Sanremo Music Festival 2011

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Sanremo Music Festival
Sanremo Music Festival 2011 logo.jpg
61st edition (2011)
Dates 15 February 2011 (1st night)
16 February 2011 (2nd night)
17 February 2011 (3rd night)
18 February 2011 (4th night)
19 February 2011 (5th night)
Presenter(s) Gianni Morandi, Luca Bizzarri, Paolo Kessisoglu, Belén Rodríguez, Elisabetta Canalis
Artistic director(s) Gianmarco Mazzi
Orchestra leader Marco Sabiu
Broadcaster Rai 1
Venue Teatro Ariston
Big Artists section
Entries 14 acts (14 songs)
Voting system Mixed (Televotes, jury and orchestra votes)
Winner Roberto Vecchioni
"Chiamami ancora amore"
Ciritc's prize Roberto Vecchioni
"Chiamami ancora amore"
Newcomers' section
Entries 8 acts (8 songs)
Voting system Mixed (Televotes, jury, orchestra votes)
Winner Raphael Gualazzi
"Follia d'amore"
Critic's prize Raphael Gualazzi
"Follia d'amore"
Eurovision Song Contest
Selection process Internal selection among all contestants
Selected artist Raphael Gualazzi
Sanremo Music Festival chronology
2011

The Sanremo Music Festival 2011 was the 61st annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, during the five nights between 15 February 2011 and 19 February 2011. The artistic director of the show was Gianmarco Mazzi.[1] Broadcast by Rai 1, the festival was presented by Gianni Morandi with Paolo Kessisoglu, Luca Bizzarri, Belén Rodríguez and Elisabetta Canalis.[2]

The competition was divided in two sections. The "Big Artists Section", including 14 established Italian artists, was won by Roberto Vecchioni with the song "Chiamami ancora amore", while the "Newcomers Section" was won by Raphael Gualazzi, performing "Follia d'amore".

The festival also served as the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The Italian entry, Raphael Gualazzi, was chosen among the contestants by a specific jury, composed of TV presenter Gianni Morandi, Rai 1 director Mauro Mazza, Rai 2 director Massimo Liofredi, the mayor of Sanremo Maurizio Zoccarato, Sanremo's promotional board member Giorgio Giuffra and Marco Simeon, the director of international affairs.[3]

Presenters and personnel[edit]

Sanremo Music Festival 2011 presenters
Gianni Morandi
Belén Rodríguez
Elisabetta Canalis
Luca Bizzarri and Paolo Kessisoglu

After some rumours emerged in September 2010,[4] it was officially announced that Gianmarco Mazzi was confirmed as the artistic director of the Sanremo Music Festival.[5] It was Mazzi's sixth Sanremo Music Festival as the artistic director.[6] Italian singer Gianni Morandi was chosen as the main presenter of the show. Negotiations for his contract started in June 2010,[7] and on 6 October 2010, RAI's board of directors confirmed his role in the show and announced Elisabetta Canalis, Belén Rodríguez, Luca Bizzarri and Paolo Kessisoglu as co-presenters of the festival.[5]

The authors of the show were Simona Ercolani, Martino Clericetti, Ivano Balduini, Francesco Valitutti, Michele Ferrari, Gianni Morandi and Italian film director and writer Federico Moccia.[8][9]

The Sanremo Festival Orchestra was conducted by Marco Sabiu,[8][10] but each contestant chose a different conductor for the competing song. For the first time in the history of the Sanremo Music Festival, two choreographers were involved in the show, Daniel Ezralow and Franco Miseria.[11] Duccio Forzano directed the show,[8][12] and the shenography was by Gaetano Castelli and Maria Chiara Castelli.[8]

Selections[edit]

Newcomers section[edit]

AreaSanremo[edit]

The artists competing in the newcomers section were selected through two different contests. The first one, formerly known as SanremoLab, was called Area Sanremo, and it was organized by the Comune di Sanremo. The contest was divided into two different sections, SanremoLab, featuring Italian-language songs, and SanremoDoc, reserved to songs in an Italian dialect.[13] After some courses and lectures, two different juries chose 8 artists in the SanremoLab section and 2 artists in the SanremoDoc section as the winners.[14] The jury for the SanremoLab section was composed of Mario Lavezzi, Roy Paci, Eleonoire Casalegno and Mariano Dapori, while the jury for the SanremoDoc section included Maurizio Coruzzi, Davide Van De Sfroos, Giordano Sangiorgi and Enrico Giovannini.[15] The winners—Ida Massaro, Lorenzo Vizzini, Roberto Amadé, Erika Mineo, Eleonora Crupi, Ernesto De Luca, Martino Iacchetti and Gabriella Ferrone for the SanremoLab section, Trenincorsa and Ilaria Palmieri with Terre del sole for the SanremoDoc section—were announced on 24 November 2010.[16][17] On 27 November 2010, a jury presided by Gianni Morandi selected two artists, Roberto Amadè and Gabriella Ferrone, among the ten winners, which became the first confirmed participants in the newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2011.[18]

Sanremo Giovani 2011[edit]

The second contest held to select the remaining 6 participants in the newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2011 was held in two separate steps. During the first step, auditioning artists were asked to uploaded a video including the proposed song on the official website of the festival, or to send a DVD containing it by ordinary mail.[19] The SanremoAcademy technical jury, presided by Gianni Morandi and Gianmarco Mazzi, selected nine artists. The artists chosen in this step were:

  • Anansi, performing "Il sole dentro"
  • Serena Abrami, performing "Lontano da tutto"
  • BTwins, performing "Mi rubi l'amore"
  • Raphael Gualazzi, performing "Follia d'amore"
  • Infranti Muri, performing "Contro i giganti"
  • Marco Menichini, performing "Tra tegole e cielo"
  • Micaela, performing "Fuoco e cenere"
  • Neks, performing "Occhi"
  • Le Strisce, performing "Vieni a vivere a Napoli"

During the second step, the selected artists performed a popular Italian song during three different episodes of Domenica in, and a ranking was compiled based on televoting and on the points given by a jury representing Italian radio stations.[19] The top 6 artists were admitted to the newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2011.

Plot 1 – 9 January 2011[20][21]
  • Anansi – "Hey man"
  • Micaela – "Come il sole all'improvviso"
  • Le Strisce – "Un diavolo in me"
Plot 2 – 16 January 2011[22]
  • BTwins – "Fotoromanza"
  • Neks – "Aria"
  • Infranti Muri – "Profumo"
Plot 3 – 23 January 2011[23][24]
  • Marco Menichini – "Se è vero che ci sei"
  • Serena Abrami – "Se io, se lei"
  • Raphael Gualazzi – "Quanto tempo e ancora"

The winners of the contest, Serena Abrami, Anansi, Btwins, Raphael Gualazzi, Marco Menichini and Micaela, were announced on 30 January 2011, during the TV programme Domenica in.[25]

Big Artists section[edit]

The acts competing in the Big Artists section were chosen through an internal selection. The first confirmed artist was Roberto Vecchioni, announced on 5 November 2010.[26] On 24 November 2010, it was confirmed that Franco Battiato and Luca Madonia were included as a duo in the official list of the participants.[27] The complete list of the fourteen participants in the Big Artists section was revealed on 20 December 2010, together with the titles of the chosen songs. Alongside Vecchioni, and Madonia with Battiato, the list included Anna Oxa, Max Pezzali, Tricarico, Al Bano, Nathalie, Modà with Emma Marrone, Davide Van De Sfroos, Patty Pravo, Giusy Ferreri, Anna Tatangelo, La Crus and Luca Barbarossa with Raquel del Rosario.[6][28]

Nights[edit]

