giovedì 24 giugno 2010

Sanremo Music Festival

The "Festival della canzone italiana" (in English: Italian song festival) is a popular Italian song contest running since 1951 and held annually from Teatro Ariston in the city of Sanremo. Usually referred to as "Festival di Sanremo", or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.
For some years (from 1953 to 1971, except for 1956) each song was sung twice by two different interpreters (singer or band), each one using an individual orchestral arrangement to illustrate the meaning of the festival as a composers' competition, not a singers' competition. During this era of the festival, it was custom that one version of the song was performed by a native Italian artist while the other version was performed by an international guest artist. The festival has been used as the way of choosing Italy's Eurovision entry from 1956 to 1966, in 1972 and 1997. The festival has also launched the careers of many very famous Italian singers, most notably Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia, Mietta, Elisa, Laura Pausini and Eros Ramazzotti
The Festival is broadcast live on TV "Rai Uno" in Eurovision Network since 1955. From 1951 to 1954 it was transmitted only on "radio RAI". In the recent years, it is always held around the month of February, lasting for about one week. Normally there are preselections at different levels by experts and there are two categories of singers: "The big", the experienced, and the "giovani", the new singers.
(wikipedia, Blessing Sunday Osuchukwu)

3 commenti:

Bibi ha detto...

:LOL: ^^
yes's the hot ^^ I do a copy/paste, so, the comments are in the right place :)

[PS: ..I think you don't like The Sanremo's Festival, as it is now, that's true?]

1) Blogger .B. ha detto...

Bless...ok, your description about Sanremo's Festival are good and delicious, but I have a question for you: do you like this Festival??
kiss :)
03 luglio 2010 10.49
Blogger Blessing Sunday Osuchukwu ha detto...

BB che commenta Sanremo sotto "Africa in cifre" mi preoccupa....sarà effetto caldo?:)

Well, definetely Sanremo use to be somthing else years ago, culturale festival based, above all, on italian songs and music. Today, undoubtably, it's all about money: auditel, commercials, unscrupulous competition between RAI e Mediaset, ecc And the effects are obviously affecting the quality of the festival, the wining songs are far from the best among the competitors, instead they are the result of the unfair power attributed to the group of "Amici" and "X factor" fans through SMS....


[G@ttoGiallo] ha detto...

Hi bro, how not to visit a Nigerian who reads Camilleri ? (only, the correct title is "La Vampa di Agosto").

Blessing Sunday Osuchukwu ha detto...

Thanks a lot for the visit and for your observation, am grateful!