Sanremo Music Festival 2009

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Sanremo Music Festival
Sanremo Music Festival 2009 logo.png
59th edition (2009)
Dates 17 February 2009 (1st night)
18 February 2009 (2nd night)
19 February 2009 (3rd night)
20 February 2009 (4th night)
21 February 2009 (5th night)
Presenter(s) Paolo Bonolis, Luca Laurenti
Artistic director(s) Gianmarco Mazzi
Orchestra leader Bruno Santori
Broadcaster Rai 1, Rai Radio 1, Rai Radio 2
Venue Teatro Ariston
Big Artists section
Entries 16 acts (16 songs)
Voting system Mixed (Popular jury and televotes)
Winner Marco Carta
"La forza mia"
Critic's prize Afterhours
"Il paese è reale"
Newcomers' section
Entries 8 acts (8 songs)
Voting system Mixed (Jury of journalists, joury of radio experts and televotes)
Winner Arisa
"Sincerità"
Critic's prize Arisa
"Sincerità"
Sanremo Music Festival chronology
2009

The Sanremo Music Festival 2009 was the 59th annual Sanremo Music Festival. It was held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, during the five nights between 17 February 2009 and 21 February 2009, and it was broadcast by Rai 1. Tha last night of the show was also broadcast live by RTV21 in Albania, RTK in Kosovo and RSI in Switzerland.[1]

The artistic director of the contest was Paolo Bonolis, supported by Gianmarzo Mazzi. Bonolis also presented the show, together with Luca Laurenti. The competition was divided into two different sections. The "Big Artists" section included sixteen well-known singers, performing a previously unheard song, and it was won by Marco Carta's "La forza mia". The "Newcomers" section, featuring ten debuting or little known artists, was won by Arisa, performing the song "Sincerità". For the first time, a third section was added. Called Sanremofestival.59, it was completely held through the web, and it was won by Ania with the song "Buongiorno gente".

The first half of the inaugural episode was the most viewed TV programme in Italy in 2009, with more than 14 million viewers.[2]

Presenters and personnel[edit]

Sanremo Music Festival 2009 presenters
Paolo Bonolis
Luca Laurenti

The presenter of the festival, Paolo Bonolis, was announced during a press conference on 11 September 2008 by Rai 1 director Fabrizio Del Noce.[3] Bonolis was also the artistic director of the show, while Gianmarco Mazzi was the musical director of the contest.[4]

Bonolis later confirmed Luca Laurenti, his long-time stage partner, as the co-presenter of the show.[5] During each night, they were joined by a male model and a female celebrity co-presenting the show—Paul Sculfor and Alessia Piovan on the first night, Nir Lavi and Eleonora Abbagnato on the second one, Thyago Alves and Gabriella Pession on the third night, Ivan Olita on the fourth night, David Gandy and Maria De Filippi on the final.[6]

During the show, the Sanremo Festival Orchestra was directed by Bruno Santori.[7] The scenography was created by Gaetano Castelli,[8] while the authors of the show were Barbara Cappi, Cesare Lanza, Marco Salvati and Sergio Rubino.[7]

Selections[edit]

Newcomers section[edit]

Two of the artists competing in the newcomers section were selected through the contest SanremoLab, organized by the Comune di Sanremo. During the first step of the contest, eight artists were selected by a jury composed of Massimo Cotto, Franco Zanetti, Paolo Giordano, Massimo Poggini, Andrea Rodini and Maurilio Giordana. The winners—Emily Novak, Simona Molinari, Elisa Casile, Arisa, Edea, Manola Moslehi, Federica Celio and Erika Mineo—were announced on 5 December 2008.[9] On 11 December 2008, they auditioned in front of a different jury, presided by Paolo Bonolis and Gianmarco Mazzi,[10] and on the following day Arisa and Simona Molinari were announced as the first two confirmed competing artists in the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2009.[11]

The remaining eight artists—Karima Ammar, Silvia Aprile, Irene Fornaciari, Iskra, Filippo Perbellini, Chiara Canzian, Malika Ayane and Barbara Gilbo—were chosne through an internal selection, and announced on 22 December 2008, together with the list of participants in the "Big Artists" section.[12][13]

Big Artists section[edit]

