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Melissa and Ranya met while they were competing in the first edition of The Voice Kids in Italy. And now, they’re joining their voices to call for a fair world. They are the third duo to represent Italy at Junior Eurovision, and they will sing their heartfelt ballad “Un Mondo Giusto” in Nice on November 26th.

Scroll down for “Un Mondo Giusto” lyrics

Italy in Junior Eurovision 2023: Melissa & Ranya with “Un Mondo Giusto”

Melissa Agliotone and Ranya Moufidi both took part in the first edition of The Voice Kids in Italy, and ranked on top: Melissa won and Ranya was a finalist.

The legendary Loredana Bertè was Melissa’s coach, while Ranya competed as part of team Clementino. Melissa sang Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” in the finale, while Ranya performed a Festivali di Sanremo favourite of recent years: Irama’s “Ovunque Sarai”.

Coming from the Marche and Lombardy regions in Italy, both became friends during the show and have kept their friendship afterwards. Among many other things, they share their love for TikTok.

What do the “Un Mondo Giusto” lyrics mean?

“Un Mondo Giusto” is all about hope for peace and justice in this world, carrying an empowering message. The song also portrays music as a shelter for sadness.

Melissa and Ranya sing about how it’s not always easy to keep up with the convoluted world in which we’re living: “There are things that I would like to understand but I can’t”.

However, they are calling for action against injustice: “I’m trying to fight instead of crying […] The world is in the hands of rule-makers, but fortunately there is a new moon shining on me”.

Music is the key to the shelter both are looking for: “There are things that hurt me but there is music, that can take my hand and lead my soul from the heart onwards”.

“Un Mondo Giusto” lyrics – Melissa & Ranya (Italy JESC 2023)

Lyrics and music: Franco Fasano, Marco Iardella

Italian text

Ci sono cose che vorrei capire ma non è facile
Mi sento crescere ogni giorno in mezzo a mille novità
Il mondo è in mano a chi ne fa le regole
Ma c’è una luna nuova che per fortuna mi illuminerà

Ascoltala quella speranza senza dire niente ci accompagnerà
Chiudi gli occhi e vedrai che cantando
A due voci più forte sarà

Senti che un cielo c’è oltre le nuvole
Con quell’azzurro che grigio non è
E anche se adesso qui piovono lacrime
Cerco un riparo sicuro per me
Provo a lottare piuttosto che piangere
Per un mondo che un giorno sarà
Giusto per me

Ci sono cose che mi fanno male ma c’è la musica
Che mi sa prendere per mano l’anima dal cuore in poi

Then you’ll realize
All the emotions that you are feeling could be just like mine
So you keep on believing and trying for
‘cause music speaks louder than words

Senti che un cielo c’è oltre le nuvole
And it will shine on you day after day day after day
And if we run in the grass or in a rainy road
I’ll find a shelter between friends like you
And I will try to struggle not to give up
Per un mondo che un giorno sarà

Giusto per me
Giusto per me, singing our music together
A right world for me we are gonna sing our music forever
Giusto per me singing our music together

English translation

There are things that I’d like to understand but it’s not easy
I feel I’m growing everyday among a thousand new things
The world is in the hands of those who make the rules
But fortunately there is a new moon shining on me

Listen to it, hope will accompany us without saying a word.
Close your eyes and you’ll see that when we sing together
In two voices, it becomes stronger

Feel that there is a sky beyond the clouds
With that light blue, that is not grey
And even if tears are falling here
I’m searching for a safe shelter
I’m trying to fight instead of crying
For a world that one day will be
Fair for me

There are things that hurt me but there is music
That can take my hand and lead my soul from the heart onwards

Then you’ll realize
All the emotions that you are feeling could be just like mine
So you keep on believing and trying for
‘cause music speaks louder than words

Feel that there is a sky beyond clouds
And it will shine on you day after day day after day
And if we run in the grass or in a rainy road
I’ll find a shelter between friends like you
And I will try to struggle not to give up
For a world that one day will be

Fair for me
Fair for me, singing our music together
A right world for me we are gonna sing our music forever
Fair for me singing our music together

What do you think of “Un Mondo Giusto”? Are Melissa and Ranya one of your favourites in this year’s contest? Let us know in the comments below.

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Vivian
Vivian
3 months ago

This one’s a little hard to pinpoint. Both of these two are solid vocalists (there’s a clip of them performing it live on Instagram) but the song doesn’t move me as much as I feel it wants to. It’s got power but juuuuuust not the right amount of it. Still, with good staging this can be a real underdog. The verses are amazing but the chorus just kinda lets it down a tad bit.

It’s still a 7/10 for me though, as the positives still greatly outshine the small few negatives

Ria NL
Ria NL
3 months ago

I like the song very much and I wish them good luck in France

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

Their voices are something! Like for Albania, you will see these girls slaying in live more than anybody else and they will be very high in the ranking at the end, I really can see that. Good luck girls, you’re very very good!

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

High quality, for sure. Good luck at the live show!