Italy: Meet the Sanremo participants

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Malika Ayane

Adesso e qui

Malika Ayane was born in Milan in 1984, daughter to a Moroccan father and an Italian mother. When she was 11 she joined the white voices choir of the Teatro alla Scala. She was a member of the choir until 2001.

She collaborated in the making of some advertising spots.

Her first album was released in 2008, titled after the singer, which sold 80000 copies.

Malika is a regular of the Sanremo Music Festival. Her first appearance was in 2009 with the song Come foglie, which was the in the Giovani category.

She returned to the Festival in 2010 with Ricomincio da qui. The song did not make it to the three top positions in the final, but Malika Ayane was bestowed the Mia Martini Critics Award. On the same year she released her second album, Grovigli, and she was among the nominees for the MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2010 she was awarded thePremio Videoclip Roma for her cover of Nicola di Bari’s La prima cosa bella.

Malika Ayane would still compete once more in Sanremo in 2013 and with two songs: E se poi and Niente. The former reached the fourth position at the end of the Festival.

The Sanremo Music Festival 2015 will count Malika Ayane among its participants with Adesso e qui. The authors of the song are M. AyaneL. de CrescenzoA. Flora and G. Caccamo.

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