Another great night of Sanremo week is behind us. On the second night of Sanremo 2015 we were introduced with the first 4 acts in the Newcomers’ category. First duel featured punk rock band KuTso with song Elisa facing aspiring rapper Kaligola with Oltre il giardino while in the second duel participated singer-songwriter Enrico Nigiotti with his song Qualcosa da decidere against Chanty and her song Ritornerai. Duels ended with KuTso and Enrico Nigiotti advancing to the final which will be held on Friday 13th of February.

Not long after Newcomers, the established artist took the stage. On the second night we have seen 10 acts perform 10 new songs in the Campioni (“Big Artists”) category. The order of performances was following:

1 Nina Zilli “Sola”
2 Marco Masini “Che giorno è”
3 Anna Tatangelo “Libera”
4 Raf “Come una favola”
5 Il Volo “Grande amore”
6 Irene Grandi “Un vento senza nome”
7 Lorenzo Fragola “Siamo uguali”
8 Biggio & Mandelli “Vita d’inferno”
9 Bianca Atzei “Il solo al mondo”
10 Moreno “Oggi ti parlo così”

As it is tradition in Sanremo, it featured many interval acts and guest appearances with Biagio Antonacci, Joe Bastianich, Charlize Theron being among the guests. Most notable guest was certainly Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst. She performed her latest single Heroes.

At the end of the night the host, Carlo Conti, announced the Top 6 & the Bottom 4 acts. The 4 acts facing risk of being eliminated on Friday are: Biggio & Mandelli, Bianca Atzei, Moreno and Anna Tatangelo. On the third night all of the acts in the Campioni category will perform covers, and we will see the remaining 4 songs from the Nuove Proposte. The acts placed in the bottom 4 from the first two nights will compete for the place in the final on Friday.

As of now, all of the songs in the Campioni category have been presented. The winner of Campioni category has the right to represent Italy in Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

Italy has had a total of 40 appearances in Eurovision Song Contest. They were one of the founding countries that participated in first edition in 1956. Italy has won the contest twice in 1964 (Gigliola Cinquetti – Non ho l’età) and in 1990 (Toto Cutugno – Insieme: 1992). They made their grand comback in 2011 after being absent from the contest for almost 12 years, when Raphael Gualazzi placed second with Madness of Love.

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