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Sanremo: All Stars... Italy’s top contest sparkles with talent 🇮🇹

05 December 2021 at 17:30 CET
Mahmood won Sanremo in 2019 Rai
The first 22 participants of Italy’s ‘Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo’ have been announced by host and artistic director, Amadeus.

All eyes were on Italian broadcasters Rai to see who they’d present for the 72nd edition of the festival, given the success Måneskin found this year (not least in winning the Eurovision Song Contest).

Fans will not be disappointed. The chosen acts are responsible for 7 Eurovision performances between them, spanning 50 years from 1969 to 2019.

72º Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo 2022

  • Achille Lauro
  • AKA 7even
  • Ana Mena
  • Dargen D’Amico
  • Ditonellapiaga & Rettore
  • Elisa
  • Emma ⭐️ (Copenhagen 2014: La Mia Città)
  • Fabrizio Moro ⭐️ (Lisbon 2018 with Ermal Meta: Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente)
  • Gianni Morandi ⭐️ (Amsterdam 1970: Occhi Di Ragazza)
  • Giovanni Truppi
  • Giusy Ferreri
  • Highsnob & Hu
  • Irama
  • Iva Zanicchi ⭐️ (Madrid 1969: Due Grosse Lacrime Bianche)
  • La Rappresentante di Lista
  • Le Vibrazioni
  • Mahmood& Blanco⭐️ (Tel Aviv 2019: Soldi)
  • Massimo Ranieri ⭐️⭐️ (Dublin 1971: L’amore È Un Attimo; Luxembourg 1973: Chi Sarà Con Te)
  • Michelle Bravi
  • Noemi
  • Sangiovanni

⭐️ = Previous Eurovision Song Contest appearance

📺 Watch: Emma – La Mia Città

That’s not all! A further 2 slots are reserved for emerging talent, who will have to find their way through Sanremo Giovani, taking the total number of acts to 24.

We’ll keep you posted with developments from Sanremo as and when we get them.

Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo takes place between Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 February, with the results informing the Italian selection for Eurovision.

Who are you most excited to see the return of? Let us know via the official Eurovision Song Contest Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.