Saturday 4 May 1985


Born: November 20th, 1949, Bologna (Italy)
Nationality: Italian

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Fiorenzo ‘Fio’ Zanotti studied at the G.B. Martini Conservatory in Bologna; later, he followed courses in counterpoint, harmony, and orchestration. His career began in the rock band Djudas, in which he played the organ. From 1979 onwards, he has written arrangements for many pop artists, e.g. Loredana Berté, Ornella Vanoni, Vasco Rossi, Adriano Celentano, Fiorella Mannoia, and Milva. He wrote a duet for Andrea Bocelli and Placido Domingo and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, when Zucchero gave a concert in the Royal Albert Hall, London. Since his debut in the San Remo Festival in 1990 (with ‘Donna con te’, Anna Oxa), Zanotti has conducted the orchestra in this contest on many occasions in this festival.


Fiorenzo Zanotti arranged and conducted the 1985 Italian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest held in Gothenburg, ‘Magic, Oh Magic’. It was performed by Al Bano & Romina Power and finished seventh in a field of nineteen competing entries.


Country - Italy
Song title - "Magic, Oh Magic"
Rendition - Al Bano & Romina Power
Lyrics - Cristiano Minellono
Composition - Dario Farina / Michael Hoffmann
Studio arrangement - Fiorenzo 'Fio' Zanotti
Live orchestration - Fiorenzo 'Fio' Zanotti
Conductor - Fiorenzo 'Fio' Zanotti
Score - 7th place (78 votes)

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