First night[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

During the first night, each act in the "Big Artists Section" performed a previously unreleased song. Each song was ranked by 300 people between the age of 18 and 65 years, selected by Ipsos among music listeners.[29] At the end of the night, the two songs receiving the lowest points, Anna Tatangelo's "Bastardo" and "La mia anima d'uomo" by Anna Oxa, were eliminated from the competition.[30][31]

Performances of the contestants of the Big Artists section on the first night
Artist Order[32] Song and writer(s)[33] Place Points[34]
Giusy Ferreri 1 "Il mare immenso" (Giusy Ferreri, Bungaro, Max Calò) 2 2,278
Luca Barbarossa & Raquel del Rosario 2 "Fino in fondo" (Luca Barbarossa) 5 2,196
Roberto Vecchioni 3 "Chiamami ancora amore" (Roberto Vecchioni, Claudio Guidetti) 1 2,488
Anna Tatangelo 4 "Bastardo" (Anna Tatangelo, Vincenzo D'Agostino, Gigi D'Alessio) 14 1,540
La Crus 5 "Io confesso" (Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi, Matteo Curallo) 8 1,925
Max Pezzali 6 "Il mio secondo tempo" (Max Pezzali) 7 1,942
Davide Van De Sfroos 7 "Yanez" (Davide Bernasconi) 10 1,779
Anna Oxa 8 "La mia anima d'uomo" (Lorenzo Imerico, Roberto Pacco, Anna Oxa) 13 1,726
Tricarico 9 "Tre colori" (Fausto Mesolella) 9 1,789
Modà & Emma Marrone 10 "Arriverà" (Francesco Silvestre, Enrico Zapparoli, Enrico Palmosi) 4 2,222
Luca Madonia & Franco Battiato 11 "L'alieno" (Luca Madonia) 6 2,188
Patty Pravo 12 "Il vento e le rose" (Diego Calvetti, Marco Ciappelli) 12 1,741
Nathalie 13 "Vivo sospesa" (Nathalie Giannitrapani) 3 2,253
Al Bano 14 "Amanda è libera" (Fabrizio Berlincioni, Albano Carrisi, Alterisio Paoletti) 11 1,775

Guests and other performances[edit]

  • Antonella Clerici, who presented the Sanremo Music Festival 2010, opened the show. The Italian presenter told her experience in a dialogue with her three year-old daughter, Maëlle, who was on the stage with her.[35]
  • Luca Bizzarri and Paolo Kessisoglu sang a satirical version of the song "In amore", originally performed by Gianni Morandi and Barbara Cola during the Sanremo Music Festival 1995.[36] The comic duo's version of the song, "Ti sputtanerò", featured lyrics referring to the clashes between Silvio Berlusconi and Gianfranco Fini.[35]
  • Argentine tango dancer Miguel Ángel Zotto performed La cumparsita with co-presenter Belén Rodríguez, and danced with Daiana Guspero to the song Canaro en Paris.[37]

Second night[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

On 16 February 2011, each song was performed for a second time by the singers still in competition in the Big Artists Section. As in the first night, the songs were rated by 300 people chosen by Ipsos,[29][38] and the songs receiving the lowest points, "Amanda è libera" by Al Bano and "Il vento e le rose" by Patty Pravo, were eliminated.[39]

Performances of the contestants of the Big Artists section on the second night
Artist Order[40][41] Song Place Points
Nathalie 1 Vivo sospesa 4 2,187
Al Bano 2 "Amanda è libera" 11 1,654
Modà & Emma Marrone 3 "Arriverà" 2 2,336
Patty Pravo 4 "Il vento e le rose" 12 1,535
Tricarico 5 "Tre colori" 10 1,736
Luca Madonia & Franco Battiato 6 "L'alieno" 5 2,177
Max Pezzali 7 "Il mio secondo tempo" 6 2,012
La Crus 8 "Io confesso" 7 2,004
Luca Barbarossa & Raquel del Rosario 9 "Fino in fondo" 3 2,213
Davide Van De Sfross 10 "Yanez" 9 1,796
Roberto Vecchioni 11 "Chiamami ancora amore" 1 2,713
Giusy Ferreri 12 "Il mare immenso" 8 1,917

Newcomers section[edit]

At the end of the night, four artists in the newcomers section performed their entries for the first time. A ranking was obtained combining televoting with the points given by the Sanremo Festival Orchestra technical jury,[38] and the artists in the bottom two slots, Anansi with "Il sole dentro" and Gabriella Ferrone singing "Un pezzo d'estate", were eliminated.[42]

Performances of the newcomers on the second night
Artist Order[40][41] Song and writer(s)[43] Place[34] Points
(Orchestra)[34]
Televotes[34]
Serena Abrami 1 "Lontano da tutto" (Niccolò Fabi) 1 26 6,339
Anansi 2 "Il sole dentro" (Stefano Bannò, Pietro Fiabane) 3 13 4,786
Gabriella Ferrone 3 "Un pezzo d'estate" (Giuliano Boursier) 4 15 2,864
Raphael Gualazzi 4 "Follia d'amore" (Raphael Gualazzi) 2 38 4,773

Guests and other performances[edit]

Third night[edit]

Celebration of the anniversary of the Italian unification[edit]

On 17 February 2011, all the acts competing in the Big Artists section, including the eliminated ones, performed a cover of a popular Italian song, in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification.[48] During the night, the public's vote determined the winner of the prize "Nata per unire" (English: Born to unify), which was completely unrelated to the outcome of the contest. The song receiving the most votes was "Va, pensiero", performed by Al Bano.[49]

Performances of the contestants of the Big Artists section on the third night
Artist Order[50] Song
Davide Van De Sfroos 1 "Viva l'Italia"
Anna Tatangelo 2 "Mamma"
Anna Oxa 3 "'O sole mio"
Al Bano with Iannis Plutarchos & Theodossiou Dimitra 4 "Va, pensiero"
Patty Pravo 5 "Mille lire al mese"
Luca Madonia & Franco Battiato 6 "La notte dell'addio"
Giusy Ferreri 7 "Il cielo in una stanza"
Nathalie 8 "Il mio canto libero"
Luca Barbarossa & Raquel Del Rosario 9 "Addio mia bella addio"
Modà & Emma Marrone 10 "Here's to You"
Max Pezzali with Arisa 11 "Mamma mia dammi cento lire"
Roberto Vecchioni 12 "'O Surdato 'Nnamurato"
La Crus with Gnu Quartet 13 "Parlami d'amore Mariù"
Tricarico with Toto Cutugno 14 "L'italiano"

Newcomers section[edit]

After all the Big Artists' performances, the four newcomers which didn't sing on the second night performed their entries for the first time. As in the previous night, the two artists receiving the lowest rating obtained combining the points given by the Sanremo Festival Orchestra technical jury and by the public's vote were eliminated.[38]

Performances of the newcomers on the third night[49]
Artist Order[50] Song and writer(s)[51] Place[34] Points
(Orchestra)[34]
Televoting[34]
Micaela 1 "Fuoco e cenere" (Luciano Nigro, Alfio Santonocito, Francesco Muggeo) 1 24 7,640
Roberto Amadè 2 "Come pioggia" (Roberto Amadè) 2 26 1,771
BTwins 3 "Mi rubi l'amore" (Saverio Grandi, Cesare Chiodo) 3 7 9,884
Marco Menichini 4 "Tra tegole e cielo" (Stefano Senesi, Andrea Perrozzi, Maurizio Galli) 4 23 4,442

Repechage round[edit]

In the end of the night, the four artists eliminated during the previous nights performed again their entries. The two acts receiving the most votes, Anna Tatangelo and Al Bano, were reinstated in the competition.[52][53]

