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Italy: Learn The ‘Gorilla Dance’ For Francesco’s Performance

Francesco Gabbani has given a tutorial on how to perform the ‘Gorilla Dance’ in his performance of “Occidentali’s Karma”.

This years favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Francesco Gabbani has released a short tutorial on how to dance like him during “Occidentali’s Karma”. The signature ‘Gorilla Dance’ has become a huge hit with audiences in Italy as well as abroad joining in during the chorus. Currently Francesco is top of the odds and tipped to win the contest in Kyiv, Ukraine by a significant margin.

Since winning the Sanremo Festival, “Occidentali’s Karma” has sold over 150,000 copies and has become certified triple-platinum. The song was number one in Italy for three weeks following Sanremo, and is the hot favourite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Following this success, and prior to his appearance at Eurovision, Francesco has released new album Magellano on 28th April. After Eurovision, he will begin his 3-month Italian tour in Verona on 19th June.

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Italy debuted in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the contest in 2011, having last participated in 1997. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’età‎”, and the second being in 1990 with Toto Cutugno’s “Insieme: 1990”. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on four occasions, finishing in 2nd in 2011 with Raphael Gualazzi’s “The Madness of Love” and 3rd in 2015 with Il Volo’s “Grande amore”. The former was the jury winner of Eurovision 2011, and the latter was the winner of the public vote in 2015.
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