At this year’s Pre-Party ES in Madrid, Tim was joined by Diodato for an interview. He was Italy’s representative for the cancelled contest in 2020, and performed his entry, “Fai rumore”, as an interval act in Turin last year.
Check out our interview with Diodato here!
Tim and Diodato discuss everything that has happened ever since he won Sanremo in 2020, and the impact that Fai Rumore has had across Europe. Diodato shares what it was like to perform as an interval act at Eurovision in 2022, and whether we might see him on the Sanremo stage in the future!
Antonio Diodato rose to fame in Italy after he was chosen to compete as part of the newcomers’ selection at Sanremo 2014. He performed the song “Babilonia” and placed second within the category. In the same year, he won three prizes at the MTV Italia Music Awards. He has competed at Sanremo twice since, with “Adesso” in 2018 and “Fai rumore” in 2020, which won the contest and became something of a lockdown anthem across Italy, as videos of people singing it from their balconies with one another went viral online. He has just released his fifth studio album, Così speciale.
Italy’s Eurovision Journey
Italy have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since the very beginning and have always been considered a powerhouse in the contest. They have won the contest on three occasions in 1964, 1990 and 2021. Italy did withdraw for a while after 1997, returning again in 2011 with Raphael Gualazzi who sang ‘Madness Of Love’. Raphael placed second in the 2011 Eurovison Song Contest after scoring 189 points. Italy’s most recent entry in 2022 was “Brividi” by Mahmood and Blanco, performed on home soil after rock band Måneskin won the previous contest in 2021. At the close of voting, Italy scoring 268 points in the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final, placing 6th.
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