Good news: Sanremo 2016 won’t interfere with you Valentine’s Day plans!
On Monday Italian broadcaster RAI confirmed the dates and full schedule of Sanremo — its star-studded, high-intensity, rarely-on-schedule national selection show for Eurovision.
Fans of Italy’s selection won’t be surprised by this year’s format. A total of 18 acts will compete in the “Campioni” division. Nine acts will perform on each of the first two nights, and a combination of public televoting and a press vote will decide who advances to the semi final on the fourth night.
But what of the third night? That’s a special “covers” night where the 18 acts will interpret songs from other artists and compete for a special prize, determined, again, by a combination of televoting and press opinion.
Sanremo 2016 Schedule
Serata 1: February 9 (Tuesday) — Introduction of first nine acts
Serata 2: February 10 (Wednesday) — Introduction of second nine acts
Serata 3: February 11 (Thursday) — Covers night
Serata 4: February 12 (Friday) — Semi -final
Serata 5: February 13 (Saturday) — The final
Since returning to Eurovision in 2011 Italy has landed in the Top 10 every year except 2014, when Emma Marrone finished a disappointing 23rd. Their string of successes has led to impressive ratings, which in turn has led RAI to move the grand final of Eurovision from RAI 2 to its main station RAI 1 in 2016.
Sanremo 2016: RAI releases full schedule, confirms evening events
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