As our team continues to expand as we enter a new Eurovision season,
Ciao everyone! Nice to meet you 🙂 I’m Federica: an Italian Eurovision enthusiast. I also go crazy for food, anime, and traveling.
Name: Federica Crisci
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How did I get into the Eurovision Song Contest?
The Eurovision Song Contest, as a young Italian girl, is something relatively new for me. In fact, Italy wasn’t part of the ESC from 1998 to 2010 and even when my country came back the European competition wasn’t really a thing back then (HOW DARE YOU, ITALIANS?!). But everything changed for me in 2019, when Mahmood was the Italian representative for that edition. That year was the first in which I started developing a really strong interest in the competition and falling in love with it!
At what point did I consider myself a Eurofan?
I think that I started considering myself a Eurofan in 2019: the year that for me signs the moment in which in my head was born a “before ESC” and an “after ESC”. I still remember thinking, while watching the 2019 competition, “how is it possible that I’ve lived all these years without Eurovision?!”
What are my favorite Eurovision songs and countries?
Well, as a proud Italian I always root for my country during the Eurovision Song Contest!
But at the same time, there are a lot of countries that I love. What is fundamental and what I appreciate the most is a country that during the ESC brings its culture, its heritage, its history, and its language to the competition through the clothes, the words of the songs, and the choreography. So the answer to what my favorite country is always: it depends!
But if I have to say three songs from the ESC that I enjoyed a lot it would be:
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine (2021) – Go_A with “SHUM”
- 🇦🇱 Albania (2022) – Ronela Hajati with “Sekret”
- 🇵🇱 Poland (2019) – Tulia with “Fire Of Love (Pali się)”
Also, I strongly believe that doing that completely fulfills the objective of the competition itself: bringing countries together and creating a moment of union that goes further the barriers, further the differences between cultures, countries, and languages. So as a consequence we can say that my favorite songs are the ones that apply what I just said.
What are my favorite national final entries?
Well, I’ve never watched national finals (except for Italy of course – Festival di Sanremo is like an epiphany for me). So I can give you some of my Italian favourite finale entries:
- Domenico Modugno with “Nel blu dipinto di blu” from the 1958 Sanremo Festival
- Raphael Gualazzi with “Follia d’amore” from the 2011 Sanremo Festival
- Mahmood and Blanco with “Brividi” from the 2022 Sanremo Festival
What am I looking forward to in the next Eurovision season?
I’m looking for kitsch, drama, queerness, exaggeration, and entertainment! I hope to see more 360° performances in which music, fashion, choreographies, art, and all of it converging together in breathtaking performances! I like simple sober things, but I LIVE for a great studied elaborate performance!. Finally, I’m also looking for cool ESC-related memes lol.
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