Rome (EFE) Later he apologized to the organization of the event.
«Blanco is aware that he has done something that he should not. He has not asked to be understood, but to be forgiven, “said the head of the Italian music competition, Amadeus, during an interview on RAI public television.
The video in which Blanco, winner of the last edition of Sanremo, destroys a flower decoration live 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 region of Liguria, Giovanni Toti.
«When you are 19 or 20 years old, it happens that you do something that you do not want to do. We accept your apology calmly,” Amadeus justified to try to calm things down.
boos to the singer
At the gala, at the end of the eventful performance, the audience present 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 did not listen to 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.
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.
Regarding the operation of the musical contest, a total of 28 artists will compete with unpublished songs that will not be published on streaming platforms until they have been performed live.
On the first night, the first 14 participants will perform 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.