During the last weekend and due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Italy, a rumor was spread.
According to that rumor, the Italian broadcaster RAI considered postponing “Festival Sanremo 2021” to April 2021, instead of March 2021. The main reason is that the Italian government has introduced new restrictions which prevent presence of live audience.
The Italian broadcaster RAI held an emergency meeting with “Festival Senremo 2021” stakeholders in order to decide: Should the festival be postponed? Should it be held without an audience? How will Italy select their act for Eurovision 2021?
It has been decided that the initial dates of the festival won’t be changed.
Therefore, “Festival Sanremo 2021” will last 5 nights in a row. The festival will start on Tuesday the 2nd of March 2021 and will end of Saturday night of 6th of March 2021.
The winner of the festival will have the right to represent Italy at Eurovision 2021.
What About the live audience?
There isn’t an official answer for that question. However, the new restrictions that have been decided by the Italian government will end only on the 5th of March 2021.
Therefore, the only show that has the chance to include audience is the the 5th and the last show.
The proffered option will probably be holding the festival without audience. By that, the festival will still go on without changing its dates.
You can find all the relevant information at our Eurovision 2021 homepage: