The voices of Eurovision 2023 for Italy have been confirmed as Gabriele Corsi, Cristiano Malgioglio and Carolina Di Domenico. They will provide Italian commentary for viewers watching the contest on RAI in Italy.
All three of Italy’s commentators for Eurovision 2023 have been part of Italy’s Eurovision coverage in previous years.
Cristiano Malgioglio is a composer and singer-songwriter; having written many songs for various artists including ‘Ciao cara come stai?’ which won Sanremo in 1974. He has already provided Italy’s television commentary of the contest for the final in 2021 and all three shows earlier this year on RAI 1.
Gabriele is a television and radio presenter, actor, and comedian. He has hosted the Italian versions of ‘Take Me Out’ and ‘Ninja Warrior’. Like Cristiano, he provided commentary for the Final in 2021 and all of this year’s shows. He was also one of the hosts for the opening ceremony and turquoise carpet for Eurovision 2022.
Carolina Di Domenico
Carolina has been a presenter on MTV Italy and on the first series of ‘The Voice of Italy’. She was one of the hosts on the Italian version of ‘Ninja Warrior’. In 2018 Carolina was one of Italy’s commentators on television for the Semi-Finals and on the radio for the Final. In 2021 and 2022 Carolina was Italy’s Spokesperson at the contest, giving the points from the jury. She provided commentary for all of the 2022 shows with Gabriele and Cristiano. She was one of the hosts of the semi-final allocation draw for this year’s contest. She, with Gabriele, also hosted the opening ceremony and turquoise carpet for Eurovision 2022, as well as hosting press conferences in Turin.
Italy’s Eurovision Journey
Reigning winners Italy has participated in the contest 47 times since it began in 1956. In addition to 2021, they also won in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’eta” and in 1990 with Toto Cutugno’s “Insieme: 1992”.
Italy took an extended break from the contest from 1994 to 2011 (returning once in 1997). They became a member of the Big Five upon their return and have only missed the top 10 twice since. They finished second twice: in 2011 (with Raphael Gualazzi’s “Madness of Love”) and in 2019 (with Mahmood’s “Soldi”). Italy also notched third place in 2015 with Il Volo’s “Grande Amore”, which won the televote.
Perhaps the most iconic Italian Eurovision entry is Domenico Modugno’s “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” – better known as “Volare” – which placed third in 1958. It was a success in the American charts and won the first-ever Grammy award for Song of the Year.
Earlier this year Mahmood and Blanco took to the stage in Turin. Getting the host country a respectable 6th-place finish with a total of 268 points.
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News Source: Gabriele Corsi
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