A few days ago Italy’s HoD Nicola Caligiore confirmed that the funny dancing gorilla — played by dancer and choreographer Filippo Ranaldi — will join Francesco Gabbani on stage in Kyiv for Eurovision 2017.
And on March 31 Italian Eurovision source Eurofestival News revealed that four backing singers will support the moustached singer as well. Namasté Alè!
The four singers have widely divergent careers, come from different genres and enjoy different levels of popularity. But most come from the world of television, including Francesco’s brother Filippo.
Let’s learn more about the Italian dream team…
Sanremo addicts will remember her as a contestant in the Newcomers section of Italy’s long-lasting festival in 2015, when she sang the R&B-soul track “Ritornerai“. Chanty is the perfect choice for Eurovision since she really embraces this year’s motto “Celebrate Diversity”. Born in Tanzania, she lived in Taiwan before moving to Italy where she has performed in several jazz festivals.
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” and Filippo is proof of that. Francesco’s brother shares his talents: he is hot, he can sing, he can play on stage and he can write songs. He is one of the four authors of “Occidentali’s Karma”. We-are-family!
“We have never been contentious,” Filippo says. “Even when we were children”.
Born in Milano in 1988, she took part in the first series of The Voice of Italy, making it all the way to the live shows. Her biggest dream has a Eurovision theme as she would like to duet with Marco Mengoni! In the meantime she continues performing in clubs with her band. If you want to hear her voice, check out her YouTube channel where she has uploaded several home-made covers.
He’s the lead singer of the band Dan & i suoi Fratelli, which revives the 50s with their rock’n’roll covers. Their first single “La mia ragazza speciale” was released in 2013. The same year they auditioned for Italia’s Got Talent. And they definitely do!
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