The 63rd Sanremo festival continues this evening, with the Teatro Ariston hosting the final evening of the annual extravaganza. Main guest of the show, Andrea Bocelli who will perform with his son Amos accompanying him on piano. In 1995, he missed his son's birth because he was in Sanremo taking part in the contest with the song "Con te partirò". "Tonight," Bocelli said, "I will pay him back for missing his birth eighteen years ago".
Bocelli entered Sanremo Festival competition with "Il mare calmo della sera" in 1994 and won the "Newcomers" section. His debut album was released and immediately entered the Italian Top Ten, going platinum within weeks.
The winner of this year "Newcomers" section was announced last night, Antonio Maggio is the artists joining the long list of illustrious winners. The title of his song is "Mi Servirebbe Sapere".