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Italy | Second night of Sanremo comes to a close with Francesco Gabbani as favourite

February 6, 2020

 

It was another night of great music in Italy during it's annual great week of Sanremo. Several Italian music stars shined on the Teatro Ariston stage during the second night of the historic contest. Among them was former Eurovision contestant Francesco Gabbani (2017).

 

The contest is divided into four nights (not qualifiers) and the grand finale. The vote of the audience (34%), a jury (33%), the press room and the members of the orchestra (33%) will decide the winner thanks to a mixed and cumulative voting system night by night. The winner of Sanremo 2020 will have the right to represent Italy in Eurovision 2020, an option that if discarded, will go to on another contestant chosen internally by RAI.

 

Among the guests of this second night were two Eurovision stars: Two times representative of Italy in Eurovision, Massimo Ranieri (1971 and 1973). In addition to Ranieri, the group Ricchi e Poveri (1978) have also sung at the gala.

 

In the previous gala we could listen to the first 12 songs of Sanremo 2020, of which "Dov'è" by Le Vibrazioni, "Andromeda" by Elodie and "Fai rumore" by Diodato were the three favorites of the jury. This result is simply informative, but not decisive, since the vote of the audience and the press room needs to be added.

 

On this second night, the 'Campioni' list has been completed with 12 more songs:

 

1. Piero Pelù - “Gigante”

Although Piero Pelù has a long successful career in Italy, he debuts this year in Sanremo and does it with a song true to his rock style. A spectacular beginning of competition.

 

 

2. Elettra Lamborghini - “Musica (e il resto scompare)”

 Possibly one of the most controversial participations of Sanremo 2020. The granddaughter of Ferruccio Lamborghini, creator of the famous Lamborghini’s cars, is a television personality who gained notoriety for appearing in a number of international reality shows. Currently, she is focused in musical career and now arrives to Sanremo to make us dance the Latin rhythm.

 

 

3. Enrico Nigiotti - “Baciami adesso”

The force in Enrico Nigiotti's voice evolves throughout this song, with slow stanzas and a very marked refrain.

 

 

4. Levante - “Tikibombom”

 She has a very powerful voice and charisma. Her song has a modern rhythm, a catchy refrain and an amazing instrumentation... It definitely has all the ingredients for a real hit!

 

 

5. Pinguini Tattici Nucleari - “Ringo Starr”

 A fun performance by a band whose vocalist overflows with charisma. One moment that has made the audience enjoy in the theatre a lot.

 

 

 6. Tosca - “Ho amato tutto”

 Beautiful classic Italian ballad with the warm voice of Tosca. Pure feeling at the rhythm of the piano that results in an amazing and emotive performance.

 

 

7. Francesco Gabbani - “Viceversa”

 Gabbani, who represented Italy in Eurovision 2017, is back to Sanremo! This year he returns with a a very melodic and harmonic song and a whistle that we can no longer get out of our head.

 

 

8. Paolo Jannacci - “Voglio parlarti adesso”

 Classic Italian sound in a ballad beautifully performed by Paolo Jannacci.

 

 

9. Rancore - “Eden”

 The Italian rapper brought one of the most different proposals of the night. Pop and rap together in a powerful song with a strong message.

 

 

10. Junior Cally - “No grazie”

 Another controversy proposed in Sanremo after the request for disqualification of Junior Cally because has been accused of misogyny. Finally, the singer has not been disqualified and has been able to sing his song in Sanremo.

 

11. Giordana Angi - “Come mia madre”

Giordana debuts in Sanremo with a beautiful song full of emotions.

 

12. Michele Zarrillo - “Nell'estasi o nel fango”

The second gala has been closed by Michele Zarrillo. A veteran of Sanemo. This is his thirteenth participation. Great song and professionalism as a final brooch of the competition.

 

 At the end of the gala, the result of the jury vote were released:

  1. Francesco Gabbani - “Viceversa”

  2. Piero Pelù - “Gigante”

  3. Pinguini Tattici Nucleari - “Ringo Starr”

  4. Tosca - “Ho amato tutto”

  5. Michele Zarrillo - “Nell'estasi o nel fango”

  6. Levante - “Tikibombom”

  7. Giordana Angi - “Come mia madre”

  8. Paolo Jannacci - “Voglio parlarti adesso”

  9. Enrico Nigiotti - “Baciami adesso”

  10. Elettra Lamborghini - “Musica (e il resto scompare)”

  11. Rancore - “Eden”

  12. Junior Cally - “No grazie”

 

And combining the results of both nights, the final ranking of the jury vote is as follows: 

  1. Francesco Gabbani - “Viceversa”

  2. Le Vibrazioni - “Dov'è”

  3. Piero Pelù - “Gigante”

  4. Pinguini Tattici Nucleari - “Ringo Starr”

  5. Elodie - “Andromeda”

  6. Diodato - “Fai rumore”

  7. Irene Grandi - “Finalmente io”

  8. Tosca - “Ho amato tutto”

  9. Michele Zarrillo - “Nell'estasi o nel fango”

  10. Levante - “Tikibombom”

  11. Marco Masini - “Il confronto”

  12. Alberto Urso - “Il sole ad est”

  13. Giordana Angi - “Come mia madre”

  14. Raphael Gualazzi - “Carioca”

  15. Anastasio - “Rosso di rabbia”

  16. Paolo Jannacci - “Voglio parlarti adesso”

  17. Achille Lauro - “Me ne frego”

  18. Enrico Nigiotti - “Baciami adesso”

  19. Rita Pavone - “Niente (Resilienza 74)”

  20. Riki - “Lo sappiamo entrambi”

  21. Elettra Lamborghini - “Musica (e il resto scompare)”

  22. Rancore - “Eden”

  23. Bugo e Morgan - “Sincero”

  24. Junior Cally - “No grazie”

 


What has been your favourite song from "Seconda serata di Sanremo"? Would you like to see any of these songs at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments!

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