All the artists in the Big Artists section were selected through an internal selection. 104 songs were submitted for the selection,[14] and the sixteen chosen artists—Afterhours, Albano, Alexia with Mario Lavezzi, Marco Carta, Dolcenera, Gemelli Diversi, Fausto Leali, Nicky Nicolai with Stefano Di Battista, Patty Pravo, Povia, Pupo with Paolo Belli and Youssou N'Dour, Francesco Renga, Sal da Vinci, Francesco Tricarico and Iva Zanicchi—were announced on 22 December 2008, together with the selected songs.[12]

Nights[edit]

First night[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the first night
Artist(s) Order[15] Song and writer(s) Result[16]
Dolcenera 1 "Il mio amore unico" (Dolcenera, Saverio Lanza, Gian Piero Ameli, Oscar Avogadro) Safe
Fausto Leali 2 "Una piccola parte di te" (Franco Fasano, Fabrizio Berlincioni) Safe
Francesco Tricarico 3 "Il bosco delle fragole" (Francesco Tricarico) Eliminated
Marco Carta 4 "La forza mia" (Paolo Carta) Safe
Patty Pravo 5 "E io verrò un giorno là" (Andrea Cutri) Safe
Marco Masini 6 "L'Italia" (Marco Masini, Giuseppe Dati) Safe
Francesco Renga 7 "Uomo senza età" (Francesco Renga, Maurizio Zappatini) Safe
Pupo, Paolo Belli & Youssou N'Dour 8 "L'opportunità" (Mogol, Pupo) Safe
Gemelli Diversi 9 "Vivi per un miracolo" (Luca Aleotti, Alessandro Merli, Emanuele Busnaghi, Francesco Stranges) Safe
Albano 10 "L'amore è sempre amore" (Guido Morra, Maurizio Fabrizio) Safe
Afterhours 11 "Il paese è reale" (Manuel Agnelli, Giorgio Ciccarelli, Rodrigo D'Erasmo, Enrico Gabrielli, Giorgio Prette) Eliminated
Iva Zanicchi 12 "Ti voglio senza amore" (Fabrizio Berlincioni, Franco Fasano) Eliminated
Nicky Nicolai & Stefano Di Battista 13 "Più sole" (Lorenzo Cherubini, Stefano Di Battista) Safe
Povia 14 "Luca era gay" (Giuseppe Povia) Safe
Sal Da Vinci 15 "Non riesco a farti innamorare" (Vincenzo D'Agostino, Gigi D'Alessio, Sal Da Vinci) Safe
Alexia & Mario Lavezzi 16 "Biancaneve" (Mogol, Mario Lavezzi) Safe

Newcomers section[edit]

Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the first night
Artist(s) Order[15] Song and writer(s)
Malika Ayane 1 "Come foglie" (Giuliano Sangiorgi)
Irene Fornaciari 2 "Spiove il sole" (Irene Fornaciari, Carlo Ori, Elisabetta Pietrelli, Max Marcolini)
Simona Molinari 3 "Egocentrica" (Simona Molinari)
Filippo Perbellini 4 "Cuore senza cuore" (Cheope, Riccardo Cocciante)

Second night[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

Performances of the contestants of the Big Artists section on the second night[17]
Artist(s) Order Song Result[18]
Alexia & Mario Lavezzi 1 "Biancaneve" Safe
Povia 2 "Luca era gay" Safe
Albano 3 "L'amore è sempre amore" Eliminated
Nicky Nicolai & Stefano Di Battista 4 "Più sole" Eliminated
Sal Da Vinci 5 "Non riesco a farti innamorare" Eliminated
Gemelli Diversi 6 "Vivi per un miracolo" Safe
Pupo, Paolo Belli & Youssou N'Dour 7 "L'opportunità" Safe
Francesco Renga 8 "Uomo senza età" Safe
Marco Masini 9 "L'Italia" Safe
Patty Pravo 10 "E io verrò un giorno là" Safe
Marco Carta 11 "La forza mia" Safe
Fausto Leali 12 "Una piccola parte di te" Safe
Dolcenera 13 "Il mio amore unico" Safe

Newcomers section[edit]

Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the second night[19]
Artist(s) Order Song and writer(s)
Silvia Aprile 1 "Un desiderio arriverà" (Pino Daniele)
Karima Ammar 2 "Come in ogni ora" (Karima Ammar, Piero Frassi)
Arisa 3 "Sincerità" (Giuseppe Anastasi, Maurizio Filardo, Giuseppe Mangiaracina)
Chiara Canzian 4 "Prova a dire il mio nome" (Chiara Canzian, Pellecalamaio)
Iskra Menarini 5 "Quasi amore" (Lucio Dalla, Marco Alemanno, Roberto Costa)
Barbara Gilbo 6 "Che ne sai di me" (Giancarlo Bigazzi, Barbara Gilbo, Sirio Martelli)

Third night[edit]

Newcomers section[edit]

Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the third night[20]
Artist Order Guest artist(s) Song
Filippo Perbellini 1 Riccardo Cocciante "Cuore senza cuore"
Silvia Aprile 2 Pino Daniele "Un desiderio arriverà"
Karima Ammar 3 Burt Bacharach & Mario Biondi "Come in ogni ora"
Irene Fornaciari 4 Adelmo e i suoi Sorapis "Spiove il sole"
Chiara Canzian 5 Roberto Vecchioni "Prova a dire il mio nome"
Iskra Menarini 6 Lucio Dalla "Quasi amore"
Simona Molinari 7 Ornella Vanoni "Egocentrica"
Arisa 8 Lelio Luttazzi "Sincertià"
Barbara Gilbo 9 Massimo Ranieri "Che ne sai di me"
Malika Ayane 10 Gino Paoli "Come foglie"

Repechage round[edit]

Performances of the eliminated "Big Artists"[20][21]
Arist(s) Order Song Result
Nicky Nicolai & Stefano Di Battista 1 "Più sole" Eliminated
Iva Zanicchi 2 "Ti voglio senza amore" Eliminated
Sal Da Vinci 3 "Non riesco a farti innamorare" Back in competition
Albano 4 "L'amore è sempre amore" Back in competition
Afterhours 5 "Il paese è reale" Eliminated
Francesco Tricarico 6 "Il bosco delle fragole" Eliminated

Fourth night[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

Performances of the contestants of the Big Artists section on the fourth night[22][23]
Artist(s) Order Guest artist(s) Song Result
Pupo, Paolo Belli & Youssou N'Dour 1 Gianni Morandi "L'opportunità" Safe
Patty Pravo 2 Dave Weckl, Nathan East, Todd Rundgren "E io verrò un giorno là" Safe
Sal Da Vinci 3 Gigi D'Alessio "Non riesco a farti innamorare" Safe
Fausto Leali 4 Fabrizio Moro "Una piccola parte di te" Safe
Dolcenera 5 Syria "Il mio amore unico" Eliminated
Francesco Renga 6 Daniela Dessì "Uomo senza età" Safe
Alexia & Mario Lavezzi 7 Teo Teocoli, Orphin "Biancaneve" Safe
Albano 8 Michele Placido "L'amore è sempre amore" Safe
Marco Masini 9 Francesco Benigno "L'Italia" Safe
Povia 10 Massimiliano Varrese, Rossella Infante, Alessandro Matta "Luca era gay" Safe
Marco Carta 11 Tazenda "La forza mia" Safe
Gemelli Diversi 12 BMB Marching Band "Vivi per un miracolo" Eliminated

Newcomers section[edit]

Arisa, winner of the Newcomers section, performing her entry "Sincerità" during the Sanremo Music Festival 2009.
Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the fourth night[23]
Artist Order Song Result
Barbara Gilbo 1 "Che ne sai di me" ——
Malika Ayane 2 "Come foglie" ——
Chiara Canzian 3 "Prova a dire il mio nome" ——
Simona Molinari 4 "Egocentrica" ——
Arisa 5 "Sincerità" Winner
Karima Ammar 6 "Come in ogni ora" ——
Irene Fornaciari 7 "Spiove il sole" ——
Iskra Menarini 8 "Quasi amore" ——
Silvia Aprile 9 "Un desiderio arriverà" ——
Filippo Perbellini 10 "Cuore senza cuore" ——

Fifth night[edit]

First round[edit]

Performances of the "Big Artists" on the first round of the final
Artist Order[24] Song Result[25]
Sal Da Vinci 1 "Non riesco a farti innamorare" Top three
Pupo, Paolo Belli, Youssou N'Dour 2 "L'opportunità" Eliminated
Povia 3 "Luca era gay" Top three
Patty Pravo 4 "E io verrò un giorno là" Eliminated
Francesco Renga 5 "Uomo senza età" Eliminated
Marco Carta 6 "La forza mia" Top three
Albano 7 "L'amore è sempre amore" Eliminated
Marco Masini 8 "L'Italia" Eliminated
Fausto Leali 9 "Una piccola parte di te" Eliminated
Alexia & Mario Lavezzi 10 "Biancaneve" Eliminated

