Each participating song must be lasting up to 3 minutes, according to the EBU regulations. Therefore, the length of the Italian Eurovision entry Non mi avete fatto niente (You did nothing to me) had to be reduced. After all, today we may listen to the winning song of the 2018 Sanremo festival, just like it will be on the Eurovision stage!
The 3-minute version of Ermal Meta‘s and Fabrizio Moro‘s entry was unveiled on Spotify a few hours ago and you may enjoy it right here:
The song’s lyrics broach the sensitive social issue of the terrorist attacks that have taken place in Europe in recent years, whilst it was penned on the occasion of the attacks in Manchester last May, during Ariana Grande‘s concert. The songwriters are both the artists themselves, as well as Andrea Febo.
Summer tours in the making
Besides the Eurovision project, the two singers don’t seem to rest on their laurels, as they both have already planned and announced the schedule of their 2018 summer tours around their native country, on their official Facebook pages. Below you may find out whether each singer is coming to your city or not and grab your tickets! Both of the tours will be starting from the Italian capital, Rome.
Tickets for Ermal’s Non abbiamo armi tour are available here via the pronoticket.it website.
About Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro
Ermal Meta has been a member of Italian bands Ameba4 and La Fame di Camilla. After becoming a songwriter for several Italian artists, he launched his solo career, having now released two studio albums: Umano (2016) and Vietato morire (2017). The latter peaked at number one in Italy, and was preceded by the single with the same title, which placed third in the main competition of the Sanremo Music Festival 2017.
Fabrizio Mobrici (stage name Fabrizio Moro), released his debut albu, in 2000 and he later rose to fame when he won the Newcomers’ Section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2007 with his entry Pensa. The song became a number-one hit in Italy, while the album with the same title was certified gold in Italy. As of today, he has released 8 studio albums, an extended play and a live album. He also has written songs for other well-known artists.
As a member of the Big 5, Italy doesn’t have to compete in any of the two semi-final evenings. Hence, the country is automatically set to participate in the Grand Final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held on 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.