Amami se vuoi

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Italy "Amami se vuoi"
Eurovision Song Contest 1956 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Vittorio Mascheroni
Lyricist(s)
Mario Panzeri
Conductor
Gian Stellari
Finals performance
Final result
2nd
Final points
-
Appearance chronology
◄ "Aprite le finestre" (1956)   
"Corde della mia chitarra" (1957) ►

"Amami se vuoi" ("Love me if you want to") was the second Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (the rules at the time allowing two entries per country), performed in Italian by Tonina Torrielli.[1][2][3][4]

The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest, and features Torrielli telling her would-be lover that she cannot promise him unconditional devotion as it simply is not in her nature. She tells him that if he still wants to love her, he is most welcome to do so, but he must be aware of her personality to begin with.

The song was performed fourteenth and last on the night (following Luxembourg's Michèle Arnaud with "Les amants de minuit"). As the scores and positions of this Contest have never been released publicly, the only comment which can be made with certainty about the success of this song was that it did not win the Contest.

The song was accompanied at the 1956 contest by Franca Raimondi with "Aprite le finestre" and was succeeded as French representative at the 1957 contest by Nunzio Gallo with "Corde della mia chitarra".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tonina Torrielli". last.fm. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1956". fact-index.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "1956 stats - Eurovision Song Contest". eurovision-contest.eu. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "ESC 1956 14 - Italy 2 - Tonina Torrielli - Amami Se Vuoi". youtube.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.