The 2018 Italian Eurovision hopefuls Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro travelled to Portugal recently in order to film their Eurovision postcard. The Italian postcard will depict the duo in the northern Portuguese city of Porto.
The delegations and participants of the 43 participating countries at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be travelling to Portugal prior to the contest in order to film their respective presentation postcards. Each artist will be portrayed in an activity or a challenge.
The postcards will showcase the beauty of Portugal and will portray the Eurovision artists enjoying the sights and sounds of the host country.
The presentation postcards serve as a massive platform for the host country to promote its tourism and showcase itself on a global scale as millions of viewers tune in to watch Europe’s favorite television show. The Eurovision Song Contest reaches households beyond Europe, from Australia to Argentina, from China to New Zealand, from USA to India etc.
The Italian postcard
The Italian Eurovision postcard has been filmed in the picturesque city of Porto and will showcase the Italian duo enjoying the sights and soughts of this magnificent town.
About Fabrizio Moro and Ermal Meta
Both Fabrizio Moro and Ermal Meta are household names in Italy having recorded many albums and establishing themselves in the Italian music industry.
The two artists joined togetether for Sanremo 2018 and won the competition with a landslide victory with their song Non mi avate fatto niente. They will represent Italy at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
Italy in Eurovision
Italy is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest having debuted in the very first contest in Lugano back in 1956. The country has won the competition twice (1964, 1990). Italy has sent some of its most celebrated singers to the contest: Domenico Modugno, Albano and Romina Power, Toto Cotugno, Gianni Morandi, Fausto Leali, Umberto Tozzi, Marco Mengoni, Nina Zilli, Ana Oxa, Mattia Bazaar, Gigliola Cinquetti, Franco Battiato, Luca Barbarossa, Il Volo, Emma Marrone etc.
Italy withdrew from the event in 1997 and after lots of convincing the country was back in the game after a 13 year hiatus. The Italians returned with great honours in 2011 when Raphael Gualazzi came 2nd in Dusseldorf. We can say that Italy is definitely the most succesful country among the BIG 5 as it has achieved 5 TOP 10 placings in the past 7 editions.
Italy is set to compete at the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 12 May in Lisbon.