HIGH COUNTRY – Twenty countries and 29 provinces from 14 Italian regions competed in the two semifinals and in the World Final of Sanremo Senior Singing and Songwriting Competition of 2022. Sam Austin, who was born and raised in the High Country, competed and won special mention.

The event took place at the Ariston Theater in Sanremo, Italy. Sixty competitors out of the 872 registered were selected to participate in the final competition to win the Grand Prix 2022 and the opportunity to perform next May at the Ariston Theater.

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