Opera Chic was busy re-reading Goethe's Götz von Berlichingen (löl ich bin eine löllercoaster löl) when a sms came ringing on her Samsung BlackJack to quickly turn the SKY satellite to Rai Uno.
I had tried to forget: The Sanremo Festival had started this evening! There on the screen, dressed all in black, was the Roberto Alagna Sanremo replacement Mr. Piero Mazzocchetti, belting-out the song that was originally commissioned for the Aida-walk-off tenor to premiere live, "Schiavo d'Amore".
Mazzocchetti, one of the twenty other singers currently crooning lame Italian pop at the 57th Sanremo Festival, deftly premiered the song a little while ago, which was promised to be sung by Alagna before the predictable cancellation on January 7, 2007.
Although many Milanese have wiped their hands of Alagna forever after his Aida walk-off, we all agree that at least Alagna saved his last, dying shred of dignity by cancelling participation in the painfully lame Sanremo.
Also, like Shannen Doherty and Paris Hilton before him, one of Mazzocchetti eyes are slowly fighting their way off his face. That is all.