The prevailing choice is the homage to the great Italian music. Only 4 artists choose international songs
For the evening of Sanremo 2024 coversthe prevailing choice is the homage to the great Italian music with the presence on stage, as a guest, of the original interpreter of the piece: from Riccardo Cocciante to Gianna Nannini, from Roberto Vecchioni to Donatella Rettore, from Umberto Tozzi to Gemelli DiVersi, from Pino D’Angiò to the Eiffel65, from Fabrizio Moro to Ivana Spagna.
Although this year the choice for Friday evening was open to songs published up until last year and to international songs, the majority of the 30 competing artists chose very well-known Italian songs linked in several cases to the history of the festival. Out of 30 artists competing, only 4 chose to propose covers of international hits: this is the case of Annalisa with ‘Sweet Dreams (Are made of this)’ by Eurythmics, of BigMama with ‘Lady Marmalade’ by Labelle, of Il volo con ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ by Queen and the French Saints with ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen.
There is no shortage of self-celebration, with artists who have chosen to reinterpret their successes: such as Sangiovanni, Renga & Nek, Ricchi e Poveri, and, partially, also Dargen D’Amico (who combines the text of his ‘Modigliani’ and ‘Come si dances’ to the notes of ‘The Crisis’ by Ennio Morricone) and Fiorella Mannoia (who offers a mutual homage with Gabbani to the notes of the two respective songs which placed first and second in Sanremo 2017).