Chi sarà con te

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Italy "Chi sarà con te"
Massimo Ranieri-Chi sarà con te.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1973 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Enrico Polito, Gaetano Savio
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Enrico Polito
Finals performance
Final result
13th
Final points
74
Entry chronology
◄ "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.

Background[edit]

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.

Eurovision[edit]

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.[citation needed]

It was succeeded as Italian entry at the 1974 Contest by Gigliola Cinquetti with "".

References[edit]

  • Diggiloo Thrush. "1973 Italy". Retrieved 2006-10-07.