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Published March 18, 2013 by Tony


italia's got talent

Also this year the Italian version of “Talent show” is over. As you know, this TV show’s format is similar to “American Idol”, born years ago in England, and based on the discovery of new talent, in any discipline.
In this fourth edition of Italy’s Got Talent, started on January 12, last Saturday during the finals, the sixteen finalists have competed to let viewers choose the winner.
As in the past, the three judges have been Maria De Filippi, Gerry Scotti and Rudy Zerbi and the presenters Simon Annicchiarico and Belén Rodríguez (who participated despite being pregnant).
Among them were some who really deserved to win and I want to mention:

Walter Orfei Malachikhine, a sixteen year old boy belonging to the homonymous circus family, which struck the judges with his acrobatic numbers.

Sara Venerucci and Danilo Decembrini, a pair of artistic skaters, three-time world champions.

Sara Venerucci and Danilo Decembrini
Daniele and Alessandro Suez, twelve and fifteen years, two brothers acrobAdomako Danielatic dancers who have conquered all with their skill.

daniele alessandro suez
Ripalta Bufo, a good 22-year old soprano from Puglia who has performed a difficult song from “La Traviata”.

Ripalta Bufo
Brothers Lo Tumulo (Daniele Sportelli and Elio Angelini), a comedy duo who made us laugh through a macabre comic sense, parodying and joking about death.

Lo Tumulo
The duo Los Hermanos Macana, consisting of two twin brothers (Enrique e Guillermo De Fazi) from Argentina, talented dancers of a “passionate” tango.

Los Hermanos Macana
Anyway, at televoting among the finalists Adomako Daniel has triumphed, a 21 year old native of Ghana, who has competed in a lyrical piece, a version of “At Last” by Etta James, giving a display of all the nuances of his particular voice.  He is assigned the expected prize of € 100,000. Daniel had already tried his luck at the X-Factor show, a few years ago, but was rejected.

An important victory for the 21 year old guy from Brescia, who has always had to struggle, even with his father, to show his talent and desire to succeed. He impressed the audience by his celestial voice but by humility and kindness arising from a slight effeminacy.

Adomako Daniel



Published October 9, 2012 by Tony

One Can Make a Difference

Every year in many cities of the USA and Canada is held an international competition among engineers, architects, contractors and students who realizes (in team) the best “Canstruction“, the most spectacular and giant construction created with cans or small containers of food. The competition is called ‘NYC Design and Build competition’ and for humanitarian purposes as the necessary equipment is donated by the “Food Bank of New York City“, while all the cans and the proceeds of the exhibition is then donated to charity (via I do not know the year of participation of each work shown here, but they are among the most beautiful ones who participated in the various events which took place over several years in different locations.


Published September 11, 2012 by Tony


A catwalk long 73 years, on which over the years have paraded thousands of girls, all determined to fulfill a dream: becoming Miss Italy, the beauty queen.
The competition  that was founded in 1939, before the war, gave up to now 73 years of emotions to thousands girls who dreamed of becoming the “little queen” of Italy. On that catwalk have marched women who later became movie stars such as Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Silvana Mangano, Lucia Bosé, Silvana Pampanini, Gianna Maria Canale, Stefania Sandrelli, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Anna Valle.  While as members of the jury we have had, in the years, special guests such as: Vittorio De Sica, Giorgio De Chirico, Luchino Visconti, Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Catherine Deneuve, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Andy Garcia.
This year, participants were 101 who competed through the vote of the viewers and jury, with two nights live television from Montecatini Terme. The rating and scoring are essential to enter the race, because only 80 had to go in the semifinal, aside from 21 girls who, having already won the single regional competitions, were entitled to pass directly in the final. The vote on the second evening has reduced the number of participants to 21, for a total of 42 finalists: the absolute protagonists not only for charm and beauty but also for personality.

The candidates for the title of Miss Italy are mainly giusy-buscemi, miss-italia 2012students and the magic of the crown has fascinating them as those who preceded them in the past. If it is true that times change, it is also true that certain emotions are beyond time and space. One of these is just the joy of being elected Miss Italy. The marathon of beauties, beyond: parades, private confessions, a rain of votes, the inevitable controversies, disappointments and with the moms in the first row, also this year has ended.

The winner was Giusy Buscemi who received 34% of votes.

She is Miss Italy 2012

Giusy was born in Mazara del Vallo (Trapani, Sicily) and is 19 years old.

5,74 feet high, with blond hair and green eyes, recently graduated (high school), she took part in Miss Italy because this has been the dream of his entire adolescence. A dream became true.

Compliments and good luck!

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finalists winnerMISS ITALY 2012Giusy Buscemi


Published April 11, 2012 by Tony


Sharon Stone crying

It’s a long time that an Italian and annual TV talent show, called “AMICI” (friends), is having a huge success. The show presented by the well-liked presenter Maria de Filippi, is a kind of school where a group of young singers and dancers, chosen during a previous long selections, compete each other to reach the final. In school, in addition to a fixed number of singing and dancing teachers, also participate record companies experts, famous dancers and characters of the show. During the final, the votes are entitled to teachers, to a team of experts and to viewers at home (which vote via SMS or phone). For the winners there are several different awards, also if a contract with a “record company” and one with a note “dance company”, are the most sought by the young artists. It is not the first time that a winner of “AMICI” then becomes famous, as the case of the singer Alessandra Amoroso, who later even won the renowned “Festival di Sanremo”. The most talented artists, by now famous, often participate as guests in subsequent editions of this talent show, and during the final on Sunday last, among the three guests invited to the transmission, there also was Sharon Stone. The famous actress has followed with interest the individual performances, often amazed by the skill of the young and attractive competitors. But the emotion that even brought her to weep, while listening at Alessandra Amoroso, has caused more stir and headlines. Perhaps, it is due to gospel sung by Alessandra Amoroso, who chose an unusual version of the song “If You Do not Know Me by Now” of Simply Red, an English lyric that Stone has understood, considered that most were Italian songs; or simply because after so many good performances, she has realized that there are around very young people already with so much talent.
How can she be wrong! For sure, attending a show with a magnificent orchestra where no one sings in playback, and where all the admirable performers are in their early twenties, can cause a big thrill in everyone!

Alessandra Amoroso performance


Or here

. a dancer performance