Sanremo Music Festival 2006

The Sanremo Music Festival 2006 was the 56th annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, between late February and early March 2006 and broadcast by Rai 1.

Sanremo Music Festival
56th edition (2006)
Dates27 February 2006 (1st night)
28 February 2006 (2nd night)
2 March 2006 (3rd night)
3 March 2006 (4th night)
4 March 2006 (5th night)
Presenter(s)Giorgio Panariello
and Ilary Blasi, Victoria Cabello
Artistic director(s)Giorgio Panariello, Gianmarco Mazzi
Orchestra leaderRenato Serio
BroadcasterRai 1
VenueTeatro Ariston
Overall competition
Entries30 acts (30 songs)
WinnerPovia
"Vorrei avere il becco"
Critic's prizeNoa, Carlo Fava & Solis String Quartet
"Un discorso in generale"
Newcomers' section
Entries12 acts (12 songs)
WinnerRiccardo Maffoni
"Sole negli occhi"
Men section
Entries6 (6 songs)
WinnerPovia
"Vorrei avere il becco"
Women section
Entries6 (6 songs)
WinnerAnna Tatangelo
"Essere una donna"
Groups section
Entries6 (6 songs)
WinnerI Nomadi
"Dove si va"
Sanremo Music Festival chronology
2006

The show was presented by Italian comedian Giorgio Panariello, who also served as the artistic co-director, with showgirls Ilary Blasi and Victoria Cabello. It consisted of a competition between 30 songs, divided into four different categories—Men, Women, Groups and Newcomers. As in the previous year, a winner for each category was announced, and the final winner of the competition was selected among the artist which took first place in one of the five sections.

On 4 March 2006, Povia with his entry "Vorrei avere il becco", after placing first in the Men section, was announced the winner of the competition, beating I Nomadi's "Dove si va", Anna Tatangelo's "Essere una donna" and Riccardo Maffoni's "Sole negli occhi", winners of the sections Groups, Women and Newcomers, respectively.

Presenters and personnelEdit

Sanremo Music Festival 2006 presenters
Giorgio Panariello
Victoria Cabello
Ilary Blasi

In June 2005, Rai 1 director Fabrizio Del Noce announced that he was planning to choose Italian comedian Giorgio Panariello and actress Sabrina Ferilli as the presenters of the Sanremo Music Festival 2006.[1] In October of the same year, Panariello was officially confirmed as the presenter of the event.[2] Panariello also served as the artistic director of the show, together with Gianmarco Mazzi, who was confirmed for the third time in this role.[2] Victoria Cabello and Ilary Blasi were later announced as the co-presenters of the 56th Sanremo Music Festival, while Sabrina Ferilli did not take part in the show.[3][4] Models Marta Cecchetto, Claudia Cedro, Vanessa Hessler and Francesca Lancini also took part in the show, introducing the competing artists during the 5 nights of the music contest.[5]

The Sanremo Festival Orchestra was directed by Renato Serio, while the scenography was created by the Academy Award-winning production designer Dante Ferretti.[6][7] The authors of the show, directed by Paolo Beldì, were Eddi Berni, Riccardo Cassini, Claudio Fasulo, Pietro Galeotti, Giorgio Panariello, Carlo Pistarino and Claudio Sabelli Fioretti.[6]

NightsEdit

First nightEdit

Men, Women and Groups sectionsEdit

Key:

