Sanremo 2022, Amadeus conductor of the Festival for the third year in a row
Ama ter will be done. Amadeus, despite initially ruling out his return for the third consecutive year on the Ariston stage, eventually gave in and agreed to host the Sanremo 2022 Festival. “It’s incredible, I can’t wait,” said Amadeus in a video broadcast by Tg1. “I’m happy, who would have thought that? I never thought I’d run three festivals in a row. It is a great joy, I thank the CEO of Rai Carlo Fuortes and the director of Rai 1 Stefano Coletta. I can’t wait to start working, to listen to the songs. Then there will be the guests, the emotions “. Amadeus will also be the artistic director of the next edition of the music festival. An almost due reconfirmation after the extraordinary worldwide success of this year’s winners, the Maneskin.
The CEO of Rai, Carlo Fuortes, together with the director of Rai 1, Stefano Coletta, have decided to entrust the artistic direction and conduct of the 72nd edition of the Sanremo Festival to Amadeus. The Festival will be held from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 February 2022. “The musical journey undertaken two years ago by Amadeus – declares the director of Rai 1 Stefano Coletta – marked an important cultural change in the history of the Festival that brought the Maneskin, winners of the last edition, to win also the Eurovision Song Contest, an important international recognition for the Italian song. It is in this direction of innovation, one of the objectives of the Public Service, that Rai intends to continue to make the most of musical talent through the most popular television event in the country “.
The hope, of Amadeus and not only, is that the next Festival is really that of the restart, after a 71st edition heavily marked by the limitations caused by Covid, without the possibility of an audience at the Ariston. Amadeus reaches Claudio Cecchetto (conductor between 1980 and 1982) and Carlo Conti (between 2015 and 2017) with this consecutive treble. Up there for now unreachable are Pippo Baudo and Mike Buongiorno who have made five of the Festival in a row.
It is difficult to know at the moment if Fiorello will be at his side again, but the hypothesis according to the first rumors is probable. Hot, after the end of the last edition of the Festival, Amadeus had ruled out the possibility of a hat-trick. “There will be no Ama ter, we had already decided, Fiorello and I joked about it, but the third Sanremo in a row will not be there”. Then things turned out differently.