jESC 2014: Italy – Vincenzo Cantiello – Tu, primo grande amore



It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 16 competing entries from the 16 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which will be held in Marsa, Malta (officially, though, the host will be Malta as a whole. Marsa is only the location of the venue)

The next country is Italy (the first of three debuting countries for this year’s jESC edition) and a classy ballad in italian and english is coming our way: “Tu, primo grande amore” (translated as “You, first great love”). Vincenzo Cantiello, the singer chosen by RAI to represent the country this year, is the only solo male artist of the competition and has participated in the latest edition of the highly rated italian young talent show titled “Ti lascio una canzone” (known here in Portugal as “Uma canção para ti”). He’s likewise one of the lyricists of the song, together with Fabrizio Berlincioni and the musical director of the forementioned talent show, Leonardo de Amicis. The latter is also the composer of the entry together with Alderisio Paoletti. A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link:

Now to the opinion of the song: A bit Sanremo Festival’s 80’s/90’s-esque type of ballad, but still totally classy, flowing like a sea of pure italian romance that usually makes an italian ballad so special. Not to mention the lyrics about a first love are highly inspiring (eventhough not the most original thing to write in a song these days) and Vincenzo‘s smooth voice suits it pretty well. Some believe that, as he’s the only boy in the competition, he might do really well – however, one still has to see if he’s going to do that well by the performance he’ll make in Malta

As promised, there’ll be two posts today and the next one comes from the host country of jESC 2014Malta. Stay tuned for more…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 24 de October de 2014, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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