The final of Sanremo 2016 will take place on February 13
It has been announced that Sanremo 2016 will be taking place from February 9 to February 13, with Carlo Conti returning to host for a second year. The 2016 contest is the 66th edition of the show which began in 1951 and has been a staple of the Italian music calendar ever since.
Since Italy’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, they have used Sanremo to select their singer every year excluding 2014 when Emma Marrone was internally selected. Italy have yet to confirm their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm , but are widely expected to participate.
Il Volo finished 3rd in the 2015 contest with “Grande Amore”, they are the highest scoring Italian entry having finished with a total of 292 points including 9 sets of 12 points.