Junior Eurovision 2015 – Italy

Italy – RAI
Broadcaster Website: http://www.rai.it JESC RAI Website: http://www.junioreurovision.rai.it


Artist(s): Chiara & Martina Scarpari
Song: Viva
Age: 15 years
Composer(s): Luigi D’Alessio, Adriano Pennino
Writer(s): Fabrizio Berlincioni, Chiara Scarpari, Martina Scarpari
Website: http://www.martinaechiara.it
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chiara-e-Martina
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMScarpari


Chiara and Martina’s singing talent was noticed first by their grandfather, who five years ago encouraged them to follow their passion. Three years later they met their mentor, Christian Cosentino, who raised the bar even higher and encouraged them to sing and compete on an international level.

After the victories in some local contests, in 2014 Chiara and Martina debuted on the Rai1 prime time talent show for teens ‘Ti lascio una canzone. After two winning nights, they qualified for the final night and earned third place.

The twins released their first single, ‘Sempre insieme’ and represented Italy at the New Wave Junior Contest 2014, where they were the runners-up, missing victory by only one point. In December 2014 Chiara and Martina were invited to Moscow, where they performed with the renowned Cuban singer Roberto Kel Torres.

This year, their success continued; performing again on Rai 1 and being invited back to New Wave Junior 2015 as special guests. They then won the Italian National Final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and are competing with their second single ‘Viva,’ written together with the best-selling artist Gigi D’Alessio.

‘Viva’ is about the dreams of the teens, their first love and new emotions. But it is also the sweet memories of their grandfather, who was the first to #discover their talent. “Remembering our grandad is the verse we like the most,” the twins explain. “It’s only a few words, but it means a lot to both of us and we know that he is still here with us.”

Chiara and Martina hope to do their very best in Bulgaria. “After winning the national final the affection of the people overwhelmed us: it’s like an army of fans that we didn’t expect to have. We must do our best for them too: we’d like to have fun and to make them have fun as well!”

Source: junioreurovision.tv


Hello girls! First of all thank you so much for giving us this interview as Italian representatives at Junior Eurovision 2015 and congratulations on winning the ticket to Sofia!

ESC+Plus: The final duel of “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” had to be re-run and you lost the right to represent Italy for a few days. How did you feel when they told you the result had been invalidated? How did you feel when you won the duel for the second time?

When we were told they had to re-run the final duel we felt a bit sad, because we had already won, we had also made some celebrations with friends and family, all people had also congratulated us for the victory… We didn’t have any doubts that we had won the contest, so we were happy to repeat it. The second victory was beautiful and exciting.

E+: How did you receive the proposal to compete at the national final for Junior Eurovision? What does representing Italy after winning last year mean for you?

The news came to us in summer, RAI called us and told us that we had been selected to take part in the auditions for the first “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” program of the season, where we would compete to represent Italy at Junior Eurovision 2015. It was an actual surprise!

We are very happy to represent our country and we will do our best without looking at the last year’s victory. Of course, the stress is bigger knowing that your country won last year.

E+: Your song is composed by a very famous Italian composer, Gigi D’Alessio. How do you feel knowing that you will perform a song by one of the most popular musicians and singers in Italy?

Gigi D’Alesio has been very nice with us, he has written us very beautiful lyrics in whose composition we have participated too. We are proud of singing a song composed by such a great artist, famous in Italy and abroad.

E+:Can you tell us what your song is about? What is the thing you most like of Viva?

Our song, titled “Viva”, is a true hymn to life, to all those little things of everyday life which make our age special. One of the most beautiful part of the lyrics is that one dedicated to our beloved granddad who unfortunately passed away but surely smiles and watch over us from heaven.

E+:Have you already decided how you stage performance will look like? How about the costumes?

We want it to be a surprise, so we won’t reveal anything. We have spent a lot of time looking for the appropriate costumes together with some experts of RAI, who will travel to Sofia with us: designers, stylists, make-up artists…

E+:You recently released an official video of your song “Viva”. How was the shooting of the clip? Any funny anecdote you can tell us?

The official videoclip of our song was released a few days ago. We like the video so much because it is happy and cheerful, and it represents us very well. During the shooting we laughed a lot, we also run and dance. It was like a game for us and we are very happy with the result.

E+:Which are the similarities and differences between Chiara and Martina?(Hobbies, favourite subjects, favourite artists…)

Although we are identical physically, we even exchange ourselves, our character is totally different. We only both like puzzles, singing and dancing. I (Chiara) am more diligent and outgoing than Martina, who studies less than me and is more shy. Yes, but I (Martina) am more generous and selfless than Chiara. We usually have some fights because of these differences, but we love and protect each other.

E+:Do you usually watch the senior Eurovision? If you had to choose an Italian artist to compete at the contest, who would you choose?

Yes, we usually watch Eurovision, it is a very good competition. If we had to choose, we would send Marco Mengoni again because he is a very talented singer.

E+:How did your parents discover they had two talented children? When did you start singing?

Our parents realised that we had an innate talent when we were very little, even our teachers always asked us to sing at school and said that we were very good at singing. We can say that we started singing at the age of 3, our musical passion grew with us and we started attending vocal lessons when we were 10.

E+:Have you thought about the future of your musical career? Would you like to sing as a duet or separately?

We want to continue our musical career. We hope to go forward and earn more success, carry on our studies and graduate. We will most likely continue singing together because we can’t imagine ourselves separated.

E+: Do you already know any of the other Junior Eurovision 2015 participants from “New Wave Junior”? What do you think about their songs? Have you talked to them about the upcoming JESC experience?

