Though Italy is not taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1997, the fever in the country keeps on raising thanks to Mrs Raffaella Carrà. In her Wednesday prime time tv show Carramba! Che fortuna (linked to the Italian national lottery), on RAI Uno, Raffaella received Latvia's representatives at the 2008 Eurovision: The Pirates of the Sea.
After having opened the series with Dima Bilan two weeks ago and showed a clip of Ani Lorak last week, yesterday night it was the turn for the Pirates of the Sea from Latvia.
Front singer of the group is Roberto Meloni, originally from the small Sardinian town of Ardara (near Sassari). Before the group started singing Wolves of the Sea, their Eurovision 2008 entry, Raffaella Carrà made it possible for Roberto’s mother to meet her son and see him performing live for the first time ever.
We can expect other surprises coming in the next weeks, since Raffaella after hosting the 2008 Spanish national selection Salvemos Eurovisión has become a great fan of the Eurovision Song Contest.
You can watch the performance of Pirates of the Sea and the “family moment” of Roberto Meloni below:
An article written by Claudio Sartorelli. Thank you!