Chi sarà con te
|"Chi sarà con te"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1973 entry|
Enrico Polito, Gaetano Savio
|◄ "I giorni dell'arcobaleno" (1972)|
|"Sì" (1974) ►|
"Chi sarà con te" (English translation: "Who Will Be With You") is a song recorded by Italian singer Massimo Ranieri. The song was written by Enrico Polito, Gaetano Savio and Giancarlo Bigazzi. It is best known as the Italian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1973, held in Luxembourg.
The song is a ballad, with Ranieri describing his feelings as he waits for a date to arrive. Unusually, however, he describes them to the imagined presence of a former lover (who apparently dated him one year previously). He wonders how his own date will go and also how hers will turn out.
The song was performed tenth on the night (following Yugoslavia's Zdravko Čolić with "Gori vatra" and preceding Luxembourg's Anne-Marie David with "Tu te reconnaîtras"). At the close of voting, it had received 74 points, placing 13th in a field of 17.
Some people consider the melodic structure of this song to a very high degree similar to the sixth palaced song of the 1968 Festival di Sanremo "Quando m'innamoro", which was there interpreted by Anna Identici and The Sandpipers, but more successful in the version of Gigliola Cinquetti and a global success as "Man without Love" by Engelbert Humperdinck.
- Diggiloo Thrush. "1973 Italy". Retrieved 2006-10-07.
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