Nina Zilli“Today I write what I sing. And my name is Nina Zilli”. Nina Zilli is a real tornado, a volcano. She is so besotted with music that her passion wins you over before you have even had the chance to listen to one of her songs. Nina comes from a small town in Val Trebbia which she left early on for Ireland, the US, anywhere her dreams would take her. She will sing L'Amore È Femmina / Out Of Love in the Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.
Starting as a multi-faceted artist, with many musical ventures behind, Nina Zilli found time and passion to write songs about everything and to present herself as a solo singer. From her magical hat of wonders, Nina pulled out six songs and released an EP in 2009. It included 50mila, the debut single with Giuliano Palma picked by Ferzan Ozpetek for his film Mine Vaganti, and cult cover You Can’t Hurry Love by the Supremes in Italian– L’Amore Verrà.
Nina Zilli debuted in Sanremo in 2010 with L’Uomo Che Amava Le Donne and won the ‘Mia Martini’ Critics’ Award and the Press, Radio & TV Award as well as the Best Live Performance at the Newcomer's category. This latter award was assigned to Nina by "Assomusica" for her distinctive act, her excellent stage presence, her remarkable flair for performing live and a brilliant talent for interacting with the audience; all features that are crucial to transform live music into pure emotion.
She then released her album Sempre Lontano, which was certified gold, and following a guest performance at the 2011 Sanremo Festival for a duet with La Crus, the new edition of the album went Platinum.
After a sold-out tour, Nina participated in the 2012 Sanremo Festival with the song Per Sempre and released her new studio album L’Amore È Femmina. Now the title track, mixed with English lyrics– Out Of Love, will be the Italian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.