The final evening of the first edition of the Christmas Contest 2021 was held at Forum Studios in Rome. The contest was promoted by Missioni Don Bosco and the Pontifical Foundation Gravissimum Educationis. The evening, led by Giulia Sol, was enriched by the participation of numerous guests: Giò Di Tonno, French-Indonesian singer Anggun, flutist Andrea Griminelli, Ecuadorian composer and pan flute player Leo Rojas, rapper Moreno, Italian-Japanese actress and singer-songwriter Hong-Hu Ada, and the children's choir Le Dolci Note.

The jury composed of Roberto Cenci, Adriano Pennino, Silvia Notargiacomo, Dario Salvatori and Barbara Mosconi listened to the 8 finalist songs that were performed live during the evening by Valentina Tioli, Valentina Campo, Fake, Reale, Valentina Carati, Soul Food Vocalist, Luca Menini and Matteo Faustini. At the end of the evening, the three winners were:

Best Lyrics:
Matteo Faustini with the song “Per Donare
Best Music:
Valentina Tioli with the song “Se tu sei con me
Best interpretation:
I Fake with the song “I miei regali”.

Ta watch the evening of the finale click here.

The three winners performed together with international artists on the stage of the Concerto di Natale (29th edition) held at the Auditorium della Conciliazione on Thursday, December 16, 2021. 

Pope Francis received the 8 finalists in audience along with the organizers of the Christmas Contest.

To see the audience click here.

At the conclusion of the Christmas Contest 2021, a digital compilation was created with the eight songs that reached the finale. To listen to the compilation click here.
The compilation is in support of the solidarity project Congo is the heart of Africa, help us make it beat! promoted by Missioni Don Bosco and the Pontifical Foundation Gravissimum Educationis.