Italian media has reported various updates for the Sanremo 2021 Music Festival including location of the event, potential quarantine measures and guest appearances.
Sanremo 2020 fan favourite Elodie has been confirmed as a guest for 2021. Elodie will take on the role as one of the ‘women of the festival’ in joining Amadeus as a co-host. Amadeus stated Elodie as “she has a very strong audience, she is beautiful, witty, funny, ironic”. No further details were revealed whether she would give any musical performances at Sanremo 2021.
2019 participant Achille Lauro will make an appearance every night. He will present ‘five paintings’ specifically designed for Sanremo 2021. Another appearance will come from Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović, no further details have been confirmed but it is stated his role will not interfere with pre-existing commintments at AC Milan.
Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, it is unknown whether an audience will be present at Sanremo 2021. Italian media has reported artists, production and audience might be quarantined onto a cruise ship to give best possible chance for the show to go ahead as normal.
The proposal has reportedly come from the Costa Cruises, who are offering their flagship vessel, the Costa Smeralda. The ship has a maximum occupancy of 6,554 and boasts 11 restaurants. Everyone involved will have to quarantine for two weeks on the ship itself. Nothing has been confirmed by Italian broadcaster RAI.
Alternatively, a change of location from the usual Ariston Theatre to The Palafiori Convention Centre, close to the usual venue. If this does happen it would likely mean no studio audience for Sanremo 2021.
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