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Minister of the interior, Salvini responds out of tune on the San Remo winner

Surprise at the impact festival of San Remo: Milan's Alessandro Mahmoud – artist name: Mahmood – the 69. Edition of the popular Italian song contest won.

In the night from Saturday to Sunday, he won with his song "Soldi" only thanks to the jury votes, ahead of second-placed favorites the end. From the TV audience Mahmood got in the final vote, only 14 percent of the votes, while singer received the end of 46 percent.

The result caused due to Mahmoods Arabic-sounding name, as well as Oriental elements in the music discussions in the social networks – some with racist undertones. The father of the singer comes from Egypt, his mother is from Sardinia. "You have us down for a full Horst in the eye," it was said about. Or: "You didn't hit, Ali Baba, they let you win, that's all."

Italy's interior Minister and chief of the right-wing Lega Nord party, Matteo Salvini, felt led to comment: "Mahmood... well... The most beautiful Italian song?!? I have chosen the end, what do you think?", he tweeted.

the Salvini's Statement brought him a lot of criticism. Many users responded with a favorite set of Salvini's for his political opponents, by him, the taking of a stomach by means of have advised. Others suggested a Serving of Couscous as a Sunday dinner, or contented themselves with insulting Gestures.

After the victory of Mahmood thanks and its Song again. (Video: Youtube/Rai)

The San Remo Festival is held since 1951 every year, on several evenings in early February and by the TV channel RAI transferred. More than ten million people to watch the competition, inspired the creation of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Festival brought artists such as Eros Ramazzotti and Andrea Bocelli to make the breakthrough.

Mahmood was born and raised in Milan, referred to as the "Italian 100%". With sdeinem win the title of "Soldi", a pop song with Rap elements about an absent father, he is allowed to participate in may at the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Created: 10.02.2019, 15:31 PM

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