- Category : 1947-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
Italian singer, mainly successful in the first half of the 1970s.
Illiani started his musical career as a member of the band Wanted between 1962 and 1966. In 1968, he became guitarist in Gianni Morandi's backing band.
In 1970, Illiani adopted the stage name Donatello and entered the competition at the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Io mi fermo qui", presented in a double performance with the band Dik Dik. The same year Donatello got his first commercial success with the song "Malattia d'amore" which charted tenth on the Italian hit parade.
Between 1971 and 1973 he entered the main competition at the Sanremo Music Festival three more times, each time becoming a finalist. In the same years he got two top ten hits with the songs "Com'è dolce la sera" and "Ti voglio". After the 1974 single "Irene", which he presented at Un disco per l'estate, Donatello left Dischi Ricordi and started pursuing a more personal musical path, characterized by the recovery of traditional sounds.