Tonight the 62nd festival of Italian song aka Sanremo kicks off in Teatro Ariston in Sanremo. It's the first time the public will hear the songs of the first seven Big, and due to strange events the first time the press will hear the songs by Giusy Ferreri: She was absent of the presentation event due to matters in family, and absent of the rehearsals due to a flu, it seems. Each Big will present two songs and one of them is voted out by the 50-50 vote by the journalists in press center and the televoters at home. They are:
ARISA: Lentamente / Controvento
FRANKIE HI-NRG MC: Pedala /Un uomo è vivo
ANTONELLA RUGGIERO: Quando balliamo / Da lontano
RAPHAEL GUALAZZI & THE BLOODY BEETROOTS:
Liberi o no / Tanto ci sei
CRISTIANO DE ANDRÉ: Invisibili / Il cielo è vuoto
PERTURBAZIONE: L'Unica / L'Italia vista dal bar
GIUSY FERRERI: L'Amore possiede il bene / Ti porto a cena con me
Sanremo wouldn't be Sanremo without countless guests. The Big artists will be presented by other Big names in various fields: journalist and TV-host Tito Stagno, divers Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallapé, actress Cristiana Capotondi and actor Marco Bocci, water polo player Amaurys Perez and Luigi Naldini, director of Institute San Raffaele Telethon for gene therapy.
French model and ex-Sanremo hostess Laetitia Casta will perform along with Fabio Fazio in a top secret number. Sanremo will also celebrate all week the 60th anniversary of Italian television and tonight it's done with legendary showgirl and Eurovision enthuastic Raffaella Carrá.
Luciano Ligabue will be present also this opening night and will pay homage to Fabrizio De André. And on top of all that Cat Stevens will perform. And then there's of course co-hostess Luciana Littizetto, comedian with dirty mouth. Can't wait for her!