And they might just go all the way this year. Being frank and upfront again, to me this is the best song in it. Three good looking lads, with powerful voices delivering a faultess and dramatic popera ballad. It builds and builds and just seems so authentic coming from Italy. It is both a fan and bookie favourite, and while there have been some comments about how France was favourite before the 2011 contest with a similar style of song, I have zero worries that Il Volo will have an on-stage meltdown like the French singer that year did.
Anyway, I am clearly very much on board with Italy this year, fancy a listen?:
So what do our panel of music fans think?:
Asta Bjornsdottir: "I love this. Lovely melody, good voices. I‘m maybe not a sucker for popera, but sometimes..... I really hope this will do good !!"
Hasse Skoldebjer: "LOOOOOOOVE it, three handsome Italian guys belting out a powerful ballad in Italian, what's not to like? 10/10."
Annemieke Kelleter: "Italy, don't like this at all, for me it's been there, done that, done better. The song is a bit old fashioned imo. Seems to be a fan fave & I suppose the juries will the this so it will probably do well."
Adam and Charlotte Lane: "Il Divo meets Lionel Richie & Patrick Swayze. Sounds great: 3 Italian tenors singing wonderfully with a strong orchestral backing. However, aren’t these days over for this sort of outfit? Hasn’t the Cowell-music-machine ruined the market? This will either do really well, or it will flop. 5/10."
So overall the panel agree with me that Italy are one to watch - but do YOU? Please leave us a comment and say what you think! :)