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World of music in turmoil over the Madame case. The name of the singer – born Francesca Calearo, 21 years old on January 16 – has appeared in recent days in an investigation into false anti-Covid vaccinations aimed at obtaining the Green Pass. The artist is accused of false ideology against the national health system. And the story has sparked quite a few controversies about her participation in the next Sanremo Festival and in the end-of-year concert at the Circus Maximus in Rome.
Amadeus: “To date, Madame is competing in Sanremo”
At the moment, Madame has not commented on the story, but Amadeus – artistic director of the Sanremo Festival – commented to the microphones of RTL 102.5 that “at this moment, giving an opinion with the panettone still in your mouth on something so serious, it seems to me not very serious . There is an ongoing investigation and you are innocent until you are found guilty.” “To date – added Amadeus – Madame is competing in Sanremo, then we’ll see what happens from here to the Festival. It would be a real shame for the public not to listen to his song”. At the moment Rai has not taken an official position, with the lawyers at work, but since the artist is not under contract with Viale Mazzini, public television cannot apply the ethical code.
The Municipality of Rome: “The cast of the New Year’s Concert does not change”
Even the Municipality of Rome has currently confirmed Madame’s invitation to the free year-end concert. “As there is no certainty about an illicit behavior by Madame, the artistic cast of the New Year’s concert at the Circus Maximus ‘Rome Restarts 2023’ does not change. We hope, however, that the artist can clarify his position”, he said know the Capitoline councilor for Major Events, Tourism, Fashion and Sport, Alessandro Onorato. Doubts about the opportunity to confirm the artist had come from the Calenda list, with the group leader Flavia De Gregorio for whom with Madame on stage “the risk is that the wrong message will pass. After the fight against Covid and the many sacrifices made by the Italians they cannot pass equivocal messages about vaccines”. And on Twitter Alessio D’Amato, councilor for health of Lazio, writes: “I spent two years fighting Covid-19. After the battle we fought, the story of the singer Madame leaves me amazed. I hope that at least from the stage of the Circus Maximus sends a message of trust in science and vaccines”.