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About Quick Facts NameAntonio Diodato Born30 augustus 1981 Nationality Italian National SelectionFestival of Sanremo 2018Festival of Sanremo 2020 In Eurovision2020 Rotterdam (Cancelled) SongFai Rumore (2020)  Biography Antonio Diodato, stage name Diodato, is an Italian singer/songwriter, born in Aosta. His first works were made in Stockholm, where he performed the song Libiri with the Swedish DJs Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello. Back in Italy, he graduated from the Roma Tre University DAMS in Cinema, Television and New Media. In 2007 the singer published his first, self-produced EP. In 2010 he recorded the single “Ancora un brivido”. His first album, “E forse sono pazzo”, was released in April 2013. He performed in Taranto for the May 1st concert in support of environmental remediation and participated in the soundtrack of the film “Anni felici”. He was selected to participate in the Sanremo Festival 2014 in the “Nuove proposti” section with the song “Babylon”. He reached a second place. After the Festival, a re-release of “E forse sono pazzo” was published. In December 2013, he won the Deezer prize for best artist of the year. In June 2014 he won the MTV Italia Award in the “Best Newcomer” category. In the same year he won the De André prize for his version of “Amore che vieni, Amore che vai”. Diodato’s second album “A ritrovar bellezza” was released in 2014. It contained covers of songs from the 1960s. On 30 December 2016, the single “Mi si scioglie la boccia” was released, followed by the album “Cosa siamo diventati”.In 2018 he participated in the Festival of San Remo with the song “Ora”, played together with trumpeter Roy Paci, ranking in eighth place.  In 2019 Diodato made his debut as an actor in the film “Un’avventura”. In 2020 he took part in the festival of San Remo and won it with the song “Fai rumore”. As winner of the festival, Diodato was designated as Italy’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen due to the cancellation of the contest. During the first lockdown in Italy, “Fai rumore” became thé anthem, sung by people from their houses to make contact with other people. Diodato won the David di Donatello and the Silver Ribbon for the best original song with “Che vita meravigliosa”, used as the soundtrack of the film “La dea fortuna”. He also won the Soundtrack Stars Award at the Venice Film Festival for the same song.  On November 8, Diodato won the MTV Europe Music Awards in the category of best Italian artist and the day after “Fai rumore” was certified double platinum in Italy for more than 140,000 copies sold. In 2022, he performed “Fai rumore” as an entre act in the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Entries Fai rumore Country🇮🇹 Italy Year2020 LanguageItalian LyricsAntonio Diodato MusicAntonio DiodatoEdwyn Roberts Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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Nina Zilli

About Quick Facts NameMaria Chiara Fraschetta Born02 February 1980 Nationality🇮🇹 Italian National SelectionFestival Di Sanremo 2018Festival Di Sanremo 2015Festival Di Sanremo 2012 In Eurovision2012 Baku SongL’amore è Femmina (Out Of Love) (2012) Biography Nina Zilli, originally from Piacenza, showcased her musical inclinations early, performing in bands at just thirteen. Her formative years saw her absorbing diverse cultural experiences, notably a stint in Ireland where she honed her English language skills. The foundation of her musical journey began in 1997 with the band, The Jerks. Later on, her time in the United States, coupled with her studies in Public Relations at Milan’s IULM University, further broadened her horizons. Venturing into television, Nina marked her presence as an MTV VJ and later co-hosted Roxy Bar. Musically, she collaborated with notable acts from the rocksteady/reggae genre, embarking on tours and producing singles like “Tutti al mare” in 2001. 2009 was pivotal for Nina as she signed with Universal, adopting the moniker ‘Nina Zilli’, inspired by Nina Simone and her mother’s surname. Her breakout single, “50mila”, received acclaim, finding its way into films and video games. She effortlessly blended soulful tunes with 60’s vibes, notably with “L’amore verrà,” reminiscent of the iconic Supremes’ hit. Nina’s participation in the 2010 Sanremo Festival brought significant recognition. With her song “L’uomo che amava le donne”, she clinched multiple awards and her track garnered gold certification. Her album “Sempre lontano” mirrored this success, achieving platinum status. She continued to make her mark in the industry with performances, award recognitions, and collaborations. In 2012, Nina Zilli made significant strides in her music career. She was announced as a participant in the renowned Sanremo Festival with her song “Per sempre,” which set the stage for her second album, “L’amore è femmina.” This album featured collaborations, most notably with Carmen Consoli, on the track “Un’altra estate.” “Per sempre” earned a platinum certification after securing over 30,000 digital downloads. That year, she also graced the stage at the Rome’s May 1st Concert, co-hosted “Panariello non esiste” with Giorgio Panariello, and represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. Throughout the subsequent years, Zilli remained active in the music scene. In 2013, she appeared in a televised musical event with Gianni Morandi, performing the duet “Parla più piano.” 2014 saw her penning songs for other artists, collaborating on tracks, and being announced as a contestant in the 2015 Sanremo Festival with the song “Sola.” Alongside this, she released her third studio album “Frasi & fumo,” which was primarily a collaboration with Neffa. Her stint as a judge in the 2015 season of “Italia’s Got Talent” showcased another side of Zilli. In 2016, she co-hosted the show “Sogno e son desto” and contributed to Loredana Bertè’s album. Zilli’s fourth album, “Modern Art,” dropped in 2017, exemplifying a blend of modern and urban-tropical sounds. In the subsequent years, she participated in various music festivals, released several singles, and continued collaborations with other Italian artists, including a significant one with Diodato at the 70th Sanremo Festival in 2020. In recent times, Zilli has been active with singles like “Schiacciacuore” and “Señorita,” the latter being a collaboration with Clementino. 2022 and 2023 saw her teaming up with Danti on tracks like “Munsta” and “Innamorata (F_U),” showcasing her continuous evolution as an artist. Entries L’amore è femmina (Out of love) Country🇮🇹 Italy Year2012 LanguageItalianEnglish LyricsNina ZilliChristian RabbKristoffer SjökvistFrida MolanderCharlie Mason MusicNina ZilliChristian RabbKristoffer SjökvistFrida MolanderCharlie Mason BackingsChristina BertarelloVhelade Bale MuraMarco Guerzoni Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 101Position: 9Running order: 10

