SANREMO 2024: report cards and comments from the first evening (live)

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Sanremo Festival 2024 kicks off. Tonight, February 6, the first evening of the new Amadeus Festival. All 30 of the big names in the race performed.

Co-host of the first evening will be Marco Mengoni, winner of the 2023 edition of the Festival.


The Primafestival with Paola & Chiara, Mattia Stanga and Daniele Cabras will open the dance at 8.30 pm.


Fiorello, Fabrizio Biggio and Mauro Casciari with VivaRai2…Viva Sanremo! The three will connect immediately after the end of the evening (scheduled for 2.00). The show will also be repeated on Rai2 at 7.15 the following day.


For the first evening, the 30 competing artists will be voted by the Jury of the Press, TV and Web Room.


Ghali – “My home”

First piece, so far, that arrives from the first listen. Without an incisive refrain but a flow that rocks.
Rating: 7

Irama – “Not you”

It’s not “Wherever you will be”, it’s not that incisive. But it’s perfect for this circus called Sanremo: it has everything you need to fly high in the rankings.”
Rating: 6

La Sad – “Self-destructive”

They come to my aid from home: “All this mess and then it’s the Finleys.” Like punk pop to listen to again, PTN can definitely be heard.
Rating: 5

Fiorella Mannoia – “Mariposa”

Fiorella Mannarinoia, ops. Those are the vibes. And I don’t know if that’s a good thing.
Rating: 5

sangiovanni – “Finish me”

He interprets but doesn’t fully succeed. How boring! Urban piece here too, worth listening to several times.
Rating: 5

Clara – “Rough Diamonds”

Not bad urban pop. Do you understand Crazy J? Text crushed by music.
Rating: 6

negramaro – “Let’s start everything again”
Annalisa – “Sincerely”
Mahmood – “Gold tracksuit”
Diodato – “You move”
Loredana Berté – “Crazy”
Geolier – “I p’ me, tu p’ te”
Alessandra Amoroso – “Up to here”
The Kolors – “One Boy One Girl”
Angelina Mango – “Boredom”
Il Volo – “Masterpiece”
BigMama – “Anger is not enough for you”
Rich and Poor – “But not all of life”
Emma – “Apnea”
Renga Nek – “Crazy about you”
Mr.Rain – “Two swings”
Bnkr44 – “Punk Government”
Gazelles – “That’s it”
Dargen D’Amico – “High Wave”
Rose Villain – “Click boom!”
French Saints – “Love in the mouth”
Fred De Palma – “Heaven doesn’t want us”
Maninni – “Spectacular”
Alpha – “Go!”
The Three – “Fragile”



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