Italian duo Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro who will represent their country at the upcoming contest in Lisbon are celebrating today as their entry “Non mi avete fatto niente” has reached platinum status in Italy.
The track has received this honour by reaching 50,000 sales. This follows in the footsteps of last year’s entry “Occidentali’s Karma” by Francesco Gabbani that eventually reached 5x platinum sales.
— Ermal Meta (@MetaErmal) April 16, 2018
“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
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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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.