Mădălina Ghenea was chosen to present the San Remo festival this year along with Carlo Conti, the artistic director of the festival and Virginia Raffaele and Gabriel Garko.
The festival will include 20 established Italian artists and 8 new Italian artists. Special guests of the festival include Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini, Renato Zero, and Nicole Kidman. The winner of the festival will also represent Italy in the Eurovision contest in 2016. The Italian press preferred Vanessa Incontrada and Laura Chiatti for presenters of the festival, however Madalina Ghenea has been chosen in the end. The festival will begin on the 9th of February and will be transmitted on the Italian TV channel Rai 1.