The “Festival della canzone italiana” is an Italian song contest running since 1951 and held annually from Teatro Ariston in the city of Sanremo.
The contest ended yesterday after 5 nights of amusement and I have to say that this year I enjoyed the show because of one singer in particular: Marco Mengoni (he didn’t win the contest… unfortunately).
Italian music is not so known abroad (apart from opera) but I hope this guy could become a star not just here in my small country because he really deserves fame for his amazing voice. He’s just 20 but his talent is… huge!
He won “X-Factor Italy” last year and he sang some amazing covers in English. Here I can show you 4 of his amazing performances!
a) Psycho Killer – Talking Heads (my favorite!!!)
b) Kiss – Prince (sexy! lol)
c) Back in black – AC/DC
d) Billie Jean – Micheal Jackson
And now his new single! It’s called “Credimi Ancora” (Believe me again).
The reasons I’m writing this post are:
1. To express my love for his amazing voice
2. I hope at least one of my readers could discover an amazing talent and follow his career. That would be great!
As you can read from my bio I’m not a big fan of italian music but this is an exception. This is a chance for non-italian people to know something about our music and not just the cliché.
P.S. Trust me! He’s really amazing!