Italy: Raffaella Carra passes away aged 78

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,256 views

We have some very sad news from Italy, the iconic Italian superstar and tv host Raffaella Carra has passed away today aged 78.

Raffaella Cara was born in Bologna in 1943 and was one of the most famous Italian singers and tv hosts having worked on various tv shows.movies and events both in Italy and Spain. Her fame crossed the pond and reached lands far and away.

Raffaella was a household name in Spain in the 1970’s and 1980’s hosting numerous tv and musical shows. Her songs became massive hits across the continent.She gained much fame, name, glory and recognition both in Italy and Europe thanks to her charisma and energetic performances.

She worked at RAI during the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s, on various music and television shows. Raffaella was a established multi talented actress, tv host and singer.

She will be always remembered for her all time classic international hits: ‘Fiesta’, ‘Explota, Explota’, ‘Hay Que Venir Al Sur’, ‘Applauso‘, ‘Rumore‘, ‘Caliente, Caliente’, ‘Felicita ta ta‘ etc.

Raffaella and Eurovision

Raffaella has been a big supporter of the Eurovision Song Contest and played a key role in bringing the competition back on Italian soil after a 13 year hiatus. She was the Italian spokesperson at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest and also hosted the 2008 Spanish national final on TVE.

Carra was touted to be one of the Eurovision 2022 hosts in Italy next year. She spoke fluent Italian, English and Spanish. She was also a big Gay Icon enjoying much popularity amongst the LGBTQI community both in Italy and Europe.

ESCToday would like to convey its sincere condelences to Raffaella Carra’s family and friends in these pressing times.

We will always miss you Raffaella. RIP.