Thursday, December 13, 2018

Italy - Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente - Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro

Eurovision version DRI
5 - 308 pts, not in semi

Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro won the 68th Sanremo festival with their song Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente. The song is written by Ermal Meta, Fabrizio Moro and Andrea Febo.

With the Sanremo victory the wond the right to go to Lisbon and they took the ticket.

The Sanremo winner was released as a limited edition vinyl single on Februari 28. See below for all vinyl releases of this years Sanremo entries. A second batch of the vinyl was expected in April, but it seems there's nothing yet.....

The Eurovision version (edit) was released as a digital single on March 30. A 1-track promo cds with the ESC version was made.

Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente can also be found on Ermal Meta's new album Non Abbiamo Armi (out now on Mescal records on CD and LP) and on Fabrizio Moro's new "best of" album Parole Rumori E Anni. (RCA CD and 2LP). The latter also includes Moro's Sanremo songs of 2007, 2008 and 2017 as well as his own version of the Noemi song Sono Solo Parole from from Sanremo 2012. (see Chi sono... below).

The live album
Non abbiamo armi - Il concerto
A live verion will be released in Januari 2019 on a CD/DVD box set Non abbiamo armi - Il concerto
More details later....

Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente - Eurovision version
- digital release, promo cds, Lisbon 2CD
Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente - single version
- various albums, vinyl single
Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente - instrumental version
- b-side vinyl single
Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente - Eurovision karaoke
- digital on the official karaoke album
Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente - Live
- forthcoming CD/DVD Non Abbiamo Armi - Il concerto

Digital release image
Chi sono...
Fabrizio Moro has released 11 albums since 1996. His first Sanremo was in 2000 with the song Un Giorno Senza Fine (13th in the newcomers section).
In 2007 he still had to go through the newcomers section (now named Sezione giovani) and ended at #1 with the song Pensa, which became a #1 hit in the Italian charts.
In 2008 he finished 3rd in the Big section with Eppure Mi Hai Cambiato La Vita. In 2010 his Non è Una Canzone didn't make it to the final 10 and 2017 he ended 7th with Portami Via.

Moro also participated in Sanremo as a songwriter. He wrote Sono Solo Parole for Noemi in 2012 (3rd place) and Finalmente Piove for Valerio Scanu in 2016 (13th place).

Ermal Meta first competed solo at Sanremo in the 2016 newcomers section Nuove proposte) with the song Odio Le Favole placing 3rd. But his earliest Sanremo appearance was with the band La Fame Di Camilla. With their song Buio E Luce they entered the newcomers section (Nuovo generazione) but didn't proceed to the final four.
In 2017 he ended 3rd in the big artsist Sanremo with Vietato Morire.

The Sanremo 2CD
The Italian Sanremo festival took place from February 6 to February 10.
Some familiar names were in the contest: Riccardo Fogli (Eurovision 1983), Luca Barbarossa (1988), Decibel with Enrico Ruggeri (1993) and Nina Zilli (2012)

The 2CD with all Sanremo 2018 songs incl. all songs from the new artists section (Nuove proposte) was released on Februari 9. (RCA)

Sanremo Vinili
Last year the Sanremo contest produced six vinyl 7" inch singles for the collectors. (Including the winner by Francesco Gabbani) (list here)
It must have been a success as this year there are many vinyl Sanremo singles on the calender. Will the winner be among them?
Most are limited editions on coloured vinyl. All release dates between Februari 9 and Februari 28.

Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro - Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente (Columbia)
Red Canzian - Ognuna Ha Il Suo Racconto (BMG)
Mudimbi - Il Mago (Warner)
Diodato e Roy Paci - Adesso (Carosello records)
Renzo Rubino - Custodire (Warner)
Noemi - Non Smettere Mai Di Cercarmi (Red Sap)
Roby Facchinetti & Roccardo Fogli - Il Segreto Del Tempo (RCA)
Decibel - Lettera Dal Duca (RCA)
Ornella Vanoni - Imparare Ad Amarsi (RCA)
Mario Biondi - Rivederti (Columbia)
Ron - Almeno Pensami (RCA)
Annalisa - Il Mondo Prima Di Te (Warner)
Enzo Avitabile - Il Corraggio Di Ogni Giorno (RCA)

And then there's another interesting vinilo out now, the 1958 Italian classic entry Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu get a limited edition 60th anniversary re-issue. Read more about that here at Eurocovers.

Website Altro Spettacolo has a list and lots of info on all Sanremo artists new albums. Find it here.

Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente climbs the Italian charts to #2, pipped to the post by Sanremo's #2 Una Vita In Vacanza by Lo Stato Sociale. Non Mi Fatto gained platinum status in Italy.
Italy top 20: 19, 2, 2, 7, 11, 15, 20, -
Switzerland top 100: 16, 65, -
France top 200 (Ifop): 134
Spain Physical+Digital sales top 50: 33

Links and sources
Ermal Meta: Facebook, Page at Mescal records, Instagram
Fabrizio Moro: WebsiteFacebook, Instagram
RAI Sanremo pages.
Altro Spettacolo
Italy's entries since they came back from a very long break: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011

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