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Achille Lauro

© EBU/Nathan Reinds About Quick Facts NameLauro De Marinis Born11 July 1990 Nationality🇮🇹 Italian National SelectionFestival of Sanremo 2019, 2020, 2022, Una voce per San Marino 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongStripper (2022) Biography Achille Lauro, pseudonym of Lauro De Marinis. is an Italian singer-songwriter. Lauro was born in Verona. He grew up in Rome and at the age of 14 he chose to go to live with his older brother Federico, former producer for the group Quarto Blocco; it is from Federico that the young Lauro derives his passion for music. Also thanks to his brother, Lauro enters the world of underground rap and punk rock. Having entered the musical circle of Quarto Blocco, Lauro decides to adopt a stage name, opting for Achille Lauro. He himself explained that this choice was motivated by the fact that many associated his name with the surname of the Neapolitan shipowner of the same name. In 2012 his first mixtape was released, entitled “Barabba”.  The mixtape was an independent production, so it was made immediately available as a free download. The same goes for “Harvard”, another mixtape produced for the Quarto Blocco collective. Lauro became the leading artist of Quarto Blocco in 2013. In February of the same year the album “Achille Idol immortale” was announced, then released in February 2014 as a free download. The disc did not look like a traditional rap album, since at the end of each track there is the reading of an evangelical verse, revisited in a “Laurian” perspective, and the sounds are not typical of hip-hop. In 2015, thanks to the excellent response of “Achille Idol Immortale”, from which successful singles such as “Real Royal Street Rap” are extracted, Roccia Music invested more and more in Lauro, who released an EP entitled “Young Crazy EP”. For May 26, 2015, the release of “Dio c’e” was scheduled. The title of the album is clearly another reference to the Christian religion.  The reason that prompted Lauro to abandon Roccia Music was the desire to found his own record label, the No Face Agency, which he would be able to start together with the producer DJ Pitch8, former producer of the song Young King.  The new label immediately got to work on the production of “Ragazzi Madre”, the Roman rapper’s third studio album, released in November 2016. During 2017, after leaving Roccia Music, Lauro, while collaborating with leading artists of the old Italian school, approaches emerging rap artists of the new school and realizes successful songs such as “Thoiry RMX”. This year’s singles depart from the typical style of early studio albums; the wave of the “samba trap” is born. In the first half of 2018 the singles “Midnight Carnival” and “Ammò” were released, anticipating the album “Pour l’amour”, released on June 22 of the same year in collaboration with Boss Doms.  Achille Lauro participated (with the collaboration of Boss Doms) in the 69th edition of the Sanremo Festival in 2019, with the song “Rolls Royce”.  He ended up in the low end of the partial ranking of the opinion poll jury and in the high end of the jury result. In January 2019 he publishes his autobiography “Sono io Amleto” In 2020 he founded, together with the manager Angelo Calculli and the creative co-director Nicolò Cerioni, a new booking and management agency, MK3. At the same time he was appointed Chief Creative Director of the Elektra Records label. Achille Lauro participated in the festival of Sanremo again in 2020 with the song “”Me ne frego”. He ended up in 8th place. In July of the same year, the first project he did for Elektra Records is released: “1990”, the artist’s sixth studio album. On September 25, “1969 Achille Idol Rebirth” was released, a reinterpretation of the successful “Rolls Royce” album, which contains, in addition to all the original tracks, the singles released in 2020. In december 2020 Lauro announced the release of a new project with jazz-swing sounds: 1920 – Achille Lauro & The Untouchable Band. In 2021, he took part in the Festival of Sanremo again: not in the competition, but as a special guest. A new album, under the name of  “Lauro” was released on April 16, 2021. The single “Mille”, sung with Fedez and Orietta Berti debuted at the top of the Top Singles. The song turned out to be a great success and became a real hit. In 2022, Achille Lauro performed in the festival of Sanremo for a third time. This time his song “Domenica” became 14th. However, he also took part in “Una voce per San Marino”, the San Marinese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. He won and represented San Marino in Turin.   Entries Stripper Country🇸🇲 San Marino Year2022 LanguageEnglishItalian LyricsLauro De MarinisDaniele DeziDaniele MungaiDavide PetrellaFrederico De MarinisFrancesco ViscovoSimon Pietro Manzari MusicMattia CutoloMarco LanciottiGregorio CalculliMatteo Ciceroni BackingsGregorio CalculliMarco LanciottiNicola IazziRaffaele LittorioBoss Doms Results Semi Points: 50Position: 14Running order: 7 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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Fabrizio Moro

