Sanremo, Accademia della Crusca promotes Angelina’s song

The academic Professor Lorenzo Coveri: “It is written in a new generation Italian, very close to spoken language without giving up more sophisticated figures”

Angelina Mango also promoted with full marks by the Accademia della Crusca. From a linguistic point of view, her song “La noia” had already been examined on the eve of the Sanremo Festival by the academic Lorenzo Coveri, former full professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Genoa, one of the greatest scholars of the language of music light. And after the young performer’s victory, the linguist commented to Adnkronos: “I can say that I am proud of my 9, modestly. I believed in it from the beginning, then I listened to the music and followed the performance: the text is an important starting point, but Angelina on stage”.

“La noia” is “a fresh and original text, composed together with two number ones such as the contemporary Madame (whose hand can be felt, indeed), and the expert Dardust (Dario Faini, to whom, among other things, the success is due of ‘Soldi’ by Mahmood) – explains Professor Coveri -. Written in a new generation Italian but not slang, on a language of average use, very close to everyday speech in terms of vocabulary and grammatical forms of incipient use ( “messed up girls, no dramas, I’m having an Easter, getting by”; but also “I feel like it”, “how they start talking”, and “I would like to tell them” – in the plural -, etc.), without giving up more sophisticated figures, more or less successful (the image of “a crown of thorns will be the dress code for my party is notable”) and with twists (“the cumbia of boredom”) that explodes on the Latin rhythm.

As for the second ranked song, “I p’ me, tu p’ te”, the Crusca academic recalls that the rap by Geolier, “a very successful young author (his second album was the best-selling of 2023) , and not only in Naples, as seen from the outcome of the televoting, has the merit of having brought to the stage of Sanremo an example of the new Neapolitan school which is different (but not opposed) to the neo-melodic one. The controversies over the alleged betrayal make no sense of the Neapolitan tradition because it is a photograph of the contemporary and youthful dialect, mixed with Italian and neologisms, without the pretense of imposing a graphic model”.

As for the song “Sincerely” by Annalisa, third place, Coveri underlines that it has “a text in dialogic form written in a simple medium Italian, with a nice ironic clause, which is perfectly suited to the pop skill of the interpreter”.

(by Paolo Martini)