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Carla Bruni caught in song row

French First Lady Carla Bruni's surprise withdrawal from Italy's San Remo music contest has been blamed on a song in the competition that mocks her husband, President Nicola Sarkozy, it emerged yesterday.

Bruni's decision to withdraw from the festival, which will run from February 16 to 21, was revealed by TV presenter Massimo Giletti on the state channel Rai Uno, which broadcasts the event each year.

He said among the explanations is the possibility the appearance of Bruni was “vetoed by the Elysee Palace in annoyance at the song that mocks President Sarkozy”.

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