I giorni dell'arcobaleno

"I giorni dell'arcobaleno" (English translation: "The Days of the Rainbow") is a song by Italian singer Nicola di Bari. The song was the winner of the Sanremo Music Festival 1972 in Sanremo, Italy, and later went on to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1972 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

"I giorni dell'arcobaleno"
Eurovision Song Contest 1972 entry
Piero Pintucci, Nicola Di Bari
Dalmazio Masini
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "L'amore è un attimo" (1971)   
"Chi sarà con te" (1973) ►

The song is a nostalgic ballad, with di Bari singing to a woman about her childhood, which she gave up by taking a lover at a very young age; and while this action, being a passage into adulthood, made her appear "cool" before her more innocent peers and transformed her into a self-assured young woman, she did in fact forsake what was - or could have been - "the best time" of her life.

The song was performed twelfth on the night of the Eurovision Song Contest (following Austria's Milestones with "Falter im Wind" and preceding Yugoslavia's Tereza Kesovija with "Muzika i ti"). At the close of voting, it had received 92 points, placing it 6th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1973 Contest by Massimo Ranieri with "Chi sarà con te".

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