Performances of the eliminated "Big Artists"
Artist Order[49] Song Place[34] Televotes[34]
Patty Pravo 1 "Il vento e le rose" 4 13.92%
Anna Tatangelo 2 "Bastardo" 2 34.43%
Al Bano 3 "Amanda è libera" 1 34.94%
Anna Oxa 4 "La mia anima d'uomo" 3 15.71%

Guests and other performances[edit]

  • Roberto Benigni, after entering the stage on the back of a horse, performed an exegesis of the Italian national anthem, "Il Canto degli Italiani". His long monologue included several references to current political events in Italy.[48]
  • Gianni Morandi performed the previously unreleased song "Rinascimento". Its lyrics, referring to the Italian unification, were written by Mogol, while the music was written by Italian singer-songwriter Gianni Bella some years before.[54]
  • Luca Bizzarri and Paolo Kessisoglu performed Giorgio Gaber's "Noi due stupidi", as a tribute to the popular Italian singer-songwriter.[55]

Fourth night[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

During the fourth night, the twelve remaining artists in the Big Artists section performed their entries in a new version, together with guest artists. Each song was ranked by the Sanremo Festival Orchestra technical jury and the results were combined with televoting. The two songs in the bottom two slots were eliminated.[38]

Performances of the contestants of the Big Artists section on the fourth night[56]
Artist Order Song Guest artist Place[34] Points
(Orchestra)[34]
Televotes
Luca Barbarossa & Raquel del Rosario 1 "Fino in fondo" Neri Marcorè 9 1 16,462
La Crus 2 "Io confesso" Nina Zilli 4 19 7,580
Anna Tatangelo 3 "Bastardo" Loredana Errore 7 6 16,330
Max Pezzali 4 "Il mio secondo tempo" Lillo & Greg 11 3 11,612
Tricarico 5 "Tre colori" Coro Silaso...l 12 8 5,819
Giusy Ferreri 6 "Il mare immenso" Francesco Sarcina 8 13 3,535
Luca Madonia & Franco Battiato 7 "L'alieno" Carmen Consoli 10 10 4,131
Nathalie 8 "Vivo sospesa" L'Aura 6 8 8,845
Roberto Vecchioni 9 "Chiamami ancora amore" Premiata Forneria Marconi 1 26 32,287
Davide Van De Sfroos 10 "Yanez" Irene Fornaciari 5 2 28,419
Al Bano 11 "Amanda è libera" Michele Placido 3 19 17,321
Modà & Emma Marrone 12 "Arriverà" Francesco Renga 2 17 30,309

Newcomers section[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi, winner of the Sanremo Music Festival 2011 in the Newcomers Section.

In the end of the night, the four newcomers still in competition performed their entries for a second time, and the winner was determined by combining the public's vote with the ratings given by the Sanremo Festival Orchestra technical jury.[38]

Performances of the newcomers on the fourth night[56][57]
Artist Order Song Place Points
(Orchestra)
Televotes
Micaela 1 "Fuoco e cenere" 2 26 10,243
Raphael Gualazzi 2 "Follia d'amore" 1 32 9,151
Roberto Amadé 3 "Come pioggia" 3 21 3,164
Serena Abrami 4 "Lontano da tutto" 4 9 5,559

Guests and other performances[edit]

Fifth night[edit]

First round[edit]

During the final of the show, the ten remaining artists in the Big Artists section performed their entries, and were voted by the Sanremo Festival Orchestra technical jury and by the public, through televoting. Music journalist were asked to vote for one of the artists, who received the "Golden Share" and was allowed to gain four slots on the previous chart.[59] The Golden Share was received by Roberto Vecchioni, who already was in the top three artists of the night.[60]

Performances of the "Big Artists" on the first round of the final[34][61]
Artist Order Song Place Points
(Golden share)
Points
(Orchestra)
Televotes
Davide Van De Sfroos 1 "Yanez" 4 13 7 51,300
Roberto Vecchioni 2 "Chiamami ancora amore" 1 44 25 111,770
Anna Tatangelo 3 "Bastardo" 9 0 5 31,495
Luca Barbarossa & Raquel del Rosario 4 "Fino in fondo" 8 2 1 42,155
Al Bano 5 "Amanda è libera" 3 2 23 32,232
La Crus 6 "Io confesso" 6 21 17 15,273
Giusy Ferreri 7 "Il mare immenso" 10 0 10 9,294
Nathalie 8 "Vivo sospesa" 7 1 8 21,119
Modà & Emma Marrone 9 "Arriverà" 2 16 12 107,318
Luca Madonia & Franco Battiato 10 "L'alieno" 5 8 12 16,026

Second round[edit]

Roberto Vecchioni, winner of the Sanremo Music Festival 2011

In the end of the night, the top three artists performed their entries for the last time, and the winner was determined by televoting only.[38]

Performances of the "Big Artists" on the second round of the final[34][61]
Artist Order Song Place Televotes
Roberto Vecchioni 1 "Chiamami ancora amore" 1 48.34%
Modà & Emma Marrone 2 "Arriverà" 2 39.88%
Al Bano 3 "Amanda è libera" 3 11.77%

Guests and other performances[edit]

Other awards[edit]

Critics Award "Mia Martini"[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

Points received by the Big Artists for the Critics Award[66][67]
Artist Song Points Result
Roberto Vecchioni "Chiamami ancora amore" 52 Winner
La Crus "Io confesso" 22 Second place
Al Bano "Amanda è libera" 5 Third place
Luca Madonia & Franco Battiato "L'alieno"
Modà & Emma Marrone "Arriverà"
Davide Van De Sfroos "Yanez"
Anna Tatangelo "Bastardo" 4 Seventh place
Luca Barbarossa & Raquel del Rosario "Fino in fondo" 3 Eight place
Nathalie "Vivo sospesa"
Anna Oxa "La mia anima d'uomo"
Tricarico "Tre colori"
Giusy Ferreri "Il mare immenso" 1 Twelfth place
Max Pezzali "Il mio secondo tempo
Patty Pravo "Il vento e le rose" 0 Fourteenth place

Newcomers section[edit]

Points received by the newcomers for the Critics Award[68]
Artist Song Points Result
Raphael Gualazzi "Follia d'amore" 67 Winner
Serena Abrami "Lontano da tutto" 11 Second place
Marco Menichini "Tra tegole e cielo" 7 Third place
Roberto Amadé "Come pioggia"
Anansi "Il sole dentro" 6 Fifth place
Micaela "Fuoco e cenere"
BTwins "Mi rubi l'amore" 3 Seventh place
Gabriella Ferrone "Un pezzo d'estate" 1 Eighth place

Press, Radio & TV Award[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

  • Winner: Roberto Vecchioni with "Chiamami ancora amore".[67]

Newcomers section[edit]

Points received by the newcomers for the Critics Award[68]
Artist Song Points Result
Raphael Gualazzi "Follia d'amore" 40 Winner
Serena Abrami "Lontano da tutto" 11 Second place
Micaela "Fuoco e cenere" 5 Third place
Anansi "Il sole dentro" 3 Third place
Roberto Amadè "Come pioggia" 2 Fourth place
Marco Menichini "Tra tegole e cielo"
Gabriella Ferrone "Un pezzo d'estate" 1 Eighth place

Ratings[edit]

Episode Date Viewers Share
Night 1[69][70] 15 February 2011 11,992,000 46.39%
Night 2[71] 16 February 2011 10,145,000 42.67%
Night 3[72] 17 February 2011 12,363,000 50.90%
Night 4[73] 18 February 2011 10,616,000 46.90%
Night 5[74] 19 February 2011 12,136,000 52.12%

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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