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Ermal Meta

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameErmal Meta Born20 April 1981 Nationality???????? Italian National SelectionFestival di Sanremo 2021Festival di Sanremo 2018Festival di Sanremo 2017 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongNon mi avete fatto niente (2018) Biography Ermal Meta is an Italian songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in Albania but went to Italy when he was 13. Ermal began playing piano and guitar at 16 and was part of several bands before joining Ameba 4, as a guitarist. This band took part in the Festival of San Remo 2006 in the sezione Giovani . They released one album, but broke up not too long after the festival.In 2007 Meta founded the group La Fame di Camilla, with whom he made the three studio albums. Also this band took part in the sezione Giovani of the Festival of San Remo, in 2010. Following the dissolution of the group, Meta started writing for other artists. In 2014 he wrote the song “Tutto misce”, inserted in the soundtrack of the television series Braccialetti rossi. In october he released his debut single “Lettera a mio padre”.  In november 2015 the single “Odio le favole” was released. Meta took part in Sanremo Giovani 2015, being selected among the Nuove Proposti of the Sanremo Festival 2016.  Around that time, his first studio album “Umano” was released.In 2017 Meta took part in the Festival of San Remo in the “Big” section with the song “Vietato morire”. This was also the title of Meta’s second album. The album reached the top of the Italian charts.  Together with Fabrizio Moro, Meta took part in the festival of San Remo 2018 with the song “Non mi avete fatto niente”. The song won the first prize in San Remo. When asked to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest, the two decided to say yes. The festival was followed by a new album, “Non abbiamo armi”. He promoted the album by a tour and in 2019, he released a live album “Non abbiamo armi – Il concerto”. In 2019 he wrote several songs for Alberto Urso. The following year Meta joined the Italian supergroup Allstars 4 Life which brought together over fifty Italian artists for the recording of the song “Ma il cielo è semper blu”. The money, earned with the single, was donated to the Italian Red Cross to support Il Tempo della Gentilezza, a project to support the most fragile people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meta presented the new single “Finerà bene” during the concert of the 1st of May.  On January 15, 2021, the single “No Satisfaction” was released, aimed at anticipating his fourth album. The album, titled “Tribù urbana” was released on March 12 of the same year and included in the track list the other single “Un milione di cose da dirti”. With this song, Ermal took part in the 71st Sanremo Festival, where it was ranked third. On November 26, Meta released single “Milano non esiste”, which was followed on March 4, 2022 by “Una cosa più grande” in collaboration with Giuliano Sangiorgi. In the same year he published the book “Domani e per sempre”, set in Albania during World War II. Entries Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente Country???????? Italy Year2018 LanguageItalian LyricsErmal MetaFabrizio MoroAndrea Febo MusicErmal MetaFabrizio MoroAndrea Febo BackingsRoberto MaccaroniAndrea Vigentini Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 308Position: 5Running order: 26