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts Name Fabrizio Mobrici Born 09 April 1975 Nationality ???????? Italian National Selection Festival di Sanremo 2022 Festival di Sanremo 2018 Festival di Sanremo 2017 In Eurovision 2018 Lisbon Song Non mi avete fatto niente (2018) Biography Fabrizio Moro is an Italian singer and songwriter. In 1996 he released his first single “Per tutta un’altra destinazione”. The first album, “Fabrizio Moro”, was released in 2000, the year in which he participated for the first time at the Festival di Sanremo in the section Giovani. In 2004, he took part in the Italianos para siempre collection with two songs. Still in the same year, the single “Eppure pretendevi di essere chiamata amore” was released and took part in the Fandango festival. In 2005 the single “Ci vuole un business” was released. The song was used by the Italian Red Cross for their social campaigns. It was also included in Moro’s second album, released in the same year. In 2007 he participated in the Festival di Sanremo in the section Giovani with the song “Pensa”, dedicated to the victims of the mafia. In March 2007 his third studio album “Pensa” was released, certified platinum as was the single with the sem titel. In the same year he was awarded the Lunezia Prize. Subsequently the single “Parole rumori e giorni” was released, the video of which brought him the Rome Videoclip 2007 award. Also in the summer of 2007 Fabrizio presented his new album live in some summer events. He opened at concerts on the tour of Vasco Rossi. He also took part in Festivalbar 2007. In 2008 Moro participated in the Festival di Sanremo. Shortly after the festival, his fourth album “Domani” was released. One of the singles, “Libero” was used as the soundtrack of of the TV series I liceali. In 2010 he took part in  the Festival di Sanremo with the song “Non è una canzone”. His sixth album “Ancora Barabba” was released in the same year. In the summer of 2010, Moro made a tour throughout Italy.  A new album followed in 2011, DVD and double CD “Atlantico Live”. The song is also the final theme of the documentary 148 Stefano monstri. Apart from his own work, he also wrote a song for Noemi for the Festival of Sanremo. In 2013 he collaborated with the indie rock group Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti. He also wrote songs for Emma Marone’s new album. On May 23, 2014 he performed in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome for the closure of the election campaign for the European elections of the 5 Star Movement.  In June 2015 the singer participated in the third edition of the Summer Festival with the song “Alessandra sarà sempre più bella”. Moro played the role of a professor in the 2015 television broadcast Amici di Maria De Filippi. In 2016, he took part in the Festival di Sanremo again, now writing a song for Valerio Scanu. On 1st May 2016 he took part in the May 1st Concert. A year later, he took part in the Festival di Sanremo himself with the song “Portami via”. Together with Ermal Meta, Moro 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. On June 16, 2018 he held his first concert at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, which was attended by about 20,000 spectators. April 12, 2019 marks the return of Fabrizio Moro with his tenth album “Figli di nessuno”, followed by the single “Ho bisogno di credere”.In June the single “Figli di nessuno (amianto)” was released, followed in August by “Per me”. At the end of the year, Fabrizio visited Italy with the Figli di nessuno tour. On May 22, 2020 Moro released a new version of the 2008 single “Il senso di ogni cosa”. On November 20, the “Canzoni d’amore nascoste” collection album was released, a selection of songs recorded, for the most part, in Moro’s early career presented in a completely new guise, as well as two unpublished ones. At the same time the single “Melodia di giugno” was released. On February 16, 2021, the single “Voglio stare con te” was extracted from the collection. In February 2022 he took part in the Festival di Sanremo with the song “Sei tu”, with which he ranks 12th. This is followed by the release of the EP “La mia voce” and his first film, Ghiaccio. On 13 May the second excerpt from the EP, “Oggi”, was released. Entries Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente Country ???????? Italy Year 2018 Language Italian Lyrics Ermal Meta Fabrizio Moro Andrea Febo Music Ermal Meta Fabrizio Moro Andrea Febo Backings Roberto Maccaroni Abdrea Vigentini Results Semi Points: – Position: – Running order: – Results Finals Points: 308 Position: 5 Running order: 26

