Leading on from James’ AMAYZING article about the possible artists that could represent Russia, I thought I’d join in too and tell you about the possible artists that could potentially represent Italy! Of course, I’ll give you a little background on the artists and get your views on the thought of any of those artists possibly representing Italy. Buon divertimento!
As with James, I’ll discuss my personal preferences and recommendations for the artists that should represent Italy, and the first of those is the singer Giorgia Todrani, though she performs under her first name; like Lena and Anouk! Even though she is only 42 years of age, her career spans over 20 years and is full of awards and accolades. Todrani started off her career by taking part in the Sanremo Festival (which ESC fans should know is how Italy picks its entrant to the Eurovision!) in 1993 and soon, two years later and a 2x platinum debut album, she came back and won the Festival in 1995. She’s now one of the best-selling female singers in Italy and has released over ten albums, all of which have done well in Italy. In 2011, her song ‘Il Mio Giorno Migliore’, which means ‘My Best Day’, was a massive hit in Italy and peaked at No.6 in the Italian charts.
Sadly, the song was released way before the September 1st rule for the 2012 Contest and so, this song would never be seen at Eurovision. If I made the rules, I would let the song in for every year, as it’s a current pop song that would do well all over Europe, in any language! Songs like this are the reason why she’s called one of the greatest interpreters of international music. Another recent hit for the singer was the song ‘È l’amore che chonta’, which was covered by previous Eurovision stars, such as Ani Lorak and Glennis Grace, as well as an English version by Giorgia herself.
This song is more personal and deep than ‘Il Mio Giorno Migliore’, talking about her defiance from a man who is a control-freak in relationships and how he can’t hold her hostage. This could have been allowed to go to Eurovision as it was released after the September 1st rule, but it wasn’t entered into the Festival *sheds teardrop*, but was it to go to Eurovision, the song could have done well, as it’s a decent pop song and it’s insanely catchy for a pop-ballad!
It’s hard to pick another Italian singer that could represent Italy at Eurovision, as there’s so many to choose from! But I would personally recommend the 26-year-old Chiara Galazzio. She’s not a stranger to the stage, as she won the sixth series of the Italian X Factor last year and her winner’s single ‘Due respiri’ shot straight to No.1, later going 2x platinum!
Other artists I would recommend would be the fabulous:
So what would you think if either Giorgia or Chiara represented Italy at Eurovision? Or, who would you suggest to represent the country in Denmark?
Nick van Lith from the Netherlands: I much prefer Giorgia in the song ‘E’ L’Amore Che Conta’ – that one is absolutely brilliant!
Jack Cuffe from the United Kingdom: I’d be pleased but I’d much rather see Giusy Ferreri.
Simone Missaglia from Italy: Yep, Giorgia would be a great choice for Italy.
Andy Hendrickx from Belgium: Si!!!
So Giorgia would be the fans’ preference as the Italian artist for next year’s Eurovision, but the only artist’s name that was put forward that wasn’t mentioned in this post was Giusy Ferreri (suggested by Jack). All in all, should Italy send an artist like Giorgia, Italy could possibly do very well, provided the fans vote for her!! But if you could pick an artist to represent Italia at Eurovision, who would it be? Make sure to let us know by dropping a comment below!