Ermal Meta Fabrizio Moro Italy Eurovision 2018
Italy, Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro, 2

The 68th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival has come to an end and, as expected, Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro won the crown and the traditional “leoncino” — the little golden lion awarded to the sanremese winner.

The two songwriters emerged as the clear favourites in the competition with “Non mi avete fatto niente” from the announcement of the line-up. The song was well received by both the public and critics.

During the week, it seemed that second placed group Lo Stato Sociale was heading to a surprising victory. But the winners overshadowed all the competitors in every field, with millions of views on YouTube, thousands of Spotify streams and the first place on iTunes Italy.

RAI still didn’t release an official statement but Ermal and Fabrizio announced that they will represent Italy in Lisbon during the traditional press conference after the final.

FINAL RESULTS

As with last night, the overall combined results consisted of televoting (50%), the press jury (30%) and the expert jury (20%). All 20 Campioni finalists started off with a clean slate when they performed their entries on the night.

After the first round of voting, Annalisa, Lo Stato Sociale and Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro advanced to the second and last round. In the end, it was the duo who emerged triumphant!

OVERALL RANKING

  1. Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non mi avete fatto niente
  2. Lo Stato Sociale – Una vita in vacanza
  3. Annalisa – Il mondo prima di te
  4. Ron – Almeno pensami
  5. Ornella Vanoni con Bungaro e Pacifico – Imparare ad amarsi
  6. Max Gazzè – La leggenda di Cristalda e Pizzomunno
  7. Luca Barbarossa – Passame er sale
  8. Diodato & Roy Paci – Adesso
  9. The Kolors – Frida (Mai mai mai)
  10. Giovanni Caccamo – Eterno
  11. Le Vibrazioni – Così sbagliato
  12. Enzo Avitabile con Peppe Servillo – Il coraggio di ogni giorno
  13. Renzo Rubino – Custodire
  14. Noemi – Non smettere mai di cercarmi
  15. Red Canzian – Ognuno ha il suo racconto
  16. Decibel – Lettera dal Duca
  17. Nina Zilli – Senza appartenere
  18. Roby Facchinetti e Riccardo Fogli – Il segreto del tempo
  19. Mario Biondi – Rivederti
  20. Elio e le Storie Tese – Arrivedorci

THE WINNERS

Ermal Meta (born 20 April 1981) is an Italian-Albanian singer-songwriter. He started his career as a member of Italian bands Ameba4 and La Fame di Camilla.

After becoming a songwriter for several Italian artists — including Marco Mengoni, Emma Marrone and Francesca Michielin, he launched his solo career, releasing three studio albums: “Umano” in 2016, “Vietato morire” in 2017 and “Non abbiamo armi” in 2018.

He placed third in the Newcomers section of Sanremo 2016 with “Odio le favole” and also third in the main competition of Sanremo 2017 with “Vietato morire“, receiving the “Mia Martini” Critics’ Prize.


Fabrizio Mobrici (born 9 April 1975), known by his stage name Fabrizio Moro, released his self-titled debut album in 2000 and achieved commercial success in 2007, after winning the Newcomers’ Section of Sanremo with his entry “Pensa“. The song became a number-one hit in Italy.

As of 2018, he has released ten studio albums. He also wrote songs for other artists, including band Stadio and Noemi.

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Omar - Mexico

Am I the only one who thinks that Fabrizio is hot?

robert v.
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robert v.

I’ve read the english translation, but still I don’t understand.
So is about terrorism, and that we are above the war, so we must ignore everything, because we are above the bad things, we must forget about those who died.
Question : Who did nothing to who?
Do we just have to ignore that people died, and to be proud that terrorist did nothing to us, yet? So we must keep living in ignorance.
I know english language, but I still can’t understand anything.

Fra9
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Fra9

They are not saying to ignore anything, they’re saying terrorism will never win. Terrorists will never reach their goal, they won’t make us live in fear. Listen to the open letter the husband of a Bataclan’s victim wrote to terrorists https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/17/bataclan-paris-victim-helene-muyal-husband-antoine-leiris-killers-open-letter

Boy
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Italy its alway in top, and they have bad Sonys. The best Song was 2013. people wote for Portugal last year becaus they fel sorry for him. Its was not a good Song.

jayjay
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jayjay

And Salvador has to do with this song? What an obsession, aarghhh!!!

Jo
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Jo

What about our Motorolas?

Miguel
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Miguel

La gente siente pena por ti

James
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James

How did Europe feel sorry for him exactly? He and his family and management never disclosed his condition until months after the contest.

ehm
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ehm

Well he always looked a little ill. I couldn’t place my finger on it, but it was obvious he wasn’t doing well. So that feeling would have been felt by others as well, it wasn’t hard to pick up on.

James
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James

His style of performing has always been a little quirky/weird, which makes for an intimate performance of his sister’s song. That may have convinced more than enough voters to pick up their phones and vote for it.

If he was gravely ill, it would have been obvious but Salvador was at his performance best during both the semis and the final.

Mamapanda
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Mamapanda

I had my husband who barely endures ESC coming out of the bedroom thinking it was an interwall act and a good one in that during the semifinal. That’s how captivating it was. And I think it made many casual viewers who usually do not vote to pick up the phone.

Mamapanda
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Mamapanda

This was my favorite to win Sanremo. I don’t think there was a song there this year I could tell would do well in ESC, like there were last year. Not even “Frida”, because that should have been cut drastically (studio version plays well over 4 minutes), and I feel the chorus was too on your face for juries. I’m not going to guess how Europe will take this, but I think this has a couple of things going for it. First, Italians seem to have hard time staging a more “coreographic” ESC entries. Emma’s stage act was a hot… Read more »

robert v.
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robert v.

He missed the first rehearsals, Luisa sung in his place a few times during the rehearsals. And the media already said he has problems with the heart. What more do you need?

James
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James

The news of his heart problems did not come from his family themselves nor his management during the run-up to the contest proper. They cited “health-related reasons” for him to miss out on the first round of rehearsals (which only require him to stand inside the stage island) , but never the specifics until months after the contest when Salvador decided to undergo surgery. Media outlets invaded his family’s privacy, having the audacity of making public about his heart condition without the decency of contacting them about doing so. You know, the typical attitude of sensational and unethical tabloid journalists.… Read more »

Eren
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Eren

Sorry but after years of qualitative songs , this song is a let down for me. Yes it may have some good intentions/meanings but i can not connect with the song as in “Mercy”. It’s a little bit confusing and tiring along with sometimes loud vocals. It’s busy a lot and for a foreigner in Europe it is hard to catch the concept where as in mercy even though you can not understand the story ,the way they present it, “kindness” concept conveyed through the word “mercy” ,makes me connect with song strongly . This is what missing in Italy’s… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

translate thanks this song unites the peoples of europe and invites you to move on … “you did not do NOTHING!

robert v.
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robert v.

To move on? So, terrorist destroyed your family, now move on. Tell the victims that they should just move on.

cri
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cri

“You didn’t do nothing to me” are the words of a husband who lost his wife and mother of his 17° month boy in France. This song means that we won’t let them scare us. It’s a hug to Europe. It means that they will not obtain anything because we will always want to live, that life goes beyond every useless war.

Ffs
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Ffs

Hideous “song”

Marco
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Marco

I must say I’ve fallen in love with the song. The rhythm, their voices, and overall the lyrics. It’s perfect. THat’s the kind of entry that would make me proud if it represented my country no matter the position it ends up in Eurovision

Iamme
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Iamme

Sometimes winning is not as important as leaving a message…

Avadapalabra
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Avadapalabra

YES to that!

Julia
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Julia

I love that the Youtube-Video is trending in Germany. Thank you for this wonderful song, haven´t been that touched by a song in quite a while.

robert v.
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robert v.

Can you explain to me, because I am very stupid.
Who did nothing to who?

Bastian
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Bastian

The kind of song that will finish in 11 – 15th place lol. Its boring, I expect and predict the average viewer to ignore this. Dont get me wrong, i love italian music but as a song, this is just boring. If any other country would send something like this, it would have been a sure NQ for most.

Mr. Abbott
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Mr. Abbott

Annalisa was robbed. The first night nobody knew that the televote would close at the end of the performance (she ended 11th with only 3.83% of the televote)

The second night she won the televote with 17.54% of the votes.

@EugeneESCUK
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Not really

Remember there were only 10 songs on night 2, not 20!!

In the final 3 vote, the one that really mattered, Meta/Moro got more televotes (54.41%) than LSS and Annalisa added together (45.59%.)

Not robbed

vote
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The televote system in Sanremo is grossly unfair. Some songs get hours of voting time and some literally get nothing. They need to open the televote in the end of the performances like most of the world does.

@EugeneESCUK
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Yes I agree

Italy is the only country where the producers usually put their “favourites” near the beginning of the draw and not the end like most of the others in the final!!

Avadapalabra
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Avadapalabra

Is that a fact? Not doubting, just didn’t know that!

cri
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cri

The televote just in the first day opened at the beginning of the song and closed at the end of the song. No song had hours to be voted. The meaning is that you cannot vote a singer just beacause you like, without listening his/her song first.

ESC HN
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ESC HN

No, it is not. Each person can only vote 5 times per line.

Hsinaps
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Hsinaps

Well, Italy is now my top1 this year.

Julia
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Julia

Same here

Translation
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Translation

As with any message centric song, it needs to be turned into English and the singers must have intensive accent changing classes. Otherwise it will just sound like rwarl lawly kghul ding trang lal oooouu and viewers will be confused.

Aneta
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Aneta

Same here!

Avadapalabra
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Avadapalabra

What about NOT translating it into English?
Do a quick count of how many people communicate naturally in English… It still CAN be translated by anyone who cares to do so, but hey English is not the centre of the universe.
As to “accent training”, that is just another horrible thing to say. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticising you in particular; but I’ve read too many times people commenting on singers’ pronunciation. Know what? At least they ARE TRYING.

Translation
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Translation

Well when you’re dealing with an international contest, an international language maximizes the chances of the song being understood by more people. And having a good enough pronunciation helps even further. Of course the other route is relying on the specific tv commenters to explain the text briefly in less than 10 seconds before it’s being sung.

James
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James

A song need not to be translated or sung in another language in order to be understood by many. The odds of songs undergoing such changes getting lost in translation is quite high, most especially to those that were written with just one language in mind. One may argue that we’ve had songs that have had multiple versions in different languages such as L’essenziale (La incomparable), Quedate conmigo (Stay With Me), Tu te reconoceras (Te reconoceras, Wonderful Dream), J’ai cherche (Looking, Yo busque), etcetera. But most of the time, versions of the original require completely new lyrics in the new… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

MetaMoro are already storming on Itunes in many countries 🙂 Including Top 20 in Sweden.
They won the televote in Italy on a first impact. You don’t need a few listens to feel something with their performance.
And Europe has shown they get into this kind of powerful/meaningful entries (Salvador, Jamala). People is not empty inside like some fans.

humanist
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humanist

Meta/Moro: what a great combination of voices, what a great song! Thank you. My daughter, 10, who doesn’t understand italian, is so moved from the song and the video – it’s keeping it in replay. It is a great moment for Albanian people, having three Albanians singing at the Eurovision. It would blow their selfrespect, after being labelled for years as criminals (not only in Italy of Ermal, and Greece of Eleni), and as being not worthy. It is also great that, at least, Meta/Moro and Eugen Bushpepa (Eleni has not published her song yet) are bringing good songs to… Read more »

Labels
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Labels

The only Albanians that are complexed by that stereotype are the ones that are too sensitive to labels. Obviously the only people who would place such labels would be close minded and uneducated individuals whose opinion can be safely zeroed since they’re not worth doing business with. So the responsibility for feeling inferior still falls on whoever is choosing to feel inferior or to listen to sweeping stereotypes by people that don’t ultimately matter. Ermal can’t magically change that just for being Albanian and winning a song contest. That’s his talent that’s getting rewarded, not his whole nationality. Every individual… Read more »

Humanist
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Humanist

The prejudices are made not only by individuals (this as well) but from the structures (media/state). Without this structured prejudices we wouldn’t have had wars and neither concepts like “first hand” countries/development countries, or racism.

Fortunately/unfortunately, examples like this of Ermal facilitate the acceptance of many hard working and talented Albanian emigrants (you can replace Albanian with any other nationality) in their host societies. Thanks also to Ermal the Albanian emigrants in Italy and Greece (specially here) will not need to hide their identity and change their names.

Labels
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Labels

So again, who is docile and stupid enough to let their perceptions be molded by state and media? Oh that’s right, people who are not worth doing business with. Why should you care what some gullible person thinks about you? Just keep thriving yourself and let them seep in prejudice. If a person is as damaged as to link all Albanians to the ones who are part of the criminal enterprise, I sincerely doubt that Ermal winning Sanremo will cure the root of their critical thinking problems. It takes a lot of advanced education in very specific fields to be… Read more »

Bona
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Bona

I agree with you 100% Label .. the world needs more people to think like this. This type of mentality is what will fight injustices 🙂

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

The first time I listened to the song it left me exhausted! So many words, so much going on there! Take a break, please!

I’ll just say thanks, but no thanks! This is my least favourite Italian entry since their come back. Maybe because I came to expect so much from them… L’Essenziale, La mia citta, Grande amore, No Degree of Separation, Occidentali’s Karma (in no particular order, though L’essenziale is clearly my favourite, I adore that song!) and now this? It’s not nearly on the same level, I’m afraid…

Italiafan
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Italiafan

Italy has been my favourite Eurovision country since 2013, and this year is no exception. I don’t know if anyone in Italy is reading this, but please keep sending these amazing songs to Eurovision, even when you don’t really do well (well, as a Finn I think 6th place is just fine). Your songs are always so different and usually carry great messages, and while they are not really Eurovision winner material, they are simply amazing. I hate that countries usually only think about winning, when Eurovision is much more than just a competition.

Bona
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Bona

LABEL! I love how you articulated this… I agree 100% I think the world needs more people like this. 🙂 by the way I am also an Albanian.

Bravisssimo
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Bravisssimo

Every song not written specialy for ESC is the best moment of whole competition. We can speak about Rome 2019 and every country should inspire by Italy what to send on Eurovision. We dont want stupid viking pop eurosongs, dear Denmark. We want great music! Grazie Italia!

Etoile
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Etoile

Can they compete with this song ? Anyway I’m conflicted with this entry. I don’t know it’s a good song but that’s it. Good luck to Italy.

Magpie
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Magpie

I can see people getting into this… after the third or fourth listen. I don’t know how well it will do on the Eurovision stage since you only get one chance to impress the Juries and audience.

I don’t think it will have the same impact like last year.

Leo M
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Leo M

The first half of the song is a bit boring, but then gets going and I kind of like it. It’s a nice song but I think it might get forgotten at Eurovision.

