Paolo Bonolis

  1. Italy's Sanremo Allows Non-Italians To Compete

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The organizers of Italy's flagship Sanremo festival have announced some important changes in the rules and regulations for the 60th edition, which will run from Feb. 16 to Feb. 20, 2010. The festival's artistic director, Gianmarco Mazzi, ...

  2. Italian Wind Awards' Ratings Inch Up

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Italian Wind Music Awards show say they are pleased with the slight increase in TV ratings for the first broadcast of the 2009 event. The show was recorded in the picturesque Roman Arena in Verona over the weekend of June 6 and 7 ...

  3. Marco Carta Wins Sanremo Festival

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Italy pop artist Marco Carta was the winner of the 59th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo festival. Carta, 23, who was discovered last year on the TV talent show "Amici," won the five-night festival with the song &quo ...

  4. Billboard Q&A: Sanremo Fest Artistic Director Paolo Bonolis

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 59th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival begins tonight (Feb. 17) and it will air for five nights on the main state-owned network Rai 1. In the festival competition, the 16 acts include Dolcenera, Patty Pravo and Francesco Renga, ...

  5. Cristicchi Wins Italy's Sanremo Fest

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Simone Cristicchi was the winner of the 57th edition of Italy' flagship Sanremo Festival, which concluded on March 3. The Sony BMG-signed singer won with the song "Ti Regalerò Una Rosa" ("I Will Give You A Rose"). Veteran ...

  6. Sanremo Fest Splits With Director Baudo

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pippo Baudo, the veteran Italian TV presenter who was recently appointed artistic director for the Sanremo Festival, has resigned from the post. Pippo Baudo, the veteran Italian TV presenter who was recently appointed artistic director for the San ...