Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Cohesiveness of Package
The cinematic introduction of Nessun Grado di Separazione does draw a viewer in, but regrettably, the rest of the song lacks a moment.
After Stadio declined the ticket to Eurovision, RAI eventually found a Sanremo artist willing spend a few days in Stockholm in May. Last night’s runner up was like, “yeah OK, I guess.”
So Francesca Micheilin (Mee-Kee-Leen) will perform a 3-minute version of, Nessun Grado di Separazione, at Eurovision.
This isn’t what we expected from Italy following the success of Il Volo in Vienna. While the cramming of modern acts in Sanremo has yielded little little year.
The cinematic introduction of Nessun Grado di Separazione does draw a viewer in, but regrettably, the rest of the song lacks a moment. Francesca’s vocal also tends to waver and drift off key in places, so she could struggle with the juries and televote in Stockholm.
Nina Zilli finished 9th in 2011 with a more entertaining song and Emma Marrone disappointed in Vienna, finishing a lowly 21st. I think Franchesca’s insipid ballad will finish close to Emma around 17th-21st.
What are your expectations for Italy this year?