Watch tonight: Sanremo final in Italy

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The stage of the 66th Sanremo Festival rai.tv
Sanremo, Italy

Italian broadcaster, RAI, confirmed that the winner of the Festival di Sanremo 2016 will have the right to represent Italy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. The Festival's grand final takes place in Sanremo tonight and you can watch it live on our Web TV Player!

Tonight the Italian Song Contest, the popular Festival di Sanremo, 2016 edition comes to an end. 20 established artists ("Campioni") have participated in the 66th edition of the Italian song contest and 16 of them compete for the title in tonight's show. You can check the list in the slide below.

There has also been a newcomers competition, the so-called Nuove Proposte, which already chose their winner last night: Francesco Gabbani with the song Amen.

Several local and international guests performed throughout the week on stage at the Ariston Theatre, such as Laura Pausini, Elton John, Eros Ramazzotti, Nicole Kidman and Ellie Goulding.

The presenters of Sanremo 2016: Madalina Ghenea, Carlo Conti, Gabriel Garko and Virginia Raffaele RAI

FINAL EVENING

All the 16 finalists of Campioni will perform again and their scores will be reset to zero. The voting will be a mixture of 40% televote, 30% expert jury and 30% demoscopic jury. The Top 3 will be announced and the three-way voting will be opened again from zero. The winner of this last round of votes will be crowned the winner of Sanremo 2016 and will have the chance of representing Italy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

The artists taking part tonight, in order of appearance:

  1. Francesca Michielin - Nessun grado di separazione
  2. Alessio Bernabei - Noi siamo infinito
  3. Clementino - Quando sono lontano
  4. Patty Pravo - Cieli immensi
  5. Lorenzo Fragola - Infinite volte
  6. Noemi - La borsa di una donna
  7. Elio e le Storie Tese - Vincere l'odio
  8. Arisa - Guardando il cielo
  9. Stadio - Un giorno mi dirai
  10. Annalisa - Il diluvio universale
  11. Rocco Hunt - Wake Up
  12. Dolcenera - Ora o mai più
  13. Enrico Ruggeri - Il primo amore non si scorda mai
  14. Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato - Via da qui
  15. Valerio Scanu - Finalmente piove

One of the following 5 evicted acts will get a televoting wildcard and perform as song 16:

  • Zero AssolutoDi me e di te
  • Dear JackMezzo respiro
  • NeffaSogni e nostalgia
  • BluvertigoSemplicemente
  • Irene FornaciariBlu

Guests will be Renato Zero and Cristina D'Avena.

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Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede hosted the two Semi-Finals and Grand Final in 2016.

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