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Your a Star

Song sung by Carl Wayne

Written by Tony Macaulay arranged by Tony King

Recorded at Wessex Studio




February 19 1977

By Mark Wilson

Leicester musical duo, Dario and Delia Poli, like many other acts were making their first ever television appearance on the show. They performed the theme to the movie The Godfather, Speak Softly Love, which received a tremendous response from the audience.

Their shared victory came despite Dario injuring his finger after trapping it in the car door just twenty minutes before they were due to perform. With blood running down his arm and onto his jacket Dario was quickly patched up by the medical team at ATV but was unable to use his injured finger, which for a classical guitarist was a major problem. It certainly wasn’t the way Dario wanted to celebrate his birthday, which happened to be the same day as the recording. The extent of the injury suffered by Dario means that he still bears the scar on his finger to this day.

Added to this dramatic last minute injury was another problem for the duo with Delia still recovering from laryngitis on the night of the recording. Songwriter and producer, Les Reed, said ‘Dario and Delia are professional in every sense of the word’ and John Smith, Managing Director of the Bailey’s Organisation added, ‘Dario and Delia are a great act who often work for us. Welcome anytime.’

The brother and sister duo , who sang to guitar accompaniment had been working together for five years, with as many appearances abroad as they had made in the UK, including a specially invited show for the Finnish Government. Their agent suggested they auditioned for New Faces to get themselves better known in the UK. Dario wrote a lot of their songs himself, and had also written the music for a film.

Following their TV debut on this show the duo performed with many big names including Olivia Newton-John, Dave Allen, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Ronnie Corbett, The Bachelors and New Faces pilot show host Leslie Crowther.


“The judges assembled for show twenty-four of the series, they were Mickie Most, Shaw Taylor, John Smith and Les Reed“.

Dario and Delia
Two of a Kind

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Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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