The toto-names go crazy, the artistic director anticipates the communication
Amadeus announces the names of the 22 Big singers who will compete in Sanremo 2022 tonight on Tg1. The artistic director of the 72nd edition of the Festival will announce the names during two connections in the edition of Tg1 of 20 conducted by Francesco Giorgino. The communication arrives in advance of the date of December 15 initially indicated for the white smoke.
The toto-names have been going crazy for weeks. In all, the singers in the competition will be 24, including the 2 artists promoted by the Sanremo Giovani final. The task of Amadeus, with hundreds of artists, even very successful ones, in search of the festival showcase also to compensate for a live activity still reduced due to Covid, is not easy. After a first skimming, the conductor and artistic director has worked in the last few days – according to Adnkronos – on about forty names, which he has had to reduce by half anyway.
In the last few days, the rumors of ‘Chi’ have arrived: the magazine has tried a list of 16 artists out of 22 citing Emma, Elisa, Boomdabash, Rettore with Ditonellapiaga, Tecla with Alfa, Rkomi, Aka 7Even, Ariete, Orchestraccia, Giovanni Caccamo, The Vibrations, Giusy Ferreri, Moro, Il Tre, Eugenio in Via di Gioia with Elio and Gianni Morandi. But even in this list not all the artists mentioned may have entered the final squad. In fact, many other names have been circulated with insistence: Ariete, Blanco, Tommaso Paradiso, Coma Cose, Margherita Vicario, Nina Zilli, Ghali, Mahmood, Pinguini Tattici Nucleari, Merlene Kuntz, The Kolors, I Ministri, Vasco Brondi, Dardust, Rocco Hunt (with Ana Mena?), Fast Animals Slow Kids, Valentina Parisse.
Amadeus has repeatedly reiterated that his lighthouse in the choices is the song and not the name of the artist. And thanks to the Maneskin effect and the good performance in the charts and above all in the airplay of last year’s Sanremo pieces (‘Musica Leggissima’ and ‘Call me by my name’, just to name two), he will be even more oriented to follow his instinct as a former DJ rather than suggestions and self-nominations.