Jessica21
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Jessica21

Some of the comments here are really disturbing. If you don’t like the entry just leave it there. Why would you waste your time to write such ugly things like “They’re disgusting”, “zero energy”, “this is not a song” etc etc. This is a contest that we all follow to have a good time (at least I do). I also dislike most of the Eurovision pop songs, I just don’t get them. But I never comment about them, because I know there are a lot of people who actually likes them, so it’s their time to express their happiness with… Read more »

Hada
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Hada

I like Wiwibloggs and all, but the comment section has been a cesspool for a long time. They’re supposed to be *the* most important Eurovision blog, they should start moderating the comment section, not just banning “bad words”, but actually putting rules in place and having humans, not bots, enforcing them.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

There are laws in the UK against certain types of speech (racism, homophobia etc.) and Wiwibloggs has to moderate such things or risk being shut down. However, there are no laws against criticising music. (Opens debate)

I think most Eurovision fans should understand that the point of the contest is to “come together” through music, and not use it for conflict. At least, I hope so.

good luck
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good luck

You are trying too hard to be moderator., but I guess they don’t want you especially because you are too extreme.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Probably so. It’s the story of my life, pretty much.

L'ouseau
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I find it a pitty that trols like you that are using always different nicknames, because they are cowards, cannot be banned.

good luck
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good luck

So you want to ban not only bad words, but also negative opinions?
The comment section will be :
”Great…Masterpiece…Good luck…You are the best…Pure art”
Who will read this?
Is this the Utopia?

Hada
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Hada

You know good and well there’s a difference between negative opinions and the toxicity so many spew in the comment section. This is basically troll paradise. Opinions shouldn’t be banned, *insults and toxicity should*, even if they don’t use words from a blacklist or anything.

good luck
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good luck

Where you draw the line? The law can’t decide, so you think it’s so easy on a forum to define ”toxicity”.

West
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West

There are people that actively insult others when they don’t share their opinion. I think this should be moderated – even when noone uses “bad words”.

good luck
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good luck

I’m pretty sure you have made comments that would have been deleted by Hada or Purple Mask. Are you from Czech Republic???

Hada
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Hada

Just because it’s not easy doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be done. Plenty of sites have rules and effective moderation. There is a reason Wiwibloggs’ comment section has a bad reputation among eurofans. Also a blog is not a democracy, they don’t have to follow government laws on free speech. Their priority should be keeping a healthy site with plenty of space for all kinds of opinions but zero tolerance for trolling and disrespect.

good luck
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good luck

Wiwibloggs has comments, and I guess they want to keep it that way. People will leave if their comments disappear.

XyZ
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XyZ

Because you have the right to have aour taste, and the right to express it, and also the right to say whatever you want

Rory
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Rory

It’s an OK song, but can’t see this in an ESC format. It took me a while to “get” the song, it’s not something that will make you jump off your seat, like Ermal’s Vietato Morire from last year. THAT was a gem.

This one is middle of the table for Italy. I would be surprised if it goes up for down from there.

M
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M

I always have a weak spot for italian songs simply because I studied italian and lived in Florence and Rome, but this is a NO GO!

Annalisa was such a perfect option for Eurovision. Pity.

Stan
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Stan

It’s a grower, so a bit of a disadvantage for Italy to not be in the semi…. But I really liked my second listen. France, Italy and Czech Republic are my favs so far. But nothing yet that screams ‘winner’ to me. It looks like an open battle up till now!

Eve
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Eve

I don’t believe in ”growers” in Eurovision, it has to be ”love at first sight”

Ko????o?
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Ko????o?

This is not song…This is a recitation, which no one understands except the Italians !

Very bad. The energy of the song is pure zero.

Potential for the bottom of the table.

They’re disgusting

This Europe will not support. There is no chance!

Frida or Analisa would be great representatives.

Ko?????
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Ko?????

This is not song…This is a recitation, which no one understands except the Italians !

Very bad. The energy of the song is pure zero.

Potential for the bottom of the table.

They’re disgusting

This Europe will not support. There is no chance!

Frida or Analisa would be great representatives.

Salvadorable
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Salvadorable

“They’re disgusting” wtf?! If you don’t like the act, it’s ok. But there’s no need to be such a hater. They are not disgusting, they are amazing performers and the song is really beautiful and I don’t know even Italian. Excuse me, but the only disgusting thing here is your comment.

