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The hosts for the final of Sanremo 2023, Amadeus, Gianni Morandi, and Chiara Ferragni - Getty Images

Yesterday night we saw each Sanremo 2023 act getting creative on stage performing a cover with another artist (or two). We saw everything, from emotional performances to fun stage shows that had everyone on their feet dancing.

And once all was said and done, the combination of votes from the televote, press jury, and demoscopic jury, saw Marco Mengoni win the night with his cover of ‘Let It Be‘ by the Beatles, alongside The Kingdom Choir. It was also confirmed this morning that he won the televote.

The top 5 of Sanremo 2023 covers night, Marco Mengoni, Ultimo, Lazza, Giorgia, and Mr Rain – Rai

Once the top 5 of the night was revealed, we then saw one more updated 1st-28th ranking before the final, with all votes so far combined.

The Sanremo 2023 current standings after night four – Rai

As you can see, whilst there have been some changes, the top 2 remains unchanged from night three. And notably, Marco Mengoni is still set to return to Eurovision with ‘Due Vite‘, ten years after his last participation.

All covers night performances (and previous performances too) can be watched on the Rai Youtube channel if you missed any.

Now onto tonight, it all comes to a head. In the early hours of the morning we will find out which song will represent Italy in Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. But before that, we have one last show to get through. Let’s get into what we can expect to see tonight.

Running order

Current scoreboard leader Marco Mengoni and The Kingdom Choir performing ‘Let It Be’ on night four – Ansa

As the big night approaches, we’ll get to see all 28 of the acts perform at least one more time. Elodie will open the show with ‘Due‘, and the show will finish with Sethu singing ‘Cause Perse‘. Favourite to win Marco Mengoni will perform 10th with ‘Due Vite‘.

Elodie – ‘Due’ (Two)

Colla Zio – ‘Non mi va’ (I don’t feel like it)

Mara Sattei – ‘Duemilaminuti’ (Two thousand minutes)

Tananai – ‘Tango’

Colapesce e Dimartino – ‘Splash’

Giorgia – ‘Parole dette male’ (Badly spoken words)

Modà – ‘Lasciami’ (Leave me)

Ultimo – ‘Alba’ (Sunrise)

Lazza – ‘Cenere’ (Ash)

Marco Mengoni – ‘Due vite’ (Two lives)

Rosa Chemical – ‘Made in Italy’

Cugini di Campagna – ‘Lettera 22’ (Letter 22)

Madame – ‘Il bene nel male’ (The good in the bad)

Ariete – ‘Mare di guai’ (Sea of troubles)

Mr. Rain – ‘Supereroi’ (Superheroes)

Paola & Chiara – ‘Furore’ (Fury)

Levante – ‘Vivo’ (I live)

LDA – ‘Se poi domani’ (If then tomorrow)

Coma_Cose – ‘L’addio’ (The farewell)

OLLY – ‘Polvere’ (Dust)

Articolo 31 – ‘Un bel viaggio’ (A nice journey)

Will – ‘Stupido’ (Stupid)

Leo Gassmann – ‘Terzo cuore’ (Third heart)

gIANMARIA – ‘Mostro’ (Monster)

Anna Oxa – ‘Sali (Canto dell’anima)’ (Rise (Song of the soul))

Shari – ‘Egoista’ (Selfish)

Gianluca Grignani – ‘Quando ti manca il fiato’ (When you lose your breath)

Sethu – ‘Cause perse’ (Lost causes)

Special guests

Depeche Mode – Anton Corbijn

Chiara Ferragni will be returning from night one’s show to co-host alongside Amadeus and Gianni Morandi. The Italian Air Force Band will play the national anthem, musician Gino Paoli will perform, and Ornella Vanoni will perform ‘L’appuntamento’ as well. Gianni Morandi will also perform his tribute to Lucio Dalla (singing ‘Piazza Grande’, ‘Futura’, and ‘Caruso’) which was scheduled for yesterday, but had to be cut because of time restraints. We will see an international flavour to the show too, as the band Depeche Mode, one of Amadeus’ most sought-after acts, will perform. Furthermore, a letter from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be read out before the top 5 artists will perform again, and this letter will be followed by a performance from Ukrainian rock band Antytila. Achille Lauro will perform on a link to the Suzuki Stage in Piazza Colombo, and Salmo will be performing on the Costa Smeralda cruise ship. Actress Luisa Ranieri will also appear to promote the Rai series ‘Le indagini di Lolita Lobosco’.


Tonight, the initial voting will be 100% televote. These votes will form an average with the existing votes so far, and a 1st-28th ranking will be drawn up. Once revealed, the top 5 will enter the superfinal, with all points being completely wiped to start afresh, and these acts will be performing again. The voting at this point will be split 33% each to the press and demoscopic juries, and 34% to the televote. And at the end of the night, a winner will be officially declared.

As usual at the end of the show there will be a press conference for the winner, where they will confirm or deny their Eurovision 2023 participation. It’s rumoured that almost every act is likely to say yes, and acts such as Marco Mengoni and Lazza have already confirmed they’ll compete in the contest should they win tonight. In the event that someone wins and chooses not to go to Liverpool, Rai will offer the opportunity to another competing artist.

And that brings our final preview to a close. You can watch the Sanremo 2023 final on Rai 1 or Rai Play, with the show scheduled to run from 20:45 CET to 1:45 CET. With so much happening tonight the show could overrun, however Amadeus has said that he’ll try his best to announce the winner before 2:00 CET.

Who do you think will win tonight? Who do you want to win? Do you think there will be any surprises in the results? Let us know!

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