My Top 5: Italian Female Singers (2nd Edition)

So, here it is finally.  The 2nd edition to My Top 5:  Italian Female Singers.  My musical preferences change very often and I’m sure there will be more revisions to this top 5 list but for now, here are the Italian female singers I have in constant rotation in iTunes.

The disclaimer is always the same – these are my own personal favourites and I don’t expect everyone to agree with my choices.  In fact, I’d love it if you’d comment with your Top 5 Italian Female Singers.

I hope you enjoy it and maybe discover some new music!

top 5 Italian Female Singers

1.  Alessandra Amoroso

Alessandra Amoroso always had a passion for singing.  Since she was very young, she participated in local competitions.  When she was 17 years old, she auditioned for the popular talent show “Amici“, however didn’t make it.  This didn’t hinder her.  In 2008, she auditioned for the show again and passed the audition and taking first place.  Her first EP was released in 2009 through Sony Music Italy and achieved gold status before it was even released due to the high number of pre-orders.  She has since released two more albums and received a number of awards.  With her killer vocals and amazing talent, her star will continue to rise and remain a constant figure in the Italian music industry.

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2.  Emma

Emma was born in Firenze and was surrounded by music at an early age.  Her father, the guitarist of a local band, played festivals and clubs and it was from her experiences watching her dad, that she developed her passion for music.  She started her path to music stardom in 2003 when she took part in an Italian talent show called “Popstars“.  After the show, she formed a group called Lucky Star which was later disbanded in 2006 after their CD release didn’t receive commercial success.  She was part of another group before she took part in the popular talent show “Amici” in 2009 and won.  She released her first solo EP in 2010 which garnered a lot of success in Italy.  She has since released 2 more albums with great success.  All of her albums have achieved Platinum sales status. Emma competed in the 2012 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival and placed first with her song Non e’ l’inferno.

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3.  Annalisa

Annalisa began singing when she was just 13 years old with her band in local venues and pubs.  She catapulted to fame after participating in the popular Italian talent show “Amici” in 2010 and taking second place.  In 2010 she released her first album Nali which certified platinum and in 2012 she released her follow-up album with great success. This young talent is slowly shedding her shy and timid character as she grows as a professional singer-songwriter.

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4.  Elisa

Elisa was born in Trieste and started writing music when she was just 11 years old. She appeared on a televised karaoke program, Karaoke, when she was 15. A couple years later, she was signed to a record label, Sugar. At 18, she moved to California and started working on her debut album. It wasn’t until September 2000 that Elisa recorded her first Italian song, “Luce (tramonti a nord est)“, which was originally written in English. It went on to win her the top prize at the 2001 Sanremo Music Festival. Elisa is a natural born talent, only 31 years old and already has numerous albums already under her belt including a greatest hits compilation.

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5.  Noemi

Noemi was born in Rome and was always surrounded by music.  Her dad was a guitarist with a passion for Italian and English music of the 60s and 70s.  She began taking piano lessons when she was 7 and later went on to study guitar.  In 2007, she participated in the SanremoLab, however wasn’t chosen to participate in the Sanremo Music Festival.  In 2008, she took part in X Factor but was eliminated in the 12th episode.  In April 2009, she released an EP and has since recieved great success including colloborations with other artists and performances in big concerts throughout Italy.  Noemi was a participant in the 2010 and 2012 editions of the Sanremo Music Festival and has had continuous success with her singles, albums and tours.

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  1. Bernard O'Shea

    December 13, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Reblogged this on My Five Romances and commented:
    I always like to hear what other musical recommendations other people have, so when I am in the mood for Italian. the Calabrisella Mia blog written by “Lulu” is a good source of inspiration. Here are Lulu’s latest top 5 female favourites, but I recommend you go to her blog at to find out more about Italian singers, actors, films, the language and life in Italy. (She is more hip than I am). Enjoy.

  2. Bernard O'Shea

    July 10, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Hello, I would like to reblog your “favourite singer” postings on my blog (My Five Romances) at some stage…. I just want to get your approval first. Let me know if you are OK with that, grazie!

  3. Peter

    April 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you for the great singers.

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