Italian broadcaster, RAI, confirmed that the winner of the Festival di Sanremo 2016, Stadio, won't take advantage of the opportunity to represent Italy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. We'll keep you updated on RAI's decision for Stockholm.
After one week of entertainment, music performances, top international guests, comedy and skyrocketing viewing figures, tonight it was time for the final of Festival di Sanremo 2016.
All 16 finalists of Campioni performed again and were voted by a mixture of 40% televote, 30% expert jury and 30% demoscopic jury. The Top 3 was announced and the three-way voting was opened again:
Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato - Via da qui
Francesca Michielin - Nessun grado di separazione
Stadio - Un giorno mi dirai
The winner of this last round of votes, Stadio, was crowned the winner of Sanremo 2016 but won't take advantage of the opportunity to represent Italy in the next Eurovision Song Contest.
The artists that took part tonight, in order of appearance and with final ranking:
Francesca Michielin - Nessun grado di separazione 2nd
Alessio Bernabei - Noi siamo infinito 14th
Clementino - Quando sono lontano 7th
Patty Pravo - Cieli immensi 6th
Lorenzo Fragola - Infinite volte 5th
Noemi - La borsa di una donna 8th
Elio e le Storie Tese - Vincere l'odio 12th
Arisa - Guardando il cielo 10th
Stadio - Un giorno mi dirai winner
Annalisa - Il diluvio universale 11th
Rocco Hunt - Wake Up 9th
Dolcenera - Ora o mai più 15th
Enrico Ruggeri - Il primo amore non si scorda mai 4th
Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato - Via da qui 3rd
Valerio Scanu - Finalmente piove 13th
Irene Fornaciari - Blu (wildcard) 16th
Several local and international guests performed throughout the week on stage at the Ariston Theatre, such as Laura Pausini, Elton John, Eros Ramazzotti, Nicole Kidman and Ellie Goulding.