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Stefano Belisari (born 30 July 1961 in Milan), best known as Elio, is an Italian singer and musician. He is one of the founding members of the Italian rock band Elio e le Storie Tese.


Elio co-founded Elio e le storie tese in 1980. He is the lead vocalist and occasionally plays the transverse flute (which he degreed in at the music conservatory), the electric guitar and the electric bass.

Elio also graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering on 20 December 2002. He had dropped out in the early 1990s following the success of his music career.

The texts of his songs are humorous and sometimes political. He lists Frank Zappa as a primary influence.

He has been a judge on the panel of the Italian version of The X Factor for five seasons, winning two of them through acts he mentored, Nathalie (series 4 - 2010) and Giosada (series 9 - 2015).


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