Shortly after 21:10 the Trash Italiano Twitter account publishes a screenshot from Instagram. The graphics are the same as the official Sanremorai account, with Tecla announced as the winner of the New Proposals category of the 70th Sanremo Festival. The original image is immediately deleted, but in the meantime other screenshots begin to circulate on Twitter, together with the not really kind comments of those who follow the live competition most viewed in Italy. From “Shame!” To the ironic “There was nothing prepared, no”, and go with animated Gifs.
– Italian Trash (@trash_italiano) February 7, 2020
After a few minutes the official apology arrives: “We already have the cards ready with all the possible winners. We mistakenly published both Tecla’s and Marco Sentieri’s, in place of those to remember the televoting code. We are human, “writes Sanremorai’s account on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the evening continues on stage without a hitch, both Sentieri and Fasma are excluded, Fiorello sings Green Mountains Marcella dressed as a rabbit, then Amadeus announces the winner. And surprise, it is not Tecla with his March 8, but Leo Gassmann with Go so good. We dare not imagine what would have happened if Tecla had really won.
Here is the live broadcast of the fourth evening of the Festival: