“What a thrill, what a party, what an atmosphere!” Cristiano Malgioglio is radiant in the aftermath of the debut of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, of which he is the Italian commentator for the Rai1 audience together with Gabriele Corsi and Carolina Di Domenico. “And how nice this 27% share!”, He adds in an interview with Adnkronos, commenting on the audience figures. Cristiano cheers for Italy, “of course”: “It won’t be easy to have an encore already this year, after the Maneskin victory. But if they win, I’ll parade in a bra and a thong”. “Someone scolded me because I shouldn’t judge the singers in the competition,” he confesses. “But Malgy’s heart beats for only one artist this year: I’m crazy about Sam Ryder’s voice (the English competitor, competing with ‘Space man’, ed.), What can I do? I fall asleep with his voice Last night he wrote to me thanking me for what I say about him and I almost fainted – he jokes – I’d like to invite him to dinner and cook the aubergine parmigiana for him “. However, the conductor and lyricist does not only save the British competitor: “Last night I was moved when the Portuguese competitor, Maro sang: her ‘Saudade Saudade’ made me think of my sister Francesca, who passed away 4 years ago and loved a lot of Fado “. High marks also for the Greek singer Amanda Georgiadi: “Her ‘Die together’ touched me a lot, if there was an award for her most beautiful lyrics I would give it to her”. Then there are the painful notes: “I did not expect Moldova in the final, while the Albanian competitor should denounce the designer. The song is not bad and she has a very powerful voice but the clothing has penalized her. I will send her flowers. of consolation “, says Cristiano to Adnkronos. While the “elegance” award would be given to Monika Liu who with the song ‘Sentimentai’ represents Lithuania: “As simple as it is sensual”. As for the favorites of the predictions, the Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine, Malgioglio doesn’t mince words: “If they win, theirs would be a symbolic victory. The text is moving, especially read in the light of the conflict, but their music is very far away. from me, so folk, so rural. They were good at staging and it makes me shiver to think that when these guys go back to Ukraine they will have to fight for their country. It is true that there is no two without three and that the Ukraine has already won twice, but it cannot be said that theirs is the best piece in the race “, he stresses. Finally, a joke about the controversy against the too quick tribute to Raffaella Carrà: “I didn’t see it. At that moment I was behind the scenes because my false eyelash was detached. I’ll go and see it again on RaiPlay. However, I invite those who do. he is angry to note that the timing of this show is very tight, “he concludes.
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