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”.
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