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Francesco Gabbani

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameFrancesco Gabbani Born09 September 1982 Nationality???????? Italian National SelectionFestival di Sanremo 2017Festival di Sanremo 2020 In Eurovision2020 Kyiv SongOccidentali’s karma (2017) Biography Francesco Gabbani is an Italian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born in Carrara. He began his artistic career as a musician playing blues, funk and jazz. At eighteen he signed his first record deal and recorded his first album with the group Trikobalto. The video clips of the two singles from this album were played on the main musical television broadcasters and allow Trikobalto to perform in the main Italian festivals. In 2010, Trikobalto  released their second album. A tour in France followed. Trikobaldo opened for Stereophonics. In the same year Gabbani left the band and signed a new record deal for the realization of his first solo project. In 2011 Gabbani released four singles. In 2014 he released his first solo studio album, “Greitist Iz”. In 2016 he presented himself in Sanremo Giovani with the song “Amen”. He won the Nuove proposti trophy. In the months following the victory, his song became a commercial success, reaching the fourteenth position in the charts and receiving a gold disc for it and later even a platinum disc. The single was also added to Gabbani’s second studio album “Eternamente ora”. Then he began a promotional tour and opened concerts for national and international artists such as Franco Battiato, Francesco Renga, Simply Red and Anastacia. Later Gabbani wrote the soundtrack of the film “Poveri ma ricchi”. In the same year he worked as an author for other interpreters. In 2017 he participated at the festival of San Remo again, now in the Sezione Big. His song “Occidentali’s karma” won the festival. The single Occionali’s Karma, was a great commercial success both in Italy – where it reached and maintained the first position of the charts for three consecutive weeks – and in the rest of Europe. He participated in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song, being one of the favourites to win it. In the end, he became 6th. Soon after the contest, a new album “Magellano” was released. April 4 announced the release of his third studio album Magellano, [13] released on April 28. Three more singles were extracted from it. Following the release of the album, Gabbani embarked on a 44-date tour. In May 2018 he released the single “Selfie del selfie”, originally released as the album’s ghost track. In 2019 Gabbani released the single “È un’altra cosa”, followed by “Duemiladiciannove”. On January 31, 2020 he announced his fourth album “Viceversa”, while a few days later he took part in the Festival di San Remo with the single of the same name, with which he ranked second. A third single was released in June. To promote the new album, in the summer of 2020 he went on tour  with 11 concerts throughout Italy. On 3 September 2021 Gabbani presented the single “La rete,” aimed at anticipating his fifth album. In the same year he collaborated on the soundtrack of the television series Un professore with the single “Spazio tempo”.  on the 11th of March. 22. the new album “Volevamo solo essere felici” was released. In June, it was followed by the Francesco Gabbani Live 2022 tour. On April 8, 2022, he hosted his first television program, together with Francesca Fialdini.   Entries Occidentali’s Karma Country???????? Italy Year2017 Language???????? Italian LyricsFrancesco GabbaniFilippo GabbaniLuca Chiaravalli MusicFrancesco GabbaniFilippo GabbaniLuca Chiaravalli BackingsFilippo GabbaniChantal SaroldiNausicaa MagariniDaniele SariFilippo Ranaldi Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 334Position: 6Running order: 9

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About Quick Facts NameAlessandro Mahmoud Born12 september 1992 Nationality🇮🇹 Italian National SelectionFestival di San Remo 2019Festival di San Remo 2022 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv2022 Turin SongBrividi (with Blanco, 2022)Soldi (2019) Biography Mahmood is an Italian singer-songwriter from Milan. He was born to a Sardinian mother and an Egyptian father. His stage name Mahmood is a play on words between the surname (Mahmoud) and the English expression my mood (my mood). After graduating from high school, he studied at the CPM Music Institute-Centro Professione Musica in Milan, where he met Andrea Rodini, his teacher and first manager, and Francesco Fugazza, Elia Pastori and Marcello Grilli, members of his band and first producers. In 2012 he took part in the talent show X Factor. After the X Factor, he begins to write and produce his songs. In 2013 he published the EP Fallin ‘Rain, containing five versions of the song. In 2015 he took part in Area Sanremo, winning the first prize and the right to participate in the Sanremo Festival 2016 in the Nuove Proposti category with the song “Dimentica”. Meanwhile, he published an English-language single, “The Chair”, in collaboration with Martha. In 2017 he published the single “Pesos”, with which he participated in the Summer Festival 2017. In the same year, he collaborated with Michele Bravi,  writing and singing a duet “Presi Male”. He also wrote songs for other artists. In September 2018 his EP “Gioventù bruciata” was released.  A victory in Sanremo Giovani allows Mahmood to participate in the Sanremo Festival 2019 with the song “Soldi”. He was the surprise winner of the festival. Following the victory, the song reached the top of the Italian charts, where it remained for six weeks. Because of his victory in Sanremo, Mahmood became first choice to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest. He said yes, but later started to doubt about it. After a Twitterstorm, he decided to do it, and became 2nd in Tel Aviv with “Soldi”. In 2020, Mahmood wrote a song for Elodie, which she sang at the Sanremo festival. A year later, he wrote songs for Francesca Michelin and for Fedez. Also in 2021, he was finally able to release his second album “Ghettolimpo”. In 2022 he participated in the festival of Sanremo again, now in duet with Blanco. They won the prize. They represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Brividi”. Entries Brividi (with Blanco) Country Italy Year2022 LanguageItalian LyricsAlessandro MahmoodRiccardo ‘Blanco’ FabbriconiMichele ‘Michelangelo’ Zocca MusicAlessandro MahmoodRiccardo ‘Blanco’ FabbriconiMichele ‘Michelangelo’ Zocca BackingsMichelangelo Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 268Position: 6 Running order: 9 Soldi Country Italy Year2019 LanguageItalian LyricsAlessandro Mahmoud MusicCharlie CharlesDario ‘Dardust’ FainiAlessandro Mahmoud Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 472Position: 2Running order: 22

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