Loredana Errore

Ragazza Occhi Cielo

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Like fellow Amici di Maria De Filippi graduates Alessandra Amoroso and Emma Marrone, Loredana Errore made her commercial recording debut with an EP, Ragazza Occhi Cielo, released shortly after the reality show's season finale. Like Amoroso's Stupida (2009) and Marrone's Oltre (2010), Ragazza Occhi Cielo includes several songs written by the tandem of Federica Camba and Daniele Coro. A couple of the Camba/Coro songs, "La Voce Delle Stelle" and "La Vedova Nera," are quite good. It's impressive how that tandem can continue to churn out so many good songs with such frequency. Even better than the three Camba/Coro songs on Ragazza Occhi Cielo are the three written by Italian pop star Biagio Antonacci. The chart-topping title track is one of them and it's wondrous, in particular on the soaring chorus, where Errore showcases the strength of her vocals. "L'Ho Visto Prima Io" is another, and it likewise includes a chorus that puts Errore's vocals on showcase. The third Antonacci song, "Oggi Tocchi a Me," is a cover of a song from his album Convivendo, Pt. 2 (2005). In addition to the three songs each by Camba/Coro and Antonacci, Ragazza Occhi Cielo includes "L'Inventario," a song by Laura Pausini collaborator Daniel Vuletic. All in all, there's a remarkably high concentration of great songs on Ragazza Occhi Cielo. Errore is lucky to have some of Italy's finest songwriters working for her. As for Errore herself, there's no question that she's blessed with a strong voice and has a compelling backstory (born in Bucharest, Romania, and adopted by an Italian family), but without the strength of the material on Ragazza Occhi Cielo, she wouldn't stand out from the numerous other Italian reality show singers like she does here on this stellar debut effort.

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