With the 78th edition of Sanremo set to be the last for Amadeus, major changes have been revealed for the upcoming edition of the competition, which will take place in February 2024.
Major changes revealed ahead of the 74th edition of the competition
The changes for the upcoming edition of Sanremo were annnounced were announced today by Amadeus himself.
One of the major changes include having all 26 artists in the festival will perform in the first evening. Whilst in the 2nd and 3rd evening, the artsists will be split in half. The artists who are not performing will also be present to introduce the performances of the performers.
Another major change for 2024 also includes the exclusion of the Demisopic Jury, which will now be replaced by a Radio Jury, which will be made up of local and national radio stations.
The rules for the 78th Edition of Festival di Sanremo, is set to be revealed at 12:00CEST on the 10th of July.
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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