Italy: When Francesca Michielin met Pope Francis

by Fiona Galliford 1,380 views

2016 is truly a year that Francesca Michielin will never forget.  Italy’s Eurovision Song Contest representative, who will perform No degree of separation in Stockholm, has enjoyed success at the Sanremo Music Festival, celebrated her 21st birthday and embarked upon her first concert tour.  The young singer can also boast of a very special supporter…

Last Saturday (23 April) Francesca had the honour of meeting Pope Francis.  She quickly took to social media with a picture and her excitement…

A day I will always remember.
Thanks Pope Francis!
PS: we called it a selfie

The picture has generated much activity so far – truly a time that Francesca will never, ever forget.

Francesca Michielin will perform No degree of separation at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.  Commencing on the 10 May with the first semi-final, the Contest is held in the capital’s Globen Arena.  As Italy is a “Big Five” nation, Francesca receives automatic qualification to the Grand Final on Saturday 14 May.