by Lucia Lapi
After the queer gesture on the Padua stage – the bra flaunted in the concert on April 4th – White throws a pointed dart at a fellow Festival: two months after the victory in Sanremo with “Broglie” paired with Mahmood, and one month after participation in Eurovision that the victory at the Festival entails, on May 14 in Turin, the The singer therefore left for a 34-date tour whose tickets were purchased by more than 300,000 spectators. Participation in Eurovision will be a parenthesis within his trip to Italy: “We have already tried with Mahmood, the set is already defined and closed, let’s hope for the best. Ale and I are happy, we will represent Italy and this thing thrills us, we are only sorry that we had to cut the song by twenty seconds to make it fit within the times required by the regulations of theEurovision“.
But … there is a but. As reported by La Repubblica, if he did not win at the Festival, Blanco would never have wanted with San Marino as did Achille Lauro. “I should never reach through San Marino, I love Achille but for us Sanremo has brought our music to the stage, Eurovision was a consequence of his words -. I would never have considered Eurovision a priority, nor would I therefore have looked for a way to go there at all costs ”.
“We have decided: we will do“ Chills ”in Italian because we are proud to represent Italy – underlines Blanco -. Too bad that by regulation we had to cut 24 seconds. I love Achille Lauro, but I would not have looked for the road to San Marino. For me and Mahmood, going to Sanremo was a way of bringing our music to that stage. The Esc came later “.
Achille Lauro with San Marino
Surprisingly, last February 20 the news arrived that Achille Lauro took part in Eurovision 2022 with the new “Stripper” representing San Marino: “A great opportunity to give my music and my performances an international stage. Heartfelt thanks to San Marino, ‘the ancient land of freedom’, for inviting me to the very first edition of their festival and making this possible. See you in Turin – his words -. “A great opportunity to face an international audience, we will need ten years of experience “.
Achille Lauro, super-favorite on the eve and also on pole for bookmakers, commented happily, but not surprised, the victory at the first edition of ‘A voice for San Marino’, had opened to all singers “without citizenship and language of the song” , which brings him by right to the Eurovision Song Contest scheduled in Turin from 10 to 14 May: he will ‘challenge’ the ‘Shivers’ of Mahmood and Blanco, winners of Sanremo 2022, where Lauro with ‘Domenica’ stopped at the 16th position.
“We are friends”, he replied glissando on the controversy via social media that accuse him of ‘cunning’ for having thus obtained participation in the ESC. With a not insignificant aspect: Achille Lauro will be able to count on preferences of Italians, unlike the ‘opponents’, because the Eurovision regulations can vote for the artist competing for their own country. As well as Emma Muscat, who she will represent Malta, where she was born, but she was launched by Maria De Filippi’s ‘Amici’ and has a contract with Warner Music Italy.
It is still “Chills”, the song with which Mahmood and Blanco won the 72nd edition of the Sanremo Italian Song Festival, to look at everyone from above in the Amazon Music chart.