Wiwi: First comes the rise—and then comes the fall. For weeks bookies have been bigging up Nina Zilli—Italy’s answer to Amy Winehouse. Sadly, her first rehearsal left her looking and sounding like an Amy Winehouse tribute act. The fantastic choreography and visual feast we saw in her official music video for “L’Amore E’Femmina” (Out Of […]
This morning the Wiwi Jury flew to Rome to review Italy’s ESC 2012 entry “L’Amore è Femmina” (Out of Love). Nina Zilli has long been a favorite of the bookies. But did she wow our international panel of music unprofessionals? Read on to find out.
Since the bookies first released Eurovision odds back in March, eight contestants have dominated the odds table almost continuously. They are Sweden’s Loreen, Italy’s Nina Zilli, Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki, Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic, Britain’s Engelbert Humperdinck, Denmark’s Soluna Samay, Iceland’s Gréta Salóme & Jónsi and Spain’s Pastora Soler. Of these, Sweden and Serbia are performing the […]
It looks like a case of “the I’s have it.” Over the past few weeks Italy’s Nina Zilli and Iceland’s Gréta Salóme & Jónsi have really won over the bookies. After releasing glossy preview videos, they’ve watched their odds of winning ESC 2012 narrow significantly.
Italy’s Nina Zilli and Britain’s Engelbert Humperdinck have emerged as favorites to win ESC 2012. Bookies currently have Nina (“L’amore è femmina”) in fourth position with her odds between 12 and 16. Humpy Dumpy (“Love Will Set You Free“) follows close behind with odds between 14 and 16. And while they represent this week’s fastest-growing […]
Critics rail that Eurovision is dead and irrelevant, and the world’s economic slump has, in recent years, forced Hungary and Montenegro to pull out. But it finally looks like Eurovision is on the up again. That’s because Italy’s state broadcaster RAI has applied to participate in Eurovision following a 13-year absence.