Festival di Sanremo

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni will be a protagonist of the Sanremo Festival

An opening party, three special issues, five days of non-stop interviews with all the competing artists and exclusive guests

Loads of original activities in Sorrisi’s Sanremo lounge, among which the Webboh corner to further engage the Generation Z

Emotions, music and exclusive contents for Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni’s great come back, finally face-to-face, in Sanremo,: the editorial staff of the Mondadori Group’s brand will once again follow the Italian Song Festival live, thus the succession of 28 competing artists and many exceptional guests scheduled to perform on stage at the Ariston Theater under the guidance of Amadeus and Gianni Morandi and their co-hosts Chiara Ferragni, Francesca Fagnani, Paola Egonu and Chiara Francini.

This year, the brand will once more accompany readers throughout the five-day event, affirming itself as a point of reference for all fans of the entertainment world, but also for the festival’s authors, singers, hosts and organisers, with the highly awaited and exclusive opening party at which Sorrisi will officially kick off the Sanremo week.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, leader of the entertainment world with an audience consisting of 2,6 million readers (source: Audipress 2022/II) and 2,1 million monthly users (source: Audiweb 2022), will follow all the singing contest’s events at the forefront to provide special contents and insights on its magazine, website and social networks.

The newsroom at the Royal Hotel Sanremo

Tv Sorrisi will be hosted in Hotel Royal’s Palm Salon for the entire duration of the Sanremo event. A lounge will be divided into three areas in which the editorial staff will develop the magazine, interview the Festival’s stars and meet with many exceptional personalities.

Finally, each morning, the magazine’s director, Aldo Vitali, will start the day with a special breakfast in the company of one of the competing singers. Vitali will also be Sorrisi’s leading host for the Aperitif with the Director appointment planned each day at 19.00 throughout the festival to chat with many friends of the TV world and to comment on the contest’s developments in the early evening hours.

Webboh to conquer Generation Z

Webboh, the first Generation Z community with over 2 million followers between Instagram and TikTok and 3 million unique website users each month (source, Google Analytics), will also be part of the original contents aimed at animating Sorrisi‘s lounge in Sanremo. Together, they will speak about the Italian Song Festival from the younger generation’s perspective. Part of the team will be transferred to the city of flowers for the entire duration of the event to create contents for its Tik Tok and Instagram profiles. A super teen area, the Webboh Room where Webboh will interview the Festival’s Gen Z singers and creators, will be set up at Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni’s headquarters together with Kit Room – the first Italian structure fully dedicated to the creation of digital contents. A series of “vox populi” style TikTok videos will be shot from the streets of Sanremo, while a daily account with Will and a daily column with Lda, both very popular songwriters of Webboh’s community and contestants at the Festival, will be presented on Instagram.

The website and social coverage

The website Sorrisi.com will cover Sanremo with insights, reports, line-ups and feedback each evening. Not to mention exclusive news, interviews, backstage videos and tons of surprises.
The media coverage is further enhanced with contents on the brand’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. Sorrisi will offer an interactive and engaging experience to viewers and users throughout the contest, but also throughout each day of the Festival: revelations about the singers and guests, non-stop interviews, real-time news from the press room and much more.
Let’s not forget the daily appointment in the “Accounts of the Artists” format. This edition’s leading personalities will keep the Instagram community informed about each minute of their day, from the moment their alarm rings up to their performance, by sharing their emotions, superstitious rituals, backstage stories and revelations of course.

Three newsstand issues dedicated to the Festival

The most widely read and purchased Italian weekly magazine will publish three special issues dedicated to the Sanremo Festival for readers to find on the newsstands, with an exceptional overall production of 1,5 million copies. The first will be released on January 31: the same will contain the traditional exclusive of the songs’ lyrics. The cover will consists of an iconic shot of all the competing singers with Amadeus, the Festival’s host and artistic director, and Gianni Morandi. On Tuesday, February 7, the cover’s protagonists will instead be Amadeus and Gianni Morandi together with their co-hosts. Finally, Monday, January 13, readers will be able to enjoy the cover depicting San Remo’s first three finalists, exclusively shot in the middle of the night at Sorrisi’s newsroom immediately following the announcement, as well as a reportage of the event with intriguing revelations and interesting unpublished backstage stories.

Thanks to: DR Automobiles, who will accompany Sorrisi from Milan to Sanremo, allowing readers to admire the beauty of the Ligurian cities crossed, and Caffè Motta, who will offer relaxing moments to the editorial staff and guests for the entire duration of the Festival.

TV Sorrisi e Canzoni: record numbers for the initiatives dedicated to the Sanremo Festival

Record numbers for the TV Sorrisi e Canzoni dedicated to the Sanremo Festival.

With this unprecedented issue, the Mondadori Group brand – for the first time without the physical presence of the editorial team in Sanremo -–took an evolutionary path by creating a totally video and digital social media-based schedule. Non-stop coverage of the most anticipated television event of the year, thanks to which Sorrisi once again confirmed its position as the point of reference for fans of the Festival, beating all audience records.

