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  • Writer's pictureLiv Webster

Junior Eurovision 2022: Italy

Photo Credit: Be Basic Studio / RAI

This year Italy is being represent at Junior Eurovision 2022 by Chanel Dilecta with the song, 'BLA BLA BLA'. At 13-years-old she will represent Italy in Yerevan for Junior Eurovision 2022.

You can find details on the entry, the artist, ranking and comments from the Aussievision team and history of Italy Junior Eurovision below.

The artist: Chanel Dilecta

Chanel hails from the picturesque Northern Italian town of Thiene. She holds many talents, singing and studying ballet since age four in addition to piano, modern dance and stage art. Her talents have been showcased at international competitions such as TMF (Tour Music Fest) 2021, the Italian Performer Cup (2021) and The Coach Contest.

Chanel’s has a passion for jewellery design, reading, knitting and solving Rubik's Cubes. She loves good music, books, Eurovision, Harry Styles, and baby animals. Iconic.

Her YouTube channel consists of many covers of well known songs, including a delightful rendition of Viki Gabor's 2019 Junior Eurovision winning entry 'Superhero'.

The entry: 'BLA BLA BLA'

The upbeat entry is sung predominately in Italian with a smattering of English throughout. 'BLA BLA BLA' is a wonderful combination of pop, Junior-Eurovision-esque charm and contemporary Italian music sounds.

The featured lyrics "lo dico chiaro e tondo, Bla bla bla… parole parole…, Bla bla bla… soltanto parole" (Translating: "I'm saying it plain and simple, Bla bla bla… words words…, Bla bla bla… just words") hold the important message that discourse around climate change and world peace can't be empty words and promises, action must happen.

The entry was composed by Marco Iardella and was written by Carmine Spera, Fabrizio Palaferri, Angela Senatore.

Aussievision team ranking

The Aussievision team have voted for their top 10 favourite Junior Eurovision 2022 songs from 12 points to 1 point.

They have ranked Italy as their 4th favourite song from this years Junior Eurovision!

'BLA BLA BLA' got 12 points from Colleen, Fleur and Teddy, 10 points from Olivia and 8 points from Laura and Steven.

Comments from the Aussievision team

"A catchy pop song with a slightly nonsensical title, "BLA BLA BLA" picks up where "Bim Bam Toi" left off in 2019. The song exudes pure fun and I can't wait to see what Italy do with it on stage." ~ Colleen

"I don't think I've been so thoroughly charmed by a Junior Eurovision song since Bim Bam Toi, and that's saying something! The chorus gets stuck in your head, the dance moves are pleasingly goofy, and there's a nice message buried in there too. It manages to be both child-friendly and a genuinely good and memorable pop song, which imo is the perfect balance to do well at JESC!" ~ Teddy

"This one was the most catchy for me. BLA BLA BLA is stuck in my head. It must resonate with me therefore it gets my douze points." ~ Fleur

"It is so catchy and feel good!" ~ Olivia

Italy at Junior Eurovision

Italy has had a successful presence at Junior Eurovision, winning on debut in 2014 with the wonderful entry 'Tu primo grande amore' performed by Vincenzo Cantiello. Their second best result was third in 2016 with 'Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)' performed by Fiamma Boccia.

In recent years, they've had Top 10 results. This year will mark Italy's eighth participation in Junior Eurovision.

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