Avrei voluto

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Eurovision Song Contest 1989 entry
Country
Artist(s)
  • Anna Hoxha
  • Faustino Leali
As
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
  • Franco Ciani
  • Fabrizio Berlincioni
Conductor
Mario Natale
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
56
Entry chronology
◄ "Vivo (Ti scrivo)" (1988)   
"Insieme: 1992" (1990) ►

"Avrei voluto" ("I Would've Wanted") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed in Italian by Anna Oxa and Fausto Leali.

The song is a duet, in which both singers confess their love for each other. Unfortunately, however, it appears from the lyrics that the opportunity for a relationship has already passed. They realise, for example, that they "would've wanted" each other too.

The song was performed first on the night, preceding Israel's Gili & Galit with "Derekh Hamelekh". At the close of voting, suffering from a very bad start but sweeping up votes from the later half of the juries, it had received 56 points, placing 9th in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1990 contest by Toto Cutugno with "Insieme: 1992".

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