  – Contestant competing in the "Men" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Women" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Groups" section.
Performances of the contestants on the first night[8][9][10]
Artist(s) Order Song and writer(s) Result (section)
Nicky Nicolai 1 "Lei ha la notte" (Tiziana Blu, Nicky Nicolai, Marco Rinalduzzi, Marco D'Angelo) 3rd (Women)
Dolcenera 2 "Com'è straordinaria la vita" (Dolcenera, Lorenzo Imerico, Roberto Pacco) 1st (Women)
I Ragazzi di Scampia & Gigi Finizio 3 "Musica e speranza" (Mogol, Gigi D'Alessio) 4th (Groups)
Noa, Carlo Fava & Solis String Quartet 4 "Un discorso in generale" (Carlo Fava, Gianluca Martinelli) 3rd (Groups)
Povia 5 "Vorrei avere il becco" (Giuseppe Povia) 4th (Men)
Ron 6 "L'uomo delle stelle" (Ron) 3rd (Men)
Simona Bencini 7 "Tempesta" (Simona Bencini, Elisa Toffoli) 5th (Women)
Spagna 8 "Noi non possiamo cambiare" (Maurizio Morante) 4th (Women)
Sugarfree 9 "Solo lei mi dà" (Fortunato Zampaglione, Marco Salom, Matteo Amantia Scuderi, Giuseppe Lo Iacono) 6th (Groups)
Mario Venuti & Arancia Sonora 10 "Un altro posto nel mondo" (Mario Venuti, Kaballà) 5th (Groups)
Alex Britti 11 "...solo con te" (Alex Britti) 2nd (Men)
Luca Dirisio 12 "Sparirò" (Luca Dirisio) 5th (Men)
Anna Oxa 13 "Processo a me stessa" (Pasquale Panella, Anna Oxa, Alessandra Miori) 6th (Women)
Anna Tatangelo 14 "Essere una donna" (Mogol, Gigi D'Alessio) 2nd (Women)
Nomadi 15 "Dove si va" (Cristian Cattini, Danilo Sacco, Massimo Vecchi, Giuseppe Carletti) 1st (Groups)
Zero Assoluto 16 "Svegliarsi la mattina" (Matteo Maffucci, Thomas De Gasperi, Danilo Pao, Enrico Sognato) 2nd (Groups)
Gianluca Grignani 17 "Liberi di sognare" (Gianluca Grignani) 6th (Men)
Michele Zarrillo 12 "L'alfabeto degli amanti" (Vincenzo Incenzo, Michele Zarrillo) 1st (Men)

Guests and other performancesEdit

  • American actor John Travolta was the first international guest of the show. He was interviewed by Victoria Cabello, and he performed a fragment of Domenico Modugno's 1958 hit "Nel blu dipinto di blu", as a duet with Giorgio Panariello.[11]
  • The Italian curling team, which competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics, also appeared during the night, explaining the rules of curling and showing how to play it, during a sketch with Giorgio Panariello.[12]

Second nightEdit

Men, Women and Groups sectionsEdit

Key:

  – Contestant competing in the "Men" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Women" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Groups" section.
Performances of the contestants of the Men, Women and Groups sections on the second night[13][14]
Artist(s) Order Song Result (section)
Anna Oxa 1 "Processo a me stessa" 3rd (Women)
Sugarfree 2 "Solo lei mi dà" 2nd (Groups)
Gianluca Grignani 3 "Liberi di sognare" 3rd (Men)
Anna Tatangelo 4 "Essere una donna" 1st (Women)
Mario Venuti & Arancia Sonora 5 "Un altro posto nel mondo" 3rd (Groups)
Ron 6 "L'uomo delle stelle" 1st (Men)
Nicky Nicolai 7 "Lei ha la notte" 2nd (Women)
I Ragazzi di Scampia & Gigi Finizio 8 "Musica e speranza" 1st (Groups)
Povia 9 "Vorrei avere il becco" 2nd (Men)

Newcomers sectionEdit

Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the second night[10][13][15]
Artist(s) Order Song and writer(s) Result
Simone Cristicchi 10 "Che bella gente" (Simone Cristicchi, Simona Cipollone) Advanced
Monia Russo 11 "Un mondo senza parole" (Bruno Illiano) Advanced
Virginio 12 "Davvero" (Virginio Simonelli, Paolo Agosta) Eliminated
Helena Hellwig 13 "Di luna morirei" (Giuseppe Mango, Carlo De Bei, Rocco Petruzzi) Advanced
Deasonika 14 "Non dimentico più" (Max Zanotti, Francesco Tumminelli, Walter Clemente, Marco Trentacoste) Eliminated
Antonello 15 "Capirò crescerai" (Antonio Carozza, Salvio Pietroluongo) Eliminated

