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Cristina D'avena & Gem Boy

Cristina D'avena is the most famous Italian singer of TV song themes, particularly of Japanese animation series. Contrary to other countries, it was customary in Italy to discard the original song and replace it with a new one sung in Italian. In fact, anime series were so popular with Italian children and teenagers that they actually spawned an entire musical industry of composers, performers, and bands. Cristina D'avena was the undisputed queen of the genre. A true pop star in the '80s, she sang the Italian-version song (and sometimes wrote the lyrics) of countless series, starred in her own TV shows, and sold millions of records.

Main Event: 22:00