He won Sanremo 2020 and with it the chance to sing for Italy at Eurovision in Rotterdam. But, with the cancellation of that year’s contest, Diodato wasn’t able to share the beauty of “Fai rumore” at the actual song contest. Now that’s set to change.
Eurovision producers have revealed that Diodato — full name Antonio Diodato —will perform during a “special interval” during Semi-Final 1 in Torino.
Here’s how the EBU-run Eurovision web site describes it:
“In Turin, the singer’s interval performance is hoped to symbolise a return towards normal life after two years of restrictions and social distancing, and he will finally have the chance to perform on the Eurovision stage and interact with the audience, having been denied this special opportunity following the extraordinary events of 2020.”
In 2020 Diodato’s song became an anthem for Italians living in lockdown, with many singing it from their balconies at night.
The Italian singer-songwriter said that “Fai rumore” took on a new meaning when Italians sang it as a way of supporting each other during those isolating times.
“When I presented ‘Fai rumore’ I said: it’s an invitation to break down the the inability to communicate, to manifest one’s humanity,” he told La Repubblica. “I never thought about the meaning it could take. In short what I thought could be the apex, in reality it was just the beginning. The meaning changes for me too, because of what comes back to me from people. Writing is a mysterious, intimate, magical act, but when others put their emotions on your song everything changes.”
In these unprecedented times, music can provide solace.— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) March 13, 2020
In Italy, people are trying to raise their spirits by singing songs from their balconies, including Diodato's Eurovision 2020 entry "Fai Rumore". https://t.co/JUp7yh7ZkS
Eurovision 2022: What else to expect during the Semi-Final 1 interval?
Eurovision producers have been keeping quiet about the Eurovision 2022 intervals, but sources close to production revealed some more information exclusively to Wiwibloggs during the recent pre-party season.
A source tells us that the first semi-final will also feature a “DJ set”. The giant arches of the stage’s “sun” will take on the look of discs. As each disc spins a new musician or performer will appear from the orb, perhaps to introduce a new song or change in segment.
Our source said, rather vaguely, that this could involve violinists, drummers and a DJ. They said nothing about Diodato, so his “special interval” may be entirely separate to this one. Or perhaps he’ll appear on a stage in the audience to interact with fans as teased by the EBU in their official statement
You can read what we know about the Semi-Final 2 and grand final intervals (featuring MIKA and Laura Pausini) by clicking here.
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