RAI dealt us a shock when they announced that they had suffered a few televote glitches during the final part of voting in Italy’s Junior Eurovision selection, held during Ti Lascio Una Canzone. All of the Junior Eurovision fandom worried that the original winners — the twin sisters Chiara and Martina Scarpari — may lose their little trophy.
In the name of fairness and transparency, RAI then decided to stage a run-off. As a result of that, the two (or precisely three) finalists reprised their covers the following Saturday.
Chiara and Martina Scarpari delivered an emotional and sassy cover of Ornella Vanoni’s “Una ragione di piu'”. She blended beautifully with the orchestra.
Their little rival — Giovanni Sutera Sardo — served us ’70s realness with his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “For once in my life”.
After all the votes had been counted, the Scarpari twins won with 62% of total votes, leaving Giovanni as a runner-up. Again.
Their next step is to work with Italy’s famous singer/songwriter Gigi D’Alessio on the song they will compete with in Sofia. #exciting!
If it’s a double win in Italy, could it be Italy’s second time in a row to win the whole thing? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.