Hailing from Carrara in Tuscany, where his parents ran the town’s only instrument shop, Francesco Gabbani grew up with music. He began to pursue a solo career in 2010 when he left his first band, Trikobalto. Following this he gave up performing to concentrate on composing when, in 2015, his publisher BMG persuaded him to enter a song for the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Festival. His song Amen won and subsequently went Platinum in Italy.
Francesco is looking forward to his time in Kyiv. "What makes me feel the proudest is to represent my own country in front of every European. I fully believe in "Made in Italy" quality and I'll do my best to be a valuable ambassador for my country."