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Destination Lisbon (#35): Meet Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro from Italy

20 April 2018 at 09:00 CEST
Fabrizio Moro and Ermal Meta from Italy Paolo de Francesco
In the 35th part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro who will represent Italy with the song 'Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente'.

In Febuary, the two highly successful Italian singers Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro won the 2018 edition of the legendary Sanremo Festival. While usually singing solo, they together managed to capture the hearts of the public and win the Italian ticket to Lisbon. The outcome was determined for 30% by the press jury, 20% came from expert jurors and 50% was decided by viewers at home. Read more.. 

About Ermal Meta 

Ermal was born in 1981 in Albania. He has become one of the most successful song writers of the last decade in Italy with eight platinum and seven gold records in the last five years alone. In 2016, seven of his songs were amongst the most played tracks on Italian radio, videos of these songs have been watched millions of times.

In 2017 Ermal took part in the Sanremo Festival as well — he received the Mia Martini Critics Award and the Best Cover Award. 

Ermal also won the MTV Best New Artist Music Award followed by the Best Italian Act at the MTV European Music Awards.

Ermal has been one of main characters of the Wind Music Awards and thanks to over 46,000,000 views for the song Vietato Morire, has won also the Video Indie Music Like of MEI. Ermal was also the headliner of HitWeek, the most important Italian music festival. He has performed in Canada and the United States.

About Fabrizio Moro

Fabrizio was born in 1975 in Rome. He began writing and arranging his first songs as a teenager and went on to study at Rome’s Roberto Rossellini Film & Television Institute, teaching himself to play the guitar. 

Fabrizio’s first success came in 2007 when he competed in the the 57th edition of the Sanremo Festival with his song Pensa, which garnered him first place in the Emerging Artist Category as well as the Mia Martini Critics Award. In March 2007, to coincide with the festival, he released Pensa, his third album, which immediately went gold.

In 2008, the Sanremo Festival once again brought Fabrizio public and critical acclaim, with the song Eppure Mi Hai Cambiato La Vita, taking the third place in the top artists section. In February 2008, also coinciding with the festival, he released his fourth album, Domani, which brought another gold record in just a few months.

In June 2009 Fabrizio released Barabba, the first EP of a project that was completed during the 2010 Sanremo Festival with a second piece, Ancora Barabba. Fabrizio toured non-stop around Italy while writing songs like Sono solo parole, which earned singer Noemi third place in the Top Artists Category of the 2012 Sanremo Festival. The song was a huge success and from that moment on, Fabrizio has divided his time between composing and singing his own songs, and writing for many other artists. 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.   

In 2017 Fabrizio returned to Sanremo with Portami Via, winning the Menzione Premio Lunezia for the best lyrics in the top artists category, which went on to become a certified double platinum success. After Sanremo he released his eighth album, Pace, after which he launched his sold-out Pace Live Tour.   

Let's get social!

You can follow Ermal Meta on the following social media platforms: 

Don't forget to check out his website!

Let's get social!  

You can follow Fabrizio Moro on the following social media platforms:  

Don't forget to check out their website!  

Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro will represent Italy in the Grand-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on the 12th of May.

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