Paolo Meneguzzi, this year's Swiss representative at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest gave an interview to esctoday Spanish editor Sanjay Jiandani in Spanish where he spoke about his experience in Belgrade and about his thoughts before today's Eurovision Semi Final 2. Paolo revealed that he will be releasing a single in Spain very shortly. We discovered that he has been working in the South American continent for many years and has recorded more than 80 songs in Spanish, having released around 8 albums there.
Paolo Meneguzzi will be representing Switzerland a the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Era Stupendo, which will be performed entirely in Italian. Paolo isa well known artist in Italy as he has performed at the San Remo Song Contest. He was more than happy to share a few things with esctoday.com, during achat with him during the special Belgrade Confluence cruise last Monday. The whole Swiss delegation were on the cruise last Monday relaxing and unwinding from the rehearsels.
Paolo prefered to be interviewed in Spanish, rather than in Italian or English, a language that he speaks fluently. Paolo told us that he was enjoying the sights and sounds of Belgrade during the cruise and that he was relaxed. He revealed that he will be releasing his latest album Corro Via in the USA and South America very soon. When asked how did he speak so fluent Spanish, he answered that he has been in the Latin American musical industry for many years.
We asked the Swiss artist which was his favourite entry at this year's Eurovision Song Contest and who did he see as his biggest rival. In return Paolo said that he had not listened to all the songs and did not want to listen to them before the contest. He went on to express that for him all the competing artists were equal and each and every one of them shared the same quest to win the Eurovision Song Contest.
Paolo told us that he has recorded this year's Swiss entry in English and Italian and is planning to recordit inSpanish soon.He was born and brought up in Switzerland, he said this year marked his 5th participation in 7 years in thewell known San Remo Song Festival which is held annually in San Remo Italy.To conclude we asked himif Italy would return to Eurovision afterhis participation at thisyear's EurovisionSong Contest.Paolo told us that Eurovision doesn't have to look for Italy, but Italy has to look for Eurovision!