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By Pete Devine

This year's song from Italy has a powerful message to the children of the world that despite their suffering from war and poverty these deeds are done by others and it is not their fault.

Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro, both talented musicians and writers, will perform the song for Italy in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente (You Did Not Do Anything).

 Ermal has lots of pedigree in Italy and has had eight platinum records and seven gold records over the last five years. 

In 2017, Ermal participated at Sanremo where he received the Mia Martini Critics Award and the Best Cover Award (for the song Amara Terra Mia by Domenico Modugno). 

In April of last year, he began his Vietato Morire Tour, which saw him perform up to 80 sold-out concerts, winning Rai Radio Live’s Best Tour Award in October 2017. 

Despite the long tour, Ermal distinguished himself as an enlightened judge of popular talent show Amici. 

He also won the MTV’s Best New Artiste Music Award followed by the Best Italian Act at the MTV European Music Awards.    

In 2018, Ermal returned to the Sanremo Festival teaming up with Fabrizio and the song they will take to Lisbon after winning top spot. 

Fabrizio was born in the San Basilio district of Rome in 1975 and began writing and arranging music as a teenager. 

He studied at Rome’s Roberto Rossellini Film and Television Institute, teaching himself to play the guitar.    

Fabrizio’s first success came in 2007 when he competed in the Sanremo Festival with his song Pensa, which won him first place in the emerging artiste category.

In March 2007, to coincide with the festival, he released Pensa, his third album, which went gold. After that he appeared at the same festival in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2017. 

In April 2013 Fabrizio released his sixth album L’inizio which he promoted during his L’inizio Tour of more than 40 concerts. 

In 2015 he took to the studio once again to produce and record his seventh album, Via delle Girandole 10.   

After the 2017 Sanremo he released his eighth album, Pace, through Sony Music Italy after which he launched his sold-out Pace Live Tour.    

Previous Entries

2017 - Francesco Gabani "Occidentali’s Karma"

2016 - Francesca Michielin "No Degree of Separation" - 16th (124 points)

2015 - Il Volo "Grande Amore" - 3rd (292 points)

2014 - Emma "La Mia Citta" - 21st (33 points)

2013 - Marco Mengoni "L'essenziale" - 7th (126 points)

2012 - Nina Zilli "L'amore e femmina (Out of Love)" - 9th (101 points)

2011 - Raphael Gualazzi "Madness of Love" - 2nd (189 points)

 

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