The third night of Sanremo 2024 will feature new performances by 15 artists who did not sing on the second night, along with main host and artistic director Amadeus and 15 others.
There were some notable moments during the long TV show. The collaboration between pianist Paolo Giannazzi and author Stefano Massini was moving, and Russell Crowe’s performance was a pleasant surprise (he ended the night with John Travolta’s “Chicken Dance”).
This time, Amadeus’ co-host was Teresa Mannino, a popular Italian comedian. Although she tried to liven up the festival routine with humor, her final monologue was too subdued.
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Here are some highlights from the third night on Thursday (February 8th).
“Terra Promessa” by Eros Ramazzotti
Eros Ramazzotti stood on stage at the Ariston Theater for the first time in 40 years to sing “Terra Promessa”, since he made his debut in Sanremo at the age of 20. He won the Newcomer Award for this song. song. Ramazzotti was a guest artist last year, but his performance was marred by a malfunctioning teleprompter. This time it went pretty well. In the finale, accompanied by an a cappella choir, the artists remembered all the children who are victims of war and launched a message of world peace.
Paolo Giannazzi & Stefano Massini
Pianist Paolo Giannazzi and writer Stefano Massini sang a moving piece, “L’uomo nel Lampo,” about deaths at work. “We’re not here to make a statement, we’re here to tell what artists have to say. We think it’s our job to tell stories like this,” says Jean. Natch said.
Russell Crowe, Rocker in Disguise
To the audience’s surprise, Russell Crowe brought a powerful blues-rock vibe to the Alliston Theater with his song “Let Your Light Shine.” The Oscar-winning actor recalled trying to make it in music in his youth, before pursuing a career in the film industry. Crowe will be touring in the summer, with a series of concerts scheduled in Italy. And he didn’t miss the chance to poke fun at John Travolta during the previous night’s “Chicken Dance.”
The third night’s co-host was partly convincing. Her “offensive” humor is funny, and she even managed to create a meme out of nothing with Russell Crowe (it was she who inspired the joke about John Travolta). However, during the monologue, she remained somewhere between stand-up comedy and something more serious. I could have done more.