Here is a summary of the answers to journalists’ questions.
Loredana Berté, who received the Mia Martini Critics Award:
“This critics’ prize has always seemed unattainable to me. I didn’t hope for it anymore. Mimì, we brought him home! I still don’t believe it.”
Giampaolo Tagliavia, CEO of RAI Advertising:
“At the end of these five years of work, I like to remember the courage of Amadeus: because five years ago having the courage to innovate was, naturally, a risk. This year’s advertising revenue exceeded sixty million.”
“This Festival is not just mine, it is the Festival of all those who worked on it: and I thank them all”.
“A competition to decide who is the artist who will represent Italy at Eurovision? A separate competition for senior singers? I just haven’t thought about it, and it won’t concern me.”
“I had maximum freedom from RAI, and I was never pressured, nor from politics. I have always worked in total autonomy.”
“I am very satisfied to have involved the radio stations with their jury, I would have liked to have done it in previous years”.