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Published February 18, 2013 by Tony

(Read here for the prior post about SanRemo)

The Italian Song Festival 2013 has ended. On Saturday night, the sum of the data from the tele-voting and jury of quality, has determined the winner among the 14 singers BIG in race. Here are the final standings:

1) Marco Mengoni

The Winner with the song “L’Essenziale”

2) Elio e le storie tese

3) Modà

4) Malika Ayane

5) Raphael Gualazzi

6) Daniele Silvestri

7) Max Gazzè

8) Chiara

9) Annalisa

10) Maria Nazionale

11) Simone Cristicchi

12) Marta sui tubi

13) Simona Molinari /Peter Cincotti

14) Almamegretta

Interestingly, two of the singers in the competition (M. Nazionale and Almamegretta) are Neapolitans. Friday night, instead, had already taken the award ceremony of the new proposals (rookie), with the following ranking:

1) Antonio Maggio

The Winner with the song “Mi servirebbe sapere”

2) Ilaria Porceddu
3) Renzo Rubino
4) Blastema
5) Andrea Nardinocchi
6) Paolo Simoni
7) Il Cile
8) Irene Ghiotto

Antony and the Johnsons / Birdy

Bocelli with the son / Asaf Avidan

Presenters with Carla Bruni

Bar Rafeli performs as a drummer

Litizzetto’s look

The model Bianca Balti and Fazio

For those interested, here is the translation of the winning song’s lyrics.

the heroes say
“when the going gets tough,
it is to play!”
Blessed are they then
if exchange insults with the good.
It happens to us
to make the war and then aspire to
and in my silence
delete each your single pain.
To appreciate what
I could not choose.

As the world falls apart
I compose new spaces
and wishes that
belong to you
that always are to me
the essential.

I will not accept
another error of assessment,
love is able to
hide behind lovely words
that I have spoken before
they were empty and stupid.

As the world falls apart
I compose new spaces
and desires that
belong to you.
As the world falls apart
I walk away from the excesses
and bad habits,
I will go back to the origin,
I get that you are to me
the essentia

Love does not follow the logic
Takes your breath away and thirst.

As the world falls apart
I compose new spaces
and desires that
belong to you.
As the world falls apart
I walk away from the excesses
and bad habits,
I will go back to the origin,
I get that you are to me
the essential.

America’s Cup World Series in Naples

Published April 15, 2012 by Tony

“Luna Rossa” wins America’s Cup in Naples

America's Cup in Naples

Because the bad weather yesterday the race was postponed, and today, Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 14.30, in the beautiful scenery of the Gulf of Naples, the Luna Rossa team Piranha has emerged in the last race, the final one, with a time of 40 minutes and 24 seconds, getting the victory of the Neapolitan ACWS with a total of 92 points after seven races. The Artemis team wins the racing trophy match, while Oracle Racing Darren Bundock triumphs in the AC500 Speed Trial with a time of 47.56 seconds.
The Italian vessel helmed by Chris Draper, has taken the lead since the start of the race and hung in there until the end, resisting the return of Oracle Spithill that reached the second place. A very unexpected result, greeted by the applause of many spectators on the Naples waterfront despite the rain.
Our long promenade of Via Caracciolo, has enabled thousands of people to attend this extraordinary event.
America's cup in NaplesThe weather was unsure even today, with a inconstant little rain and a fickle wind that seemed mild at first, allowing a slow speed of 4-5 knots and obliging any AC45 to mount the wing extension, but then increasing suddenly and giving back 15-16 knots. Very difficult, therefore, to sail in these conditions that takes skill, training and experience to face them. This morning, however, Luna Rossa was defeated by the Swedish Artemis Racing team that won the trophy match race of the America’s Cup World Series of Naples.
The seventh and eighth round of the Fleet Racing Championship has been canceled and will not be played and, therefore, with the awards today ends this 34th America’s Cup World Series held in Naples.
Teams, greeted the warmly Neapolitan audience, that had gathered en masse today to experience the excitement of this last AC World Series, will have a few days of rest before beginning the preparation for the next portion of the circuit, planned in Venice next month. The 2011-2012 AC World Series edition will end, instead, in Newport, Rhode Island, July 1 next. Luna Rossa wins

This is the complete ranking:

Fleet Racing Championship – Final standings after seven races –
1. Luna Rossa – Piranha (Chris Draper), pt. 92
2. Oracle Racing – Spithill (James Spithill), pt. 77
3. Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker), pt. 60
4. Energy Team (Yann Guichard), pt. 54
5. Team Korea (Nathan Outteridge), pt. 49
6. Artemis Racing (Terry Hutchinson), pt. 40
7. Luna Rossa – Swordfish (Paul Campbell-James), pt. 41
8. Oracle Racing – Bundock (Darren Bundock), pt. 37
9. China Team (Fred Le Peutrec), pt. 15

Match Racing Championship – Final standings –
SF1 – Artemis Racing beats Luna Rossa Swordfish
SF2 – Luna Rossa Piranha beats Oracle Racing Bundock
FINAL – Artemis Racing beats Luna Rossa Piranha

Champagne to celebrate!

Here for the video of this last race: