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Italy translates 'Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente’ into 15 languages

Photo by: Andres Putting
Posted 4 May 2018 at 18:51

In the first rehearsal of Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro’s entry in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, they make use of on-screen graphics to convey the heavy theme of their lyrics to the Eurovision audience.

Ermal is one of the most successful writers of the last decade in Italy, with eight platinum and seven gold records in the last five years. Fabrizio Moro has been a regular at Sanremo in the past years; he competed in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2017. His song in 2017 won the Menzione Premio Lunezia for the best lyrics in the Top Artists Category, and went on to become a certified double platinum success. Earlier this year, Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro teamed up to compete in the Sanremo Festival, which they won.
With the stage lit in bright red, the shots where Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro sing are overlayed with the lyrics of their Italian song translated in fifteen languages. It is a clever way to introduce different people to the important message their song carries.
Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente was written by Ermal Meta, Fabrizio Moro and Andrea Febo.
When Eurovision.tv caught up with the pair after their rehearsal, they talked to us about the meaning of their song: "It's a song about fear and reaction, about hate and love. There is such an important message we want to share with the people. It is a message we have believed in together since the first moment we wrote the song. And we hope that here in Lisbon, a lot of people will really understand and feel this message." They added, "We didn't want to translate the song, because when you translate a song, you lose something. And we wanted to keep the message."
Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro will perform in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on the 12th of May.

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