The rules of Sanremo 2022 have been changed to enable the competing artists to be revealed from today.
Amadeus will be able to start revealing the twenty-two artists who have been chosen to compete in Festival di Sanremo 2022 from today. Previously the reveal date of the artists had been scheduled to take place during the final of Sanremo Giovani on December 15.
The change in the rules of the competition gives the potential for the artists to be revealed in small numbers over the course of the next two weeks. All of the twenty-two artists that have been selected to compete in the contest will still appear in Sanremo Giovani on December 15.
The 2022 Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is due to take place in the first week of February from the 1st to the 5th. It was revealed during a press conference in June that the Sanremo hosts will not be the same as the hosts of the upcoming Eurovision Song contest 2022 which Italian broadcaster Rai is also organising.
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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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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 three times, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 2021. 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 eight occasions.