Music festivals have always had great importance in Europe, where this art has been considered one of the most essential and spectacular. Each country prides itself on having many important groups and artists but it is clear that Italy stands out from the others, especially when authentic ballads are launched in the international field of music.
This is thanks to the tradition that exists in the Italy on music, for several centuries, but also on important music competitions, in which participants from all over the country compete with each other to showcase their voices, their songs, their true talent.
The festival that deserves to be put on display is the Sanremo Song Festival, held in the mall town of Sanremo, Liguria, for over 70 years. The festival has acquired importance over the decades and today is one of the most successful events.
Basically, it is a competition in which several singers present songs composed by Italian authors and are judged by a professional jury and the public, which gives them a specific score.
History, origin and evolution
Italy has always been a country with great musical talent, both in terms of artists and composers. Italian voices have always moved everyone and that’s how the Sanremo festival was born. Throughout all the seventy-two editions, the greatest music stars of all times have performed at the Sanremo Festival, from international artists such as: Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Queen, Celine Dion, David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, to Italian singers who had their best quarry here and then jumped to celebrity, from Eros Ramazzotti to Andrea Bocelli, passing through Mina or Laura Pausini. Everyone took refuge in Sanremo and was very successful in their career.
The winners of this year 2022, were Mahmood and Blanco, two very young boys, who with their song “Chills” are exciting the whole of Italy. Blanco and Mahmood won thanks to their chemistry, so evident and palpable during the performances on the Ariston stage.
Many have wondered if the two were a couple, but the chemistry you feel between them has nothing to do with sexuality. They are two people not defined by their sexuality, because sexuality doesn’t define a person. Blanco and Mahmood are just two guys who freely hug or exchange gestures of affection on stage, just like two friends would.
The winners of this great Italian festival, Mahmood and Blanco, will represent the Italian nation at Eurovision Song Contest, an international songwriting competition organised annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), featuring participants representing primarily European countries.
Francesca Di Bella