Sanremo vs Objetivo Eurovision … if this were a boxing...

So, the exam question that everyone was answering on Feb 11th 2017 was : “What is the difference between Spain and Italy in the Eurovision...

Man with a monkey wins Sanremo 2017

Francesco Gabanni has been named winner of the 2017 Sanremo Festival. In a press conference after the show, he confirmed he will accept the...

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...