About Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro
Ermal Meta has become a classic singer/songwriter in Italy in only three years: 6 platinum and 4 gold records are the proof. His big hits include Odio Le Favole and A Parte Te. Both songs are taken from the debut album Umano and the double album Vietato Morire. In last year's Sanremo 2017 Ermal finished in the Top 3 and won the Critic Award Mia Martini. He also won the Best New Artist category for the MTV Tim Music Awards.
Fabrizio Moro studied at the "Roberto Rossellini" Institute for cinematography and television in Rome, while he learns to play the guitar, the piano and the bass as self-taught and in his teen years he started writing and arranging his first songs. In 2007 he participated in Sanremo with the song Pensa, dedicated to the victims of the mafia, managing to win in the New Proposals category and also winning the Critics Award Mia Martini. He also ranked 3rd place in the following year. His albums have reached gold and platinum status and Fabrizio Moro has also become a successful songwriter for other artists.
They will now represent Italy at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with their winning Sanremo 2018 song Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente.
The 20 established acts in the "Campioni" section of Sanremo:
Annalisa - Il mondo prima di te (3rd place)
Ron - Almeno pensami
The Kolors - Frida (mai, mai, mai)
Max Gazze - La leggenda di Cristalda e Pizzomunno
Ornella Vanoni with Bungaro & Pacifico - Imparare ad amarsi
Fabrizio Moro & Ermal Meta - Non mi avete fatto niente (1st place)
Mario Biondi - Rivederti
Roby Facchinetti & Riccardo Fogli - Il segreto del tempo
Lo Stato Sociale - Una vita in vacanza (2nd place)
Noemi - Non smettere mai di cercarmi
Decibel - Lettera dal Duca
Elio e le Storie Tese - Arrivedorci
Giovani Caccamo - Eterno
Red Canzian - Ognuno ha il suo racconto
Luca Barbarossa - Passame er sale
Diodato & Roy Paci - Adesso
Nina Zilli - Senza appartenere
Renzo Rubino - Custodire
Enzo Avitabile & Peppe Servillo - Il coraggio di ogni giorno
Le Vibrazioni - Così sbagliato
Riccardo Fogli represented Italy in Eurovision in 1983, Luca Barbarossa did so in 1988, Decibel's lead singer Enrico Ruggeri in 1993 and Nina Zilli in 2012.
The participants in the Newcomers section "Nuove proposte":
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest