Thursday, February 25, 2021

15 April – Saying that I love you on your answering...

From Italy Minor to Italy major in 24 hours. Talk about convenience, even though if it's your birthday in these countries, it's likely you'll...

9 April – Billions of people hoping for something

If you could put money on the next country of the Big Five to win, who would you pick? Germany was the last of...

25 March – I love pretending I’m offended, without any reason,...

Our friends in Italy have done fairly well since they can back from exile. Seven top 10 finishes in their last nine attempts, including...

22 March – Don’t flatter yourself, but don’t despair

Even though we were looking forward to a riotous cavalcade of quality song in Rotterdam in May, looking at the present isn't what we...

4 March – Excellent drivers in the city are always a...

Let's go back to the 1980s. A world of orchestras, big hair, big shoulders, but everything. And a regular supply of the same countries...

25 February – I gave less space to the heart and...

We all know that one of the Big Five (at least) is really gunning for its next win. Year after year it generally out-performs...

Outsider Diodato wins 2020 Sanremo

A week of Italian music culminated last night with the 2020 grand final of the annual Sanremo contest. The golden lion trophy went to...

2 February – You’re an independent grown man after all

Can Italy get a third win this decade? Since they came back to the party in 2011, they've had - arguably - the most...

18 January – We left each other, the room is empty

Certain contests are known for more than just the songs. It could be a stage invasion, someone falling over when trying to present a...

Italians gear up for 2020 Sanremo festival

For those who love a list of song titles with no real idea of what they might sound like, today's your lucky day! RAI...