Betty Curtis Al Di Là
"Al di là" (English translation: "Beyond") is a popular Italian song. "Al di là" was one of Betty Curtis' biggest hits in Italy.
The song was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in Italian by Curtis at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on March 18, 1961, after Curtis had won the 1961 edition of the Sanremo Festival on February 2, 1961, (from 1958 to 1966, the winner of the Sanremo Festival would automatically represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest).
Internationally, the song is generally connected with Italian-American singer Connie Francis. Francis recorded the song on October 1, 1962, (two All-Italian versions) and on November 3, 1962, (bilingual version Italian/English). Both All-Italian versions became huge hits in South America and Mexico; and the bilingual version became one of Francis' best selling Italian-flavored recordings in Asia, Europe and the U. S. It remains a favourite in Francis' live concert repertoire to this day, and the bilingual studio version is frequently featured on Greatest Hits compilations.