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.”

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.

Are you excited to see Diodato at Eurovision? Do you expect another epic performance? Let us know in the comments box down below. 

 

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ete sech
ete sech
1 year ago

I love this news! Diodato is finally having the chance he deserves! 😀

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 year ago

I second this decision! Fai rumore is an amazing song and can’t wait to hear it on a Eurovision stage after 2 years!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Ohh, this might be my favourite interval ever. 🙂

Airin
Airin
1 year ago

Now all I m waiting for is Il Volo…

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

Wonderful news.

Pikyo
Pikyo
1 year ago

Please get Montaigne too.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

These news made my day and it’s a beautiful taste of poetic justice that we’ll be able to finally witness Diodato belting “Fai Rumore” in Eurovision, as it was meant to happen. I aready know I’ll cry like a little baby when he does it, for all the emotional charge this song got during the pandemic, for all the disappointment I felt when I knew my favorite 2020’s entries wouldn’t ever get there and because I can’t get tired of this gem of a song.

Musikkritisk
1 year ago

Great news and ESC is doing justice with Diodato <3

Ady white
Ady white
1 year ago

fantastic news, looking forward to seeing him perform, his album’s good too.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

What an amazing gesture to make up for Diadato missing out on Eurovision 2020 due to its cancellation. He deserves a chance to perform on the Eurovision stage and he will get it now.

Fatima
Fatima
1 year ago

Now we in UK know what we’ll be missing when Scott and Rylan do their comedy piece.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Fatima

They really do that? I thought it was just when other countries go for breaks. Hm, maybe the BBC should show some respect for the effort that RAI make for us.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s gonna be a long time before the UK stops viewing eurovision as a Snark fest.

Edmond Yamolo for ESC 2023
Edmond Yamolo for ESC 2023
1 year ago

JAMALA please

Sos
Sos
1 year ago

I really love Jamala, but I think it is better to avoid that because there will already be a lot of signs of solidarity with Ukraine (I suppose). I wouldn’t want anything to get too political. Eurovision is a great opportunity to breathe, to get and sing together. We must not forget what is happening all over the world, but at the same time we must exploit with more lightness certain lucky occasions.

Mary M.
Mary M.
1 year ago

This makes me SO happy.

Sos
Sos
1 year ago

I’m so happy to hear this. I’m waiting also for Francesco Gabbani and Maneskin.

Unfortunately Mahmood can’t sing Soldi this year lol

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Sos

He can certainly sing it in Euro Village if he wants to.

Sos
Sos
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Of course, but I don’t know… It isn’t the same thing

Hector
Hector
1 year ago

The best news!

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

Toto?

esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago

As long as they dont feature Mans in any shape and form, i am more than happy.

Sometimes
Sometimes
1 year ago
Reply to  esc1234

Love Love Peace Peace

Sometimes
Sometimes
1 year ago

Yesss my 2020 nr1

sam
sam
1 year ago

there’s a mistake in the first sentence of the article, “ He won Sanremo 2020 and with it the chance to sing for Italy at Eurovision 2022 in Rotterdam.”

this is great news especially considering how fai rumore became a hymn for italians during the pandemic. the song wasn’t really my taste but diodato is a great performer and it would have been wrong to not have him as one of the interval acts this year

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  sam

That’s not a mistake, that’s how it happened. Time did not agree, but we didn’t know that then.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh, wait, sorry, I see it now. 2022. Think, Jonas.

John
John
1 year ago

Fantastic news. His song was my number 1 in 2020. Glad to see he gets a chance to shine to a large audience.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

I am pleased with this news. Gigliola Cinquetti next, please. She also missed her chance to sing in Rotterdam.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Gigliola Cinquetti will be on the stage, too.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Singing her 1964 winner, I hope. Thank you.