Duilio

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Duilio
Birth name Lorenzo di Ciccio
Born (1973-02-23) February 23, 1973 (age 41)
Origin Frenkendorf, Switzerland
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer

Duilio (born Lorenzo di Ciccio, 23 February 1973, Frenkendorf) is an Italian language Swiss singer, best known for his participation in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest.

Duilio was chosen by broadcaster SRG SSR to represent Switzerland in the 39th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Sto pregando" ("I'm Praying"). At the contest, held in Dublin on 30 April, "Sto pregando" could only finish in 20th place of 25 entries, meaning that under the rules in operation at the time, Switzerland would be 'relegated' and would not take part in the 1995 contest, marking their first absence since the Eurovision began in 1956.[1][2]

Duilio released one album, simply titled Duilio, in 1994 but this did not prove successful and he quickly faded from view. No information is available on his current activities, although he is believed to be living in Bergamo, Italy.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Annie Cotton
with "Moi, tout simplement"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1994
Succeeded by
Kathy Leander
with "Mon coeur l'aime"