To "Tu Sì Que Vales", the story of Elisa who danced with her dad at just 5, thrilling Belen Rodriguez
Everyone was moved by the story of Elisa, a small competitor of Tu Sì Que Vales who moved Belen Rodriguez. At just 5 years old, the girl went on stage with her dad, showing enormous talent. Elisa is the daughter of Martin, an acrobat of Cirque du Soleil, the two performed together, with a beautiful choreography on the notes of the song A modo tuo.
The performance convinced the judges. Maria De Filippi immediately appeared fascinated by the father-daughter duo, just like Sabrina Ferilli, while Belen Rodriguez let herself go to tears, struck by the splendid relationship between Martin and Elisa. The Argentine showgirl is in fact very attached to her father, Gustavo Rodriguez, who like her has a passion for music. In 2011, the man took the stage of the Sanremo Festival to perform with his daughter. At the Ariston, Gustavo had played the guitar, accompanying his daughter who, excited, sang. "I wanted him with me because he is a great musician and because without him I could not live," he said on that occasion. Later, in 2015, Belen had returned to perform with her father at the Maurizio Costanzo Show and for his birthday she had given him the opportunity to record a song written for his wife Veronica Cozzani.
“Dad is strong and you have a lot of balance – Maria said at the end of the performance -. You're really good. How old are you? Five? You will become better than your father once you grow up ”. Martin said that Elisa started dancing and challenging herself with balance exercises since she was very young. “Elisa started dancing when she was very young – she explained -. I am a professional acrobat, I have worked for Cirque du Soleil and she is always with me behind the scenes. Elisa was here already six years ago. We came and my wife was pregnant ”. Shortly thereafter, the little girl's mother also came on stage, who had participated in Tu Sì Que Vales six years earlier when she was pregnant. "Coming back after 6 years is a very strong emotion – he confessed -. She was in my belly and to be back here on this stage is exciting ”.