Having abandoned the idea of a canonical audience, Rai is looking for extras for the Sanremo 2021 Festival
Sanremo 2021, the co-hosts of Amadeus
The next edition of the Sanremo Festival will undoubtedly be very different from those of past years: Rai found itself having to make difficult choices, such as postponing the starting date of the singing festival. And now the broadcaster has decided to give up the classic paying audience, replacing it with extras.
In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about the Sanremo 2021 Festival, amid rumors and some small confirmation – coming with the dropper, to maintain an aura of mystery about the show. A very special edition is being prepared, which will have to face the enormous challenge of going on stage during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rai is working to give the public a successful show, thanks also to the big names of the participants who will perform on the Ariston stage.
However, the difficulties are not few. Having moved forward the start date of the Festival, which will air from 2 to 6 March 2021, was not enough to avoid the risk of not having an audience in the Sanremo theater. There have been various proposals, including that of isolating those present in the stalls on a cruise ship to ensure that the chances of spreading the infection were almost zero, but the initiative did not go through. Thus, the issuer has decided to act differently.
As announced in the past few hours, Rai is looking for appearances to replace the "real" public – whether it is paying or invited, it doesn't matter. From the online announcement, the characteristics required to be able to apply emerge: "We are urgently recruiting claqueurs for the five live evenings from the Ariston theater. Cohabitants are required to be arranged as a couple ".
The coexistence requirement (which will be verified by self-declaration) is fundamental, because it will allow you to occupy two adjacent seats at least one meter apart from the others. Candidates are also required to swab in the days preceding the first call – the cost incurred for the test will then be reimbursed by Rai. Finally, from the announcement we learn that this is a real job offer. Just as Fiorello anticipated in an interview with Che Tempo Che Fa, without yet having an idea of what would happen: "From a paying public to a paid public, it's an instant."
Meanwhile, the work of Amadeus continues unabated, engaged in the search for the figures who will accompany him in this new adventure. Only a little while ago the names of the 10 co-hosts who will be at his side during the five evenings of the Sanremo Festival were finally announced, amidst surprises and some unexpected reconfirmation. And who knows what other guests he will be able to bring to the Ariston stage, to give the audience great emotions.