Second round[edit]

Marco Carta performing the song "La forza mia" after he was announced the winner of the Sanremo Music Festiva 2009.
Performances of the "Big Artists" on the second round of the final[26]
Artist Order Song Result
Marco Carta 1 "La forza mia" Winner
Povia 2 "Luca era gay" Second place
Sal Da Vinci 3 "Non riesco a farti innamorare" Third place

Other awards[edit]

Critics Award "Mia Martini"[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

Points received by the "Big Artists" for the Critics Award[27]
Artist Song Points Result
Afterhours "Il paese è reale" 21 Winner
Nicky Nicolai & Stefano Di Battista "Più sole" 20 Second place
Francesco Tricarico "Il bosco delle fragole"
Patty Pravo "E io verrò un giorno là" 12 Fourth place
Francesco Renga "Uomo senza età" 8 Fifth place
Gemelli Diversi "Vivi per un miracolo" 5 Sixth place
Albano "L'amore è sempre amore" 4 Seventh place
Alexia & Mario Lavezzi "Biancaneve" 3 Eighth place
Marco Masini "L'Italia"
Povia "Luca era gay"
Dolcenera "Il mio amore unico" 2 Eleventh place
Iva Zanicchi "Ti voglio senza amore" 1 Twelfth place

Newcomers section[edit]

Points received by the newcomers for the Critics Award[28]
Artist Song Points Result
Arisa "Sincerità" 47 Winner
Malika Ayane "Come foglie" 17 Second place
Simona Molinari "Egocentrica" 13 Third place
Karima Ammar "Come in ogni ora" 12 Fourth place
Iskra Menarini "Quasi amore" 5 Fifth place
Chiara Canzian "Prova a dire il mio nome" 4 Sixth place
Irene Fornaciari "Spiove il sole" 1 Seventh place
Filippo Perbellini "Cuore senza cuore"

Press, Radio & TV Award[edit]

Big Artists section[edit]

Points received by the newcomers for the Press, Radio & TV Award[29]
Artist Song Points Result
Povia "Luca era gay" 19 Winner
Patty Pravo "E io verrò un giorno là" 14 Second place
Marco Masini "L'Italia" 6 Third place
Dolcenera "Il mio amore unico"
Afterhours "Il paese è reale" 5 Fifth place
Francesco Renga "Uomo senza età" 4 Sixth place
Sal Da Vinci "Non riesco a farti innamorare" 3 Seventh place
Gemelli Diversi "Vivi per un miracolo"
Nicky Nicolai & Stefano Di Battista "Più sole"
Francesco Tricarico "Il bosco delle fragole"
Alexia & Mario Lavezzi "Biancaneve" 1 Eleventh place
Fausto Leali "Una piccola parte di te"
Pupo, Paolo Belli & Youssou N'Dour "L'opportunità"

Newcomers section[edit]

  • Winner: Arisa with "Sincerità".[30]

Sanremofestival.59[edit]

The contest Sanremofestival.59 was a singing contest held through the web and strictly related to the Sanremo Music Festival 2009.[31] 470 songs were submitted and published on the official website of the Sanremo Music Festival.[14] Each artist was later auditioned by a jury composed of Paolo Bonolis, Gianmarco Mazzi, Gigio D'Ambrosio, Mariolina Simone and Maria Cristina De Amicis, and 100 songs were admitted to the next stage of the competition.[32]

The winner of the contest was determined by the public's vote only.[33] On 19 February 2012, it was announced that Ania placed first with the song "Buongiorno gente".[34] During the last night of the show, she received the award and she performed her song at the Teatro Ariston.[35]

Ratings[edit]

Episode Date Viewers Share
Night 1[36] 17 February 2009 10,114,000 47.93%
Night 2[37] 18 February 2009 9,856,000 42.63%
Night 3[38] 19 February 2009 9,238,000 47,17%
Night 4[39] 20 February 2009 10,219,000 47.47%
Night 5[40] 21 February 2009 12,309,000 54.25%

Notes[edit]

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