UPDATED: Italian singer Blanco investigated for damage during Sanremo festival

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Italian singer Blanco has been placed under investigation by Imperia police for damaging public property after he wrecked a floral arrangement at the Sanremo Song Festival after problems with his sound system.

The 20-year-old rapper and singer-songwriter destroyed the flowers on the stage of the Sanremo music fest on opening night last Tuesday during a tantrum at him having problems with the audio in his earplugs during his appearance as a guest performer.

The Brescia born singer was the co-winner of the 2022 festival with Mahmood for their song Brividi, Italy’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest last year.

Festival Director and Presenter Amadeus said that Blanco would not appear again as planned on the following night, even after the rapper apologised profusely.

The consumer association Codacons, meanwhile, filed a complaint to criminal prosecutors about the destruction of the flowers and the related cost for the public purse.

Sanremo is staged by State broadcaster Rai.

Blanco was initially supposed to roll around in the floors rather than kicking them off the stage.
Amadeus told him to cool off and come back and sing later, but he did not reappear.

Via Rai News

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