As Eurovision 2024 is now set in motion, the dates for Sanremo 2024, Italy’s iconic selection method for the Contest, have been revealed.
Sanremo 2024 final on February 10th
Speaking on the show “L’Anno Che Verrà”, Sanremo’s musical and creative director Amadeus announced that the 2024 edition of Sanremo will run from February 6th to February 10th. In addition to this, Amadeus said that the first participants in this year’s festival will be revealed during Sanremo Giovanni. The event will take place on the 20th of December, and six acts will receive a ticket to compete at the full event in February.
This is the last year Amadeus will serve as the creative director for the show. The 2024 edition will be Amadeus’ fourth appearance as a host. For the previous edition of the festival, over 12 million people in Italy watched the final. As a result, Sanremo remains one of the most watched programs in the country.
Italy’s Eurovision journey
Italy have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since the very beginning and have always been considered a powerhouse in the contest. The country has won the contest on three occasions in 1964, 1990 and 2021. Italy withdrew after 1997, returning again in 2011 with Raphael Gualazzi who sang ‘Madness Of Love’. Raphael placed second in the 2011 Eurovison Song Contest after scoring 189 points.
Italy’s most recent entry in 2023 was “Due Vite” by Marco Mengoni. At the close of voting, Italy scored a total of 350 points in the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final, placing 4th. Of these, 176 points came from the juries, whilst the remaining 174 points came from the televote.
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News Source: RAI
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