Italy: RAI releases the 2021 Sanremo Giovani list of participants

Italy: RAI releases the 2021 Sanremo Giovani list of participants
Friday, 29 October 2021

  • The Italian national broadcaster, RAI,  has unveiled the artists that wll be taking part in the Sanremo Giovani Festival. 

    RAI received over 700 submissions for Sanremo Giovani, with the Sanremo Artistic Committee shortlisting 46 acts which will be continuing in the next stage of the competition. 


    Amadeus, Claudio Fasulo, Gianmarco Mazzi, Massimo Martelli and Leonardo De Amicis are the members who form the Sanremo Artistic Committee. 



    The Sanremo Giovani 2021 participants are:

    • Bais – Che fine mi fai (What happened to me)
    • Federico Baroni – Chilometri (Kilometres)
    • Martina Beltrami – Parlo di te (I’m talking about you)
    • Berna – Re Artù (King Arthur)
    • Blind – Non mi perdo più (I don’t get lost anymore)
    • Edoardo Brogi – Pioveranno sassi (It will rain stones)
    • Carolina – Nemmeno le nuvole (Not even the clouds)
    • Thomas Cheval – Sale (Salt)
    • Ditta Marinelli – Male malo mala (Bad bad bad)
    • Drama – Ma tu lo sai che (But you know that)
    • Elasi – Lap dance
    • Enula – Il buio (mi calma) (The dark (calms me))
    • Esa – Come mai (How come)
    • Esseho – Arianna
    • Francesco Faggi – Mentalmente instabile (Mentally unstable)
    • Matteo Faustini – Autogol (Own goal)
    • Marta Festa – Tiberio (Tiberius)
    • Diego Formoso – Anche una sola notte (Even just one night)
    • Fusaro – Senza coloranti aggiunti (Without added dyes)
    • Giuse The Lizia – Bee Gees
    • Kaze – Volevo portarti al mare (I wanted to take you to the sea)
    • Malvax – Zanzare (Mosquitoes)
    • Angelina Mango – La mia buona colazione (My good breakfast)
    • Manitoba – Pesci (Fish)
    • Matilde G – Lasciami qui (Leave me here)
    • Mida – Lento (Slow)
    • Melissa Morandini – Rumore (Noise)
    • Giulia Mutti – Notte fonda (Late night)
    • Mydrama – Soli (Alone)
    • Nebraska – Jonio
    • Nuvolari – Farabutto (Rogue)
    • Obi – Ispirazione (Inspiration)
    • Oli? – Smalto e tinta (Enamel and tint)
    • Opposite – Settembre (September)
    • Quomo – Animali (Animals)
    • Matteo Romano – Testa e croce (Head and cross)
    • Royahl – Trap boy
    • Samia – Fammi respirare (Let me breathe)
    • Santi Francesi – Signorino (Master)
    • Scozia – Britney
    • Tananai – Esagerata (Exaggerated)
    • Aurora Tumiatti – Maschere (Masks)
    • Viito – Naturale (Natural)
    • Yuman – Mille notti (A thousand nights)
    • Zo Vivaldi – Spero di star male (I hope I’m sick)
    • Simo Veludo – Anni ’60 (The 60’s)


    How will the Sanremo Giovani finalists be selected

    A total of 12 artists will take the stage of the Teatro del Casinò di Sanremo on December 15, 2021 for the Sanremo Giovani 2021 final, which in turn will open the doors of the Ariston Theater to the 2 winning artists. However the potential finalists will first have to pass a series of steps and "exams":

    The first step sees the artistic director engaged in listening to all the pieces in compliance with the participation requirements, then the musical commission, also led by Amadeus, will proceed to the choice of the 45 artists (instead of 30 initially planned), who will perform in the live auditions in Room A in via Asiago.  The 46 selected artists who will access the live auditions (plus the winners of the Sanremo Area) will have to send the Musical Commission a piece different from the one used for Sanremo Giovani, which, in case of victory, they will present in February in the 72nd edition of the Sanremo Festival.

    In this phase 8 of the 12 finalists of Sanremo Giovani will be selected. The other four artists who will complete final line up in December will be selected, again by the Musical Commission, via the local Sanremo Area contest.


    Italy in Eurovision 

    Italy has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 46 times since making its debut at the first contest in 1956.  After a 14-year absence from 1998 and on, the country returned to the contest in 2011. Italy has won the contest twice  in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti and her song “Non ho l’età”.  Italy’s second victory in the contest came in 1990 with Toto Cutugno and the song “Insieme: 1992”.

    Italy’s come back to the contest has proved to be very successful, the country having finished in the top ten in eight times of the last decade (2011–2021), with Raphael Gualazzi second in 2011, Nina Zilli ninth in 2012, Marco Mengoni seventh in 2013 and Il Volo third in 2015, Francesco Ghabbani 6th in Kiev. In 2018  the winners of Sanremo 2018 ,Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro, represented Italy in Eurovision in Lisbon with their song “Non mi avete fatto niente”. The Italian duo achieved an honorable 5th place in the Grand final with 308 points and a remarkable 3rd placing in the public voting.

    In 2019 , Mahmood, winner of Sanremo 2019 represented the country in Tel Aviv with his entry Soldi. The Italian representative kept the good results for Italy achieving a 2nd place in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv. In 2020 Diodato might have won the Sanremo festival with 'Fai Rumore' but unfortunately didn't have the chance to perform in Rotterdam as the contest was cancelled de to the coronavirus pandemic.

    This year the rock band Maneskin won Saremo 2021 and went on representing the nation on Rotterdam where they triumphed with their song 'Zitti e Buoni' bringing the 2022 contest to Italy. 


    News Source: Eurofesitval News