With TV Sorrisi e canzoni the Sanremo Festival moves to social

Sorrisi launches web app that rewards the singer most tweeted by users with a special Telegatto

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni will be on the front line to follow all the events surrounding the Sanremo Festival with special features and background in the magazine, online and on social networks.

This year, in addition to three special issues of the weekly and continuous updates on Sorrisi.com, Facebook and Twitter, Sorrisi will transform the Festival into a social challenge, moving the competition also onto Twitter. To mark the 64th edition of the song competition the magazine is launching the sanremo.sorrisi.com app, an initiative that rewards those who love sharing the most important moments of this annual appointment with Italian music and to enjoy the Festival also though the second screen experience.

All content from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with hashtags relating to Sanremo and the festival’s protagonists will be brought together in real time by Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni on a single social wall, accessible from all devices.

Fans and viewers can support the artists in competition by tweeting directly from the web app, and becoming themselves protagonists of a tweet competition: the winner will be the most social artist, or the most mentioned by users on Twitter that Sorrisi will reward with a Telegatto. For all the artists in competition, in the “Champions” or “New” categories, it will be possible to check the number of mentions received, as well as the sentiment, which will measure the mood of the fans.

But the challenge will also be between the users: points will be given for all activities conducted on Twitter – from a minimum for the creation of a post to a maximum if the tweet then appears on the official account of an artist. A list will be drawn up every day of the most active profiles and an interactive map will show the most engaged cities.

Plus, in the “Style Blog” area, there will be a space for fashion and style, with special contributions from Silvia Grilli, the editor of Grazia, Annalisa Monfreda, the editor of Donna Moderna, and Marina Bigi, the editor of TuStyle, who will comment live on the looks of the Festival’s protagonists.

The Sorrisi web app offer will also include additional content, videos, curiosities and interviews with the stars of the Festival will be posted every day by the editorial staff of the weekly, who will follow the festival live in Sanremo.