Mahmood & Blanco have just been crowned as the winners of the 72nd Festival di Sanremo Italy with their song ‘Brividi’.
Following a night of music, special acts and notable guests, all twenty-five participating artists performed their songs to get their shot at venturing to Eurovision Final 2022.
The result was first decided by the public, which resulted in three super finalists being announced after adding up public vote together with the previous nights average provisional rankings.
The winner was decided during the super-final round, were all results were zeroed so the winner was decided by a combination of votes from the demoscopic jury (33%), press jury (33%) and public vote (34%). Mahmood & Blanco’s Brividi, which literally means ‘chills’, came out on top, beating Elisa and Gianna Morandi in the super-final.
The winner of Sanremo has the option to go to Eurovision, and it was unveiled at a press conference shortly after the victory that the duo will be taking up this opportunity. This comes just after Italy won the Eurovision in 2021 with Maneskin’s ‘Zitti e Buoni’.
The duo will not be bringing the rock & roll which Maneskin emerged victorious with, but if the Sanremo reception is anything to go off of, Mahmood & Blanco’s music is also a force to reckon with for any Eurovision competitor.