“Non mi avete fatto niente”, the Italian entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has been certified gold in Italy.
Ermal Meta took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that “Non mi avete fatto niente”, the winning song of this year’s Sanremo Festival and Italy’s entry to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest has sold enough copies to become certified gold. The song was released less than 3 weeks ago, and has so far sold over 25,000 copies in Italy. Meta simply tweeted “Many thanks to all” when the news was announced today.
Grazie di cuore a tutti. ???? pic.twitter.com/itvRUvJHAl
— Ermal Meta (@MetaErmal) 26 February 2018
Meta & Moro participated in the 68th Sanremo Festival earlier this month, after both previously competing at the festival on numerous occasions. Meta had participated in the Newcomers section of the festival three times – once in 2006 as part of the band Ameba4, again in 2010 as part of La Fame di Camilla, before competing as a soloist in 2016 with the song “Odio le favole”, which placed 3rd. In 2017 he participated in the Campioni section of the festival for the first time, placing in 3rd with the song “Vietato morire”, a song dedicated to the issue of domestic violence. Meanwhile, Fabrizio first participated in the Newcomers section of the festival in 2000 with the song “Un giorno senza fine”, which finished in 13th place, and later went on to win the Newcomers round in 2007 with the song “Pensa”, a political song against the Mafia. The following year, Moro placed 3rd in the Campioni section with the song “Eppure mi hai cambiato la vita”.
“Non mi avete fatto niente” marks the first time that Meta & Moro have worked as a duo, yet they decided to come together for this year’s Sanremo Festival to stand against the issue of terrorism. The song was written as a response to the fear that resulted from the terrorist attack that took place at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last May, and Meta has commented that it is intended to be a ‘dance against fear’.
Meta & Moro will compete in the grand final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to take place in Lisbon this May. They will follow in the footsteps of Francesco Gabbani, who finished in 6th place in last year’s contest in Kyiv with a total of 334 points.
Source: Ermal Meta