Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro have travelled to Porto, Portugal to film their postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest.
This year’s Italian postcard was filmed in the Monastery of São Bento da Vitória, starring Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro. The Italian duo shared on their social media that their postcard will feature them trying out some circus activities such as juggling and trapeze. They also took some time on their trip to explore Lisbon and visited the Altice Arena, the host venue of this year’s contest.
The postcards are short clips that are shown to the audience while the artist gets ready on stage. The following artists have also filmed their postcards:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- San Marino
- FYR Macedonia
“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.
Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 1990. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on five occasions.