“Despite the difficulties due to the exceptional circumstances in which the Festival was held this year, it has nevertheless been a huge success. But Sorrisi can rely on an excellent team able to face any obstacles. And it is not only the numbers that speak loudly, also the affection and friendship of all of the artists involved in our coverage. I would particularly like to underline that Maneskin, just minutes after their victory, called us to do an exclusive live slot on Instagram. Further demonstration of the strength and authoritativeness of our brand,” declared Aldo Vitali, editor of TV Sorrisi e Canzoni.
“We still haven’t taken it all in and we weren’t expecting it at all. It’s an incredible result. The country has changed and Sanremo has been an absolutely amazing, incredible experience,” the band told Sorrisi.

The new web site www.sorrisi.com – launched just a few days ahead of the Festival with a new look, an optimised user experience and a layout entirely dedicated to the event – recorded extraordinary figures.
During the week of Sanremo 1.5 million unique users, +26% compared with last year, 5 million pageviews (+53% compared with 2020) and 2.3 million sessions (+30% on 2020), with a rich and exclusive offer: the lyrics to the songs, interviews with the artists in competition, behind the scenes coverage and content updated in real time, with the running order of each evening, audience figures and daily news from the first Festival without an audience in the history of the event.

There was also big success for “Sorrisi Live”, the format for social meetings with the artists launched in October which, during the Sanremo week, included a daily schedule of live interviews on the brand’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, with over 40 separate appointments.
Starting at 10 am with A colazione con il Direttore” (Breakfast with the Editor), bring together with Sorrisi some of the leading stars of this edition of the Festival such as Arisa, Fedez e Francesca Michielin, Francesco Renga, Malika Ayane and Noemi.
The interviews continued everyday on Facebook and Instagram until 7 pm with the big new feature of this year, the Aperitivo con Sorrisi during which, every day, the editorial team were joined, during five appointments from Tuesday to Saturday, by commentators and much-loved public figures such as Carlo Conti, Costantino della Gherardesca, Diana Del Bufalo, Enzo Miccio, Francesco Gabbani, Michelle Hunziker, Pio e Amedeo, The Jackal and the Trio Medusa,

On Instagram we also published the exclusive digital diaries of six very popular artists among millennials and Gen Z: Annalisa, Ermal Meta, the duo Fedez and Francesca Michielin, Gaia Gozzi, Lo Stato Sociale and Madame, that alternated each day and exclusively sent to Sorrisi a report on their day with all of the private moments ahead of their performance on the stage of the Ariston Theatre.

Live television coverage from the Ariston Theatre of the five evenings was featured in the social media profiles of Sorrisi with a continuous feed of curiosities, surveys, quizzes, and breaking news about what was happening onstage, in real time.

Thanks to the production of over 600 items of content, including videos, posts and stories, that linked the innovation of the formats and approaches with the traditional authoritativeness of the TV Sorrisi e Canzoni brand, the brand’s Facebook and Instagram channels also achieved record results, reaching a total of 12.7 million people, an increase of 21% on the previous year. 

Max Factor was the make-up partner of Sorrisi Live: and every morning, live on Facebook, the National make-up artist Rajan Tolomei commented with the beauty editor of Sorrisi on the looks of the previous evening and created exclusive tutorials on the magazine’s Instagram profile, inspired by the artists in competition and the iconic looks of the Sanremo Festival.

There was also great success for the three special issues of the magazine dedicate to the Festival, with an exceptional total print-run of almost 2 million copies.

After the first two issues, on newsstands on 23 February and 2 March, exclusively featuring the lyrics of the songs and the free addition of the Storie di Sanremo special, this week sees the publication of the third unmissable issue with the traditional cover featuring the winners, reports on all the details and news from behind the scenes across the entire five days of the Festival.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, Grazia and United Music organised an exclusive party to mark the start of the Sanremo week with all artists from the festival

Special guest: LP

Great success for Evviva Sanremo: the exclusive party organised by Tv Sorrisi e CanzoniGrazia and United Music, for the opening of the 70th edition of the Italian Song Festival together with the protagonists of the event.

Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, the leading weekly in the world of entertainment and historic point of reference for the Festival, Grazia, the fashion magazine that interprets Italian fashion and style, together with United Music, the digital audio project of  RadioMediaset, organised a special event that brought together the worlds that rotate around the three brands.

Music, glamour and an exceptional showcase animated an evening that was held at the Hotel Royal, where on Sunday 2 February over 300 guests gathered and were welcomed by Aldo Vitali, editor of Tv Sorrisi e CanzoniSilvia Grilli, editor of GraziaPaolo Salvaderi, chief executive of RadioMediaset and Rosanna Mani, head of show-business relations for Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni.

Also taking part were the artistic director and presenter Amadeus along with Fiorello, a fixed guest over the five evenings of the Festival and all of the artists in competition at Sanremo. Also present were Diletta Leotta and Emma D’Aquino, who will assist Amadeus on the stage of the Ariston Theatre.

They were joined by a number of personalities from the world of entertainment, cinema and fashion, including Francesca Cavallin, Federica Fontana and Eleonora Pedron.

Special guest, was  the Italo-American singer-songwriter LP, the star of a live performance who excited the guests with her unique voice and the rhythms of her hits, including Girls go wild, the most played track on radio in 2019.

The main sponsors of Evviva Sanremo: Lancia Ypsilon Monogram, Pianegonda Jewelry, Puig Italia with Good Girl di Carolina Herrera, Tescoma.