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Guy Sebastian

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameGuy Theodore Sebastian Born26 October 1981 Nationality🇦🇺 Australian National SelectionInternal Selection 2015 In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongTonight Again (2015) Biography Guy Theodore Sebastian AM, born on October 26, 1981, is an acclaimed Australian singer who rose to fame as the winner of the inaugural season of Australian Idol in 2003. He later served as a judge on Australia’s The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2016. Currently, he is a coach on The Voice Australia since 2019. Sebastian also represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, securing a respectable fifth-place finish. Sebastian’s musical journey has been marked by great success, with ten of his albums reaching the top ten charts, including three that claimed the number one spot. His first seven albums achieved either platinum or multi-platinum certification, demonstrating their popularity among fans. Furthermore, he has attained an impressive twenty-three top twenty singles, with fourteen of them entering the top ten, including six number one hits. Remarkably, Sebastian holds the record as the only Australian male artist to achieve six number one singles, placing him third overall among all Australian acts. His exceptional accomplishments include ten multi-platinum certified singles, with the remarkable “Battle Scars” earning an impressive 12× platinum certification. Notably, his debut single “Angels Brought Me Here” was the highest-selling song in Australia from 2000 to 2009, showcasing his immense popularity during that decade. Sebastian’s outstanding achievements have earned him a staggering total of 69 platinum and seven gold certifications, making him the Australian Idol contestant with the highest certifications and sales, surpassing all others. Beyond his domestic success, Sebastian has collaborated with prominent American musicians such as Brian McKnight, Robin Thicke, Steve Cropper, John Mayer, Jordin Sparks, Eve, and Lupe Fiasco. His collaboration with Fiasco on the song “Battle Scars” enjoyed considerable success, spending 20 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and achieving platinum certification. Additionally, the song reached number two in Norway and New Zealand. Sebastian has also made an impact in New Zealand, with an album and six singles reaching the top ten charts, including two number one hits. He has earned six platinum and three gold certifications in New Zealand. In 2015, his Eurovision song charted in the top 50 in five European countries, further expanding his international recognition. Sebastian’s outstanding talent and contributions to the music industry have garnered him numerous accolades. He has been nominated for 34 ARIA Awards, ultimately winning seven, including categories such as Best Pop Release and Best Live Act. Other notable awards include the APRA Urban Work of the Year, the [V] Oz Artist of the Year, Urban Music Awards for Best Male Artist and Best R&B Album, as well as an International Songwriting Competition award for “Battle Scars.” Sebastian has had the honor of performing at prestigious events, including appearances for Pope Benedict XVI, Oprah Winfrey, and Queen Elizabeth II. Furthermore, he demonstrates a strong commitment to charity and has previously served as an ambassador for World Vision Australia and the Australian Red Cross. Together with his wife Jules, Sebastian established The Sebastian Foundation, aiming to make a positive impact through charitable initiatives. In recognition of his significant contributions to music and charity, Sebastian was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In October 2020, Guy Sebastian released his ninth studio album titled “T.R.U.T.H.” The album made an impressive debut by reaching the number one position on the ARIA charts, marking Sebastian’s third album to achieve this milestone in his career. Additionally, “T.R.U.T.H.” has been certified gold, attesting to its commercial success and popularity among listeners. Furthermore, Sebastian’s music video for the song “Standing With You” was honored with an ARIA Award for Best Video at the 2020 ARIA Music Awards, acknowledging the visual excellence and artistic merit of the production. Entries Song Title Country🇦🇺 Australia Year2015 LanguageEnglish LyricsGuy SebastianDavid Ryan HarrisLouis Schoorl MusicGuy SebastianDavid Ryan HarrisLouis Schoorl BackingsCarmen SmithAaron MarcellusBrandon WinbushDevin Michaei Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 196Position: 5Running order: 12

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