Eurovision news is coming through thick and fast, with each country revealing their representatives as well as the song they will be singing. Italy has become the latest one, as their Sanremo Music Festival crowned its winner. Coming out on top was Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro, with their song “Non mi avete fatto niente”. They also won the traditional “leoncino” which is a little gold lion that’s awarded to every winner each year.
There was some tough competition, especially with Nina Zilli returning, who represented Italy in 2012 and came ninth in the Eurovision Song Contest. However, it was Lo Stato Sociale and Annalisa who came second and third respectively with the songs “Una vita in vacanza” and “Il mondo prima di te”.
“Non mi avete fatto niente” is a highly emotive passionate track that really allows the male artists to shine both vocally and emotively. The song was written by Ermal Meta, Fabrizio Moro, and Andrea Febo. The lyrics deal with war and terror attacks from around the world; it was written consequently to the Manchester Arena bombing.
Watch Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro’s Music Video To Eurovision Song “Non mi avete fatto niente” Here:
Italy has won the Eurovision Song Contest a total of two times, the latest being in 1990. They were on for a win last year when Francesco Gabbani brought a gorilla on stage as he sung his fun song “Occidentali’s Karma”. However, it just proves that having a lot of press behind you doesn’t guarantee a win, and they only managed to get to sixth place with 334 points.
Can Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro do better? They are both established artists in Italy with a tonne of album and single releases behind them. We believe this will certainly help them hit international success. To win the competition, they have to beat the other countries’ representatives; announced so far are Sennek for Belgium, Saara Aalto for Finland, Waylon for the Netherlands, AISEL for Azerbaijan, Cesar Sampson for Austria, Jessica Mauboy for Australia, Eugent Bushpepa for Albania, Iriao for Georgia, Madame Monsieur for France, Julia Samoylova for Russia, Alfred & Amaia for Spain, Mikolas Josef for the Czech Republic, Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Ireland, Eleni Foureira for Cyprus, Christabelle for Malta, Zibbz for Switzerland, SuRie for the United Kingdom, and Rasmussen for Denmark.
After Salvador Sobral won for Portugal, last year, with “Amar Pelos Dois”; the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be hosted at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal; with the two Semi-Finals taking place on 8 May and 10 May and the Grand Final taking place on 12 May. A total of 43 countries will compete in the contest.