The 70th edition of Sanremo ended with the triumph of Antonio Diodato. The Apulian singer-songwriter defeated the strong competition with the moving ballad “Fai rumore”, also awarded with the Critics’ Prize.
The closing of the show, however, left us with a big question, relative to the artist’s willingness to represent Italy at Eurovision.
The confirmation that he will sing for his country at the upcoming edition of the European music contest came early and immediately.
During the press conference held straight after his victory, Diodato gave a big YES to a journalist who asked him if he was going to fly the Italian flag in Rotterdam. He said that he would be very happy to represent Italy at Eurovision.
When asked if he would do Eurovision, Diodato responded, “First thing — when’s Eurovision? May 16th? Am I busy? No. I think I’m going!”
He also talked about the importance of Eurovision as a way to taking Italian music to the world. Diodato explained:
“I’m glad I can bring Italian music around, as well as my own music. I think we have to work as a team, Italian music has an importance, it has to be helped at an international level, we have to go back to being exporters of music. Eurovision seems to me to be an excellent opportunity.”
But a change to the song will be needed. The Sanremo version of “Fai rumore” is 3:36, so Diodato will need to release a shorter version, edited down to the three-minute Eurovision song time limit.
Who is Sanremo 2020 winner Antonio Diodato?
Born 30 August 1981 in Aosta, Antonio Diodato is a singer-songwriter who rosed to fame after placing second in the Newcomer’s section of Sanremo 2014 with the song “Babilonia”.
In 2018 he competed in the main category of the Festival with “Adesso”, featuring trumpeter Roy Paci. They reached eighth place.
Diodato has released four albums: “E forse sono pazzo” in 2013, “A ritrovar bellezza” in 2014, “Cosa siamo diventati” in 2017 and “Che vita meravigliosa” in 2020.
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