Following a second evening of Italian entertainment on the Teatro Ariston stage, Sanremo returned to RAI 1 for the third night of the festival of music! All 28 contenders performed their competing songs a second time, and have now received their first set of demoscopic and televote scores. Marco Mengoni is currently in the lead with “Due vite.” Ultimo, Mr. Rain, Lazza and Tananai complete the top five at the end of the third night.
Sanremo 2023 results: Night 3 (Thursday 9th February)
Following tonight’s performances, we now have the placements for all 28 songs based on the combined rankings of the votes of the public, demoscopic jury and press jury so far. At the end of the third night of Sanremo, the acts place as follows:
|1.||Paola e Chiara||“Furore”||“Fury”||Alessandro La Cava, Chiara Iezzi, Paola Iezzi, Eugenio Maimone, Federico “Merk” Mercuri, Giordano “Kremont” Cremona, Jacopo Ettore, Leonardo Grillotti||14th|
“Two Thousand Minutes”
|Damiano David, Davide “Thasup” Mattei, Enrico Brun||18th|
|3.||Rosa Chemical||“Made In Italy”||“Made In Italy”||Davide Simonetta, Manuel Franco “Rosa Chemical” Rocati, Oscar Inglese, Paolo Antonacci||7th|
|4.||Gianluca Grignani||“Quando ti manca il fiato”||“When You’re Out Of Breath”||Enrico Melozzi, Gianluca Grignani||12th|
|5.||Levante||“Vivo”||“I Live”||Claudia “Levante” Lagona||21st|
|6.||Tananai||“Tango”||“Tango”||Alberto “Tananai” Cotta Ramusino, Alessandro Raina, Davide Simonetta, Paolo Antonacci||5th|
|7.||Lazza||“Cenere”||“Ash”||Dario “Dardust” Faini, Davide Petrella, Jacopo “Lazza” Lazzarini||4th|
|8.||LDA||“Se poi domani”||“If Then Tomorrow”||Alessandro Caiazza, Luca “LDA” D’Alessio||15th|
|9.||Madame||“Il bene nel male”||“The Good in the Bad”||Francesca “Madame” Calearo, Iacopo “Brail” Sinigaglia, Nicolas “Bias” Biasin||6th|
|10.||Ultimo||“Alba”||“Sunrise”||Niccolò “Ultimo” Moriconi||2nd|
|11.||Elodie||“Due”||“Two”||Elodie Di Patrizi, Federica Abbate, Francesco “Katoo” Catitti, Jacope Ettorre||9th|
|12.||Mr. Rain||“Supereroi”||“Superheroes”||Federica Abbate, Lorenzo Vizzini Bisaccia, Mattia “Mr. Rain” Balardi||3rd|
|13.||Giorgia||“Parole dette male”||“Ill-Spoken Words”||Alberto Bianco, Francesco Roccati, Massimiliano “Big Fish” Dagani, Mario Marco Gianclaudio Fracchiolla||10th|
|14.||Colla Zio||“Non mi va”||“I Don’t Feel Like It”||Andrea “Armo” Arminio, Andrea “Mala” Malatesta, Francesco “Glampo” Lamperti, Giorgio Pesenti, Tommaso “Berna” Bernasconi, Tommaso “Petta” Manzoni||20th|
|15.||Marco Mengoni||“Due vite”||“Two Lives”||Davide Petrella, Davide Simonetta, Marco Mengoni||1st|
|16.||Colapesce Dimartino||“Splash”||“Splash”||Antonio “Dimartino” Di Martino, Lorenzo “Colapesce” Urciullo||8th|
|17.||Coma_Cose||“L’addio”||“The Farewell”||Carlo Frigerio, Fabio Dalè, Fausto Zanardelli, Francesca “California” Mesiano||11th|
|18.||Leo Gassman||“Terzo cuore”||“Third Heart”||Giorgio Pesenti, Leonardo “Leo” Gassman, Marco Paganelli, Riccardo Zanotti||19th|
|19.||I Cugini di Campagna||“Lettera 22”||“Letter 22”||Fabio Gargiulo, Dario Mangiaracina, Veronica Lucchesi||22nd|
|20.||Olly||“Polvere”||“Dust”||Emanuele Lovito, Federico “Olly” Olivieri, Julien “JVLI” Boverod||24th|
|21.||Anna Oxa||“Sali (Canto dell’anima)”||“Ascend (Song of the Soul)”||Anna Hoxha, Fiorenzo “Fio” Zanotti, Francesco Bianconi, Giuseppe “Kaballà” Rinaldi||25th|
|22.||Articolo 31||“Un bel viaggio”||“A Nice Trip”||Alessandro “J-Ax” Aleotti, Antonio Colangelo, Daniele Silvestri, Federica Abbate, Luca Paolo “Grido” Aleotti, Wladimiro “Wlady” Perrini||17th|
|23.||Ariete||“Mare di guai”||“Sea of Troubles”||Arianna “Ariete” Del Giaccio, Dario “Dardust” Faini, Edoardo “Calcutta” D’Erme, Vincenzo Centrella||16th|
|24.||Sethu||“Cause perse”||“Lost Causes”||Giorgio “Jiz” De Lauri, Marco “Sethu” De Lauri||28th|
|25.||Shari||“Egoista”||“Selfish”||Luciano Fenudi, Maurizio “Salmo” Pisciottu, Riccardo Puddu, Shari Noioso||27th|
|26.||gIANMARIA||“Mostro”||“Monster”||Antonio Filippelli, Gianmarco Manilardi, Gianmaria Volpato, Vincenzo Centrella, Vito Petrozzino||23rd|
|27.||Modà||“Lasciami”||“Leave Me”||Enrico “Kikko” Palmosi, Francesco “Kekko” Silvestre||13th|
|28.||Will||“Stupido”||“Stupid”||Andrea Pugliese, Simone Cremonini, William “Will” Busetti||26th|
What else happened tonight?
