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Tune or No Tune - Follia d'amore/Madness of Love by Raphael Gualazzi

Is "Follia d'amore" a Tune??  

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  1. 1. Is "Follia d'amore" a Tune??

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After last week's failure to post anything (I was having internet issues as well as this busy period for me), I do return with "Tune or No Tune" this week. In the meantime, if you fancy hosting "Tune or No Tune" during the next month, just drop me a PM and I will get you all set up!


"Tune or No Tune" is a simple, weekly thread hosted by the Band of the Red Hand Social Group. All you need to do is decide whether the song I have chosen is a TUNE (i.e. you love it) or a NO TUNE (i.e. you hate it). Quite simple, really!


At the weekend, we saw the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 from Düsseldorf, Germany. Over the last two years, we have seen previous winners being put up for the vote in "Tune or No Tune". This continues this year, where our winner came from Azerbaijan, with Ell and Nikki performing Running Scared. Last year's winner, Satellite by Lena Meyer-Landrut of Germany ended up as a 4-1 Tune, while the 2009 winner, Fairytale by Alexander Rybak ended in a 3-3 tie.


I hosted the fun of games of the two semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday last week, and the Grand Final on Saturday here at the Band like I have done so in the past. There is also our BotRH and DM vote, which is open to all - there is no need to be European to take part. So I encourage you to do so!


Continuing our Eurovision theme for "Tune or No Tune", we now move onto the surprise runner up. Having left the contest in 1997, Italy returned to the contest for the first time since that date. And what a way to return! The jazzy number Follia d'amore (translated as "Madness of Love") was performed by Raphael Gualazzi. The song was picked by a specific jury among the participants at the Sanremo Festival. And by accumulating a lot of small points regularly, Italy climbed up the leaderboard unnoticed. It did help by picking up 4 maximums of 12 points - one more than the winner from Azerbaijan.


It is definitely what normally doesn't work at Eurovision...yet it somehow it did this year! But it doesn't do much for me, so I give Follia d'amore by Raphael Gualazzi the vote of NO TUNE.


or those of you who haven't heard the piece, here are two links to YouTube, one of the live performance and the official music video.


Saturday's live performance



Music Video



The poll closes in a week's time, which is Monday 23rd May 2011. So make sure you vote now before the time for the latest "Tune or No Tune" poll finishes!


Also, if you want to suggest a tune for "Tune or No Tune", do not hesitate to drop me a PM.

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