Sunday, December 16, 2018

The granddaddy of them all? oh Italy!

Webstream The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo (in English: Italian song festival of Sanremo) is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held...

La Bella Italia? – Mostly

If you have been reading these missives, and I know plenty of you have, you’ll have noticed that I’ve drawn comparisons between ages and...

Italian power and British midfield

I went into the arena for Italy & the UK. Both are among my absolute favourites this year, both highly improved by lovely staging....

Italy…. Absolutely beautiful

This is beautiful. No Degree of Separation is a lovely song, performed really really well with a simple staging.  Francesca does nothing silly here -...

Italian charm

Italy is stunning, it’s as simple as that. Wow! This is beautifully done. Francesca is centre stage flanked by a line of, well, garden...

Italy – Clearly they have chosen to win….

As we have said before on here, Italy only need to choose to win and they will…  I think they have chosen. Francesca comes on...

Eurovision 2016 – Italy – Francesca Michielin to Stockholm

The italian song.... eventually.... After the winner declined, the runner up of San Remo said " oh ok then" https://youtu.be/NXE-aTIIG30

ESC birthdays 4 Mar – Do you see people too?

When Italy came back in 2011, our friends at the EBU were beside themselves. A massive massive announcement they said. Sure, it was good...

Eurovision 2015 – Another day of rehearsals

The morning after the night before at Eurovision is always a little bit sad, with dejected fans, disappointed delegations, and some oddments of promotional...

Italy – Taking flight

Nick: Italy in a bucket. “Can we have ‘Rome’ please, in blues and golds?” “What do you mean, ‘Rome’?” “Oh, you know. Rome! Google Image it, you’ll...