Italian Song Challenge Day 17: Al Bano Carrisi & Romina Power

https://youtu.be/4_YLA8rESJc Al Bano and Romina were the most famous act in Italy in the 1980s and early 1990s. The duo formed in 1975 by the then they were already a married couple and they became highly successful in Italy and mainland Europe. Al Bano was dark-haired, handsome with an operatic voice. At the same time,…

A basic guide to the San Remo Festival

The San Remo Italian song Festival is classic Italian television at its best wonderfully hyperactive, ostentatious, trashy and irrational all at the same time. This year the festival is in its sixty-fifth edition making it a dinosaur compared to the continually evolving landscape of the small screen. San Remo is always filled with controversy as…