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Eurovision Song Contest

by | 30th, October 2003

‘HEY, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down.

‘I am the resurrection and I am the life’

Well, not everybody need bother, just the Independent, which has cocked an ear to the wind and followed the sound right to the door of No.10 Downing Street.

Therein Tony Blair is entertaining Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, with his customary zeal.

Cocking an eye through a half-opened window, the paper sees that Tony’s electric guitar is still in its box and the noise is coming from the stereo.

Unless we are very mistaken that’s the voice of Signor Berlusconi himself, accompanied by car park attendant-turned-guitarist Mariano Apicella.

The pair have collaborated on a new album of songs, entitled Meglio ‘na Canzone, or Better Songs, which is available through all good outlets, although none in Germany.

Fans of the little Italian will need no reminding that he once worked as a professional crooner on cruise ships.

Perhaps that experience gave him the mojo to co-produce an album of songs of broken hearts, dreams of love, jealousy and loneliness.

And perhaps Berlusconi’s CD will lead to our own deeply rhythmic leader working on an album of his own? Come on down, Sir Cliff Richard, your country needs you…’

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