Can an accident promote success? Maybe yes, if the ‘accident’ person is called Gianni Morandi … “Without that accident with the fire and my burnt hand, I would not have gone to the hospital, I would not have received Jovanotti’s worried call, he would not have proposed to sing ‘L’allegria’ in its place and then perhaps the song ‘Open all the doors’ that I now bring to the Ariston stage would not have been born, perhaps the idea of Sanremo would not have really existed … “, reasons Gianni Morandi during the press conference at the Duse theater in Bologna where he will perform in concert tonight, about ten days after his participation in the ‘Sanremo Festival’. “It is a song of hope, for me it was almost a therapy – confesses Morandi – It has a formidable rhythm, which gives energy. It is not the classic song of Sanremo. Music keeps you young and I like to make a more fun piece , more rhythmic: I’ve made too many melodic songs with the final high note! “. However, he does not deny the excitement at the moment of climbing, albeit for the seventh time as a singer in the competition in addition to the two times as conductor, on the stage of the Ariston. “I will tremble and my hands will sweat, I know. Perhaps younger people feel this emotion less”, he speculates. Many years of career and successes have not taken away “the desire to have emotions, to throw myself into the fray. at the Sanremo Festival with the enthusiasm of a rookie and with a positive soul, a characteristic that binds me and unites me to Jovanotti who composed the song “. And Jova, in connection with Gianni’s cell phone, confirms: “I’m very happy, I saw a part of the video, it’s fantastic!”. ‘A tour with Massimo Ranieri and Al Bano? Maybe one day the big names will be done in Sanremo, “there was a period in which it was difficult to convince the great artists to come to the Festival – recalls Morandi – I myself struggled to convince Roberto Vecchioni, Lucio Dalla and Franco Battiato to say yes to ‘my’ Sanremo. But it is much better to be a singer in the competition than a super-guest! “. It is not at all easy to convince him and Massimo Ranieri to do a threesome tour with Al Bano, promoter of this trio:” Who is in the theater, who abroad, who on tour … and then, those two with their voices kill me! Anyway, maybe one day it will be done, we’ll see “, the interpreter of the song in Sanremo leaves the door open. ‘Open all the doors’ … (by Enzo Bonaiuto)
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