The mytical Ariston Theater in San Remo - Photo AP


Sanremo, February 2012 

The city of Sanremo is ready to host the 62nd Italian Music Festival from February 14th to the 18th, 2012. All is ready with the RAI mobile truck units being parked and the Ariston Theatre setting up the 2012 stage.

Everyone is excited, there will be lots to do for the conductor Gianni Morandi alongside with Rocco Papaleo, actor and director, as well as beautiful women still surrounded by a cloak of mystery.

Tamara Ecclestone, which everyone took for granted, seems to be put aside due to her whimsy attitude. The Czech top model Ivana Mrazova seems to be the next name on the list to tread the boards of the Ariston Theatre, probably sided by Federica Pellegrini, olympic swimmer.

Rumors claim that the former 2011 hosts Belen Rodriguez and Elisabetta Canalis will introduce the opening evening of February 14th.

The only sure thing is the musical cast. For the “Artist” category there will be Dolcenera, Irene Fornaciari, Pierdavide Carone & Lucio Dalla, Noemi, Matia Bazar, Arisa, Francesco Renga, Emma Marrone, Loredana Berté & Gigi D’Alessio, Chiara Civello, Eugenio Finardi, Marlene Kuntz.

The “Young” category will se the challenge for 8 singers, two of which selected by AreaSanremo with the bands: Io Ho Sempre Voglia (I Constantly Feel Like It) and the Bidiel.

The other six come from the internet selection of Sanremo Social: Alessandro Casillo, Giulia Anania, Marco Guazzone, Celeste Gaia, Erica Mou and Dana Angi.

There will be a rich selection of Italian and International guests. There are rumors around Adriano Celentano, Jennifer Lopez, Noa, but all will be revealed only during the fateful mid-February week!