He is the winner of Sanremo 2020 who will represent Italy at Eurovision with the touching ballad “Fai rumore“. And it’s a special moment for Diodato and his fans, as he marks the tenth participation of the country since their comeback in 2011.

The 38-year-old singer is enjoying the success of his song — which has surpassed 20 million views on YouTube and has been certified gold — and his latest album “Che vita meravigliosa”, which remains in the Top 10 of the Italian charts.

A few days ago, online newspaper Fanpage.it interviewed Diodato for their video series “Google Questions”, a format that sees interviewees answering the questions most searched for by users on the search engine.

“Yes, I googled my name” — admitted Diodato laughing — “I often click on the Images section to see if there are still some terrible pictures from a few years ago”.

The interview was obviously focused on the Sanremo Festival, the major Italian competition in which Diodato has taken part in three times.

“I’ve been in Sanremo few times, there are some very good restaurants, I go there every now and then to eat… Then I also happened to go on stage at the Sanremo Festival,” he joked.

“Sanremo changed my musical career and my life. When I think about the Festival, I really think about emotions. It creates a unique energy”.

“This year I’ve decided to take part again. Someone said that I had a beautiful song and I could have done something with it. Then night after night I felt the anxiety growing and I started to think more about the competition. Luckily I won it”.

“Fai rumore is bringing me a lot of luck and I’m very excited to sing it and play it. I’m glad so many people found themselves in this song, they write me really nice things. Somehow it has become someone else’s song, this is the most beautiful thing”.

Eurovision is, of course, among the terms associated with Diodato that are most searched for on Google.

“I understand it’s an important commitment. I will sing there in Italian, without adding parts in English,” the singer says.

He also reveals that he saw video reactions to his song, shared on Youtube.

“There are some crazy YouTube videos, video reactions, with people listening to the song and showing their emotions. You see guys saying ‘Oh my God!’ as they get emotional. So I’m getting excited too, I’m starting to feel a little adrenaline”.

What do you think of Italy’s entry? Let us know in the comments below.

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Guilbert Enriquez
Guilbert Enriquez
4 months ago

Italy always send their best. But there’s something about Diodato’s song that makes me feel he was singing directly to me even if I did not understand the lyrics. But more than just the song, his talent is also amazingly beautiful. And he gives his life into each performance. He and the Mama’s are my most fave at a moment. And I want them to finish 1-2, in whatever order. I wish Ties are allowed in Eurovision.

Mia
Mia
4 months ago

Simmply beautiful song and voice, deserves top 3.

Michael MALONE
Michael MALONE
4 months ago

Love Italy this year – each listen draws me in more. Is anyone else worried that the ‘official’ video has audio for 3:30 (silence for 0:10 at the end). Have the rules changed for the 3:00 min max?

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

I think Italy will win ESC this year, unless everything gets cancelled.

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

A truly gorgeous song, dripping with emotion and feeling. Splendid

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

He has absolutely right, Nobody really needs Italy singing in English.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

God bless you. Adding english parts is great way to ruin a song

Bella
Bella
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Amen. I wish someone would send France the memo, they keep doing that year after year (singing the regular song in French then adding some placeholder lyrics in English for no reason).

No One
No One
4 months ago

Unpopular opinion (I guess?): this is the first time I dislike our entry. Sounds dated, can’t connect with the lyrics at all, don’t like his singing. Sorry but I can’t get behind this.
He’s a nice guy, but that’s about all.

Tigg
Tigg
4 months ago

Just need to lose about 40seconds and screw the song over of any chances of winning.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

A beautiful song, one that feels even more resonant now. Does my heart good seeing all those comments of support for Diodato and his home country in this trying time. Forza, Italia. We’re with you all the way.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Grazie mille!Thank u so much…hope the other countries are going to prevent what happened in Italy with all the necessary precautions

Karworld
Karworld
4 months ago

My personal winner since the second listening. Good to hear there will not be English text in the song. Good luck brothers!

Somebody
Somebody
4 months ago

My gut is telling me he’ll finish the contest as No. 7, idk why.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
4 months ago
Reply to  Somebody

I hope he’ll end up anywhere in the final. Our government specifically cites preventing a situation like in Italy as the reason why all the restrictions are being implemented here.

Somebody
Somebody
4 months ago

I mean, I hope he can successfully participate and Eurovision can safely take place. However, this song specifically feels like 2013 – definitely a good one, but underrated.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
4 months ago
Reply to  Somebody

Sounds like a reasonable placement for it. Although I must say its lyrics are starting to sway me now.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago
Reply to  Somebody

That’s exactly where I have it ranked right now actually. 😉

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
4 months ago

It was smart of them to make the video with English subtitles. I did not notice this song before, this is the first time I connected with it. It might reach me after all. Also, I like orange.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

He’ll be fantastic. Top 10 seems very likely.
Wishing all the best.

Lourdes
Lourdes
4 months ago

I love this song so much. Can’t stop listening to it.

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Grazie Italia !

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
4 months ago

The Eurovision YouTube channel uploaded the full version which is too long for the contest. Weird at this point in time. Colin won’t be happy.

James
James
4 months ago

They did tue same last year with “Soldi” and “Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente”. An actual shortened version, we’ll probably get on Spotify in the coming days if not weeks, if the last two entries are any indication.

Fionn
Fionn
4 months ago

Hope he doesn’t get Coronavirus oop

Mirko
Mirko
4 months ago

“Fai rumore” describes not only what happens between two people, but the italian situation right now with the corona. We are used to make some noise, to hug everyone, to kiss but this is not what we can do at the moment. We won’t give up, we’ll make some noise again!

Erik
Erik
4 months ago

Yes. He is actually really emotional behind those shades X,D