TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, Italy’s leading entertainment weekly is once again the essential point of reference for fans of the annual Festival della Canzone Italiana, with initiatives and special content in the magazine, on the web site Sorrisi.com and on social media, for minute-by-minute coverage of the year’s most anticipated musical event.
Following the success of Sanremo Start, the exclusive party – organised in collaboration with Radio Italia – that brought together the stars of the competition for a toast at the start of the Sanremo week, the association between TV Sorrisi e Canzoni and the Festival will be reinforced by Sorrisi.com, live from 9 to 13 February at Sanremo with a dedicated video station, a privileged vantage point to observe and meet the stars and guests of the event. For the entire week exclusive video-diaries by four champions: Annalisa, Lorenzo Fragola, Rocco Hunt and Valerio Scanu, who will talk about their own Sanremo experiences and what it feels like to be on the stage. Plus, backstage and behind-the-scenes curiosities, video interviews with the stars and every evening a live blog, also on Facebook and Twitter.
Readers can also take part with accounts of their own Festival experiences using the hashtag #ilmiosanremo, telling world how they experience the competition from their own homes, with friends, or on the streets of the Ligurian town itself, once again festooned with life-sized cardboard cut-outs of the presenters and the singers in competition – produced in collaboration with the City of Sanremo – beside which fans can take selfies to share with their friends and family. The most amusing photos will be selected by the editorial staff of Sorrisi and published on the site.
Moreover, once again, for this edition of the Festival, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni will publish three issues dedicated to the Festival: an authentic guide, in the weeks before, during and after the event, with exclusive covers, a previews of the lyrics of the songs, a full programme of every evening and, on the 12 February, the official compilation “Sanremo 2016”. A double CD with 35 tracks with the music from the stage of the Ariston Theatre, including unreleased tracks by the big names and the new songs and covers performed by previous winners on the evening of Thursday 11, a chance to enjoy again some of the best loved tunes form previous seasons. “Sanremo 2016” will be available on newsstands with TV Sorrisi e Canzoni for €14.90, excluding the price of the magazine.
Plus, with the competition “Vinci Sanremo 2016”, Sorrisi has given 10 readers the opportunity to participate live at the five evenings of the event.