Italian Song Challenge Day 30: Heather Parisi

Once again, I wasn’t listening to Italian music in my childhood, nor did I spend my childhood in Italy.

So I choose this song which is something everyone in Italy grew up listening to. A cute song from the 1980s which was also used in a famous Italian cartoon series.

Heather Parisi is an Italo American tv presenter, singer-dancer and actress who was one of the most famous personalities of Italian tv from the late ’70s until the ’90s.

Born in Los Angeles Parisi worked in the united states for the San Francisco and American Ballet Theatre. During a vacation in Italy, she was noticed by the choreographer Franco Miseria who made her audition for the RAI television network.

Popular television presenter and personality Pippo Baldo then invited her to become a part of the Saturday night cabaret tv program Fantastico. The program which went on to have very high ratings averaging 23.6 million viewers.

Parisi was cast in four more seasons of Fantastico and in other successful variety shows. From there, she became one of the most loved performers on t.v and went on to release several musical hit songs.

The catchy 1980’s disco-pop song Cicale (cicada) showed off Parisi’s dance talent and explosive personality.

The song was number one in the Italian charts for four weeks between 1981 and 1982.

In the 90’s Parisi slowed down her television career.

Today she lives in Hong Kong with her Italian husband and children and occasionally makes television appearances in Italy.

If you have enjoyed these 30 days of Italian music let me know.

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2 thoughts on “Italian Song Challenge Day 30: Heather Parisi

  1. Hi Rochelle. Really enjoyed your 30 day song series-even though I was waiting for Negramaro and Modà. I learned about a few new groups to check out too. Grazie, Cristina

    1. Grazie Cristina😊
      These posts have been quiet popular so I think I might do something like an Italian song of the week or some other recommendations.
      I like Negramaro and Modà too! There are so many great Italian artists to listen to.
      Thanks for your comments😘

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