In 1993, Enrico Ruggeri was asked to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest having triumphed at the Sanremo Music Festival on two occasions; that year with the song Mistero and in 1987 with Si Può Dare di Più in a trio alongside Umberto Tozzi and Gianni Morandi. The song he performed in Millstreet, Ireland was entitled Sole D’Europa which he wrote himself. Despite the sheer Italian identity, it only mustered up forty-five points on the night to finish in twelfth place. He recently spoke to esc-plus with regards to which entries he would personally vote for, should he be asked to form part of the Jury on the night of the final.
To the surprise of many, his maximum points would be given to the Georgian entry which is predicted by fans of the Eurovision Song Contest as the song which could get the dreaded nul points but nevertheless, on a positive note, he did award Malta’s Coming Home by Firelight a total of seven points. This means that Enrico would classify Malta in fourth place, something which might not be too surprising considering that many are seeing the song as this years’ dark horse. The Italian singer/songwriter is still very much active in the Italian industry, having last released an album back in 2010 whilst making several television appearances. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.