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Sanremo improves on first night for first time

Zalone stars, Mika-Pausini-Cattelan to present Eurovision

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 3 - The Sanremo Song Festival improved on its first night audience figures for the first time on its second night Wednesday, drawing 11.32 million viewers and a 55.8% share compared to 10.911 million and 54.7% on the opening night Tuesday.
    It is the best second night audience figure for the week-long extravaganza since 1995.
    Tuesday night saw a star turn by comic actor Checco Zalone and the announcement that Mika, Alessandro Cattelan and Laura Pausini will host the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin on May 10-14, after last year's win by Roman rockers Maneskin.
    Senegal born actress Lorena Cesarini also spurred applause with an impassioned appeal against racism while there was a heartfelt tribute to screen icon Monica Vitti who died Wednesday aged 90.
    Elisa topped the contest voting on the second night, joining first-night stars Mahmood-Blanco at the top of the rankings.
    (ANSA).
   

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