21.01 Noemi and Gaetano Curreri. Not much change to the song except it's now a duet. And it works as such as well nicely. Yet, the song is not one of my favourites as I don't find it very interesting nor original. But she's one of the favourites for victory.
21.07 Pierdavide Carone, Lucio Dalla and Gianluca Grignani. Well, I thought I'd grow to like this a lot but instead I found myself now bored even if the duet works well. Carone's and Grignani's voices match really nicely.
21.13 Dolcenera and Max Gazzé. Tonight we go fast at least for now :-) Well, this is one of my favourites and I like Dolcenera but Max didn't really add that much to the song. Better as solo I'm afraid. (I should have kept silent about going fast as Dolcenera was followed by some bla bla bla from Gianni and Rocco and then entered Ivana for some more nonsense. And now we have pubblicità....)
21.28 and we are back with Gigi D'Alesssio, Loredana Bertè and DJ Fargetta. Now this is what this night should be about: a total remix. Fargetta is a legend! The stage is full of dancers and Gigi looks like he came out some gayclub in San francisco in late 70's and Loredana... well, Loredana looks like always. The stage has turned into a dancefloor and Fargetta is Fargetta, no matter what song he takes it is something you listen with pleasure in a club at night after a drink or two.... Re-re-respirare!
21.37 Next Chiara Civello with Francesca Michelin. The return of the double piano. Francesca's vocals ruin the rest of the song, that has been rearranged. This is propably the most boring song this year after all....
21.43 enters Sabrina Ferilli, actress and ex-Sanremo hostess. A real Roman beauty. This blogger's secret love.... how I adore her accent. My accent. I miss Rome all of sudden.... Oh, she sings with Morandi. Well, maybe she should stick to acting but who cares? She's pretty, funny and full of self irony so she can also sing if she wants to....
22.00 Samuele Bersani with Paolo Rossi next. Another useless duet that gives nothing new to the song, on the contrary, it's better as original solo. Especially when it looks and sounds like Rossi doens't even know the lyrics...
22.15 after ads comes Eugenio Finardi, Peppe Servillo of Avion Travel. And now this is a well doen duet. their voices match together and the song stays strong, even stronger. Well done!
22.20 Nina Zilli, Guiliano Palma and Fabrizio Bosso next. Bosso played with Raphael Gualazzi last year and Nina and Giuliano have collaborated in the past so this is all fine. Also this duet works very well and the jazzy arrangements sounds great, too. If Nina went to Baku 2012 I'd be a happy blogger!
22.38 Arisa and Marco Ermanno Giovanardi next. This is slowly becoming my favourite song this year! Arisa is fantastic and this duet works very well, too. The violin ads nice atmosphere and this could also be a good one for Baku 2012! And after that we have some "humour" again....
22.56 and finally we are back to the game. Emma comes with Alessandra Amoroso. Unfortunately also this song is losing its appeal more I hear it.This duet was fine as theoir voices are very similar. Meanwhile the little birds from Sanremo tell Emma is definately out of race for Baku 2012. But it's going to be a girl anyways (Erica? Dolcenera? Arisa? Noemi? Nina?)
23.08 we are almost there. Matia Bazar and Platinet, another weird combination on paper. But it was rather nice. Platinet wasn't in drag but himself and did a monologue before the song broke out and it was quite clever! And it all ends with "I love heteros" that Morandi responds "I love gays", in reference to last night's humour act I missed I guess. Morandi even received a gay kiss. Or something.
23.15 last but not least for the Artisti Francesco Renga with Scala & Kolacni Brothers choir. Sounds nice but I have never been fan of his but I know many are. So, the Artisti is now over. Out of these 12 two will be kicked out tonight and they will join Marlene Kuntz and Irene Fornaciari. The other ten will move to tomorrow night's grand final.
23.25 it's Rocco Papaleo time. He even gets to sing a bit of Stormy weather. I didn't know him before but I'm warming up to him and his way of doing things. :-) Could have been someone much, much worse as the co-host as Morandi is a bit like Toto Cutugno in Eurovision 1991...
23.33 time for One Direction, apparently #1 on the Italian album charts right now.... Oh oh oh. meanwhile the televote for the Artisti has been closed.
23.40 and the Newcomers final will start now. The originally eight entries came throug SanremoArea and SanremoSocial. There's a televote, the vote by the orchestra 50-50 and then voters in Facebook have also a Golden Jolly,as do online voters meaning they can move one artist up one place.
23.43 Alessandro Casillo starts. If he wins tonight he can't sing his song again or even come on stage and accept the award as he's underage. And every year that rule makes me think how come they can't have this Newcomers first or in the middle. It's midnight as well so who's televoting anymore? And if he wins it's all so riduclous... like his haircut. But that's another story. And the poor baby breaks in tears after his song!
23.48 and we move on to the next one, Io ho sempre voglia. I don't understand how they made it that far....
00.02 Marco Guazzone next. He has changed his jacket but it's as sparkly as the previous one. Again very good. I like this song. Again the guy with piano eyes closed effect.
00.07 last but not least it's Erica Mou, heavily tipped also for Baku 2012. Nice song and she performs it very well. Well, she wrote it.
And after that we are into RAI's self promotion in form of Strictly come dancing. Anna Tatangelo seems to be taking part with Bobo Vieri and some other random football player....
00.28 the televote is now closed.
00.35 and here comes the newcomer's results. After the televote and orchestra's votes 4th: Guazzone, 3rd Mou, 2nd Iohosemprevoglia and 1st Casillo. Golden share of radio goes to Erica Mou so she climbs one spot. Golden share of Facebook goes to Casillo so he wins!
1. Alessandro Casillo
2. Erica Mou (She wins also Premio Mia Martini, the critic's award)
4. Marco Guazzone
And of course they cannot award him at this hour..... ridiculous!
00.52 and the ones out of final in Artisti are Matia Bazar and Chiara Civello. And that's all folks....