Sanremo Music Festival
5-9 February 2019. Hosts: Claudio Baglioni, Claudio Bisio and Virginia Raffaele.
The Sanremo Music Festival, now in its 69th edition, is the most famous Italian contest. It sees unreleased songs composed by Italian authors with Italian lyrics compete.
The winners are the 3 most voted songs by a jury and by popular vote, determined by televoting.
There are two categories: the main one is called Big interpreters, Champions or Artists (divided into Women, Men, Bands and Classics), while the other one, called Newcomers or Young artists, is reserved to less known artists.
The Festival’s award is the statue of the Lion of Sanremo.
Since 1982, the press awards the special recognition award Premio della Critica “Mia Martini”, that allows accredited journalists of the Festival’s press room to express their own opinion on the performances.Go to the website Sanremo Music Festival