Avrei voluto

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Italy "Avrei voluto"
Anna oxa fausto leali-Avrei voluto.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1989 entry
Country Italy
Artist(s) Fausto Leali, Anna Hoxha
As Anna Oxa and Fausto Leali
Language Italian
Composer(s) Franco Fasano
Lyricist(s) Franco Ciani, Fabrizio Berlincioni
Conductor Mario Natale
Finals performance
Final result 9th
Final points 56
Appearance chronology
◄ "Vivo (Ti scrivo)" (1988)   
"Insieme: 1992" (1990) ►

"Avrei voluto" (English translation: "I Would've Wanted") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed in Italian by Anna Oxa & Fausto Leali.

The song is a duet, in which both singers confess their love for each other. Unfortunately, however, it appears from the lyrics that the opportunity for a relationship has already passed. They realise, for example, that "I would've wanted you too".

The song was performed first on the night (preceding Israel's Gili & Galit with "Derekh Hamelekh"). At the close of voting, suffering from a very bad start but sweeping up votes from the later half of the juries, it had received 56 points, placing 9th in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1990 Contest by Toto Cutugno with "Insieme: 1992".