The 64th edition of the Italian Song Festival of Sanremo 2014 was held at the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo from February 18 to February 22 and was presented by Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto, broadcast by RAI1.
The art direction was organized by Fazio himself, the musical direction by Mauro Pagani, the scenery was designed by Emanuela Trixie Zitkowsky and the general direction by Duccio Forzano.
On the show participated 22 singers in two categories – Campioni and Nuove Proposte – with 36 songs. Apart from the Italian show guests, some international stars also performed Live on the show like Damien Rice, Rufus Wainwright and Yusuf Cat Stevens.
The winner of the show was Arisa with the song Controvento, while in the category Nuove Proposte won Rocco Hunt with the song Nu juorno buono. The Critics Prize was given to Cristiano De André, son of the known Fabrizio De André.
Arisa singing Controvento: