Rai has confirmed that Sanremo 2021 will have an audience at the Ariston Theatre.
The Italian public broadcaster has confirmed that an audience will be present during Sanremo 2021. The public and journalists attending the shows will be swabbed at the start of the event, with monitoring of temperatures to ensure that no one has COVID-19. The exact size of the audience and journalists in attendance will be determined closer to the competition.
Sanremo 2021 will take place between March 2 and 6. The festival has already been moved from early February due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Rai is still yet to confirm their participation in Eurovision 2021. Diodato won the 2020 festival and was selected to represent Italy in Rotterdam with “Fai rumore”. It is currently unknown as to whether Diodato will represent Italy in 2021 or whether a new entrant will be selected.
Source: Velvet Music
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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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.