Emy
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Emy

I don’t like.

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

OMG! My favourite won. I feel like cruing right now. lol. Such an amazing song and I love the performance. This is much better than Occidentali’s Karma, even though I liked that one as well. So happy right now.

Wow. I can’t believe that there are only 9 songs so far and I already have two songs which’s 9/10 for me. Incredible. I hope the remaining countries won’t ruin this eurovision for me, so far it goes REALLY well. 😀

come on Italy
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come on Italy

Probably right now at RAI, there are a lot of people speaking loud, all in the same time, trying to decide who to send to Eurovision. Nothing is sure by now, according to the new rules, the winner doesn’t have the first option. They are all equal still.

Jo
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Jo

They will be in Lisbon. With this song, or another one. They won, they want it, and they earn it.

JuiceQ
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JuiceQ

but ITALY host “summer Universiade games 2019 ” in Napoli .
I doubt thy want host another big event (ESC) at the same year.

Max
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Max

Of course you will not like this song if you are used to trashy euro-pop or cheesy ballads. Thank you Italy for saving Eurovision Song Contest since Mengoni.

vangelis vt
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vangelis vt

Great song and very emotive, heartfelt performance. I doubt they will do very well in May though. In the verses there is extensive reciting in italian (that may be reduced after the song is cut down to 3 minutes) and I don’t think it’s instant enough. Still a worthy San remo winner and much better than almost everything presented for ESC so far.

@EugeneESCUK
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So another Marathon show ends, I picked 7 songs and they were all in the Top 9 so I’m happy with that. Sad about The Kolors though. You have to say Italy dodged a bullet with the “gimmick” song. A good catchy song spoiled by the gimmick of course and poor vocals. They saved themselves from an embarrassment. Annalisa is destined to be a Eurovision star; they just need a wow ballad to match her vocals. Perhaps next year, the song was not good enough or memorable. Meta/Moras’s song is not strong enough to achieve anything great in Lisbon I… Read more »

Pavel
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Pavel

Annalisa should try to represent San Marino next year. Italy just doesn’t like her enough

@EugeneESCUK
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Well it is first and foremost about the song at Sanremo, but nice idea about San Marino. I’m 100% sure the UK would have her pretty pronto.

There were some really strange results in my opinion for Max 6th, The Kolors 9th, Diodato 8th, Giovanni 10th, Noemi 14th and Nina 17th. The Italians know who they like and don’t like I guess. Nina 17th, really strange result!!

3rd was a good result for Annalisa I thought.

Denis
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Denis

Not one of Italy’s best choices. It has a message but who would get it?
The song is ok, not best but not worst. Don’t think it will end near the bottom but some. Either way count Italy out this year..

João Miiguel
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João Miiguel

E:\Store\Music\Ermal Meta\Ermal Meta-Umano

João Miguel
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João Miguel

Listening to it non-stop. So in love ?

Lewis S
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Lewis S

Okay so I’m a bit confused… (most probably cause I don’t understand Italian) But it’s an upbeat song about modern war and they hope to become Michael Jackson and reverse it??? The actual song itself will be a mid table song, can quite happily not listen to it.

eric
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eric

TOTAL
Meta Moro 44,7%
Lo Stato Sociale 28,4%
Annalisa 26,9%

TELEVOTE
Meta Moro 55,7%
Annalisa 23,2%
Lo Stato Sociale 21,1%

At least this is what I could see in this video, maybe I couldn’t see well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnapNyI4Fpc

Miguel
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Miguel

I like this top 3.
My favourite is Annalisa, but i am happy Ermal won. He should have won last year and he has a great song this year again.
Unfortunelly i am not so sure they will do well at Eurovision. The song doesn’t stand out and you don’t fall in love with it after hearing it just once. Even less if you don’t understand italian.