No, we don’t personally know any of the other JESC participants. We have watched some videos of the competing songs on YouTube and there are some good ones, but we don’t know any of the performers personally. We want to make new friends once in Sofia.

E+:Did you watch Junior Eurovision 2014? How did you feel when Vincenzo Cantiello won the competition?

Yes, we watched Junior Eurovision 2014 and we became very happy when Vincenzo Cantiello won. We never imagined that we were going to represent Italy this year, for sure.

E+:Could you send a message for our readers and fans of the competition?

Firstly, we want to thank all your readers for their attention. We want to remind all of them that we will be performing on November 21 in Sofia representing Italy at Junior Eurovision 2015. Don’t miss it and support us by televoting. Thank you very much!

E+: Thank you very much for your time and see you in Sofia!

National Selection

Italian National Final – Ti Lascio Una Canzone Special Edition (September 12 and 19, 2015)

Round 1 (Duels – Jury/Orchestra/Televote):

  • Rebecca Toschi – Claudia Ciccateri
  • Beatrice Coltella & Antonio Licari – Sophia de Rosa & Andrea Ascanio
  • Gabriele Acqavia – Twins Chiara & Martina Scarpari
  • Valentina Baldelli – Emanuele Bertelli (Second Chance)
  • Clara Palmeri – Giovanni Sutera Sardo

Round 2 (Medley – Jury/Televote):

  • Claudia Ciccateri
  • Beatrice Coltella & Antonio Licari
  • Twins Chiara & Martina Scarpari
  • Valentina Baldelli
  • Emanuele Bertelli
  • Giovanni Sutera Sardo

Round 3 (Final Duel – Televote):

  • Twins Chiara & Martina Scarpari
  • Giovanni Sutera Sardo

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Non vedo l’ora che sia già domani
Avere il mondo chiuso tra le mani
L’amore che conta
Un’onda nei sogni miei

Abbiamo tutto per poter volare
Ma non sappiamo ancora dove andare
La vita è un mare che ci gira intorno
La notte ed il giorno
E il sole dentro di noi

Viva le speranze che non vuoi mollare
Viva le canzoni che non sai cantare
Le nostre illusioni
Gli errori di gioventù
Viva il primo bacio che ti fa tremare
Viva quella lacrima che sa di sale
Il sabato sera
Evviva la tua boy band

Viva le carezze del nonno che adesso è lassù
Viva l’aquilone che un giorno ho perso nel blu

Ridere tanto fino a stare male
Sentirsi grandi per poter partire
Seguire quello che ci dice il cuore
Studiare l’inglese
Life is right now… for us

Viva quel tramonto che ti fa sognare
Viva l’autostrada che ti porta al mare
Il nostro orizzonte
Le sponde dell’anima
Viva quel discorso che non sai capire
Viva quell’estate che non vuol finire
Evviva l’amore
Evviva la libertà

Viva le serate a suonare intorno a un falò
Viva la tua prima conquista

Viva le bugie che non riesci a dire
E il segreto che tu non sai mantenere
L’uscita da scuola
L’attesa per il week-end
Vivi tutto quello che un giorno ti ricorderai
Vivi perché il tempo che passa non si ferma mai


Can’t wait for tomorrow
having the world in my hands
a love that matters
a wave in my dreams

we have everywhere to fly
but we still don’t know where to go
Life is an ocean spinning around us
day and night
and the sun inside us

Viva the hopes that you don’t let go
Viva the songs you don’t know how to sing
our dreams
the mistakes of our youth
Viva the first kiss that makes you quiver
Viva that tear that tastes like salt
saturday night
Viva your boy band

Viva the kindness of grandfather who is now up there
Viva the kite that I have lost in the sky

Laughing hard until it hurts
Feeling mature to travel
listening what your heart says
studying english
Life is right here now for us

Viva that sunset that makes you dream
viva the highway bringing you home
our horizon
the shape of our soul
viva that thing you can’t understand
viva that summer that doesn’t want to end
Viva Love
Viva freedom

Viva the nights around a bonfire
viva your first boyfriend

Viva the lies you cannot tell
and the secret you cannot keep
Viva getting out school
waiting for the weekend

Live for all that you will remember one day
live, because time flies and never stops


Не мога да чакам до утре
държа света в ръцете си
любов, която значи много
вълна в мечтите ми

Имаме всичко нужно да летим
но все още не знаем къде да отидем
Животът е океан вилнеещ около нас
ден и нощ
и слънцето вътре в нас

Вива за мечтите, които не спираш да следваш
Вива за песните, които не знаеш да пееш
нашите мечти
грешките в младостта ни
Вива за първата целувка, която те кара да трепериш
Вива за сълзите с вкус на сол
събота вечер
Вива за твоята бой банда

Вива за добрината на дядо ни, който е там горе сега
Вива за хвърчилото, което изгубих в небето

Да се смееш до болка
Да се чувстваш достатъчно голям за да пътуваш
Да слушаш какво ти казва сърцето ти
Да учиш английски
Животът е тук пред нас

Вива за залезите, които те карат да мечтаеш
Вива за пътят, който те води в къщи
Нашият хоризонт
Формата на нашата душа
Вива за нещата, които просто не разбираш
Вива за едно безкрайно лято
Вива за любовта
Вива за свободата

Вива за нощите около лагерния огън
Вива за първото ти гадже

Вива за лъжите, които не можеш да изречеш
и за тайните, които не можеш да пазиш
Вива за края на учебния ден
и за очакването на уикенда

Живей за всичко, което ще си спомняш един ден
Живей, защото времето лети и никога не спира