Chi sarà con te
|"Chi sarà con te"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1973 entry|
Enrico Polito, Gaetano Savio
|◄ "I giorni dell'arcobaleno" (1972)|
|"Sì" (1974) ►|
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. This was quite a disappointing performance considering the song selection. Most other countries would allow the singer to perform their winning song from the national contest to sing it in the ESC. Massimo would have been better off singing "Erba di Casa Mia", which he could have a better chance of winning or getting higher than a miserable 13th place.
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 son 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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