The final evening of the 2024 Sanremo Festival is over. To those who weren't able to follow it or stay awake until the end, let's try to tell what happened. One thing is certain: Amadeus and Fiorello will still exist elsewhere, beyond the Festival. Although their friendship has lasted for decades and has spanned entire resorts and radios, the ability to be a trigger for each other remains unchanged over time. And it will remain so even outside the Ariston theater.
“ Tell me how much I have to entertain ,” Fiorello tells him while Amadeus runs to manage the backstage with his unexpected events. The entertainment timer goes off, while Rosario improvises with their respective families in the front row and Amedeo declares a stop to televoting between laughs. Sitting almost close together are the two children, Angelica and José, who after the final should go out together to go to a party. ” But where is this taking me? It doesn't exist, we are two elderly and apprehensive parents “, it is immediately a family drama .
Among the relevant moments, at least from the lineup, of this final evening: Luca Argentero once again recalled the appointment with Doc – in your hands, Roberto Bolle who doesn't all have certain abs , Gigliola Cinguetti who isn't old enough, Lazza that Sanremo made him known to the general public but his path started further away, certainly after the cathode ray tube but before Cenere hit the charts.
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The thirty big names performed their songs again and relied on televoting, which was often unstable, so much so that they requested a clarification from Rai on the correctness of the vote. Angelina Mango and Geolier are the most attentive, being the favorites to win. A behind-the-scenes hug marked a truce in a conflict that apparently was only external. The two singers have never had any particular friction, as reiterated several times by both.
The atmosphere is relaxed, the special prizes have been awarded and we rush towards the proclamation of the winner of the Sanremo Festival 2024. It is Angelina Mango, who with La Rondine by her father Pino Mango had missed the cover evening by a whisker. Geolier smiles, stands behind him, is happy to have participated, but above all to have brought rap to Sanremo . Third place for Annalisa, queen of the rankings also in this event.
On stage, more united than ever, Fiorello and Amadeus leaving the Ariston for the last time . They get into a carriage, a heart of flowers is destined to frame their faces. They smile at each other, look at each other with the usual understanding, then a kiss on the cheek and the greeting like Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson in Grease. All that was missing was The End, but perhaps for the better. I don't rule out a return , you'll see that Califano was right.