Many years later, as she sat facing the interviewer, singer Laura Pausini was to remember those distant afternoons when her father took her to discover her voice. At that time her native town of Bologna, built centuries ago in the north of Italy, hosted singing competitions at festivals and in schools. Her father, whose unbridled imagination heard in his daughter's voice a genius that went beyond her years, thought it would be possible to turn her singing into gold. Her mother, who was a practical woman, was unable to dissuade him. For several years he worked hard to demonstrate the truth of his idea. He took his daughter to participate in the competitions, and each time she lost, he would grab her by the hand, convinced she would triumph in the next competition, and tell her: "This is the... More >>>