Guests and other performancesEdit

  • Italian soccer player Francesco Totti, who was in the audience to support his wife and presenter Ilary Blasi, was interviewed by Giorgio Panariello. After the interview, the chorus performed a fragment of Claudio Baglioni's "Questo piccolo grande amore", regarded by Totti and Blasi as the symbol of their love story.[16]
  • After Nicky Nicolai's performance, American singer and actor Jesse McCartney was introduced as the first international guest of the night. He sang his single "Because You Live".[16]
  • Riccardo Cocciante also appeared on stage to receive the City of Sanremo Award. He also performed the songs "Bella senz'anima" and "Margherita".[16]
  • At the end of the night, American singer Hilary Duff performed her song "Wake Up".[16]

Third nightEdit

Men, Women and Groups sectionsEdit

Key:

  – Contestant competing in the "Men" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Women" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Groups" section.
Performances of the contestants of the Men, Women and Groups sections on the third night[17][18]
Artist(s) Order Song Result (section)
Simona Bencini 1 "Tempesta" 2nd (Women)
Nomadi 2 "Dove si va" 1st (Groups)
Alex Britti 3 "...solo con te" 1st (Men)
Spagna 4 "Noi non possiamo cambiare" 3rd (Women)
Zero Assoluto 5 "Svegliarsi la mattina" 2nd (Groups)
Michele Zarrillo 6 "L'alfabeto degli amanti" (Michele Zarrillo, Vincenzo Incenzo) 2nd (Men)
Dolcenera 7 "Com'è straordinaria la vita" 1st (Women)
Noa, Carlo Fava & Solis String Quartet 8 "Un discorso in generale" 3rd (Groups)
Luca Dirisio 9 "Sparirò" 3rd (Men)

Newcomers sectionEdit

Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the third night[10][17][18]
Artist(s) Order Song and writer(s) Result
L'Aura 10 "Irraggiungibile" (L'Aura) Advanced
Riccardo Maffoni 11 "Sole negli occhi" (Riccardo Maffoni) Advanced
Ameba4 12 "Rido... forse mi sbaglio" (Fabio Properzi) Eliminated
Ivan Segreto 13 "Con un gesto" (Ivan Segreto) Eliminated
Andrea Ori 14 "Nel tuo mare" (Andrea Ori, Mino Vergnaghi) Eliminated
Tiziano Orecchio 15 "Preda innocente" (Matteo Di Franco, Andrea Zuppini, Marco Andrini) Advanced

Guests and other performancesEdit

Fourth nightEdit

Men sectionEdit

Performances of the contestants of the Men section on the fourth night[23][24][25]
Artist(s) Order Song Guest(s) Result
Michele Zarrillo 1 "L'alfabeto degli amanti" Tiziano Ferro Advanced
Povia 2 "Vorrei avere il becco" Francesco Baccini Advanced
Ron 3 "L'uomo delle stelle" Tosca, Loredana Bertè & Cecilia Chailly Eliminated
Alex Britti 4 "...solo con te" Max Gazzè, Antonio Santirocco & Mark Hanna Eliminated

Groups sectionEdit

Performances of the contestants of the Groups section on the fourth night[23][24][25]
Artist(s) Order Song Guest(s) Result
Nomadi 5 "Dove si va" Roberto Vecchioni Advanced
Zero Assoluto 6 "Svegliarsi la mattina" Niccolò Fabi Advanced
Sugarfree 7 "Solo lei mi dà" Flavio Oreglio Eliminated
I Ragazzi di Scampia & Gigi Finizio 8 "Musica e speranza" Tullio De Piscopo Eliminated

Women sectionEdit

Performances of the contestants of the Women section on the fourth night[23][24][25]
Artist(s) Order Song Guest(s) Result
Anna Tatangelo 9 "Essere una donna" Alberto Radius & Ricky Portera Advanced
Nicky Nicolai 10 "Lei ha la notte" Stefano Di Battista & Giovanni Allevi Eliminated
Dolcenera 11 "Com'è straordinaria la vita" Maurizio Solieri Advanced
Simona Bencini 12 "Tempesta" Sarah Jane Morris Eliminated

