Sanremo Festival is probably one of the best music contest in the world. It has set up the base for Eurovision and brings together young artists and renown names as well. It starts on February 1st and runs each day until Saturday, February 5th. Watch it online at RaiPlay, and you can also see clips on the Rai Youtube Channel
And the Italians always go all-in. The show, the stage, the singing, the songs. The bar is so high, you have to battle literal legends (like Gianni Morandi, Iva Zanicchi or Massimo Ranieri)
The show brought into the spotlight some of the best artists Italy ever had, like Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Måneskin, Eros Ramazzotti, and many others. Speaking of Måneskin, they’re invited as guests this year as well, to play Zitti e buoni and Coraline
Some of my favourites this year are Noemi, Gianni Morandi, Mahmood & Blanco, Giusy Ferreri and Iva Zanicchi.