Angelina Mango, winner of the Sanremo Festival 2024 (LaPresse)
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Angelina Mango deservedly wins Sanremo 2024 with La Noia and the Festival crowns the next big thing of Italian pop. This can be said without too many problems after what we have seen over the last few months, but above all over the course of five evenings in which the singer-songwriter did nothing wrong, on the contrary, she made the audience dance in the hall and at home, she thrilled in the evening of covers bringing a song by her father, Pino Mango, and above all she demonstrated how to be on stage, how even at twenty you can't be a shy, pat-on-the-back debutant. She gives the pats on the back, the first winner ten years after Arisa.
The singer-songwriter deserves this victory without any ifs or buts , giving one last big popular embrace to the host who has revolutionized Italian discography and music in recent years. Angelina's victory is not the victory of the talent singer, but that of an artist who, despite her very young age, has a very precise musical idea, which cites artists like Stromae and Rosalía, who does not live the time of a season in the school of Amici, indeed. And there is no point in pretending nothing happened, Angelina also has the merit of having chosen, for her growth, a strong and well-tested team that is accompanying her in the best possible way.
And a word also for Amadeus who gradually wanted to take the Festival in the direction in which discography is going, created a new canon, slowly tapped into streaming, even more than radio, and forced the latter to change a little ' the line also in pop, also managing to bring a certain rap to hitherto unknown shores. These choices have been rewarded with incredible ratings, if we also consider how the television audience has shrunk and to all this another non-secondary fact must be added: the Sanremo Festival has multiplied Raiplay's numbers, seen its social channels soar , interactions, has regained its cultural-popular value and exploited the meme effect. Of course, it is not immune to some slip-ups and incomprehensible stammering in press conferences, but the show remains of great impact.
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The question that in recent days has gripped everyone involved with the festival remains in the air: who will take on the responsibility of taking over Sanremo after Amadeus' five golden years? Who will get involved to even try to match the numbers of the host who this year has always achieved over 60% share and who has changed the contemporary musical canon by definitively bringing Ariston into the contemporary mainstream world? This edition ends with this question and with the certainty of having launched our next pop star , starting from the next Eurovision in Sweden.