Newcomers sectionEdit

Performances of the contestants of the Newcomers section on the fourth night[23][25][26]
Artist(s) Order Song Result
Monia Russo 13 "Un mondo senza parole" Eliminated
Tiziano Orecchio 14 "Preda innocente" Eliminated
L'Aura 15 "Irraggiungibile" Eliminated
Simone Cristicchi 16 "Che bella gente" Advanced
Helena Hellwig 17 "Di luna morirei" Eliminated
Riccardo Maffoni 18 "Sole negli occhi" Advanced

Guests and other performancesEdit

Fifth nightEdit

First roundEdit

Key:

  – Contestant competing in the "Men" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Women" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Groups" section.
  – Contestant competing in the "Newcomer Artists" section.
Performances of the contestants on the first round of the final[27][28]
Artist(s) Order Song Result (section)
Povia 1 "Vorrei avere il becco" Winner (Men)
Michele Zarrillo 2 "L'alfabeto degli amanti" Eliminated
Nomadi 3 "Dove si va" Winner (Groups)
Zero Assoluto 4 "Svegliarsi la mattina" Eliminated
Dolcenera 5 "Com'è straordinaria la vita" Eliminated
Anna Tatangelo 6 "Essere una donna" Winner (Women)
Simone Cristicchi 7 "Che bella gente" Eliminated
Riccardo Maffoni 8 "Sole negli occhi" Winner (Newcomers)

Second roundEdit

 
At the end of the second round, Povia was announced the winner of the competition, with his entry "Vorreri avere il becco".
Performances of the contestants on the second round of the final[29]
Artist(s) Order Song Result (section)
Povia 1 "Vorrei avere il becco" Winner
Nomadi 2 "Dove si va" Finalist
Anna Tatangelo 3 "Essere una donna" Finalist
Riccardo Maffoni 4 "Sole negli occhi" Finalist

Guests and other performancesEdit

Other awardsEdit

Critics Award "Mia Martini"Edit

Points received by the competing artists for the Critics Award[32]
Artist Song Points Result
Noa, Carlo Fava & Solis String Quartet "Un discorso in generale" 42 Winner
Mario Venuti & Arancia Sonora "Un altro posto nel mondo" 24 2nd place
Nomadi "Dove si va" 12 3rd place
Ron "L'uomo delle stelle"
Dolcenera "Com'è straordinaria la vita" 9 5th place
Nicky Nicolai "Lei ha la notte" 6 6th place
Simone Cristicchi "Che bella gente" 5 7th place
Povia "Vorrei avere il becco" 4 8th place
Michele Zarrillo "L'alfabeto degli amanti"
L'Aura "Irraggiungibile" 3 10th place
Anna Oxa "Processo a me stessa"
Ivan Segreto "Con un gesto"
Deasonika "Non dimentico più" 2 13th place
Luca Dirisio "Sparirò"
Alex Britti "...solo con te" 1 15th place
Riccardo Maffoni "Sole negli occhi"
Tiziano Orecchio "Preda innocente"
I Ragazzi di Scampia & Gigi Finizio "Musica e speranza"
Anna Tatangelo "Essere una donna"
Zero Assoluto "Appena prima di partire"

Press, Radio & TV AwardEdit

 
Italian band Nomadi won the Press, Radio & TV Award for the entry "Dove si va".
Points received by the competing artists for the Press, Radio & TV Award[33]
Artist Song Points Result
Nomadi "Dove si va" 55 Winner
Povia "Vorrei avere il becco" N/A 2nd place
Simone Cristicchi "Che bella gente" N/A 3rd place

RatingsEdit

Episode Date Viewers Share
Night 1[34] 27 February 2006 9,141,000 44.45%
Night 2[35] 28 February 2006 7,271,000 37.33%
Night 3[36] 2 March 2006 6,234,000 33.49%
Night 4[37] 3 March 2006 6,834,000 36.74%
Night 5[38] 4 March 2006 9,523,000 48.23%

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