Join us as we peel back the layers of Angelina Mango’s “La noia,” a song that cheekily tackles the all-too-familiar beast of boredom.

In this article, we’ll poke around the clever lyrics, dissect Angelina’s magnetic stage presence, and even toss in the full English and Italian lyrics for good measure.

So, if you’re itching to find out how a tune about the doldrums can be anything but dull, stick around—you’re in for a treat!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “La noia” by Angelina Mango for Eurovision 2024.

Who Is Angelina Mango?

Angelina Mango is a rising star in the Italian music scene, carrying the legacy of her late father, Pino Mango, a widely renowned Italian singer who passed away in 2014.

Angelina’s musical journey is deeply intertwined with her father’s influence, and she paid a heartfelt tribute to him by performing a cover of his song “La rondine” during the Sanremo Music Festival. This performance was met with a standing ovation and an emotional response from the audience.

Angelina’s performance of “La noia” at Sanremo showcased her exceptional vocal prowess and her ability to convey deep emotion with catchy pop hooks through her music. This clearly resonated with both the jury and the public, leading to her triumphant win at the festival.

While her connection to her father’s musical heritage has certainly made her an absolute force of talent, she makes it clear that she’s standing on her own two feet. Angelina is building on that musical heritage and not simply staying in his shadow.

Her victory at Sanremo, a prestigious platform that has launched many successful Eurovision entries for Italy, naturally led to her accepting the opportunity to carry the Italian flag at Eurovision 2024.

Angelina Mango’s selection for Eurovision has countless Eurofans, Italian or otherwise, buzzing with excitement. We’re eager to see how she will fare on the grand stage of Eurovision, where she will not only represent her country but also honor the memory of her beloved father.

Song Analysis – “La noia”

“La noia” by Angelina Mango is a lively exploration of the ennui that can pervade everyday life.

In the song, Angelina describes the feeling of listlessness and the desire for a deeper sense of purpose. Through the metaphor of her own uninspired drawings, she conveys a sense of creative and emotional stagnation, where even her artistic expressions fail to come alive.

Despite societal pressures to cherish life (“I’ve been told life is precious”), Angelina expresses a disconnection from the wisdom and insight that is expected to come with age. The “colored beads” she wears, instead of pearls of wisdom, symbolize a superficial understanding of life’s depth, a nod to the innocence and naivety associated with youth.

Angelina contrasts the outward appearance of being untroubled with an inner desire to escape the dullness that threatens to engulf her.

The refrain “The boredom” captures the essence of this struggle, as she describes living in a state of limbo—neither fully alive nor truly engaged with life’s pains and pleasures.

The song cleverly uses “cumbia” (a Colombian dance) as a metaphor for finding a rhythm in life that can disrupt the monotony. The dance represents an active choice to seek out joy and movement in the face of life’s tedious moments.

Despite the social pressures to conform and the superficial nature of many interactions, Angelina advocates for authenticity and the pursuit of genuine experiences.

In the bridge, Angelina shifts perspective, acknowledging her role as a songwriter and the importance of creating music as a means to combat boredom. She suggests that engaging with art and taking risks (“If I risk stumbling, at least it’ll stop the boredom”) can provide an escape from the weariness of life.

“La noia” is a call to embrace life’s full spectrum, recognizing that the experience of suffering can enhance the joys of life.

Angelina Mango’s lyrics invite us as listeners to dance away our boredom, to celebrate even in the face of absurdity, and to find meaning in the act of living itself.

Overall Impression

Angelina Mango is a revelation, a young artist who exudes a commanding and professional presence on stage that belies her years. It’s nothing short of incredible how she captivates the audience without the need for props, dancers, or extravagant visuals.

Her performance is a testament to her raw talent and charisma; she holds your attention unwaveringly from start to finish, proving that sometimes, less is indeed more.

This year’s Sanremo was a spectacle of talent, with many unforgettable acts that stirred the passions of music lovers across Italy and beyond. Amidst such stiff competition, Angelina Mango stood out and has rightfully earned her place as Italy’s envoy to Malmö.

Her song “La noia” isn’t just a track—it’s a movement, an infinitely catchy and danceable anthem that is sure to set the entire Eurovision fandom alight with energy.

Witnessing Angelina’s prowess at Sanremo 2024, we’re left with bated breath, anticipating how she will elevate “La noia” ever further for the Eurovision stage.

If her Sanremo performance is anything to go by, we know she’s a force to be reckoned with, one who doesn’t need to lean on staging to leave an unforgettable mark.

Yet, there’s little doubt that when it comes to Eurovision, the staging will match her exceptional talent, making her act not just memorable but truly iconic.

Angelina Mango is set to soar, and Europe should be ready to dance to her rhythm!

Angelina Mango – “La noia” – Lyrics (Original)

Quanti disegni ho fatto
Rimango qui e li guardo
Nessuno prende vita
Questa pagina è pigra
Vado di fretta

E mi hanno detto che la vita è preziosa
Io la indosso a testa alta sul collo
La mia collana non ha perle di saggezza
A me hanno dato le perline colorate
Per le bimbe incasinate con i traumi
Da snodare piano piano con l’età
Eppure sto una Pasqua guarda zero drammi
Quasi quasi cambio di nuovo città
Che a stare ferma a me mi viene
A me mi viene

La noia
La noia
La noia
La noia

Muoio senza morire
In questi giorni usati
Vivo senza soffrire
Non c’è croce più grande
Non ci resta che ridere in queste notti bruciate
Una corona di spine sarà il dress-code per la mia festa

È la cumbia* della noia
È la cumbia della noia
Total
Ah, è la cumbia della noia
La cumbia della noia
Total

Quanta gente nelle cose vede il male
Viene voglia di scappare come iniziano a parlare
E vorrei dirgli che sto bene ma poi mi guardano male
Allora dico che è difficile campare
Business parli di business
Intanto chiudo gli occhi per firmare i contratti
Princess ti chiama princess
Allora adesso smettila di lavare i piatti

Muoio senza morire
In questi giorni usati
Vivo senza soffrire
Non c’è croce più grande
Non ci resta che ridere in queste notti bruciate
Una corona di spine sarà il dress-code per la mia festa

È la cumbia della noia
È la cumbia della noia
Total
Ah, è la cumbia della noia
La cumbia della noia
Total

Allora scrivi canzoni?
Si, le canzoni d’amore
E non ti voglio annoiare
Ma qualcuno le deve cantare
Cumbia, ballo la cumbia
Se rischio di inciampare almeno fermo la noia
Quindi faccio una festa, faccio una festa
Perché è l’unico modo per fermare
Per fermare
Per fermare, ah

La noia
La noia
La noia
La noia

Muoio perché morire
Rende i giorni più umani
Vivo perché soffrire
Fa le gioie più grandi
Non ci resta che ridere in queste notti bruciate
Una corona di spine
Sarà il dress-code per la mia feѕta

È la cumbia della noia
È la cumbia della noia
Total
Ah, è la cumbia della noia
La cumbia della noia
Total
Totаl

Angelina Mango – “La noia” – Lyrics (English)

I drew so many drawings
I stay here and look at them
None of them come alive
This page is lazy
I hurry

And I’ve been told life is precious
I wear it proudly around my neck
My necklace doesn’t have pearls of wisdom
I was given colored beads
For the little girls messed up with trauma
To untangle slowly with age
Yet I am a pure one, look, no drama
I almost change city again
‘Cause if I stay where I am, then I get
I get

The boredom
The boredom
The boredom
The boredom

I die without dying
In these worn-out days
I live without suffering
There’s no bigger burden
Nothing left but to laugh in these burnt-out nights
A crown of thorns will be the dress code for my party

It’s the cumbia* for boredom
It’s the cumbia
For complete boredom
It’s the cumbia
It’s the cumbia
For complete boredom

So many people see the bad in things
The urge to run away as soon as they start talking
And I’d like to tell them I’m fine but then they look at me wrong
So I say it’s hard to get by
Business, they talk about business
Meanwhile, I close my eyes while I sign contracts
Princess, they call you princess
So stop doing the dishes now

I die without dying
In these worn-out days
I live without suffering
There’s no bigger burden
Nothing left but to laugh in these burnt-out nights
A crown of thorns will be the dress code for my party

It’s the cumbia for boredom
It’s the cumbia
For complete boredom
It’s the cumbia
It’s the cumbia
For complete boredom

So you write songs?
Yeah, love songs
And I don’t want to bore you
But someone’s got to sing them
Cumbia, I dance the cumbia
If I risk stumbling, at least it’ll stop the boredom
So I party, I party
Because it’s the only way to stop
To stop
To stop, ah

The boredom
The boredom
The boredom
The boredom

I die because dying
Makes days more human
I live because suffering
Makes joys greater
Nothing left but to laugh in these burnt-out nights
A crown of thorns
Will be the dress code for my party

It’s the cumbia for boredom
It’s the cumbia
For complete boredom
It’s the cumbia
It’ѕ the cumbiа
For complete boredom
For complete boredom

Final Thoughts – “La noia”

And there you have it, folks! We’ve danced through the details and spun around the subtleties of Angelina Mango’s “La noia.”

I see this being on heavy repeat in many Eurofans’ playlists leading up to the contest in Malmö and beyond.

Not to mention (and I mean no hate to Marco Mengoni or any of the other recent Italian entries), it’s nice to see Italy sending some feminine energy to the competition for a change.

I mean, with the exception of Victoria (the bassist for 2021’s winner, Måneskin), the last time a woman represented Italy was in 2016 with Francesca Michielin’s “No Degree of Separation.”

But that’s just my thoughts. Now it’s your turn!

Did Angelina Mango cure your boredom and make you start dancing or does her performance leave you yawning? Share your thoughts on “La noia” in the comments below!

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