So far my 2nd favourite after Madame Monsieur.

Azotman
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Azotman

Bonjour Lisboa, Ciao San Remo,

Personalmente, avrei preferito che vincesse “Lo stato sociale”. La canzione è più gioiosa e mi piace di più, ma la classifica dei tre primi mi sembra giusta dal momento in cui la magioranza dei voti vince.
Annalisa aveva anche una bella canzione. Peccato che non abbiamo i detagli del voto con le percentuali. Mi piacerebbe che fosse piu trasparente.
Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro hanno accetato di andare a Lisboa.
Auguri per loro ! Credo che faranno molto bene.
Saluti

Tomás Patrick davitt
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Tomás Patrick davitt

The big question for me is if they will translate this. The main impact comes from the lyrics and no one will understand this unless they translate. I think the verses should be in English which the chorus in Italian

Eve
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Eve

Not this year for me, sorry Italy, one of my favourite countries in Eurovision, always brings quality. This has some message as I see in comments, but I’m too lazy to google it now, maybe later.. tired of songs with ”messages” anyway.

Ay Jo
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Ay Jo

The first impression is below than meh on me. Need to listen again.

West
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West

I like this song and I’m not surpriced it won – well deserved, even if I prefered Frida. The only thing bothering me is that it seems like the song is promising a big climax at the end, but then just fizzles out.

Rich
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Rich

Powerful and poignant…. It is so needed right now. Bravo!

The right song was chosen.

monalisa
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monalisa

They are not confirmed yet, I don’t care what the official esc site says, this year Sanremo has new rules, anybody can be chosen.

nick
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nick

This song is the proof that democracy doesn’t work. Public voting is never trustworthy. Annalisa was the best. Sorry, but I’m not voting for this…

Mark
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Mark

Even though Annalisa was the best, her song wasn’t very strong.

The whole show wasn’t captivating as it was last year.

Joe
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Joe

Italy brings it, as usual. Truth be told, I wasn’t really following Sanremo (so many NFs, so little time), although it’s probably the most historically important (it begat Eurovision itself), but I like this song a lot. People seem to forget that sixth place isn’t a bad place to finish at all, so I think Italy have a chance of either maintaining that or exceeding it greatly. Gonna be a good year, I can already tell. Haters can get out of here with that “worst since 2003” bullcrap. Friends, I have seen the likes of 2002, 1986, and 2008, not… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

I agree. People just tend to complain a lot. This is shaping up to be a great year! France has a masterpiece, Czech Republic and Denmark are phenomenal, Spain is adorable, Switzerland, Malta and Albania also have good songs, UK has an okay song, but an excellent performer. None of them are bad by any stretch. I’ve just heard Italy, so my first impressions are not as thought out as for the others, but it’s definitely on the plus side. Not to mention that Estonia, Latvia and Hungary each have a masterpiece in their NF and if they bring it… Read more »

monalisa
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monalisa

Italy is not confirmed, there’s no wiwi poll yet.

Teeks
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Teeks

Because THAT’S what makes it official lol.

Anyway, an obvious winner for Sanremo but I can see it bottom 5 in Lisbon, unless they add English lyrics or tbh make the whole thing sound like the first third…

Joe
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Joe

If all the ones I hope make it do so, La Forza/Esamiba/Meggyfa will be a wonderful triple deal and an easy top 3 for me.

Joe
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Joe

UK is just the worst by being nondescript but I like the performance (and performer) a lot. Not a bad song in the lot so far.

Hazar
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Hazar

I don’t like this song. Sorry Italy.

monalisa
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monalisa

I’m so sorry for Paddy, the Lo Stato Sociale dancer. I hope another country will take her, to become famous like the epic sax guy.
When will Wiwibloggs start the poll? If that poll doesn’t start, I will think is still hope for Lo Stato Sociale.

Mark
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Mark

Am I the only one who feels like they tried to bury Annalisa by having her perform first?