Anna Oxa, incredible change: how it was in Sanremo 1989

Anna Oxa is participating in Sanremo for the fifteenth time: as it was in 1989, when she triumphed paired with Fausto Leali.

There are very few hours left until the start of the most awaited musical event of the year. The 73rd edition of the San Remo Festival is about to leave and the public can’t wait to listen to the songs proposed by 28 artists in gari. Artists with a capital A, between great comebacks and exciting debuts. Who will be the first Big to take the Ariston stage?

Anna Oxa at Sanremo Giovani 2023 – Credits Raiplay (

just her, Anna Oxa. She will be the first of the fourteen artists who will perform this evening, during the opening night of the singing festival, scheduled for this evening 7 February. “Go Up (Song of the Soul)”, this is the title of the song by Oxa, who will participate in Sanremo for his fifteenth time. It was 1978 when she took the Ariston stage for the first time, at just sixteen, finishing second with the unforgettable “A little emotion”. In 1989 and 1999 she climbed to the top step of the podium, respectively with the songs “I’ll leave you”paired with Fausto Leali, and “Mercilessly”. An incomparable voice, like her style: over the years, Oxa has shown herself with the most varied looks and hairstyles. Here it is in 1989.

Anna Oxa, how she has changed over the years: here she is in Sanremo in 1989

You won’t have to wait long to hear the song by Anna Oxa of Sanremo 2023. She will be the first competitor to perform, officially starting the competition. The last time she took to the Ariston stage was 2011, when she presented the song “My soul of man”. A career full of successes, from Sanremo and beyond, those of Oxa, who has always captured the attention of the public, but not only because of her extraordinary talent.

Over the years, the singer he changed his appearance many times, loving to play with her hair and her outfits. From the punk look with short black hair of the debut in Sanremo to the long run smooth and blonde hair flaunted in 1989, in the duet with Leali. Her hair was also very long ten years later, when she triumphed in Sanremo with Mercilessly: who does not remember the iconic two-tone streaks?

For her return to the Festival, Anna Oxa has once again opted for blonde, choosing a very light platinum shade. Waiting to find out everything about her chosen looks for her Sanremo evenings, let’s dive into the past, right back to 1989. Here she is at the moment of award ceremony, alongside Fausto Leali, with her winner of the 39th edition of the Festival:

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A real charm! Also on that occasion, the singer showed off a blonde hair, bringing side line. A timeless beauty, that of Anna Oxa, who represents a true style icon, as well as a queen of music. Ready to get excited by listening to her “soul song”?