Eros Ramazzotti: "I would return to the festival but with De Gregori and Vasco"

Eros Ramazzotti: “I would return to the festival but with De Gregori and Vasco”

Thursday 8 February Eros Ramazzotti will return to the Sanremo Festival to celebrate 40 years of “Terra Promise”, the song that, at the time he was twenty years old, launched him into the musical panorama, first in Italy and then internationally.

Ramazzotti’s presence will be one of the three celebratory moments wanted by Amadeus which in addition to the 40th anniversary of “Promised Land” will see on stage Georgiewhich will celebrate 30 years of “And then” (February 7) and Gigliola Cinquetti (10 February) for the 60 years of “I’m not old enough”.

“We didn’t believe it, we hadn’t booked the hotel for the final. I was shy, a boy with the face of a bourgeois who wanted to break everything.” This is what Eros Ramazzotti recalls today in an interview regarding his presence at the 1984 Festival in which he won with that song in the “New proposals” category. “I arrived in Sanremo with a Renault 5 and under 2 meters of snow: I learned to drive more than to sing…” and continues with the memories “Gianni Ravera, the patron of the Festival, had noticed me at an audition: they had impressed him my voice has taught me but without a clip on your nose it’s difficult to imitate me.”

“If I could, I would have disappeared,” he continues. “Today at 18 I see that singers go on stage and do somersaults, they are already ready” comments the Roman singer-songwriter who today, at 60, returns to that stage as a grandfather (“but I have the will to live of a twenty-year-old ”).

Regarding the young generation and the discussion of some of the song lyrics, Eros has his say: “There is no respect for women. After the lockdown, the madness increased, especially that of men. But how do you get certain ideas out of kids’ heads if they listen to those songs?”.

When asked if he would return to the Festival in competition Eros said: “I would like to, but I would also like to De Gregori, Vasco and the others who made the history of Italian music.”