Italy: Raphael Gualazzi – Follia D’Amore

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Eurovision wins: 2 (1964,1990)

Number of appearances: 36

Debut: 1956

Worst result: Last (1966)

Best voting buddy: Portugal

2011 Entry: Raphael Gualazzi – Follia D’Amore

Semi-final: As a Big 5 country Italy is directly qualified for the final on May 14.


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The Artist:

Raphael Gualazzi is an Italian jazz pianist and singer. At the 2011 San Remo Festival he won both the Newcomers’ Category and the Critics Award. A special jury chose him to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest and he was officially announced as Italy’s representative on the evening of the San Remo Final.


The Song:

The song was written by Raphael Gualazzi

The performance at San Remo:

The official video:

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9 thoughts on “Italy: Raphael Gualazzi – Follia D’Amore

  1. If Eurovision was a Big Band competition, this would be great and a likely winner!

    It will be different to the other entries and may get some big scores because of that but I don’t think it’s strong enough to win…

    Hopefully it’ll be successful enough to keep the Italians interested to re-enter next year!

  2. Hello there, I am from Portugal and I invite you guys to vote Portugal HOMENS DA LUTA “Luta é Alegria”


  3. Great song !! This is also one of my favorites this year. I am very happy with Italy’s return in ESC and I wish them all the best of luck

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