On the first party of every man for himself, they always stand out, Elisa and Mahmood and Blanco. For quality and in the rankings where televoting and opinion polls came into play. As is often the case, some songs improve, others remain more compelling in the studio version, others are just modest.
Giuseppe Ferreri Rating “Honey”: 2
Honey it is meant to be the soundtrack of a small retro and romantic film and rather resembles a Mannarino ballad for a summer spent in town, alone, in the rain. And then: Tuesday Giusy Ferreri went out very late, but Thursday at 9:05 p.m. she seemed even more tired, not very convinced. Something will remain: the same megaphone.
Highsnob and Hu “Take care of yourself” rating: 4
They reenact the curtain on Wednesday, including a hug. They and the song have something tender and distant at the same time. Was the goal to make the ballad of Sanremo contemporary? Intent trumps execution.
Fabrice Moro Rating “It’s you”: 2.5
It was better It’s you from Syria.
aka 7even “Perfect as it is” Rating: 5
Better than the first round. Like a Formula 1 driver with the car taking a second per lap from top teams and forced to drive to the limit, Aka 7 even makes the most of a weak song.
Massimo Ranieri “Letter from overseas” Rating: 8
Ranieri is always impeccable and erases the small hitches of the first performance. Him, the song, the dress, everything is very elegant (cit).
Dargen D’Amico Score “Where you dance”: 5.5
FantaDargen does it all: he gives the flowers to Amadeus, walks down to the audience, even changes the text and says “hello Aunt Mara”. The song risks turning him into a prince of piacioni, the climate is like a train on the Tuscan coast. A little too much for us.
Irama “Wherever You Are” Rating: 5
Last year, he was trapped in the hotel, this year in a too classic room. He has a beautiful voice, he deserves a great piece.
Ditonellapiaga and rector Grade “Chemistry”: 8
Brave without weighing it down. Ironic without svaccare. Shamelessly without unnecessary winks. They sing that nuns don’t give a damn without even getting baptized. Sexy with joy.
Michele Bravi “Floral winter” score: 3.5
Michele Bravi is the joy of all FantaSanremo competitors and also tailors who use hallucinogenic mushrooms. The piece is, however, too reassuring, without any drama or out of place detail.
Rkomi “Unmatched” rating: 7
It’s not his stage and he’s not singing very well tonight, but he seems more convinced than on Tuesday. The physique of the role helps him. He won’t win, but he likes it (not so much for those who vote, for now): it’s the second most listened to Sanremo song on Spotify.
Mahmood and Blanco Rating “chills”: 10
Tonight, they are more tender. Less precise on Tuesday, perhaps more relaxed. They even sit down. It doesn’t change much: Chills is the song that should win an Italian song festival in 2022 because it has it all.
Gianni Morandi “Open all doors” rating: 8
Jovanotti is in the middle of a social electoral campaign to support Morandi, who, having overcome the emotion of the other evening, returns with a performance of his own. It’s emotional ups and downs after Mahmood and Blanco hit. The song won’t be original, but it’s the generation-day that doesn’t give up.
Tananai “Casual sex” rating: 5.5
From the second performance, we begin to love his disheveled but joyful way of holding the stage, the singsong ungrammaticals, the naughty and delicious melody in his own way. Too bad about the tank top and the voice disappeared on the first verse, damn him.
Elisa “Or maybe it’s you” Rating: 9
The only one who can snatch victory from Mahmood and Blanco, and vice versa. It does a traditional thing, but it doesn’t look old-fashioned or even timeless. The performance and the song are carefully constructed (the verses, the chorus, the special, everything), but the effect is incredibly natural, as happens with those who play in the Italian song series A.
The representative of the list Goodbye rating: 7
There are songs that you bring on stage that lose their force. bye it belongs to this category: even the second performance does not do justice to a very paraculous piece. But the more you listen to it, the more it sticks in your head and the more your rating increases. It’s designed for fun, with built-in movement instructions. And in fact LRDL are the competitors of Sanremo who have seen the number of TikTok followers grow more: + 808.70%.
Iva Zanicchi “I want to love you” Rating: 7
She goes on stage beautiful and hard, she doesn’t care if it’s 2022, she brings out the voice and an old-time pathos, almost hardcore. A new genre was born: Ivacore.
Achille Lauro feat. Harlem Gospel Choir Sunday rating: 6.5
Achille Lauro does two good things tonight: he does not name the FantaSanremo and reduces the scenographic ideas to a minimum. No sacraments, at most a small hand under the zipper. All that remains is the track, which everyone immediately archived in self-quotation and which instead hides the festival’s happiest chorus. The choir is beautiful: it’s a shame not to hear it Pandemic now that you’re gone.
matteo romano “Viral” rating: 4
We’re not mad at Matteo, but the piece and execution is colorless tasteless odorless. Behind the songs he wants to be Viral there is the usual and cursed Sanremo 1.0.
Ana Mena “Two Hundred Thousand Hours” Rating: 6.5
There is something dissonant between the tamarrata carousel of the 80s that is this song and the dramatizing expressions that Ana Mena makes when she sings. Once you accept the fact that she is not To love youbut the soundtrack of Chief of ceremony, enjoy. It’s up to her to raise her vote: Love, apologize to Ana for us.
Saint Jean Rating “Butterflies”: 6
The chorus is stupid, but Sangio is 19, he’s going home. Unlike the other young people in the competition, he sings a piece of his generation and is credible. It’s good to arrive on Spotify, there’s time for the festival podium and greatness.
Emma “Every time it’s like that” Rating: 5
It’s still a good piece for Emma, but once the surprise is over, it shows its limits. Meanwhile, Francesca Michielin leads the orchestra, but it’s clear from the way she moves that she’s listening to a piece of gabber through the headphones.
Yuman “Now and Here” Rating: 5
He does not have the irreverence of Tananai and sings a song that is a little old, too classic, but which basically has nothing to complain about. A little bit to highlight a voice who is there and how.
vibration Score “a lot”: 6
He sings and the impact is there, despite the tamarraggine of the song. They sing at 1:15 and do much better than the first performance. At this point, put them on Saturday at 2 a.m.
John Truppi “Your father, my mother, Lucia” Rating: 5
It’s not his stage, it’s not the right song to go there, it’s not the right time for a performance like this, but tonight it seems to be better.
Noemie “I love you I don’t know how to say” Rating: 6.5
It doesn’t have a very loud track, but it stands the test of listening at 1:30 in the morning. And she sings well. The dress looks a bit like Anna Oxa 1986, but without a hood and long.