Construction of the stage for the 2021 edition of the Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo.
Construction is underway at the Teatro Ariston of the stage for the 70th edition of Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo. The stage is designed by Gaetano Castelli who has vast experience designing stages for the competition dating back to his first contest in 1993.
The stage is formed of LED screens that create an octagonal shape, the stage as ever features a sweeping staircase featuring two spaces for the orchestra either side.
The 26 competing artists are:
- Francesco Renga – Quando trovo te (When I find you)
- Coma_Cose – Fiamme negli occhi (Flames in the eyes)
- Gaia – Cuore amaro (Bitter heart)
- Irama – La genesi del tuo colore (The genesis of your colour)
- Fulminacci – Santa Marinella
- Madame – Voce (Voice)
- Willie Peyote – Mai dire mai (La locura) (Never say never (The madness))
- Orietta Berti – Quando ti sei innamorato (When you fell in love)
- Ermal Meta – Un milione di cose da dirti (A million things to tell you)
- Fasma – Parlami (Talk to me)
- Arisa – Potevi fare di più (You could have done more)
- Gio Evan – Arnica
- Måneskin – Zitti e buoni (Silent and good)
- Aiello – Ora (Now)
- Annalisa – Dieci (Ten)
- Bugo – E invece sì (Instead yes)
- Colapesce e Dimartino – Musica leggerissima (Very light music)
- Francesca Michielin e Fedez – Chiamami per nome (Call me by name)
- Ghemon – Momento perfetto (Perfect moment)
- La Rappresentante di Lista – Amare (To love)
- Lo Stato Sociale – Combat Pop
- Malika Ayane – Ti piaci così (You like yourself like that)
- Max Gazzè e Trifluoperazina Monstery Band – Il farmacista (The pharmacist)
- Noemi – Glicine (Wisteria)
- Random – Torno a te (I come back to you)
Ermal Meta represented Italy alongside Fabrizio Moro in 2018, while Francesca Michielin represented Italy at the 2016 contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
Image Source & Source: Eurofestival Italia
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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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.