The great trophy was awarded to the singer Antonino, while the famous musician Tiziano Ferro closed the international contest with an explosive show.
Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer who sold over seven million records in his whole career, offered on Sunday evening, on the stage from the Council Square from Brasov, the last recital of the Golden Stag 2009 Festival. The evening was marked by the announcement of the winners, the great trophy being adjudicated by Antonino (photo Agerpress )from Italy, the Silver Stag going to The Marker – Romania, while another Romanian Ovi, who represented Norway, ranked third, adjudicating also the award for popularity, while the award of the jury was received by Glen Vella from Malta.
Sunday evening was scheduled also the recital of Loredana, whose guest was the former Deep Purple soloist, Joe Lynn Turner.
Loredana’s recital began with songs such as “Like a star” or “Good evening darling,” and continued with “Zig Zaga,” “Tzuki” and several tunes of folk inspiration such as “Sleigh with bells” and “He who loves and leaves.”
Joe Lynn Turner sang together with Loredana, as a first, the songs “Heaven” and “Lele.” The audience was however not very receptive to this recital, probably because of the rain, but probably also because of the shadows which made it difficult for them to see what was happening on the stage. After a short break, the American guitarist Steve Vai went on the stage. Vai was distinguished by the organizers with the award for his entire career. He offered three pieces to the audience, the first being marked by a sound problem determined by an overlapping of negatives.
Before leaving the stage, Steve Vai took photos with the audience, but did not give any encore, although he received ovations from the public who was shouting in a choir “Steve!” “You are too good with me. We shall meet next time,” the guitarist said.
The long awaited recital of Tiziano Ferro, the first one on a stage from Romania, was welcomed enthusiastically since the first accords in the Council Square, the public resisting stoically in the rain and the biting cold.
The Italian sang, accompanied by the orchestra, all the songs which made him famous, including the hits “Perdono” and ”Rosso Relativo” and left the impression that he felt extraordinarily thanks to the atmosphere created by the around 2,000 persons who sang and danced together with him.
The Golden Stag 2009, which closed on Monday with the folklore evening, rallied 25 competitors, and brought on the stage recitals given by Hot Chocolate, System, Holograf, Directia 5 and Vama.