The 70th Italian song festival brought us a week full of music live from the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo, with many guests, the newcomer’s competition and no less than 24 participants in the Big category, the one serving as the Italian selection for Eurovision Song Contest.
These contestants were judged each night by a variety of juries: a demographic jury, the Festival’s orchestra and backing singers, a jury in the press room and the Italian public via televoting. Once all their results we’re added, Diodato emerged victorious.
Get to know Diodato
Antonio Diodato, born 30 August 1981, is an Italian singer/songwriter born in Aosta and has lived in Taranto and Rome. After making his first music in Stockholm, Diodato came back to Italy where he has released 3 albums so far.
Diodato has previous experience in the Italian Song Contest, as he participated in the newcomer’s section of Sanremo in 2014, placing 2nd. In the same year, he also won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the MTV Italian Awards. The performer participated again in Sanremo in 2018 with trumpet player Roy Paci and the song Adesso, reaching 8th place among the Big artists.
After working as an actor in the film Un’avventura in 2019, Diodato returned to Sanremo for the third time in 2020, winning first place, the Critics Award and the Press Award for his song Fai Rumore.
Fai Rumore was written by Diodato and Edwyn Roberts and released on his fourth album, Che vita meravigliosa.