Two more artists have joined the line up for the Festival di Sanremo 2020, with twenty four artists competing in the 70th edition of the contest.
RAI has this evening revealed the twenty-four acts that will be competing in the 70th edition of the Festival di Sanremo. The original line-up of twenty two artists leaked in the Italian press just over a week ago. While today Amadeus, who is running this years contest, announced that two more acts will be taking part in the show.
The competing artists and their songs are as follows:
- Achille Lauro – Me ne frego (I don’t care)
- Alberto Urso – Il sole ad est (The sun to the east)
- Anastasio – Rosso di rabbia (Red with anger)
- Bugo e Morgan – Sincero (Sincere)
- Diodato – Fai rumore (Make noise)
- Elettra Lamborghini – Musica e il resto scompare (Music and the rest disappears)
- Elodie – Andromeda
- Enrico Nigiotti – Baciami adesso (Kiss me now)
- Francesco Gabbani – Viceversa (Vice versa)
- Giordana Angi – Come mia madre (Like my mother)
- Irene Grandi – Finalmente io (Finally I)
- Junior Cally – No grazie (No thanks)
- Le Vibrazioni – Dov’è (Where is it)
- Levante – Tiki Bom Bom
- Marco Masini – Il confronto (The comparison)
- Michele Zarrillo – Nell’estasi o nel fango (In ecstasy or mud)
- Paolo Jannacci – Voglio parlarti adesso (I want to talk to you now)
- Piero Pelù – Gigante (Giant)
- Pinguini Tattici Nucleari – Ringo Starr
- Rancore – Eden
- Raphael Gualazzi – Carioca
- Riki – Lo sappiamo entrambi (We both know it)
- Rita Pavone – Niente (Resilienza 74) (Nothing (Resilience 74)) – Added artist
- Tosca – Ho amato tutto (I loved everything)- Added artist
Two of the participants previously represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest. Raphael Gualazzi represented Italy in 2011 with “Madness of Love” and finished second in the final. He was the first artist to represent Italy since the country last appear at the contest in 1997. Francesco Gabbani represented Italy in 2017 with “Occidentali’s Karma” and finished sixth in the final.
Sanremo 2020 will begin on February 4 and will run each night until February 8.
Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 1990. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on seven occasions.