The 22 artists who could represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 have been revealed this evening in a special reveal show.
Carlo Conti has revealed the names of the 22 artists who are in the running to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The artists were revealed during a two hour show broadcast on Rai Uno and Radio 2.
The 22 competing artists and their songs are as follows:
- Al Bano Carrisi – Di Rosee Di Spine
- Elodie Di Patrizi – Tutta Colpa Mia
- Paola Turci – Fatti Bella Per Te
- Samuel Romano – Vedrai
- Fiorella Mannoia – Che Sia Benedetta
- Nesli & Alice Paba – Do Retta a Te
- Michele Bravi – Il Diario Degli Errori
- Fabrizio Moro – Portami Via
- Giusy Ferreri – Fatalmente Male
- Gigi D’Alessio – La Prima Stella
- Giulia Luzi & Raige – Togliamoci La Voglia
- Rosalino Cellamare – L’Ottava Meraviglia
- Ermal Meta – Vietato Morire
- Lodovica Comello – Il Cielo Non Mi Basta
- Sergio Sylvestre – Con Te
- Michele Zarrillo – Mani Nelle Mani
- Clementino Iena – Ragazzi Fuori
- Alessio Bernabei – Nel Mezzo Di Un Applauso
- Chiara Galiazzo – Nessun Postoe Casa Mia
- Frank Gabbani – Occidentalis Karma
- Bianca Atzei – Ora Esisti Solo Tu
- Marco Masini – Spostato Di Un Secondo
All of artists in the Campioni Category will be performing on February 7, 20 with the performances being voted on by 50% televote and 50% press vote. Then on February 8 and 9, 11 singers at a time will be performing again. The top six singers from the each of the two nights will go straight to the final, the final three qualifiers will be selected from a second chance round on February 10.
In total 15 singers will the perform in the final of the Campioni category on February 11. The winner will be selected by televoting, an expert jury and a popular jury. The three singers with the highest total will go through to a superfinal, the winner of the super final will be selected by the same voting method.
The winner of the Campioni Category receives the right to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest. However they are not obliged to take part in Eurovision, as seen in 2016 when Stadio declined to participate in the contest. In the event that the winner decides not to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest, RAI and the organisers of Sanremo reserve the right to select the Italian entrant.