ITALY – During his venture in Tel Aviv for the shooting of the postcard that will introduce his performance to the Eurovision Song Contest, on April 9th, Mahmood also offered himself to KAN 11 microphones for an interview.
The Israeli channel, the equivalent of the RAI that deals with the event, broadcast the segment dedicated to our representative during the evening edition of their newscast.
Mahmood answered questions from journalist Shani Nachshon, introducing viewers to some anecdotes about his experience in San Remo and in particular about “Soldi”, the song with which he will represent Italy in Tel Aviv.
The artist has briefly explained the meaning of the piece, as is now known, a story of his own family experience, full of metaphors.
Alessandro had the opportunity to express his opinion on the tweet launched by Matteo Salvini a few seconds after his victory, explaining that a simple opinion of taste of the politician, he said was misrepresented and exploited by the press.
The Milanese singer also told why he chose to insert a sentence in Arabic (“Waladi waladi habibi ta’aleena”) into the text, despite not speaking the language. It is a memory of childhood, one of the sentences pronounced by the Egyptian father.
As already reported on these pages, “Soldi” will be the fourth track in the Eurovision competition to bring the Arabic language to the stage, from its debut in 1980 with “Bitakat hob” by the Moroccan Samira Said.
To conclude the interview, Mahmood said he hoped to perform in a concert in Israel in the near future, expressing his appreciation of Tel Aviv, in which he found a mix of New York and Cairo.
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