Among the big names in Sanremo this year there is also her, Iva Zanicchi. At 81 he takes the stage of the Ariston again. The last time he walked it was in 2009, while the last time he triumphed was in 1974 with “Hello dear, how are you?”. The artist, however, conquered the first place of the Italian song festival even earlier, in 1967 with “Don’t think about me” and in 1969 with what became his greatest success, that is “Gypsy”.
Zanicchi, born in 1940, is the veteran of this edition of Sanremo, conducted by Amadeus for the third year in a row. The musical event will be broadcast on Rai 1 from 1 to 5 February. The super big, however, will also meet old friends on stage, like Gianni Morandi and Massimo Ranieri. Interviewed by Messenger, the artist confessed: “This year I really wanted to be there. You know, it could also be my last Sanremo. I do the horns, but I am still an 81-year-old lady. “Zanicchi also revealed that it was she who proposed herself to Amadeus:” I will never stop thanking him for taking me. ”
Speaking of the song with which she will compete, however, the singer said that she cannot reveal the title yet, but assured: “It’s a classic song. I like to repeat this word, because I don’t find anything wrong with being classic. “. Zanicchi then explained that on the Ariston stage she will try “a ransom after difficult months. The loss of my brother, who passed away from complications related to Covid last year, is one wound still open. I was hospitalized with him. Then I was saved, while he, a heart patient, remained to fight in the hospital “.