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Scandal at the Sanremo Festival: a singer destroyed the stage


Blanco tore up the stage set for his musical performance at the gala Tuesday night in anger over sound problems.

The artistic director of the Sanremo Festival, Amadeus, accepted this Wednesday the apology of the singer Blanco after he

destroyed the scenery

set for his musical performance at the gala last night, which he could not perform due to sound problems.

"Blanco is aware that he has done something he shouldn't. He has not asked to be understood, but to be forgiven," said the head of the Italian music competition during an interview on RAI

public television.

Blanco destroyed the scenery set up for his musical performance at the gala last night, angry about sound problems (ANSA).

The video in which Blanco, winner of the last edition of Sanremo,

destroys the live stage

after complaining about the sound problems quickly went viral and was harshly criticized on social networks, including by authorities such as the president of the Liguria region, Giovanni Toti.

"When you're 19 or 20 years old, it happens that you do something you don't want to do. We accept your apologies calmly," Amadeus justified to try to calm things down.

Blanco begins to kick everything on stage (ANSA).

At the gala, at the end of the eventful performance, the audience at the Ariston Theater

booed the singer

, who simply assured that he "had fun" by not being able to sing his song "L'isola delle rose" because he couldn't hear the instrumental base of the subject through the headphones.

As it turned out later, the script did contemplate that Blanco would step on the flowers, although not with such aggressiveness: "There were technical problems and he unleashed his anger against the flowers. He was wrong and he knows it first," Amadeus reasoned.

Almost 11 million people watched it live

For its part, the first gala of the Sanremo Festival registered an audience of 62.4% of the screen share in Italy, with more than

10.7 million live viewers

, a figure that had not been reached since 1995.

The President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, attended the inauguration of the 73rd edition of the contest, which was presented by the "influencer" Chiara Ferragni, and the singer Gianni Morandi.

The public booed him for his attitude (ANSA).

Regarding the operation of the musical contest, a total of 28 artists will compete with unpublished songs that will not be published on streaming platforms until they have been performed live.

Amadeus (left) conductor of the festival together with Blanco and the destroyed stage (ANSA).

On the first night, the first 14 participants performed and the rest will do the same on the second, two galas in which the vote of the jury and the press will be known.

Later, in the grand final on Saturday, the winner will be decided by the average between the votes of the jury, accredited press and televoting.

EFE Agency.

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Source: clarin

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