The third night of Sanremo 2023 was presented by Amadeus and Gianni Morandi, with Italian volleyball player Paola Egonu as the guest host. Paola’s monologue addressed the racism she has experienced as a Black sportswoman in Italy. She also talked about her Nigerian heritage, how her diversity is her strength, and expressed her pride to wear the blue jersey of Italy, which to her is “the most beautiful in the world.”
Sanremo and Eurovision in 2021 winners Måneskin played a guest set consisting of “I Wanna Be Your Slave,” “Zitti e buoni,” “The Loneliest” and “Gossip,” the latter featuring iconic American guitarist Tom Morello. The band was also presented with the Sanremo City Award. Other guest performers included Sanremo 2022 alumnus Sangiovanni, who duetted with Gianni Morandi on the latter’s 1962 hit “Fatti rimandare dalla mamma” on the 60th anniversary of its release, Massimo Ranieri, who returned to promote his television show, and actor Alessandro Siano. Annalisa performed her song “Bellissima” on the Suzuki Stage outside the Ariston, while Guè played the Beach Club floating stage off the Costa Smeralda. Homage was also paid to Burt Bacharach, who passed away today at the age of 94.
What do we know about Sanremo 2023?
Festival di Sanremo 2023 is taking place between 7th – 11th February. 28 artists are taking part in the contest – 22 established artists and six selected through Sanremo Giovani for newcomer artists. The shows will take place from the Teatro Ariston, Sanremo, across the five nights.
Here’s a little guide as to how each night of the contest will work!
|Night 1 |
|14 artists will perform their competing entry.||The press jury votes on night 1||Amadeus|
|Elena Sofia Ricci|
Mahmood & Blanco
Tribute to Lucio Battisti
|The remaining 14 artists will perform their competing entry.||The press jury votes on night 2 (and we receive a ranking of all 28 songs over the two nights)||Amadeus|
Black Eyed Peas
|All 28 artists will perform their competing entry.||The demoscopic jury and public vote on night 3||Amadeus|
Peppino di Capri
Takagi & Ketra*
|All 28 artists will perform a cover of a song from the 70s, 80s, 90s or 00s with an invited guest.||The press jury (33%), demoscopic jury (33%) and public (34%) vote on night 4||Amadeus|
|Cast of “Mare Fuori”|
Tribute to Lucio Dalla
|All 28 artists will perform their competing entry, and the winner will be decided!||The public vote on night 5, with the top 5 artists across all five nights making it to the podium, and a final vote across all three juries, weighted in the same way as night 4, determines the winner from these||Amadeus|
A speech written by Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Guests marked with an * will perform on the floating stage – a cruise ship! Additionally, other notable Italian acts including Piero Pelù (night 1), Francesco Renga & Nek (night 2), Annalisa (night 3), La Rappresentante di Lista (night 4) and Achille Lauro (night 5), alongside Gemelli di Guidonia, will perform live in the Colombo Square, near the Ariston Theatre, with clips of their performances broadcast during the live Sanremo shows.
Listen to all the Sanremo 2023 songs
Italy’s Eurovision Journey
Italy has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since the very beginning and has always been considered a powerhouse in the contest. Italy has won the contest on three occasions: in 1964, 1990 and 2021. After 1997, Italy withdrew for a while, returning again in 2011 with Raphael Gualazzi, who sang ‘Madness Of Love.’ Raphael placed second in the 2011 Eurovison Song Contest, scoring 189 points.
Italy’s most recent entry in 2022 was ‘Brividi’ by Mahmood and Blanco, performed on home soil after rock band Måneskin won the previous contest in 2021. At the close of voting, Italy scoring 268 points in the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final, placing sixth.
What do you think of the songs from Sanremo this year? Who would you like to see represent Italy at Eurovision? As always, let us know your thoughts by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we prepare for Eurovision 2023.
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