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ESC 2022: Italy: Mahmood & BLANCO - "Brividi"

Reigning champion and host country, Italy, has delivered a gem with the winner of Sanremo, "Brividi" by Mahmood and BLANCO. After the success that's followed last year's champs, Maneskin, these two gentlemen have huge shoes to fill... but this song just might be what Italy needs to snag victory two years in a row.


Mahmood is no stranger to the Eurovision stage, having finished second in 2019 with the international hit, Soldi, losing to Duncan Laurence's global hit Arcade. While Soldi contained a ton of swagger, Mahmood slows things down and takes a softer, more emotional approach with BLANCO on Brividi.


These two men blend beautifully, and they've got a magnificently penned and produced song. Their live performance will ultimately make or break their chance at victory, but with their selection, I think it's fair to say there's a new front-runner with Brividi!


What do you think Mahmood and BLANCO's chances are with Brividi? Can they win it all and send Eurovision to Italy two years in a row? Only time will tell. Until then, sound off in the comments and let us know what's POPPING your culture!


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