 Sanremo Giovani winners as well as the 22 artists previously announced.
Sanremo Giovani winners
Three acts were selected by host and artistic director of Sanremo Amadeus. Unlike previous years where these acts took part in a mini newcomers section of Sanremo, this year these artists will take part in the main Sanremo competition.
Yuman is a half Italian, half Cape Verdian singer, he started his music career back in 2019 when he released his first album “Naked Thoughts” He has since released other singles his most recent being his first fully Italian song ” Mille Notti”.
Tananai started his career back in 2017. Releasing his first album “Volersi Male” in 2019, Tananai has been influenced by electronic music throughout his career. Recently Tananai released “Esagerata” where his electronic influences are clear.
Matteo Romano is only 19 years old, but has already gone viral on social media outlet TikTok with his song “Concedimi”. More recently Matteo released a further single “Testa e Croce”.
Song Titles for Sanremo 2022
During Sanremo Giovani all 25 competing Sanremo song titles were revealed
|Aka 7even||“Perfetta così”|
|Ana Mena||“Duecentomila ore”|
|Dargen D’Amico||“Dove si balla”|
|Ditonellapiaga & Donatella Rettore||“Chimica”|
|Elisa||“O forse sei tu”|
|Emma||“Ogni volta è così”|
|Fabrizio Moro||“Sei tu”|
|Gianni Morandi||“Apri tutte le porte”|
|Giovanni Truppi||“Tuo padre, mia madre, Lucia”|
|Highsnob & Hu||“Abbi cura di te”|
|Iva Zanicchi||“Voglio amarti”|
|La Rappresentante di Lista||“Ciao ciao”|
|Mahmood & Blanco||“Brividi”|
|Massimo Ranieri||“Lettera al di là del mare”|
|Michele Bravi||“Inverno dei fiori”|
|Noemi||“Ti amo non lo so dire”|
|Yuman||“Ora e qui”|
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
Reigning winners Italy has participated in the contest 46 times since it began in 1956. In addition to 2021, they also won in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’eta” and in 1990 with Toto Cutugno’s “Insieme: 1992”.
Italy took an extended break from the contest from 1994 to 2011 (returning once in 1997). They became a member of the Big Five upon their return and have only missed the top 10 twice since. They finished second twice: in 2011 (with Raphael Gualazzi’s “Madness of Love”) and in 2019 (with Mahmood’s “Soldi”). Italy also notched third place in 2015 with Il Volo’s “Grande Amore”, which won the televote.
Perhaps the most iconic Italian Eurovision entry is Domenico Modugno’s “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” – better known as “Volare” – which placed third in 1958. It was a success in the American charts and won the first ever Grammy award for Song of the Year.
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News Source: Rai/Girot/NSS Mag/ Teamworld.it
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