Today is the final day of rehearsals in Turin, with the second rehearsals of the BIG 5 countries!
Next up on stage for their second rehearsal is Italy and Mahmood & BLANCO with the song “Brividi”.
Who are Mahmood & BLANCO?
As with reigning Contest champs Måneskin, Mahmood shot to fame on The X Factor Italia. The Milanese musician released a succession of singles thereafter, and has also put out two full-length albums. The artist’s biggest hit to date has been Soldi, which finished second at Eurovision in 2019 and became the most-streamed Eurovision song of all time on Spotify.
BLANCO is a singer/rapper from Brescia with big aspirations. His 2021 single, Mi Fai Impazzire, spent 8 weeks at the top of the Italian charts, and was followed by the release of debut album, Blu Celeste, which also shot to number one.
Mahmood got rid of the sunglasses and Blanco is on stage this time! Mahmood is dressed in black and Blanco in white. Michelangelo, the song’s composer is also on stage playing the piano.
During the second verse Blanco sits on the piano. The staging is similar to their Sanremo performance, dark with white lights. Vocally they weren’t spot on during the first run, but they got an applause.
The second run was better. In the third run they were more comortable, but the vocal issues persisted. Blanco kisses Mahmood on the cheek when the performance ends.
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