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Italy is busting boredom: Let Angelina Mango entertain you

23 April 2024 at 17:23 CEST
Angelina Mango is representing Italy at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Andrea Bianchera
Angelina Mango will be making moves across Europe, when she represents Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. She’ll be performing in Malmö with her song “La noia,” and it comes with a side of cumbia.
Angelina Mango is representing Italy at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Andrea Bianchera

With 30 songs performed on the final night, it’s quite an achievement to win Italy’s Sanremo festival, where the winner is given the chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. And for 2024, that winner was Angelina Mango, after she had Italy mesmerised with La noia, which means “The Boredom.” 

Angelina says the first time she sang in the 2024 Sanremo competition was the most memorable moment she’s had as a musician, and that the atmosphere surrounding the Ariston stage is magic.

After a performance from Angelina, we dare you Europe, to tell us you’re bored.

Angelina Mango is representing Italy at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Andrea Bianchera

La noia has already taken Europe by storm, with 58 million streams, and landing Angelina a place in Spotify’s top 25 global viral chart. And this isn’t the first time she’s had a hit. Her May 2023 song Ci pensiamo domani went triple platinum, and the next single, Che t’o dico a fa’, broke the record for the most streamed song by a female artist in Italy on the day of its debut.

Angelina has an early musical memory of performing in an ice cream shop when she was a child. Gelato might not be typical of the Swedish diet, but as Angelina loves to cook and discover new recipes, perhaps she’ll sample some new cuisine in the restaurants of Malmö — with or without a performance of La noia. We hope it’s with.

This busy popstar hates being asked whether she’s rested enough, and claims 6.5 hours is plenty of sleep. Unlike her family’s pet cat Cesare, who does nothing but sleep — la noia! Angelina says Cesare is so good at resting, that you might confuse him for a piece of furniture. Let’s hope Cesare wakes up for long enough to see Angelina on the Eurovision stage.

Angelina follows in the footsteps of some strong Eurovision contenders in recent years. In 2023, Marco Megoni finished in 4th place with his song Due Vite, and Italy won the Contest as recently as 2021 with Måneskin’s Zitte E Buoni, narrowly missing out the previous year (ignoring the Covid cancellation of 2020) when Mahmood came in 2nd with Soldi.

Angelina loves to mix genres, and her songs are full of influences from Italian rap, American rap, R&B and instrumental music. Some of her favourite songs include Prince’s Purple Rain, Rihanna’s Sledgehammer, and the iconic Luigi Tenco’s Amore, amore mio.

When we asked Angelina what she’s most looking forward to in Sweden, she said: “To have the best experience of my life!”

And Malmö is ready for the cumbia della noia, although we’re a little sad it’s not the tango di Mango.

Look out for Angelina on upcoming episodes of the Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

You can learn more about Angelina Mango from Italy right here.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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