Italy: Stadio wins Sanremo

Stadio declined the right of representing Italy in Eurovision

Stadio won't take advantage of the opportunity to represent Italy in Eurovision rai.tv
Sanremo, Italy

Italian broadcaster, RAI, confirmed that the winner of the Festival di Sanremo 2016, Stadio, won't take advantage of the opportunity to represent Italy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. We'll keep you updated on RAI's decision for Stockholm.

After one week of entertainment, music performances, top international guests, comedy and skyrocketing viewing figures, tonight it was time for the final of Festival di Sanremo 2016.

All 16 finalists of Campioni performed again and were voted by a mixture of 40% televote, 30% expert jury and 30% demoscopic jury. The Top 3 was announced and the three-way voting was opened again:

  • Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato - Via da qui
  • Francesca Michielin - Nessun grado di separazione
  • Stadio - Un giorno mi dirai

The winner of this last round of votes, Stadio, was crowned the winner of Sanremo 2016 but won't take advantage of the opportunity to represent Italy in the next Eurovision Song Contest.

The artists that took part tonight, in order of appearance and with final ranking:

  1. Francesca Michielin - Nessun grado di separazione 2nd
  2. Alessio Bernabei - Noi siamo infinito 14th
  3. Clementino - Quando sono lontano 7th
  4. Patty Pravo - Cieli immensi 6th
  5. Lorenzo Fragola - Infinite volte 5th
  6. Noemi - La borsa di una donna 8th
  7. Elio e le Storie Tese - Vincere l'odio 12th
  8. Arisa - Guardando il cielo 10th
  9. Stadio - Un giorno mi dirai winner
  10. Annalisa - Il diluvio universale 11th
  11. Rocco Hunt - Wake Up 9th
  12. Dolcenera - Ora o mai più 15th
  13. Enrico Ruggeri - Il primo amore non si scorda mai 4th
  14. Giovanni Caccamo & Deborah Iurato - Via da qui 3rd
  15. Valerio Scanu - Finalmente piove 13th
  16. Irene FornaciariBlu (wildcard) 16th

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.

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