Aprite le finestre

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Italy "Aprite le finestre"
Eurovision Song Contest 1956 entry
Country Italy
Artist(s) Franca Raimondi
Language Italian
Composer(s) Virgilio Panzuti
Lyricist(s) Pino Perotti
Conductor Gian Stellari
Finals performance
Final result 2nd
Final points -
Appearance chronology
"Amami se vuoi" (1956) ►

"Aprite le finestre" ("Open the windows") was the first Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (Contest rules allowing two entries per country at this Contest only), performed in Italian by Franca Raimondi.[1][1][2][3][4]

The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest, with Raimondi singing about the joy of Spring beginning and her desire to open the windows to let the new season in. Spring is described as "a festival of love" in the lyrics.

The song was performed seventh on the night, following Luxembourg's Michèle Arnaud with "Ne crois pas" and preceding the Netherlands' Corry Brokken with "Voorgoed voorbij". Points and final placings at this Contest have never been revealed, meaning that the only statement which can be made about the song's final position was that it did not win.

The song was accompanied at the 1956 contest by Tonina Torrielli with "Amami se vuoi" and was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1957 contest by Nunzio Gallo with "Corde della mia chitarra".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (Lugano)". eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1956 - Facts & Figures". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Paxton, Steve. "Perché Sanremo é Sanremo - A Brief History". eurovisionary.com. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "ESC 1956 Italia - Franca Raimondi - Aprite le finestre". youtube.com. Retrieved 22 December 2013.